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In The Court Of The Crimson Queen… at HMV

April 17th, 2019

Toyah tweeted yesterday: “This means so much to me. Thank u thank u thank u” in response to HMV’s In The Court Of The Crimson Queen tweet. (Photo © HMV)

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Crimson Queen: “I Hope You Love It”

April 12th, 2019

Toyah at Twitter: “So excited that IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON QUEEN is out tomorrow. It’s been a fantastic journey. I hope u love it xxx“.

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Crimson Queen: 2CD/Digital/Streaming/Vinyl… Soon!

April 4th, 2019

There is now just over a week until the 2CD, download and online streaming release of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen (Friday 12th February) and coloured vinyl (Saturday 13th February).

The vinyl is released as part of RSD19 (Record Store Day 2019). Details of all participating record shops and other vinyl releases are available at recordstoreday.co.uk. Follow the official album release countdown to In The Court Of The Crimson Queen at Toyah’s official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook social media spaces. See Toyah introduce/unbox the vinyl, via Demon Music Group’s video clip, by clicking on the screenshot below.

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Official Toyah: Crimson Queen Re-Imagined – 2CD Out 12 April

March 8th, 2019

crimsonqueen19k‘CRIMSON QUEEN’ RE-IMAGINED AS A DOUBLE ALBUM OUT 12 APRIL

Toyah will release a revelatory new studio reworking of her album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen on 12 April 2019. Written and arranged by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen has been newly re-mixed and remastered and is released as a double CD package and digital. This release further cements Toyah’s status as an iconic name of British rock and pop and features five additional new tracks.

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen sees Toyah continuing to hold court with a set of beautifully crafted songs, thought provoking lyrics and a rally cry to forever living life out loud, proud and heard. The album’s 15 tracks explore life, love, empowerment and wonderment.

Several of the album’s songs have been previewed live in recent Toyah concert tours or featured on (now deleted) fan-only releases. Toyah and Simon Darlow have been developing new songs and perfecting this body of work which is now re-imagined as a double album. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.

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Opener Dance In The Hurricane is an epic ode to defiantly walking your own path through life with drumming to die for. Lead single Sensational encourages shining a light on the beauty and courage in others, reminding our children and loved ones to unlock their invincibility and strength.  Telepathic Lover reaches out like a snaking, siren’s call to both listener and the lyric’s physically absent lover in a groove-laden command to “come alive”. Our Hearts Still Beat (written for the film In Extremis) and Legacy chart the intense journeys love can take across generations and dimensions. Latex Messiah and Come invite everyone’s inner rebel and unashamed self-expression to be unleashed in their energetic tour de force. Who Let The Beast Out was premiered at London Scoop’s 2016 outdoor musical Crime and Punishment which featured thirteen of Toyah & Darlow’s songs.

Toyah will perform material from the new album live on tour throughout 2019 with over 50 confirmed dates including a Scottish tour in April, summer festivals including stops in Dublin, Bali and Belgium, and an autumn/winter tour of major UK cities. Simon will be joining Toyah on stage at some of these events.

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• News Source | Continue reading at toyahwillcox.com.

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In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: 2CD Signed Booklet

March 8th, 2019

crimsonqueen19aIn The Court Of The Crimson Queen
2 Disc (Signed Booklet Edition)
Released: 12th April 2019 | Label: Edsel

This Exclusive Version contains a limited edition signed booklet. A re-imagining of Toyah’s 2008 album release, with four brand new songs: ‘Dance In The Hurricane’, ‘Telepathic Lover’, ‘Who Let The Beast Out’ and ‘Our Hearts Still Beat’. Toyah and producer/co-writer Simon Darlow (one-time member of the Buggles, co-writer of Grace Jones “Slave to the Rhythm”) have remixed and added instrumentation to all the existing songs. With a new running order across two CDs, all these mixes appear for the first time. This release features stunning new artwork across the digipak and the 24 page booklet.

• Click here to pre-order at Amazon. This signed edition is an Amazon Exclusive.

Crimson Queen: Top Pre-Order at Amazon

March 6th, 2019

The MP3/Download/Digital version of the forthcoming release of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is currently one of Amazon UK’s Top Pre-Orders

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RSD 2019: Crimson Queen Translucent Purple Vinyl

February 28th, 2019

crimsonqueen19aThe Official Toyah LP Countdown concludes today with a special announcement about In The Court Of The Crimson Queen – great news on a limited edition vinyl album, with amazing new artwork and photos, to be released for RSD, Record Store Day 2019.

REIMAGINED CRIMSON QUEEN VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY

On Sat 13 April, Toyah will release a special re-imagining of In The Court OF The Crimson Queen on Demon Records for Record Store Day UK #RSD. The 11-track LP features brand new opening track Dance In The Hurricane and completely new artwork. Toyah and producer/co-writer Simon Darlow have remixed all tracks and added new instrumentation to all of the songs. These mixes appear for the first time on vinyl, pressed on Translucent Purple 180g Vinyl and limited to just 1500 copies!

