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Love Is The Law & More: Tour T-Shirt

October 6th, 2013

A striking new Toyah image has been unveiled today, on the new ‘Love Is The Law & More’ Tour t-shirt. Toyah tweeted: “So excited about new tour t-shirt. Just right balance of past/present imagery. Sleek n’ mean’ n fun“, View the t-shirt at Instagram.

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Love Is The Law: 30th Anniversary

October 5th, 2013

Dreamscape’s Love Is The Law 30th Anniversary tribute. Dedicated to everyone who loves the album.

Love Is The Law: Rare-ish Photo

October 4th, 2013

A vaguely rare photo of Toyah from the ‘Love Is The Law’ album shoot. This is a lesser-used variation of a couple of similar colour photographs that were taken to promote the album. I think it was used in one, maybe two, music paper & magazine articles. Click below to view a larger version.

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Love Is The Law & More: It’s now just two weeks until Toyah’s UK Tour begins, at Legends in Newcastle. Full tour dates and links to buy tickets available at The Official Toyah Willcox Website.

Love Is The Law: Japanese Edition

October 3rd, 2013

The rare Japanese vinyl release of ‘Love Is The Law’. It includes the same 10 song tracklist, white label with English lyric insert and Japanese bio info insert. Plus pink, blue and white obi-strip (Cat: VIL-6093). Click below to view a larger version.

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Sixty Minutes: Toyah on Tour (1983)

October 2nd, 2013

A short rare interview with Toyah during the ‘Rebel Run’ UK Tour. This aired on the 5th December 1983 on BBC1’s Sixty Minutes, the replacement news programme for Nationwide. It had only launched in October and went on to be quite short lived as it was “axed” in July 1984. Toyah talks about touring, new single ‘The Vow’ and there’s also some brief soundcheck footage. Click below to view the clip 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 Month: Hold Tight!

October 1st, 2013

Welcome to October, there are only a couple of weeks until Toyah’s latest anniversary tour begins and here at Dreamscape it’s Love Is The Law Month. Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you regular updates connected to Toyah’s amazing 1983 album. Starting off with this great photo of Toyah, performing ‘Rebel Run’ on ITV’s Hold Tight. Click below to view a larger version. (Thanks to Andy)

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October 2013: Share The ‘Love’…

September 30th, 2013

Are you ready to share the ‘Love’? – Starting tomorrow Dreamscape is celebrating Toyah’s 1983 album ‘Love Is The Law’ (one of the songs on it inspired this website so it would be wrong not to). Every day throughout the month we will be bringing you at least one LITL-related post – So please do Come to the Dreamscape…

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Smash Hits: 29 September – 12 October 1983

September 29th, 2013

Dreamscape’s Love Is The Law Month doesn’t begin until Tuesday but I thought I’d add this today rather than wait, especially as it went on sale exactly 30 years ago. Toyah: Return Of The Rebel, there were more smaller articles, such as “Personal File” and the like over the next few years but this was Toyah’s final big double-page interview feature for ‘Smash Hits’. Click below to read at Dreamscape’s Press Archive.

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• The full 29 September – 12 October 1983 issue has also just been uploaded to The Smash Hits Archive.

Calling All Martian Cowboys, Dreamscapers, Rebel Runners…

September 20th, 2013

Even our Chief Rebel Runner is looking forward to “Love Is The Law Month” at Dreamscape :) Huh? Oh, okay it’s stills of Toyah promoting the album in 1983. Stay tuned for an abundance of LITL-related updates… Even as I type some Martian Cowboys are having Broadband installed to make sure they don’t miss out!

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‘Love Is The Law’ Month @ Dreamscape

September 20th, 2013

We are now into the third part of September and the end of the month is almost here so it’s not too early to announce that October is “Love Is The Law Month” at Dreamscape. We will be bringing you lots of content related to the magnificent 1983 album in the build up/countdown to Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour kicking off. The horns of elfin land really will be calling you to come to the Dreamscape :) In the meantime, click below for details on the tour, including dates and links to buy tickets for each venue.

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• Toyah is getting ready for the tour. She tweeted on Wednesday: “Just learning Dreamscape….perfect opener for the tour set…..into Rebel Run perhaps?

LITL Songwords: Time Is Ours

September 17th, 2013

‘Dreamscape’ has always been one of my favourite Toyah songs, hence the title of this website, but listening to the Love Is The Law album over the last year, I think ‘Time Is Ours’ has overtaken it. Thus I thought it deserved a little preferential treatment when doing the songwords – Think of it as a double-pager :)

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• I haven’t forgotten about ‘Dreamscape’ – The songwords from last year are here. I was going to redo it to fit the theme of The Complete LITL Lyrics page, though possibly not as ‘Time Is Ours’, above, differs too.

LITL Lyrics: Martian Cowboy & New Page

September 9th, 2013

Dreamscape is compiling Love Is The Law – The Complete Lyrics (though almost all of you will already have them if you own the original album or the recently released 30th Anniversary digital edition). We’ve reached the fifth song on the album – the sublime Martian Cowboy, co-written by Toyah, Joel Bogen, Simon Darlow and Phil Spalding. Click below to visit the new LITL – The Complete Lyrics page.

