Track List:

CD1 | MINX
1. Soldier Of Fortune, Terrorist Of Love
2. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)
3. Soul Passing Through Soul
4. Sympathy
5. I’ll Serve You Well
6. Over Twenty-One
7. All In A Rage
8. Space Between The Sounds
9. School’s Out
10. World In Action
11. America For Beginners
12. Vigilante
BONUS TRACKS
13. Snow Covers The Kiss
14. Kiss The Devil
15. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) [Extended Mix]
16. Soul Passing Through Soul [Extended Mix]
17. World In Action [Action Mix]

CD2 | RARITIES
1. The Fight [One-Take Demo]
2. Perfect Day [Home Demo]
3. School’s Out [Home Demo]
4. All In A Rage [Instrumental Demo]
5. Snow Covers The Kiss [Instrumental Demo]
6. World In Action [7” Remix]
7. America For Beginners [Backing Track]
8. Soldier Of Fortune [Backing Track]
9. I’ll Serve You Well [Backing Track]
10. Over Twenty-One [Backing Track]
11. World In Action [Backing Track]
12. Kiss The Devil [Backing Track]
13. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) [Backing Track]
14. Snow Covers The Kiss [Backing Track]
15. World In Action [Extended]
16. America For Beginners [Nocturne Blue Redux]

Minx | Deluxe 2CD Edition

Release Date: 26 July 2024
Producer: Christopher Neil
Catalogue Number: EDSL0198
Formats: Deluxe 2CD Edition - 7" Gatefold Packaging
Label: Edsel
Release Type(s): Albums | Studio Albums

Toyah’s first solo album ”Minx” was released in July 1985 on CBS’s label Portrait Records (home at the time to Cyndi Lauper), presenting a sophisticated sound and image for Toyah Willcox who to date had enjoyed eight top 75 singles and five studio albums with the band “Toyah”.

Originally recorded in 1984, this very special 40th Anniversary set expands the album into a deluxe 2CD edition for the first time.

CD1 features the original album with two bonus tracks originally available on the 1985 cassette & CD formats only plus two non-album B-Sides, two extended 12” versions, and a 12” remix.

CD2 contains 16 rarities of which 14 are previously unreleased, including:

  • The unheard album session demo The Fight and previously unreleased 7” Remix of third single World In Action
  • Two previously unreleased home demos of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” and Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”, recorded by Toyah and Joel Bogen in the spring 1984.
  • Two previously unreleased instrumental demos of “All In A Rage” and “Snow Covers The Kiss” recorded by Joel Bogen
  • Eight previously unreleased Backing Tracks of “Minx” songs, retaining their distinctive backing vocals by Toyah. 

The two CDs are presented in brand new seven-inch deluxe gatefold packaging. An 8-page booklet features rare photos by Terence Donovan and Curator’s Notes by Toyah archivist Craig Astley detailing the origins of the bonus tracks and rarities.

”Minx” was produced by Christopher Neil, with a musician line-up featuring Peter Van Hooke, Ian Wherry and Adrian Lee who made up the majority of Mike Rutherford’s Mike + The Mechanics. The rhythm section of Killing Joke guested on a cover of “School’s Out”. Toyah collaborator Simon Darlow played keyboards and co-wrote several tracks including lead single Don’t Fall In Love (I Said). The album also features unique readings of Latin Quarter’s “America For Beginners” and Rare Bird’s “Sympathy”,the latter being the first time Toyah would be heard accompanied by an orchestra.

The 2020 translucent red vinyl reissue is also available from Amazon.

Track List:

CD1 | MINX
1. Soldier Of Fortune, Terrorist Of Love
2. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)
3. Soul Passing Through Soul
4. Sympathy
5. I’ll Serve You Well
6. Over Twenty-One
7. All In A Rage
8. Space Between The Sounds
9. School’s Out
10. World In Action
11. America For Beginners
12. Vigilante
BONUS TRACKS
13. Snow Covers The Kiss
14. Kiss The Devil
15. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) [Extended Mix]
16. Soul Passing Through Soul [Extended Mix]
17. World In Action [Action Mix]

CD2 | RARITIES
1. The Fight [One-Take Demo]
2. Perfect Day [Home Demo]
3. School’s Out [Home Demo]
4. All In A Rage [Instrumental Demo]
5. Snow Covers The Kiss [Instrumental Demo]
6. World In Action [7” Remix]
7. America For Beginners [Backing Track]
8. Soldier Of Fortune [Backing Track]
9. I’ll Serve You Well [Backing Track]
10. Over Twenty-One [Backing Track]
11. World In Action [Backing Track]
12. Kiss The Devil [Backing Track]
13. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) [Backing Track]
14. Snow Covers The Kiss [Backing Track]
15. World In Action [Extended]
16. America For Beginners [Nocturne Blue Redux]

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