• Further info, and larger versions of the new In The Court Of The Crimson Queen vinyl artwork photos, at the Official Toyah Instagram and Facebook pages. See also toyahwillcox.com.

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Derek Jarman Volume Two: 1987-1994: 6 Disc Blu-Ray

January 18th, 2019

jarmanbs19aThe BFI will release Jarman Volume Two: 1987-1994, its second Limited Edition collection of the iconoclastic filmmaker’s works, in a Deluxe 6-Disc Blu-ray Box Set on 25 February 2019.

Marking the 25th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s untimely passing, the box set brings together Jarman’s final six features – all now presented in High Definition for the very first time in the UK – made in the prolonged burst of creativity and political activism that followed his HIV diagnosis in 1987.

The collection also includes Jarman’s posthumously-released elegy to Super 8, Glitterbug (1994), along with an incredible 66 special features – both new and archival, plus trailers, image galleries of rare stills and promotional materials and a 100-page perfect bound book of essays, film credits and more.

The films included are:
· The Last of England (1987) with Tilda Swinton
· War Requiem (1989) with Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier
· The Garden (1990) with Tilda Swinton
· Edward II (1991) with Steven Waddington, Andrew Tierman, Tilda Swinton
· Wittgenstein (1993) with Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton
· Blue (1993): contributing musicians include Simon Fisher Turner, Coil, Scanner and Brian Eno
· Glitterbug (1994) with Adam Ant, Andrew Logan, Toyah Willcox, Marianne Faithfull, William S Burroughs, Genesis P-Orridge and Tilda Swinton

The box set includes a huge selection of Special Features.

• Continue reading at The Arts Shelf.

Official Toyah Shop: Tour Merch Available Online

November 23rd, 2018

Quantities of Toyah tour merchandise are now available online at the new official site Toyah Shop, including t-shirts, tote bag, and some very limited handmade by Toyah lyric artworks for Voodoo Doll and It’s A Mystery

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The 80s Pop Annual 2 – Double-Vinyl: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

80spopannual18aToyah’s debut Top 10 hit It’s A Mystery (from the 1981 Four From Toyah EP) is included on the forthcoming The 80s Pop Annual 2 double-vinyl compilation album.

The 80s Pop Annual 2 is the Latest Exclusive to Vinyl release on Demon Records. 4 Sides of Vinyl containing 30 Tracks of Essential Classic Pop of The Eighties. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Original Artwork & Pressed on 2x 180G Heavyweight Vinyl. Hits from artists such as; Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, The Jacksons, Adam & The Ants and many more.

Release information Label: Demon Records
Format: Vinyl • Date: 09/11/2018
Cat#: DEMRECOMP020 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on The 80s Pop Annual 2 here. Last year I Want To be Free was included on the first vinyl release - The 80s Pop Annual.

100 Hits: The Best 80s Album – 5CD: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

Untitled-1Toyah, via one of her 80s chart hits, makes yet another appearance on a 100 Hits compilation CD set – It’s A Mystery is included on 100 Hits: The Best 80s Album which is scheduled for release on 2nd November.

100 Hits – The Best 80s Album contains the best hits from the decade from artists including Bonnie Tyler, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Adam Ant, Nena, Five Star, Kenny Loggins, Run-DMC, Bronski Beat, The Communards, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Release information Label: 100 Hits
Format: CD • Date: 02/11/2018
Cat#: DMGN100227 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on 100 Hits: The Best 80s Album here.

America For Beginners: Out Digitally Today

September 28th, 2018

afb18aAs previously reported, Toyah has recorded a brand new version of America For Beginners for the soundtrack album for forthcoming movie 1985. The track is released digitally today via Bandcamp with pre-orders open for the soundtrack CD.

America For Beginners (Nocturne Blue Redux) is available as a separate digital track and on a  soundtrack album release, 1985: Music from & inspired by the motion picture featuring new Original Music & Additional Score by Dutch Rall.

Toyah recorded brand new vocals for the track recorded at The Old Smithy Recording Studios, UK whilst Bass, Synths, Guitars, Electronics, additional voices are handled by the track’s producer Dutch Rall in Oak Cliff, Texas.

The album also features new music by Ramsey, Nocturne Blue, Moushumi, and more with original score by Curtis Heath and Dutch Rall. This includes a stunning cover version of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill featuring King Crimson’s Tony Levin.

• You can pre-order a limited edition CD version and preview full tracks now at Bandcamp. (News Source: Breaking Through – Official Toyah Mailing List)

Ieya (Extended) on Extend The 80s Alternative CD

June 28th, 2018

extend18aToyah’s legendary Ieya is included on the new compilation CD/Download Extend The 80s Alternative.

Essential 12″ and Extended Mixes of 80s Alternative Tracks.

The 30-track album is released by BMG tomorrow and also includes extended versions of:

Club Country, and Party Fears Two by The Associates, The More You Live The More You Love by A Flock Of Seagulls, No Mercy by The Stranglers, Can’t Get Used To Losing You by The Beat, She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby,  Waiting For A Train by Flash & The Pan, Absolutely Immune by Act, Going Left Right by Department S, Amour Amour by The Mobiles, Duel by Propaganda, Terry by Kirsty MacColl and many more.