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Love Is The Law: The Complete Lyrics Collection

September 4th, 2013

Over the next few months Dreamscape will count down to Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour by compiling “The Complete Love Is The Law Lyrics Collection”. Continuing with songs three and four from the album: A double dose of rebelling… Rebel of Love and Rebel Run. I’ll put together a page for the collection once a few more are ready. Please click below to view full versions of each.

Love Is The Law: Booklet Preview

August 2nd, 2013

A preview of just one of the pages and images from the excellent Love Is The Law digital booklet, featuring an update to the red/yellow combo originally used in the vinyl album’s inner sleeve. There’s been some great feedback about the download release of Toyah’s uplifting 1983 album over the last couple of weeks.

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Toyah @ Instagram: Love Is The Law +

July 22nd, 2013

A couple of great Instagram updates from Toyah over the last few days. On Saturday this amazing photo of Toyah, taken at Northern Pride (“snapped by @craigastley just before going on stage @northernprideuk“) was posted. Today is all about ‘Love Is The Law, (“LOVE IS THE LAW is ready 4 the 21st Century.My fave LP can now b downloaded 30yrs since being recorded. Come join me Martian Cowboys x“). Click below to view a larger version of the photo and/or follow Toyah at Instagram. (Thanks to Craig Astley)

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Love Is The Law: Available Now

July 22nd, 2013

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Toyah’s 1983 album Love Is The Law is now available digitally for the very first time, marking the 30th anniversary of its original release.

Featuring the full 10-track album, plus nine bonus songs, 13 of these tracks have never previously been available as downloads. Three of the bonus songs were recorded during the ‘Love Is The Law’ sessions in 1983 and were originally issued as b-sides. There’s also a new digital booklet, with 1983 imagery & lyrics.

Full track list: 1. Broken Diamonds, 2. I Explode, 3. Rebel Of Love, 4. Rebel Run, 5. Martian Cowboy, 6. Dreamscape, 7. Time Is Ours, 8. Love Is The Law, 9. Remember, 10. The Vow | 11. To The Mountains High [Bonus Track], 12. Baptised In Fire [Bonus Track], 13. Haunted [Bonus Track], 14. Be Proud, Be Loud (Be Heard) [Bonus Track], 15. Laughing With The Fools [Bonus Track], 16. Urban Tribesmen [Bonus Track], 17. The Furious Futures [Bonus Track], 18. Stand Proud [Bonus Track], 19. Ieya 1982 {Full Length Version) [Bonus Track].

Download the album, & Toyah’s full Safari back catalogue, at iTunes. The digital album, or individual songs from it, is also available at both the amazon.com and amazon.co.uk mp3 stores

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Love Is The Law: Out Next Week!

July 20th, 2013

‘Love Is The Law’ has been added to both the amazon.com and amazon.co.uk mp3 stores with a release date of Monday 22nd July. The album will also be available from iTunes and other online digital stores.

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Love Is The Law: Debut Digital Release

July 1st, 2013

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A variety of great Toyah news is included in the latest Breaking Through newsletter, just emailed out to subscribers this evening, including that Love Is The Law is to be released digitally on 15th July.

The track list includes the full 10-track album plus nine bonus tracks: To The Mountains High, Baptised In Fire, Haunted, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), Laughing With The Fools, Urban Tribesman, The Furious Futures, Stand Proud, Ieya 1982 [Full Length Version].

A new digital booklet containing Toyah’s intro note, imagery and lyrics accompanies the new release. The cover has also been slightly revised. This also now means that Toyah’s complete Safari discography – every song – is available digitally. Fantastic news!

• Sign up to the ‘Breaking Through’ newsletter at toyahwillcox.com.

Love Is The Law & More: Boxing Clever!

June 16th, 2013

We’re counting down to the Love Is The Law & More Tour with sporadic LITL related bits and pieces… so here’s another one. View a larger version of this here. Visit Dreamscape’s year-long feature Remember 1983 for lots more LITL/1983 Toyahness.

Love Is The Law & More: Tour Dates

June 12th, 2013

litlt13llToyah hits the road again this Autumn with the Love Is The Law & More UK Tour, marking the 30th anniversary of a great album, the final Toyah studio album released by Safari Records. It’s also 30 years since the associated ‘Rebel Run’ Tour.

The seven-date tour kicks off in Newcastle on Friday 18th October and takes in Manchester, Brighton, Wolverhampton, Bristol and Southampton with a tour finale in London at Islington’s O2 Academy. Full dates are as follows:

Friday 18th October: Legends, NEWCASTLE
Saturday 19th October: Academy, MANCHESTER
Thursday 24th October: Concorde 2, BRIGHTON
Friday 25th October: Robin 2, WOLVERHAMPTON
Thursday 31st October: Fleece, BRISTOL
Friday 1st November: The Brook, SOUTHAMPTON
Saturday 9th November: o2 Academy, LONDON ISLINGTON

• Tickets are on sale now. Visit EEETickets to get yours. Check out Flag Promotion’s Toyah on Tour 2013 page at Facebook by clicking below.

Love Is The Law: The Complete Lyrics Collection

June 8th, 2013

Over the next few months Dreamscape will count down to Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour by compiling “The Complete Love Is The Law Lyrics Collection”. Beginning with the fantastic Broken Diamonds and the equally brilliant I Explode. I’ll put together a page for the collection once a few more are ready. Please click below to view full versions of each.