Toyah Singles Collection Vol. 1 - Toyah

Toyah Singles Collection Vol. 1
Originally from Birmingham Toyah Wilcox was a professional actress whose film appearances included Jubilee and Quadrophenia, when she suddenly found parallel success as a highly visual punk/pop singer. She is now also a frequently seen TV personality. The first in our 2 part series, this release contains all the 'A' and 'B' sides from the first 6 Toyah singles. They all reached the Top 10 of the INDIE SINGLES CHART, and 'It's A Mystery' reached No 1 and was in the Indie Chart for 24 weeks. It also made No 4 in the official chart. As if that wasn't enough for starters, this brilliant release also features several tracks that have never been available on CD before.
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Code: CDMRED266
Weight: 200
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Victims of the Riddle Part I / Victims Of The Riddle Part II / Neon Womb / Indecision / Waiting / Our Movie / Danced / Last Goodbye / Bird In Flight / Tribal Look / Leya / The Helium Song / Danced (Live) / Ghosts (Live) / Neon Womb (Live) / It's a Mystery / Revelations / Warboys / Angels and Demons
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