• Further info at Amazon.

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The Arts Shelf: BFI to Release ‘Jubilee’ for 40th Anniversary

May 26th, 2018

artsshelf18aBFI to release Derek Jarman’s ‘Jubilee’ in a 40th Anniversary Dual Format Edition on 18 June 2018

Following its inclusion in the BFI box set, Jarman Volume One: 1972-1986, BFI is set to release Derek Jarman‘s shocking cult classic, Jubilee, in a standalone 40th Anniversary Dual Format Edition release on 18 June 2018.

jubilee18mThe film stars Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, Jordan, Nell Campbell, and Linda Spurrier, alongside a host of punk rockers including Toyah Willcox and Adam Ant.

The  40th Anniversary Blu-ray presentation is a 2K remaster taken from the original camera negatives.

In Jubilee Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) and her occult aide Dr John Dee (Richard O’Brien) travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers.

The mythological past and bleak future converge on the sparse grey streets of London in Jarman’s cult classic of the punk era, accompanied by electrifying punk rock numbers delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant.

• Continue reading at The Arts Shelf. See further info and details on the Special Features. Pre-order the Jubilee: 40th Anniversary Dual Edition for a reduced price at Amazon.

Super Deluxe Edition: Various Artists / Eighties Alternative

May 23rd, 2018

eightiesalt18bExclusively on vinyl next month comes eighties alternative. This offers 30 ‘alternative’ eighties songs from a variety of artists including Scritti Politti, Pixies, Propaganda, Bauhaus and John Foxx.

As is often the case with these kind of compilations the definition of ‘alternative’ is rather broad, so as well as the artists above, tracks from Howard Jones, Bronski Beat and Dead Or Alive also feature.

No CD release for this 2LP set, which is clearly designed to appeal to those who have re-embraced vinyl, and it’s pretty good value at under £17 in the UK. eighties alternative is released on 1 June 2018 on Demon Records.

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition. More info on this here. (NB: I Want To Be Free by Toyah is included on LP2 of this double vinyl album).

Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition EP

May 19th, 2018

Fantastic to see the Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition EP doing so well on its first day of release yesterday. Great new songs from Toyah and Simon Darlow, it’s always special to hear new music from Toyah. Click below to download. (Thanks to Official Toyah for the FFT flyer design)

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Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition @ Amazon

May 18th, 2018

fft18cGreat news for Toyah on her birthday.

The Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition EP is doing brilliantly in Amazon’s Best Sellers lists.

As of 15 minutes ago the EP was number 2 in the Rock Albums chart, 4 in the Hot New Releases chart, and number 8 in the Album chart.

These lists are updated hourly.

The new EP includes four new and previously unreleased songs written by Toyah and Simon Darlow:

1. Telepathic Lover 2. Who Let The Beast Out 3. Fire Escape 4. Our Hearts Still Beat

• Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition was released today and is available to download from Amazon by clicking below. It’s also available to download from iTunes and to stream at Spotify.

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Culture Fix: Music: Toyah Returns With New EP

May 17th, 2018

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Legendary British pop-rocker Toyah Willcox releases brand new EP, Four from Toyah (Birthday Edition) on May 18th. This marks Toyah’s long-awaited return to solo recording – with her last recordings being 2008′s In the Court of the Crimson Queen LP and 2011′s 21st Century Supersister .

The EP includes four new and previously unreleased songs written by Toyah and Simon Darlow. These include…

1. Telepathic Lover 2. Who Let The Beast Out 3. Fire Escape 4. Our Hearts Still Beat

Of course, true to fashion, Toyah will also delight fans with typically stunning artwork which you can see below.

• Continue reading at Culture Fix.

Four From Toyah – Birthday EP: Pre-Order Now!

May 16th, 2018

Toyah’s new four-track EP is available to pre-order now from Amazon. It’s released on Friday.

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Eighties Alternative Double-Vinyl: I Want To Be Free

April 20th, 2018

eightiesalt18aFollowing its inclusion on last year’s The 80s Pop Annual, Toyah’s classic 1981 pop anthem I Want To Be Free is featured on another double-vinyl compilation set to be released this Summer.

Eighties Alternative is released on Demon Records – the label who are also releasing Desire on red vinyl tomorrow – on 1st June 2018.

Available exclusively on vinyl – 4 Sides of Defining Eighties Hits.

The album also includes songs by Scritti Politti, Propoganda, Pixies, Dead or Alive, The Lotus Eaters, The Primitives, Adam & The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Altered Images, John Foxx and numerous others, so Toyah is in great company.

• Further info on/Pre-order this release at Amazon.

Desire: Get Your Stylus Ready

April 18th, 2018

Only 3 days to go till limited edition red vinyl release of DESIRE. get your stylus ready“, Toyah tweeted today. (All photos © Toyah Willcox/Official Toyah)

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