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Toyah 60: Love Is The Law – 35th Anniversary

October 19th, 2018

Toyah’s four-date Autumn Anniversary Tour begins one week today – Friday 26th October – at Ruby Lounge, Manchester. There will be lots of new merchandise available at the gigs, including the Rebel Run/Love Is The Law tote bag.

Coincidentally, next Friday is almost 35 years to the day the Love Is The Law album was released. Click below to book tickets for the forthcoming concerts…

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Love Is The Law 35: The Janice Long Show

October 5th, 2018

We are celebrating the forthcoming 35th Anniversary of Toyah’s Love Is The Law album.

In late November 1983, just after Love Is The Law had been released and just before the start of the ‘Rebel Run’ Tour, Toyah guested on The Janice Long Show on ‘BBC Radio One’. She talked about all manner of topics, including recording the album, her plans for the future and an embryonic idea which is close to what we now recognise as the internet. Listen to the interview by clicking below.

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Love Is The Law 35: Toyah on Harty

September 30th, 2018

We are celebrating the forthcoming 35th Anniversary of Toyah’s seriously stupendous Love Is The Law album. Here’s a really great interview with Toyah from Harty, aired by the BBC in late 1983, plus Toyah and Joel performing ‘The Vow’. Click below to watch at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel and view larger versions of the screen caps here. (Thanks to Andy for the clip)

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Love Is The Law 35: Rebel Of Love/Rebel Run

September 28th, 2018

Dreamscape is marking the 35th Anniversary of the release of Toyah’s gorgeous 1983 album, Love Is The Law. Here is a double dose of Eighties rebellion… Rebel of Love and Rebel Run. Click on either to zoom.

Love Is The Law 35: No.1 Magazine Review

September 16th, 2018

The 35th Anniversary of the release of Love Is The Law is fast approaching. Here is a review of the album from No. 1 magazine, with a deceptive title as it’s essentially a very positive review of the album and opinion piece on Toyah circa 1983. Click below to zoom.

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Love Is The Law: 35th Anniversary

September 7th, 2018

October marks the 35th Anniversary of the release of Toyah’s final studio album on Safari Records and final album release as a band, Love Is The Law. A wonderful album released in October 1983 and packed full of Toyah’s most melodic music, great lyrics and soaring vocals – Time Is Ours is such an underrated classic – Broken Diamonds and Dreamscape similarly. Stay tuned to toyah.net over the next few weeks for LITL related content and posts…

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Meanwhile in 1983!: The Vow

November 8th, 2016

33 years ago this week The Vow was released. Taken from the album Love Is The Law, it was also Toyah’s final single on Safari Records. A rousing rock ballad with fantastic vocals from Toyah, incredible guitar from Joel Bogen, and moving lyrics. But in love and war I’ll never desert you…

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Love Is The Law: Digital Booklet

October 26th, 2015

In October 1983, Toyah’s album Love is The Law was released. It was issued on CD in 2005 and made available digitally for the first time ever in 2013 – thanks to toyahwillcox.com – to mark its 30th anniversary. The release was accompanied by a new digital booklet. You can now view/download the booklet at The Official Toyah website. Click on the original 1983 Japanese Love Is The Law press advert – colourised by Dreamscape – below to visit the album page.

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• Browse Dreamscape’s recent Love Is The Law archive of posts here. View the related post at Instagram. The album is available to buy at iTunes and Amazon.

Phil Spalding Talks Warrior Rock & Love Is The Law

October 6th, 2014

Phil Spalding’s Official Website has recently been updated with more content, including his memories of working on Warrior Rock and Love Is The Law. Read by clicking below.

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Smash Hits: November 10 – 23, 1983

November 17th, 2013

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A few Toyah bits & pieces included in the latest issue of ‘Smash Hits’, November 10 – 23, 1983, uploaded to the Smash Hits Archive exactly 30 years since originally being published.

