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In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Japanese Edition • 9th May, 2010
At last! A photo of the Japanese CD import of, the mighty, ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’. Complete with obi strip, and it looks crimsonlicious!!

TOYAH: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen
Product Notes: Japanese pressing of this 2010 release, the first long-player of new material from the acclaimed singer/songwriter in nearly 16 years. The album was co-written with long-time collaborator Simon Darlow and includes the single ‘Latex Messiah’. 10 tracks.

Catalogue Number: IECP-10218
Label: Victor/WHD Entertainment

• View a larger version of the cover here (quality not too great, unfortunately).

YouTubing With Crimson Queen: Sensational/Lesser God • 8th May, 2010
Just like this universe… The awesome visuals of ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’, in the shape of ‘Sensational’ and ‘Lesser God’… plus a little something extra in 2010!

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Japanese Edition • 23rd March, 2010
According to various online music retailers (Ideal Copy/991/Eil) the release of the Japanese edition of ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’ CD has been delayed until 30th March 2010.

For all you collectors out there – There’s a possibility of some subtle differences to the artwork, though the obi strip is reason enough to make this collectable.

The 1st longplayer of new material from the acclaimed singer/songwriter in nearly 16 years, co-written with long-time collaborator Simon Darlow, includes the single Latex Messiah.

* Japanese-only edition CD.
* Digitally remastered with superior sound quality.
* Complete obi-strip & Japanese introductory/lyrics sheets included.

Visit The Ideal Copy here. [ Thanks to Alan ]

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: 2010 Japanese CD • 5th March, 2010

Various online music retailers are listing the ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’ Japanese import CD as being available from 24th March 2010.

No picture of the CD, with obi-strip, has been released as yet, so here are previous Toyah Japanese, vinyl and CD, imports with their respective obi-strips.

Catalog No: IECP-10218 | Format: CD | Number of Discs: 1 | Release Date: 2010/03/24

No-one packages a CD album quite like the Japanese. Known as a culture for elaborate and excessive packaging, their approach to the CD album is no exception. From the visual delights of the artwork and packaging, to the content itself, you will without doubt get your money’s worth here. The inclusion of the famous ‘obi-strip’ not only adds a uniquely intriguing aspect, but is also a great marketing tool for the Japanese labels.

The-Rocker: We Are The Humans/Crimson Queen: Reviews • 27th Feb, 2010
‘The-Rocker/Zeitgeist’, “an idiosyncratic collection of music news and reviews”, recently gave the thumbs-up to both ‘We Are The Humans’ and ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’;

The Humans – We Are The Humans
The Humans are an odd little cove. A project that was first put together to perform new songs at a series of concerts in Estonia, they comprise Chris Wong, Bill Rieflin and one Toyah Willcox.

After the shows were completed, they went into the studio to record the material, before heading back to Estonia to perform them again. Which is a curious, yet perversely intriguing way of doing things.

Most of the music comprises dense, electronic landscapes, with the clipped, robotic voice of Toyah acting as an additional instrument. It’s certainly interesting, and bears more than a passing resemblance to solo David Sylvain. Which is a good thing. ‘Twisted Soul’ is probably the closest thing to anything conventional, and acts as a good entry point. Me? I liked it.

Toyah – In The Court Of The Crimson Queen
Listening to The Humans album reminded me that I had quite forgotten how good the last Toyah album was, the wittily titled “In The Court Of The Crimson Queen”.

Toyah is one of those people who only really became interesting to me after the hits dried up, and this album is a bit of a secret joy. There’s half a dozen songs here that deserved to be huge with the likes of ‘Sensational’, the bluesy (!) ‘Latex Messiah’ and ‘Legacy’, utter delights. However, it would be a brave man who listened to ‘Come’ and ‘Bad Man’ more than once.

You really ought to buy this, just so Toyah doesn’t have to slum it on the Vampires Rock tour again.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: It's Everywhere! • 29th October, 2009
Toyah's 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is now available to download from various online music stores. The album was exclusively available as a download via iTunes but is now listed at many other stores, including play.com.

This fantastic album deserves as much exposure as possible so the more availability, the better. Toyah's Official website has a dedicated 'Crimson Queen' section here, and Dreamscape's feature can be viewed here.

Toyah Top 10 @ iTunes • 23rd October, 2009
Currently the most popular Toyah downloads at iTunes are the original versions of 'Thunder In The Mountains' and 'Danced', from 1981 and 1979. These are included on the '25th Anniversary Commemorative Album of Safari Records', but can also be downloaded as individual tracks.

