We are excited to announce two very special releases from Toyah for Record Store Day 2021. Both exclusive releases will be available as part of RSD Drop 1 on Saturday 12 June. Visit the RSD website to find a participating store near you.
Mesmerised – Rarities & Remixes 85-94
Released by Demon Records for #RSD21. Mesmerised compiles rarities and remixes spanning 1985-1994. Side 1 starts with Lion Of Symmetry, Toyah’s collaboration with Tony Banks of Genesis originally recorded for the motion picture Lorca & The Outlaws. It then features the Mike Hedges-produced ‘Desire’ album’s B-sides and an outtake Mesmerised. Side one closes with the 12″ Surf Mix of “Echo Beach”.
Side 2 features Phil Nicholas-produced rarities and remixes, all on vinyl for the very first time, including Tears For Ellie and the “Weybridge Mix” of “It’s A Mystery” which features re-recorded vocals and Friday Forever.
Rare imagery taken to accompany the Desire album and singles feature on this exclusive compilation which is pressed on 180 gram vanilla coloured vinyl and will be made available exclusively from participating stores on Saturday 12 June.
1. LION OF SYMMETRY – TONY BANKS & TOYAH
2. PLENTY – B-SIDE
3. SUN UP – B-SIDE
4. RE-ENTRY INTO DANCE – B-SIDE
5. MESMERISED – OUTTAKE
6. ECHO BEACH – SURF MIX/12″ MIX
1. TEARS FOR ELLIE – DEMO
2. GOD CEASES TO DREAM – REMIX
3. POLAND (ONE DAY ON EARTH) – DEMO
4. NOW I’M RUNNING – REMIX
5. IT’S A MYSTERY – WEYBRIDGE MIX
Four From Toyah – Fortieth Anniversary
Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the newly remastered 40th Anniversary release celebrating Toyah’s 1981 hit EP Four From Toyah as a special expanded coloured vinyl mini- album exclusively for Record Store Day 2021.
Produced by Nick Tauber and introducing a new band line-up the EP was led by the song ‘It’s A Mystery’ which became a hit and entered the top 40 UK singles chart, rising to no.4 in February 1981 and earning a silver certification from the BPI in March 1981. ‘It’s A Mystery’ became one of Toyah’s signature songs and is still performed to this day.
This expanded release presents all four tracks from the original 7” EP on side one of the vinyl – remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.
Side Two includes the four original demo/incarnations of the songs which all started life in previous recording sessions, and again are remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.
The release carries stunning new artwork including previously unseen shots from the classic photography for “Four From Toyah” which saw Toyah in four different striking and meticulous looks representing all four songs and is pressed on ‘jungle green’ coloured vinyl echoing Toyah’s make-up from the front sleeve shot.
1. IT’S A MYSTERY – 2021 REMASTER
2. REVELATIONS – 2021 REMASTER
3. WAR BOYS – 2021 REMASTER
4. ANGELS & DEMONS – 2021 REMASTER
1. IT’S A MYSTERY (ORIGINAL VERSION) – BLOOD DONOR FEAT. TOYAH WILLCOX – 2021 REMASTER
2. JACK & JILL – ORIGINAL INCARNATION OF REVELATIONS – 2021 REMASTER
3. THE MERCHANT & THE NUBILE – ORIGINAL INCARNATION OF WAR BOYS – 2021 REMASTER
4. ANGELS & DEMONS (DEMO) – 2021 REMASTER