The long awaited release of Toyah Live At The Rainbow

Sep 5, 2022

One of the most long-awaited titles by Toyah fans finally comes home this November.  ‘Toyah Live At The Rainbow’ will be released on CD+DVD and aqua-blue transparent vinyl LP by Cherry Red Records on Friday 25 November 2022.


  • Featuring the original 12-song concert film released for the first time ever on DVD, much requested and sought after by fans for decades
  • The previously unreleased concert audio is released for the first time ever on CD with seven additional songs, all previously unheard and unreleased; restored exclusively for this release. These include ‘Bird In Flight’, ‘Mummies’, ‘Computer’ and ‘Love Me’.
  • For this release, the original Rolling Stones multitrack reels have been revisited and remixed from scratch by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering to create a new full stereo mix of the gig for the first time in its history. All audio remastering was approved by Joel Bogen.
  • Three of the seven unheard songs appear exclusively on the CD as mono-only (originally mixed by Nick Tauber) bonus tracks, where no existing multi-tracks were available to present new stereo remixes. These do not appear on the 16-song vinyl LP edition.
  • Toyah provides a brand-new introduction in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning iconic live photography by Barry Plummer and new sleevenotes by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist who compiled the release. 
  • Celebrating the much-loved February 1981 concert at North London’s legendary Rainbow Theatre, this hotly anticipated release marks the first time ever the concert film has been issued on DVD, following an early 1980s release on VHS and laserdisc. Simultaneously, it is the first time ever the audio, recorded on the Rolling Stones’ Mobile Unit, has ever been officially released.

At the time, the Toyah band had seen a new line-up with Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. In February 1981, the lead track ‘It’s A Mystery’, from the EP ‘Four From Toyah’, rose up through the charts and following an appearance on BBC’s Top Of The Pops, saw the band crossover to mainstream singles chart success. This concert, originally due to take place at the Lyceum, was upgraded to the Rainbow following the EP’s success


  1. War Boys
  2. Neon Womb
  3. Waiting
  4. Race Through Space
  5. Angels & Demons
  6. Love Me
  7. Mummies
  8. Insects
  9. It’s A Mystery
  10. Computer
  11. Tribal Look
  12. Ghosts
  13. Bird In Flight
  14. Victims Of The Riddle
  15. Danced
  16. Ieya
  17. Our Movie*
  18. Revelations*
  19. Indecision*

DVD includes the 53-minute concert film.