The remainder of the Toyah Top 10 consists of songs from last year's 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' album:

1. Thunder In The Mountains
2. Danced
3. Legacy
4. Come
5. Hyperventilate
6. Bad Man
7. Love Crazy
8. Angel In You
9. Lesser God
10. Heal Ourselves

The original recording of 'Thunder In The Mountains' has been available as a download via various online digital music stores for a while, but only as part of the 'Smash Hits Party' album, rather than individually.

Another Toyah related album available at iTunes is 'How To Dress Sensibly' by English Eccentrics. Toyah's vocals can be heard on the song 'One Cup Of Tea'. Check it out here.

Remember The Eighties: Three From Toyah • 26th August, 2009
All three of Toyah's 'Remember The Eighties' interviews, from 1998, 'Hitmakers' 2006 and the recent 'Crimson Queen', are now back online and available to read at the website. Search for "Toyah" in their interviews section.
Plastic Bag: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Review • 26th August, 2009
A recent article on 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', the album that just keeps on keeping on:

'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' changes my mind about Toyah. Some of the songs make me think of the '80s, but most are fresh and confident, the songs of a woman with something to say and not afraid to re-invent herself again. She's still got the out-there image going for her with some great guitar thrash fronted by her voice and words.

Toyah has now joined the ranks of '70s/'80s women heroes making good new music. In the last few years we've had new albums from Suzi Quatro ('Back To The Drive'), Kate Bush ('Aerial'), Cyndi Lauper ('Bring Ya To The Brink'), Donna Summer ('Crayons'), Annie Lennox ('Songs Of Mass Destruction') and Lene Lovich ('Shadows And Dust') as well as others, with other icons like Siouxsie and Madonna and Patti who've never stopped making new music. And, of course, Buffy Sainte-Marie's 'Running For The Drum' (I couldn't leave her out of a list like this).

I've only listened to it a couple of time, but favourite songs from 'The Crimson Queen' so far are 'Sensational', 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)', 'Love Crazy', 'Lesser God' and 'Come', all best played loud.

Read the full blog/article
here.
30 Years Of Music: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen • 9th August, 2009

Dreamscape's 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' feature is now live. I hope you enjoy my little tribute to a fantastic album, by a fantastic artist, released almost 30 years into a fantastic recording career. Thank You, Toyah!

30 Years Of Music: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen • 22nd July, 2009
Dreamscape's 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' Special (our main "30 Years Of Music: 1979-2009 feature) is just about complete now and will go live very soon. This is likely to be the final addition to the site of this kind, so I hope everyone enjoys it.
Crimson Queen for Three To Tango/Power Of Three • 8th July, 2009
Six songs from Toyah's latest studio album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', are to be used in Three To Tango.

Three to Tango is the film Toyah made in April, which until very recently had the working title of Power of Three.

Toyah has revealed this exciting news in her July 2009 Blog, but she didn't disclose which songs are being used.

Toyah also says that there is a possibility that she will sing the outro to the film, in vision with a split screen, as the credits roll. Again, which song this will be is being kept secret for now.

'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is available to download from iTunes and can also be bought at www.remembertheeighties.com.

Three to Tango will be released in cinemas later this year.

Remember The Eighties: Toyah Interview: Now Online • 17th June, 2009
Toyah's 'Remember The Eighties' interview has gone live at their site today.

Toyah talks about The Humans, Estonia, In The Court Of the Crimson Queen, live dates and much more.

She also speaks a little, for the first time in a long while, about Sunday All Over The World.

Click
here or to the left to go to the RTE website.
Sensational on Sony/Polydor/Imagem Promo CD • 14th February, 2009
'Sensational', one of the standout songs on 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' (the album that just gets better with each listen!), was included on a limited edition CD sampler sent out to radio DJ's in late 2008.