Singles: Reviewed by Mark Steels TOYAH: The Vow (Safari) Not yer classic rock ballad but enough folksy guitar bits and flowery keyboard patterns to get a whole forest of peace-signs pointing skywards at next year’s Reading Festival. Laurence Olivier will love it – View at the SH Archive…

Bitz: Toyah’s latest single, “The Vow” precedes a massive British tour – her first since her pre-Christmas jaunt in ’82 – that takes her through November and December. See Dates for details  – View at the SH Archive…

Dates: Includes a Love Is The Law photo of Toyah and the full tour dates for the Rebel Run Tour  – View at the SH Archive…

Love Is The Law & More: Tour Finale

November 9th, 2013

The final gig of Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour takes place tonight at the O2 Academy in Islington, London. The support acts have already started playing. Have a great gig Toyah and all the lucky fans going! View all of Dreamscape Love Is The Law Tour news and related updates by clicking below. (Thanks to Jo Oliver, Damon King & Official Toyah for the photos I used in the collage)

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Game Ends… Runner Wins: Toyah tweeted a couple of photos from the “end of tour tea party” - See them at the Official Instagram. View photos from each gig of the tour at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 3rd, 2013

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Dreamscape Gallery: The latest page addition, Love Is The Law & More 2013, to the Gallery finally has its own index image. There are now comprehensive sections on all of Toyah’s recent anniversary tours, and much more at the Gallery. Visit here… (Thanks to Jo Oliver, Damon King, P A C Photography & Official Toyah for the photos used in the index image)

Three Sided Coin: Toyah tweeted a “selfie” yesterday, from the set of a new short film she is appearing in – View the photo at the Official Instagram…

LITL & More @ Bristol: Photos of Toyah from The Fleece on Thursday night (Halloween) at Simon Hendy’s blog – View here…

LITL & More @ Bilston: Toyah performs ‘Dreamscape’ at the Robin 2 on 25th October – View here…

Look! Hear!: Toyah Willcox & Duran Duran: Screen caps and a short article on an edition of Look! Hear! at the Pebble Mill blog – View here…

Generation of Scars: Quadrophenia: This recent article includes a rare pinball poster for the iconic 1979 film – View here…

News Briefs in, er, Brief!: Toyah receives a namecheck in a review of Susan Boyle’s new Christmas album (yes really!); a screen cap from Shoestring at flickr; A 2004 Toyah and Jack Ryder photo used in an About article on pantomime.

Love Is The Law Month: Harty 1983

October 31st, 2013

It’s the final day of October and also of Dreamscape’s Love Is The Law Month. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the LITL related posts over the last 31 days. Of course the Love Is The Law & More Tour is still in full swing, with another three dates still to be played. To finish off here’s a really lovely interview with Toyah from Harty, aired by the BBC in late 1983, plus Toyah and Joel performing ‘The Vow’. Click below to watch at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel and view larger versions of the screen caps here. (Thanks to Andy for the clip)

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LITL Month: Rebel Run Tour 1983

October 28th, 2013

A few fantastic photos of Toyah on the original Rebel Run Tour, which played 19 dates between 25th November and 17th December 1983. View more photos from that tour at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery.

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Smash Hits: Oct 27 – Nov 9 1983: Love Is The Law

October 27th, 2013

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Just uploaded to the Smash Hits Archive, the latest issue (October 27 – November 9 1983) of the late 70s/early 80s must-have magazine, exactly 30 years to the day it was originally published. This includes a full page advert for the Love Is The Law album and a 7 out of 10 review for the album too.

TOYAH: Love Is The Law (Safari) This has imaginatively powerful tracks such as “Broken Diamonds” and “Dreamscape” which conjure up vivid futuristic images of things such as “scrapyards of human emotion” and general planetary desolation. Even so, Toyah has developed a softer side to her music. “The Vow” is a haunting romantic melody and one of the high points of the album. Don’t know whether it will gain her any new admirers but her fans will love it (7 out of 10) Lisa Anthony

• Visit the ‘Smash Hits Archive’ here. Here are direct links to view the advert and review.