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2022 release of Toyah’s 1981 hit album Anthem.
Remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes and approved by Joel Bogen.
Includes booklet with a brand-new introduction by Toyah in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning classic and rare images plus previously unseen out-takes from photo shoots.
Compiled by Craig Astley, who also provides new sleevenotes, the expanded 2CD+DVD release presents the full album complemented by 25 bonus tracks.
Produced by Nick Tauber, with arrangements by the band and Toyah, the album features a line- up that saw Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee.
The bonus material includes a six-song live session recorded on 1 April, 1981 at BBC’s Paris Theatre in London which is released commercially for the first time ever plus ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, the third Top Ten single of 1981 by the ‘Anthem’ Toyah line-up along with a previously unreleased unfaded version of the flexi-disc track ‘For You’.
The accompanying DVD (NTSC/Region Free) presents a fascinating in-depth interview feature with Toyah about the creation of the album plus a track-by-track commentary and exclusive renditions of three ‘Anthem’ songs, plus for the first time ever classic footage of Toyah’s 1981 BBC performances of ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and four different appearances on the legendary Top Of The Pops alongside performances originally broadcast on Something Else, Cheggers Plays Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop plus the classic promo videos for ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, both directed by Godley & Creme.
1 I WANT TO BE FREE
3 POP STAR
4 ELOCUTION LESSON
5 JUNGLES OF JUPITER
6 I AM
7 IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
8 MASAI BOY
10 DEMOLITION MEN
11 WE ARE
12 IT’S A MYSTERY
14 WAR BOYS
15 ANGELS & DEMONS
16 WALKIE TALKIE
19 FOR YOU (UNFADED VERSION)*
20 I WANT TO BE FREE
1 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
2 STREET ADDICT
3 VOODOO DOLL
4 WAR BOYS (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
5 NEON WOMB (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
6 DANCED (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
7 ANGELS & DEMONS (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
8 IT’S A MYSTERY (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
9 IEYA (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
10 IT’S A MYSTERY (EXTENDED INSTRUMENTAL)*
11 I AM (INSTRUMENTAL)*
12 POP STAR (INSTRUMENTAL)*
13 JUNGLES OF JUPITER (INSTRUMENTAL)*
14 JOEL & PHIL (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE)*
15 TURKISH DELIGHT (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE)*
16 TELEVISION (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE)*
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
1 THE STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM
2 TRACK BY TRACK COMMENTARY
3 I WANT TO BE FREE: ELECTRO/ ACOUSTIC SESSION 2021
4 IT’S A MYSTERY: ELECTRO/ ACOUSTIC SESSION 2021
5 WE ARE: ELECTRO/ACOUSTIC SESSION 2021
6 I WANT TO BE FREE: PROMO VIDEO
7 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: PROMO VIDEO
8 IT’S A MYSTERY: TOP OF THE POPS 19/02/1981
9 IT’S A MYSTERY: TOP OF THE POPS 19/03/1981
10 I WANT TO BE FREE: TOP OF THE POPS 21/05/1981
11 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: TOP OF THE POPS 01/10/1981
12 I WANT TO BE FREE: CHEGGERS PLAYS POP 18/05/1981
13 IT’S A MYSTERY: SWAP SHOP 10/10/1881
14 IEYA: SOMETHING ELSE 30/10/1981
15 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: SOMETHING ELSE 30/10/1981