Imagen Music (Sony/Polydor/B-Unique etc) [Promo Sampler]

01. Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat
02. Eagles Of Death Metal - Wannabe In L.A.
03. Portico Quartet - Cittagazza
04. Boyzone - Love You Anyway
05. The Script - Break Even
06. Laura Izibor - From My Heart To Yours
07. Nitin Sawhney Feat. Roxanne Tataei - Distant Dreams
08. General Fiasco - Rebel Get By
09. SugaRush Beat Company - Love Breed
10. Wiley - Summertime
11. Toyah - Sensational
12. Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss A Beat (Instrumental)
13. SugaRush Beat Company - Love Breed (Instrumental)
14. General Fiasco - Rebel Get By (Instrumental)
15. The Script - Breakeven (Instrumental)

Review Of The Year: Toyah's 2008: Top Ten Moments • 6th January, 2009

In a career of numerous exceptionally busy years... Toyah, my favourite workaholic, had, even by her own standards, a very busy 2008. Here are, what Dreamscape considers, the Top Ten Moments of the past hectic year:

1. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen - Album Of The Year
2. Good Morning Universe - The Very Best Of - 2CD Set
3. Sensational video
4. International Motor Show concert at ExCeL & other gigs
5. Celebrity Mastermind
6. Rocky Horror Tribute Show DVD
7. Vampires Rock
8. The Great Walk to Beijing 2008
9. Target30 Quadrophenia Convention 2008
10. BBC Radio London - Guest Presenter/Gaydar Radio Interview

Good Times Magazine: CD Of The Year: Review • 16th December, 2008
Good Times Magazine | Rhythm Tracking

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: CD Of The Year
by Jimi LaLumia

I must devote some space to what is, for me, the event of the year, a new CD, "In The Court Of The Crimson Queen" by UK pop/rock icon Toyah. She's been married to King Crimson founder/guitarist Robert Fripp since 1985, and the CD title is a play on Crimson's 'Court Of the Crimson King", a late 60s timepiece. Let's take a look, track by track:

SENSATIONAL: This is a thumping, rousing call to arms which showcases all aspects of Toyah's vocal stylings and range. Presenting a positive message, the tune is couched in updated 70s glam riffs, calling to mind T.Rex and Ziggy-era Bowie.

LATEX MESSIAH: This is the first track that appeared in the spring of 08, on You Tube, My Space and elsewhere, to let the worldwide faithful know that Toyah was back, full of sound and fury. This enjoyed a great deal of attention as her first digital only release ever, charting on the itunes rock countdown several months ago, it's another radio ready rocker.

HEAL OURSELVES: This is the tender side of Mrs.Fripp, this sort of material will be more apparent when her side project, The Humans (with R.E.M.'s current drummer) appears in 2009, hopefully. Toyah involves herself in numerous positive projects, so this sounds like a natural outgrowth.

LESSER GOD: This is a forceful vocal and vibrant track, she is currently performing it onstage in the UK as the Vampire Queen in "Vampires Rock", a stage show in which she is prominently featured. (The show is comprised of rock anthems of the 70s and 80s, and is going down a storm everywhere it plays. "Vampires" will hit Vegas in 09, it has been whispered...)

ANGEL IN YOU: So many bite size rockers on this CD, riffs galore while Toyah soars. This type of material is begging for a proper Toyah tour, perhaps after she's done with "Vampires" (Since her strings of success in the early 80s, Toyah has never done a U.S. gig, amazingly. Her UK label never managed to get her stuff released here, which is a sad loss for American rock fans.)

LOVE CRAZY: The particulars of Toyah's unique 'love it or hate it'' vocals are on display in this tune, and it is remindful of her 1982 classic album "The Changeling", which was produced by Steve Lillywhite, of U2 fame. This sounds like it would be another live stage favorite.

BAD MAN: This is a slower 70s sounding sizzler, again highlighting Toyah's dramatic turn on vocals (which come through strongly, thanks to her career in films and theatre over the decades), she has been cited by Evenesence's Amy as one of her influences, and you can really hear that on this track.

HYPERVENTILATE: Acoustic guitar chords ring out, another inspirational life lesson from this divine diva; she'd be well received by hippies based on the harmonic meanderings on this particular tune.

COME: And here's the stadium rocker, the one that would bring the crowd to their feet at the Warped Tour; this would sound right at home as one of the token rockers for current Top 40 radio.

LEGACY: An aptly titled conclusive track, thoughtful and insightful, and a fitting finish to the CD of the year. Now go find your copy on itunes, and enjoy. 

Vampires Rock: Crimson Queen Ad/Vampires Programme • 16th Oct, 2008

A promo ad for 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'/Vampires Rock (also featuring Dreamscape's url - Thank You John). On the right is Toyah, photographed by Dean Stockings, as the Devil Queen, taken from the Vampires Rock programme. Click on the pictures for larger versions.

