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Toyah: Minx (2CD Deluxe Gatefold Packaging)

Toyah: Minx (2CD Deluxe Gatefold Packaging)


  1. Soldier Of Fortune, Terrorist Of Love
  2. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)
  3. Soul Passing Through Soul
  4. Sympathy
  5. I’ll Serve You Well
  6. Over Twenty-One
  7. All In A Rage
  8. Space Between The Sounds
  9. School’s Out
  10. World In Action
  11. America For Beginners
  12. Vigilante
  13. Snow Covers The Kiss
  14. Kiss The Devil
  15. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) (Extended Mix)
  16. Soul Passing Through Soul (Extended Mix)
  17. World In Action (Action Mix)
  1. The Fight (One-Take Demo)
  2. Perfect Day (Home Demo)
  3. School’s Out (Home Demo)
  4. All In A Rage (Instrumental Demo)
  5. Snow Covers The Kiss (Instrumental Demo)
  6. World In Action (7” Remix)
  7. America For Beginners (Backing Track)
  8. Soldier Of Fortune, Terrorist Of Love (Backing Track)
  9. I’ll Serve You Well (Backing Track)
  10. Over Twenty-One (Backing Track)
  11. World In Action (Backing Track)
  12. Kiss The Devil (Backing Track)
  13. Don’t Fall In Love (I Said) (Backing Track)
  14. Snow Covers The Kiss (Backing Track)
  15. World In Action (Extended)
  16. World In Action (Extended)

About this release

Toyah’s first solo album  Minx was released in July 1985 on CBS’s label Portrait Records (home at the time to Cyndi Lauper and Joan Baez), presenting a sophisticated sound and image for Toyah Willcox who to date had enjoyed eight top 75 singles and five studio albums with the band “Toyah”. Minx was produced by Christopher Neil, with a musician line-up featuring  Peter Van Hooke, Ian Wherry and Adrian Lee who made up the majority of Mike Rutherford’s Mike + The Mechanics. The rhythm section of Killing Joke guested on a cover of School’s Out. Toyah collaborator Simon Darlow played keyboards and co-wrote several tracks including lead single Don’t Fall In Love (I Said). The album also features unique reading of Latin Quarter’s America For Beginners and Rare Bird’s Sympathy, the latter being the first time Toyah would be heard accompanied by an orchestra.

Originally recorded in 1984, this very special 40th Anniversary set expands the album into a deluxe 2CD edition for the first time.

  • CD1 features the original album with two bonus tracks originally available on the 1985 cassette & CD formats only plus two non-album B-Sides, two extended 12” versions, and a 12” remix.
  • CD2 contains 16 rarities of which 14 are previously unreleased, including:
  • The unheard album session demo “The Fight” and a 7” Remix of third single “World In Action”
  • Two previously unreleased home demos of Lou Reed’s Perfect Day and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out recorded by Toyah and Joel Bogen in the spring 1984.
  • Two previously unreleased instrumental demos of All In A Rage and Snow Covers The Kiss recorded by Joel Bogen
  • Eight previously unreleased Backing Tracks of Minx songs, retaining their distinctive backing vocals by Toyah.

The two CDs are presented in brand new seven-inch deluxe gatefold packaging. An 8-page booklet features rare and unseen photography by Terence Donovan and Curator’s Notes by Toyah archivist Craig Astley detailing the origins of the bonus tracks and rarities.