Take The Leap! consists of six new tracks, either previously unrecorded or written for the new album, and eight older tracks re-recorded with Toyah’s backing band Friday Forever at the time.
- It was originally released as Leap!, an advance cassette-only album sold at concerts during her 1993 tour. A CD version called Take the Leap! was released in Japan the following year. A UK release finally happened in 2006, and consequently original copies of the album have become much sought after.
- Again, it shows a change in style from previous recordings, and has a much more raw feel than the polished albums which preceded it. Many of the 6 original/new compositions had been written and demoed much earlier, including “Invisible Love” in 1989 with Simon Darlow. A glutch of demos recorded with Phil Nicholas in 1992, were also re-worked from their dancey ambient style into albums tracks with a rockier feel, namely “God Ceases to Dream” and “Now I’m Running”.
- Another demo from these sessions with Nicholas, “Tears For Elie” found a home as a bonus track on the 2006 reissue CD, along with “Requite Me”, a stray 1992 demo produced by Toyah and Simon Darlow. Requite Me was originally written and performed in 1989 with Sunday All Over The World on their European and UK tours.
- “God Ceases to Dream” is a track which was written and recorded as an ambient electronic demo with Phil Nicholas. It contains lyrics and melodies Toyah had originally written and performed with collaborative band side-projects, as the songs “Born Again” with Sunday All Over the World, and “Broken Special (The Island)” with Kiss of Reality. The latter was recorded and appeared on the Kiss of Reality sophoremore studio album, whilst “Born Again” was never recorded in studio.