Official Toyah: Crimson Queen Blog • 7th October, 2008
Toyah's October Crimson Queen Blog has been added to the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah sets the record straight about some recent interview headlines, and talks more about 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'.

Official Toyah: Crimson/Vampires Features • 7th October, 2008
There's currently two great features, on 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' and Vampires Rock, at Toyah's Official website.

Click here or to the left to go there.

Win a Crimson Queen Poster • 30th September, 2008

Add TOYAH EXCLUSIVE as a friend, using their Crimson Queen (below right) image as your profile picture and display TOYAH EXCLUSIVE as one of your top 5 friends throughout October, and you will automatically stand a chance of winning an exclusive, limited edition, Crimson Queen poster. 

Above is a newly revealed 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' picture of Toyah, and the MySpace profile image. Please click on it to visit said Space.

Crimson Queen: More GaydarRadio Interview • 25th September, 2008
More from Toyah's interview with Phil Marriot.This aired on GaydarRadio a week ago.

During the hour-long special Toyah talked about a new TV show she filmed, with a young band recreating her 'I Want To Be Free' video. She also talked about Vampires Rock, her favourite actress Billie Whitelaw, her gay friends, IACGMOOH!, 'Diary Of A Facelift' and cosmetic/plastic surgery in general, Derek Jarman, and what scares her most: "The scarist thing for me is a concert, with a band. I never go on that stage thinking this'll be a breeze. It's always challenging!"

Here are some more quotes from the interview, mostly about 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen':

"I always look to the future, rather than the past."

"There are only two of us on the album, Simon Darlow and me. When we were in the studio he said 'why don't you call it 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'?"

"31 years ago I wrote my very first song with Simon, when I first moved to London."

"Robert's favourite songs are 'Sensational' and 'Latex Messiah'."

"When you're young, you're immortal, you don't think anything can change, anything bad can happen, the world is yours! In my early 20s I thought I was Boadicea, then age naturally moves you away from that."

"I had to change so that I could act and be a TV presenter. In retrospect I'm now really glad I evolved, but in my 30s it was hard. I sat it out and ironically I think that's why the new album has a certain power to it! I didn't write for 20 years, by the time I met with Simon again there was this cauldron of ideas inside me, and it was the right time.

A lot of the writing on 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is from the perspective of my age. 'Angel In You' is about wanting an affair with someone you've known for years."

Toyah also talked about why she doesn't play album tracks at the Here & Now concerts: "I do miss playing album stuff and I'd have the opportunity to do it if I played a club tour, but I've got so much going on with writing new material and the telly work. We are lookng at some club dates for the new album next year."

Crimson Queen: GaydarRadio Interview • 23rd September, 2008
Toyah's interview with Phil Marriot on GaydarRadio aired last Thursday evening.

Toyah talked about a variety of subjects during the 60-minute special. Here are some quick quotes from the interview: 

"Looking back to my 20s, thank God I had the opportunity to be like that then. But then I had to go away and change"

"I've always felt like a male spirit in a female body. I hardly know any heterosexual people!"

"It's really nice to be doing the images again. I didn't think I'd be doing this again. They are paradoxical and ironic."

"Adrenalin is my favourite drug!"

Toyah also talked about her music career, horror movies, and IACGMOOH! 

Phil played a It's A Mystery/Good Morning Universe/Thunder In The Mountains, as well as the full versions of Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) and Come.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Simon Darlow • 23rd September, 2008
'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' seems to have most Toyah fans in agreement... It's a great album. A significant reason for this is the other person involved, Simon Darlow.

Simon co-wrote all the songs with Toyah, plays almost all the instruments, and produced the album.

The pair have previously written a number of songs together. As a songwriting duo they composed; Rebel Run, Haunted, Don't Fall In Love (I Said), I'll Serve You Well, Space Between The Sounds, Dear Diary, and Invisible Love. 

Simon Darlow also, with Toyah and various others, co-wrote; Love Is The Law, Martian Cowboy, Remember and Goodbye Baby. He has contributed to the Toyah albums Love Is The Law, Minx, Desire, and Take The Leap!

Simon says: "For nearly 30 years I have been fortunate enough to make my living from something I love, music. I have worked in various genres, having written and co-written hits for many artists including Grace Jones (Slave To The Rhythm), Toyah, Dollar (Give Me Back My Heart), Elkie Brooks, Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Shirley Bassey, Leo Sayer and Martine McCutcheon. I have arranged and played for, among others, Musical Youth (Pass the Dutchie), Wham, Buggles, Divynals, Bucks Fizz and Right Said Fred. 

