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Toyah – Solo (Standard Edition)

Toyah

Toyah – Solo (Standard Edition)

Toyah

Toyah – Solo (Standard Edition)

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 28/02/2020 Cat#: TOYAHBOX01 • Barcode: 5014797901995 • Genre: Pop, Rock

Track Listing

  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 [Extended Mix]
  18. World in Action [Action Mix]
  1. Echo Beach
  2. Moonlight Dancing
  3. Revive The World
  4. The View
  5. Moon Migration
  6. Dear Diary
  7. Dear Diary
  8. Deadly As A Woman
  9. Goodbye Baby
  10. When A Woman Cries
  11. Desire
  12. Echo Beach [12” mix]
  13. Plenty
  14. Sun Up
  15. Re-Entry Into Danc
  16. Mesmerised
  17. Tony Banks and Toyah –Lion Of Symmetry
  1. Hello
  2. Prostitute
  3. Wife
  4. The Show
  5. Dream House
  6. Homecraft
  7. Obsession
  8. Let the Power Bleed
  9. Restless
  10. Falling to Earth
  11. Jazz Singers in the Trees
  12. Vale of Evesham
  13. Ghosts In The Universe
  1. Ophelia's Shadow
  2. The Shaman Says
  3. Brilliant Day
  4. Prospect
  5. Turning Tide
  6. Take What You Will
  7. Ghost Light
  8. The Woman Who Had An Affair With Herself
  9. Homeward
  10. Lords of the Never Known
  11. Kiss Of Reality – Harlequin (Holy Day)
  12. Kiss Of Reality – Broken Special (The Island)
  13. Kiss Of Reality – Face The Space (Vocal Version)
  14. Trey Gunn – Symbiotic
  1. Now I'm Running
  2. Lust for Love
  3. Invisible Love
  4. Name of Love
  5. Winter in Wonderland
  6. God Ceases to Dream
  7. Ieya (Revisited)
  8. Waiting (Revisited)
  9. Neon Womb (Revisited)
  10. Elusive Stranger (Revisited)
  11. Our Movie (Revisited)
  12. Thunder in the Mountains (Revisited)
  13. I Wanna Be Free (Revisited)
  14. It's a Mystery (Revisited)
  15. Requite Me (Demo)
  16. Invisible Love (Demo)
  17. Waiting (Alternate Mix)
  18. It's a Mystery (Weybridge Mix)
  1. Tears For Ellie
  2. God Ceases To Dream (Remix)
  3. Poland (One Day On Earth) (Demo)
  4. Now I’m Running (Remix)
  5. It's a Mystery (Whispered Elixir Mix)
  6. Lust For Love (Demo)
  7. Angel (Demo)
  8. Rebel Run (Revisited)
  9. Good Morning Universe (Revisited)
  10. Be Proud, Be Loud (Be Heard) (Revisited)
  11. Desire (Revisited)
  12. Obsolete (Revisited)
  13. Danced (Revisited) (Demo)
  14. We Are (Revisited)
  15. Angel & Me (Revisited)
  16. Believe In You (Demo)
  1. Every Scar Has A Silver Liningg
  2. Velvet Lined Shell
  3. Little Tears Of Love
  4. You’re A Miracle
  5. Mother
  6. Troublesome Thing
  7. Experience
  8. Family Of Noise – Killing Made Easy
  9. This Fragile Moment – In Estonia
  10. Yomanda & Toyah – Fallen
  11. Dodson & Fogg – Drinking From The Gunx)
  12. Toyah + Peter – Nine Hours
  13. Toyah – America For Beginners (Nocturne Blue Redux)
  14. Toyah – Step Into The New World [from Invasion Planet Earth]
  1. Promo Videos
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About this release

This 7 CD + DVD box set (the first Toyah box set ever) features six albums (Minx, Desire, Prostitute, Ophelia’s Shadow, Take The Leap, Velvet Lined Shell) and 44 bonus tracks, including rarities, B-sides, collaborations, and several unreleased tracks, plus a DVD of promo videos and a brand new exclusive interview filmed in December 2019.

In 1985, after five studio albums and two live albums with her band, Toyah decided to go solo, and signed to Sony’s Portrait label. The album “Minx” contained two hit singles in “Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)” and “Soul Passing Through Soul”, as well as covers of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” and Rare Bird’s “Sympathy”. 1987’s “Desire”, on EG Records, featured appearances from Robert Fripp and Ron Wood and Toyah’s cover of “Echo Beach”, and now contains the previously unreleased outtake “Mesmerised”. “Prostitute” (1988) was an arresting and fascinating departure from the pop formula, a trend continued by 1991’s “Ophelia’s Shadow”. In 1994, “Take The Leap” featured new songs and intriguing revisits of several of her earlier pop hits. 2003’s “Velvet Lined Shell” took Toyah back along a more commercial path.

Amongst the bonus tracks are Toyah’s collaborations with Tony Banks, Trey Gunn, German band Kiss Of Reality, Family Of Noise and This Fragile Moment.

The lavishly-illustrated 48 page booklet features annotation about each album written by Toyah herself. Also featured is an essay on the period covered by the box by Toyah’s official archivist and compiler of this box set, Craig Astley. As Craig says: “Eclectic is an often-overused word but is an accurate description of this intriguing and revelatory body of work. From unashamed pop and avant-garde to progressive rock and back to punk, the common factors throughout are Toyah’s voice and lyrics but moreover, a sense of forging and following her own creative solo path”.

Toyah (together with fellow 80s star Hazel O’Connor) will be touring the UK throughout April 2020 under the banner “Electric Ladies of The 80s”.