I've played on numerous TV shows (with very high hair!), including TOTP with Don Henley, and as an artist I recorded two albums for Magnet Records. I have composed and produced over 60 TV theme tunes and scores including Supermarket Sweep, Wags Boutique, CH 5 Sport, BBC Outtake TV and The Volvo Ocean Race 05-'06"

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: You Tube • 19th September, 2008
While we are all (well, most of us) riding the crest of the 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' wave...

... just a reminder that The Official Toyah You Tube channel has fantastic videos for four of the songs from the album.

'Sensational', 'Lesser God', 'Heal Ourselves' and 'Latex Messiah (Viva la Rebel In You)' - all boasting stunning Toyah visuals.

Visit The Official Toyah You Tube channel,
here.

BBC Radio Nottingham: Toyah talks Crimson Queen • 18th September, 2008
Another radio interview from Tuesday - from BBC Radio Nottingham. A part of which is currently available to listen to in their "Click Of The Day" feature.

Toyah Willcox is the latest big name to sign up for a tour with Bingham based production 'Vampires Rock.' Toyah and Steve Steinman, the show's creator, were guests with Alan Clifford on Drivetime, and Alan asked about Toyah's new album, 'In The Court of the Crimson Queen'.....

Toyah says that it was Simon Darlow who suggested calling the album 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', that Robert loves the album title ("at last my husband's done something for my career!!") , and that she is glad she used it, "It's been a bit of a blessing so far!"

Toyah also explains her comment about Madonna from last week's 'Telegraph' and as anyone would have guessed she was misquoted. She explained the interview was supposed to have been about Vampires Rock but the hack had a different agenda. She said: "He completely fabricated a hate relationship between me and Madonna. And apparently I'm a failure... I hope that journalist gets exposed for the dishonest human being he is."

Toyah even gives Simon Phillips a namecheck during this.

To listen to this please click on the image above and choose Tuesday's Click of the Day.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: iTunes • 18th September, 2008
Another update on 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' at iTunes.

The album is currently at Number 22 on the iTunes Plus Rock Album chart, Number 79 on the itunes Plus Album chart, and Number 86 on the iTunes Rock Album chart.

These lists are updated periodically throughout the day so this info will be totally out of date in a few hours time ;)

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: iTunes • 17th September, 2008
'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is currently featured on the main iTunes Rock page in their New Albums section. It has also figured in the Rock Albums and Rock Albums iTunes Plus charts, entering at number 11 in the latter on Monday evening. As individual downloads, 'Sensational' is the biggest seller at present.

Stay tuned for more iTunes updates soon!

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: iTunes • 15th September, 2008
Toyah's shiny new album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', is now available to purchase at iTunes.

The deluxe digital booklet is great too, with new pictures from the photo sessions Toyah has been doing over the last year. Click below to go directly to iTunes.

The album is also still available from Remember The Eighties. Go there by clicking here.

Crimson Queen: It's Officially Amazing!! • 14th September, 2008
It's now been a day or two since many people have received their 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' CD's. And the general consensus is that it is an amazing album, full of great Toyah music, Toyah sounding like she hasn't for many years.

People have been enthusing about how great her voice is, how good the lyrics and songs are, and generally that the entire vibe of the album is an absolute return to form. In my (very, very humble;)) opinion I think this is Safari era Toyah colliding with Toyah 2008 and both elements have conspired to create Toyah's finest album since the mighty 'Love is The Law' (heck! This website wouldn't have a name if it wasn't for that album). And I say that fully acknowledging that a lot of people, Toyah included, don't particularly feel the need to "look back".

If you want to read (some) fan views of the album, and other 'Crimson Queen' related musings, please visit Dreamscape's Forum.

Don't forget that 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is available at iTunes from tomorrow, 15th September.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Dreamscape Review • 10th Sep, 2008
Toyah's Official website very kindly sent me a review copy of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen at the weekend.

I have to say I love the album, it is an absolute return to form and Toyah is sounding fantastic. 'Bad Man' and 'Come' are both real departures for her and are probably my favourite two songs right now, with 'Legacy' a close third. The artwork and CD booklet are also fantastic. Thanks Craig, Alan and everyone else involved.

Please click to the left for Dreamscape's short review of the album. Happy Listening!

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Media Release • 10th September, 2008
TOYAH TAKES CRIMSON REIGN WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM  Media Release 7 September 2008

Toyah releases her hotly-anticipated new studio album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen this September. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is the first ever Toyah studio album to be given a digital release simultaneously through iTunes. It follows last autumn's digital single Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) which reached number 6 in the iTunes Plus Rock Charts. 

The album is released digitally via iTunes on Monday 15 September, with a deluxe digital artwork booklet.  The physical CD album release is available at venues on the Vampires Rock UK Tour (opening 12 September) www.vampiresrock.com and by mail order through renowned music site, Remember the Eighties' Webshop www.remembertheeighties.com 

Toyah's first full length Toyah studio album in fourteen years is a contemporary rock album with nods to glam rock and the highly influential Marc Bolan and David Bowie – both referenced and revered by today's pop/rock artists including Scissor Sisters and Mika. The 10-track album is written by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, long time collaborators responsible for Toyah's classic 1980s hit singles Rebel Run and Don't Fall In Love. Key tracks on In The Court Of The Crimson Queen include the anthemic Sensational - JUST PLAYLISTED BY BBC RADIO LONDON,  Love Crazy (Iggy Pop meets Girls Aloud), the Youtube "hit" Heal Ourselves and the soaring, rock ballad Legacy. 

Toyah will perform the album track Lesser God in the nationwide UK tour of Vampires Rock, in which she guest stars as The Devil Queen. Vampires Rock opens on 12 September at the Majestic Theatre, Retford and tours 42 venues nationwide until December 2008.  Latex Messiah, Heal Ourselves, Sensational and Lesser God all have striking accompanying videos created exclusively for The Official Toyah Youtube Channel.  The title of the album is a tongue in cheek reference to her husband, Robert Fripp's / King Crimson's Platinum-selling album In The Court Of The Crimson King. 

In a career spanning over 30 years Toyah has had 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, written 2 books, appeared in over 40 stage plays, made 10 feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes from The Good Sex Guide Late to Songs Of Praise.  She continues to work at the top of the league in media, music, acting and writing.  Each summer Toyah tours with other 80s artists playing castles, arenas and stately homes with the Here and Now shows which have become a major success drawing audiences of up to 20,000 people. 

Simon Darlow is a renowned musician, songwriter and producer responsible for hit singles by Dollar, Buggles and the classic Grace Jones single “Slave To The Rhythm”. 

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is written & arranged by Toyah Willcox & Simon Darlow, and produced by Simon Darlow. 

Album Track Listing: 1. Sensational, 2. Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), 3. Heal Ourselves, 4. Lesser God, 5. Angel In You, 6. Love Crazy, 7. Bad Man, 8. Hyperventilate, 9. Come , 10. Legacy.

www.toyahwillcox.com 
www.myspace.com/toyahofficial
www.youtube.com/toyahofficial 
www.vampiresrock.com 
www.remembertheeighties.com

Sensational: BBC Radio London Playlist • 7th September, 2008

Exciting News!! Toyah's glamtastic 'Sensational', the new album's opening track, has just been added to the BBC Radio London playlist.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: iTunes • 7th September, 2008
'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is released digitally via iTunes on Monday 15th September (that just happens to be my birthday too - What a present! ;)), with a deluxe digital artwork booklet.

'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is the first ever Toyah studio album to be given a digital release simultaneously through iTunes. It follows last autumn's digital single 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' which reached number 6 in the iTunes Plus Rock Charts. 

Take a look at Dreamscape's News Archive, the October and November 2007 pages are full of 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)'/iTunes news.

Official Toyah: Crimson Queen Blog • 7th September, 2008
Check out Toyah's September 2008 Blog at the Official MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com. It's crammed full of Crimson Queen info and tidbits, with Toyah talking about many of the new songs, already working on more new songs and much, much more...
Crimson Queen @ Remember The Eighties • 5th September, 2008
Toyah's new studio album 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' will be released on September 12th but is also available to order from the Shop section of 'Remember The Eighties'.

The album will also be on sale at Toyah's forthcoming 'Vampires Rock' appearances.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Official Ad • 1st September, 2008

Welcome to September, the month we finally get the first full studio album from Toyah in almost 15 years, and over five years since the 'Velvet Lined Shell' mini-album. Here's the great album ad just added to Toyah's Official MySpace.

Crimson Queen: 12 Days & Counting! • 1st September, 2008
Just 12 days until 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' is available.

In anticipation, here's some facts and figures about Toyah's album history:

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is Toyah's eighth solo studio album. The others are: Minx (1985), Desire (1987), Prostitute (1998), Ophelia's Shadow (1991), Take The Leap! (1993/94), Dreamchild (1994), Velvet Lined Shell (2003).

Including all Toyah studio albums (band & solo), In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is Toyah's 13th album.

The last time Toyah collaborated so closely, and on so many songs, with Simon Darlow was during the writing/recording of Love Is The Law in 1983. Love Is The Law was Toyah's final studio album for Safari Records, and the final album released by the Toyah band.

2010 will mark 30 years since the release of the first Toyah album, Sheep Farming In Barnet. There has always been some confusion about whether this was officially regarded as a studio album or not as it was made up of the SFIB EP with some extra tracks to expand it to full album status. However, most Toyah fans do consider this to be Toyah's debut album.

Some, though, do see The Blue Meaning, released in June 1980, as the first Toyah album proper.

The first three Toyah albums; Sheep Farming In Barnet, The Blue Meaning, and Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! were all reissued on CD and coloured vinyl in 1990. The first two were reissued again, as a double CD, in 2002, and the latter in 2006. These CDs were all expanded versions with bonus Toyah tracks.

Toyah has mentioned previously in interviews that Prostitute and Ophelia's Shadow form part of a trilogy. The third album still hasn't been recorded as far as I'm aware.

Toyah's 1981 album Anthem, and the follow-up, 1982's the Changeling were both successful for Toyah. In the UK this wasn't surprising but for some reason both also sold well in Norway.

The phrase "Love is the law" is from The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema, written by Aleister Crowley.

Ophelia's Shadow was critically acclaimed in the USA and entered the American Import chart at number 12.

As already mentioned, Toyah's debut album, Sheep Farming In Barnet was a compilation of tracks previously released on single and EP in their own right. Velvet Lined Shell, Toyah's most recent studio album, released in 2003, can be viewed in the same way.

New Song Preview: Love Crazy • 30th August, 2008
Toyah's Official My Space has a preview of another new song, 'Love Crazy', from the forthcoming 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'.

The tracklist for 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', is: 1. Sensational, 2. Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), 3. Heal Ourselves, 4. Lesser God, 5. Angel In You, 6. Love Crazy, 7. Bad Man, 8. Hyperventilate, 9. Come, 10. Legacy.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Pre-Order Online • 30th August, 2008
'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', Toyah's long-awaited new studio album, is available to pre-order online at the Remember The Eighties website.

Look out for news of a digital download version of the album on iTunes soon. 

Written by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is Toyah's first studio album release for five years and follows last Autumn's digital single Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You). 

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen will be released on September 12th and is now available for preorder exclusively at www.remembertheeighties.com. The album will also be onsale at Toyah's forthcoming Vampires Rock appearances.

Remember The Eighties will have a very limited number of albums AUTOGRAPHED by Toyah which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Preordered albums will be shipped on September 10th.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Official e-news • 9th July, 2008
The exciting e-news sent out last night by Toyah's Official website, with the first look at the cover for the, much-anticipated, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', and info on the long-awaited album.

THE CRIMSON QUEEN BEGINS HER REIGN

Toyahwillcox.com can exclusively reveal details of Toyah's hotly-anticipated new studio album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. The 10-track album will initially be available for purchase on the forthcoming UK tour of musical stage play Vampires Rock, (beginning 12 September) ahead of further releases. 

Written by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is Toyah's first studio album release in five years and follows last autumn's digital single Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You). The album also includes Heal Ourselves, Sensational and Lesser God - all of which have accompanying videos created exclusively for The Official Toyah Youtube Channel. Toyah will perform Lesser God in the nationwide UK tour of Vampires Rock, in which she guest stars as The Devil Queen. Vampires Rock opens on 12 September at the Majestic Theatre, Retford and tours nationwide until December 2008.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Cover Art • 9th July, 2008

Revealed! The cover art for Toyah's new album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'. The album will be available from September 2008.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Tracklist • 9th July, 2008
The tracklist for Toyah's new album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen', has been confirmed:

1. Sensational, 2. Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), 3. Heal Ourselves, 4. Lesser God, 5. Angel In You, 6. Love Crazy, 7. Bad Man, 8. Hyperventilate, 9. Come , 10. Legacy

Sensational: Screen Captures • 21st May, 2008

A selection of screen caps from the preview of Toyah's fantastic 'Sensational' video. Please click below for enlarged captures.

Sensational: Full version + New Video Preview • 19th May, 2008
Toyah's new single 'Sensational' can be heard in full at www.toyahwillcox.com. A preview of the amazing video to accompany the single can be viewed by clicking on the banner (no longer active).

The Official site also has some great photos of Toyah's 'Sensational' look.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Info So Far • 28th April, 2008
It wouldn't be a lie to say that Toyah's forthcoming new album 'In The Court of the Crimson Queen', her first full-length album for 15 years, is creating a lot of interest and excitement amongst fans, but what do we know about the much anticipated release? Here's an overview of info so far:

Songs we know about thus: Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), Heal Ourselves, Lesser God, Sensational, Legacy. [Toyah has also mentioned another two songs, Angel In You and Armageddon]

All, as far as I'm aware, written by Toyah and Simon Darlow. Toyah said in January (in her Official Blog) that she and Simon still had three songs to write and that would be the album complete.

As of today there is no confirmed release date, and no info on whether it will be download only or available on CD, though a physical release is expected.

Latex Messiah: Round Up • 3rd November, 2007
Time for a bit of a 'Latex Messiah' round-up: As mentioned in the previous update, the song has been showing up in various Top Song charts at iTunes. There are also numerous fan reviews of the single at iTunes too. And if you have already downloaded the song why not make someone else's weekend by gifting it to them as a download too. There's been lots of activity at the ToyahForum over the past week, and about a dozen new members have joined in the last few days too. A dedicated 'Latex Messiah' MySpace has just been launched and there's also a FaceBook Group just opened too. Toyah's first commercially available single for over a decade has been receiving namechecks in such places as 'Pop Justice' and the 'Birmingham Mercury'. Don't forget that any official "Latex" updates/info/content will be available at the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com, or at the Official Toyah YouTube channel.

Finally, for now, www.brap.fm, Internet Radio, have 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' included on their playlist for tonight between 6 and 8pm.

Latex Messiah: One Day & Counting!: Viva La Toyah! • 28th October, 2007

You should've stayed in bed! but not tomorrow, because tomorrow 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' is available for download. Blast it from your computer, burn it to CD, or stick it on your iPod and play it all day long! The song will be available from iTunes and other online music stores. Check out the Official Toyah MySpace and www.toyahwillcox.com for more info, or watch the 'Latex Messiah' video at the Official Toyah YouTube channel.

In The Court Of The Crimson Queen: Toyah's New Album • 29th Sep, 2007
The Official Toyah MySpace revealed earlier this week that Toyah's forthcoming new album, due for release next year, will be titled 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen'.

This will, if we include 'Sheep Farming In Barnet' and 'Velvet Lined Shell', be Toyah's 13th studio album (the first five of these were by Toyah - the band). Her first album since 'Velvet Lined Shell' in 2003, and her first full-length studio album since 'Dreamchild' 14 years previously.

'In the Court of the Crimson Queen' is scheduled for release in Spring 2008 and will include 'Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You)' and 'Heal Ourselves' - both recently previewed on The Official Toyah MySpace. 

The title of the album is a reference to the debut album by King Crimson, 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' (cover picturd to the right), released in 1969. of course, Toyah's husband, Robert Fripp, was/is a member of King Crimson.

Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You): Official e-news • 29th Sep, 2007
The first fruits of Toyah's new material will be available this Autumn, when Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) is released for digital download on Monday 29 October. The rousing, Scissor Sisters-esque track was written by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, and produced by Darlow. 

Friends of The Official Toyah MySpace will be familiar with Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) as teaser clips and exclusive guerailla video footage for the song has appeared online since late Summer. Latex Messiah is Toyah's 22nd single release and her first commercial single release since 1994. The track will also appear on Toyah's forthcoming album which is scheduled for release in Spring 2008.

Single releases from the album will be available as digital downloads until the physical release of Toyah's new album in 2008. The album - as yet untitled - will be Toyah's first full length album release in fourteen years. Stay tuned to The Official Toyah MySpace for more previews of album tracks in the months leading up to the album release. More video exclusives will also appear on The Official Toyah MySpace and The Official Toyah Youtube Channel.

www.toyahwillcox.com 
www.myspace.com/toyahofficial
www.youtube.com/toyahofficial

 
• 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' Japanese Import CD - Available at eil.com, Ideal Copy & other Import CD websites •• Download 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' at iTunes •• Buy 'In The Court Of The Crimson Queen' on CD at Remember The Eighties •

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