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• Newly remastered release of Toyah’s 1981 Gold-selling album ‘Anthem’; the fourth in Cherry Red’s re-issue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

• Produced by Nick Tauber, the album features a line-up that saw Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. Remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes and approved by Joel Bogen.

This strictly limited edition box set is the ultimate celebration of the smash hit album and brings together:

• The expanded deluxe and remastered 2CD+DVD edition featuring 25 bonus tracks (15 previously unreleased) + archive footage on DVD (NTSC region free)

• A bonus CD of 20 previously unreleased and remastered tracks

• ‘Anthem’ 12” picture disc LP featuring original album artwork

• ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ 12” splatter coloured vinyl mini-LP

• ‘Sphinx’/‘For You’ transparent orange vinyl 7” single

• 44-PAGE BOOK of ‘Anthem’ anecdotes and lyrics by Toyah Willcox with rare and unseen imagery

• 12”x12” album artwork print, signed by Toyah Willcox

• 4 colour postcards

‘Anthem’ was a big commercial success, reaching number two in the UK Top 40 album chart in May 1981. It spent 46 weeks on the album chart and was awarded a Gold album sales certification. The album followed two Top Ten hit singles, ‘It’s A Mystery’ (#4) and ‘I Want To Be Free’ (#8) both of which feature on ‘Anthem’ entering the public mainstream through radio play and appearances on BBC’s legendary weekly music TV programme Top Of The Pops. ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’ have become iconic and well-loved hit singles of the 1980s.

Curated and compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, the super deluxe edition of Anthem comes in a 12”x12” outsize box with lift off lid and includes:

Expanded 2CD+DVD presenting the full album complemented by 25 bonus tracks. Among these is the standalone hit single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, associated B-sides and rarities plus 15 previously unreleased tracks. 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 new in-depth interview 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.

And exclusive to this boxset:
Bonus CD – More Rare & Archive Material containing a further 20 previously unreleased tracks from the archives, newly unearthed and remastered, including the special re-recording of ‘It’s A Mystery’ used for lip-synching appearances on Top Of The Pops and alternate vocal versions of ‘Revelations’, ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘War Boys’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’; a breathtaking acoustic recording of ‘I Am’ that offers a glimpse into the album recording sessions; plus rough mixes of several album tracks alongside previously unheard instrumental out-takes ‘Japan’, ‘Dropped Earring’ and the earliest incarnation of ‘Clapham Junction’.

Album Picture Disc: ‘Anthem’ presented on a 12” picture disc featuring the iconic original album front cover.

Standalone hit single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ expanded into a 12” splatter-coloured vinyl mini-album bringing together the single, its B-sides and four previously unreleased instrumental versions with a newly designed inner bag featuring previously unseen images and full lyrics. The yellow and red coloured splatter vinyl echoes the iconic sunflower hair that Toyah sports on the legendary front cover shot.

A 7” orange-coloured vinyl EP celebrating the non-LP tracks ‘Sphinx’ and ‘For You’, recorded during the ‘Anthem’ sessions and previously issued as a flexi-disc with the magazine Flexipop, marking the first time these songs have been pressed on regular vinyl, the EP features a full colour sleeve and instrumental versions of both tracks.

A 44-page perfect bound book containing stunning rare and unseen colour images from the Safari archives alongside anecdotes and insights from Toyah Willcox about the 11 songs on ‘Anthem’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, plus lyrics for the full album and its associated B-sides.

A 12×12-inch print of the album cover illustration signed by Toyah Willcox.

Four exclusive colour postcards celebrating the Four From Toyah photography.

N.B – As these boxes are large sized boxes, they need to be sent using Tracked services, as such there is no price differentiation between Standard and Tracked shipping options on this product. Please select the Tracked option.

DISC ONE: CD

1 I WANT TO BE FREE
2 OBSOLETE
3 POP STAR
4 ELOCUTION LESSON
5 JUNGLES OF JUPITER
6 I AM
7 IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
8 MASAI BOY
9 MARIONETTE
10 DEMOLITION MEN
11 WE ARE BONUS TRACKS
12 IT’S A MYSTERY
13 REVELATIONS
14 WAR BOYS
15 ANGELS & DEMONS
16 WALKIE TALKIE
17 ALIEN
18 SPHINX
19 FOR YOU (UNFADED VERSION)*
20 I WANT TO BE FREE (INSTRUMENTAL)*

DISC TWO: CD

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

DISC THREE: DVD

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

DISC FOUR:CD

1. IT’S A MYSTERY RE-RECORDED TV VERSION
2. REVELATIONS ALTERNATE VOCAL
3. WAR BOYS ALTERNATE MIX
4. I WANT TO BE FREE ALTERNATE VOCAL
5. I AM ACOUSTIC
6. POP STAR ROUGH MIX
7. MARIONETTE ROUGH MIX
8. DEMOLITION MEN ROUGH MIX
9. THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ALTERNATE VOCAL
10. WALKIE TALKIE INSTRUMENTAL
11. JAPAN INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE
12. THE DOOR IS A WHORE INSTRUMENTAL
13. FOR YOU INSTRUMENTAL
14. MASAI BOY INSTRUMENTAL
15. ALIEN INSTRUMENTAL
16. THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
17. STREET ADDICT INSTRUMENTAL
18. VOODOO DOLL INSTRUMENTAL
19. CLAPHAM JUNCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
20. DROPPED EARRING INSTRUMENTAL
ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

VINYL ONE:

ANTHEM PICTURE DISC

SIDE ONE (ONCE UPON A TIME)
1 I WANT TO BE FREE
2 OBSOLETE
3 POP STAR
4 ELOCUTION LESSON
5 JUNGLES OF JUPITER
6 I AM

SIDE TWO (HAPPY EVER AFTER?)
7 IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
8 MASAI BOY
9 MARIONETTE
10 DEMOLITION MEN
11 WE ARE

VINYL TWO:

THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS SIDE ONE (THUNDER SIDE)
1 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
2 STREET ADDICT
3 VOODOO DOLL
4 CLAPHAM JUNCTION

SIDE TWO (LIGHTNING SIDE)
1 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
2 STREET ADDICT INSTRUMENTAL
3 VOODOO DOLL INSTRUMENTAL
4 CLAPHAM JUNCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL

VINYL THREE:

SPHINX/FOR YOU

SIDE ONE
1 SPHINX
2 FOR YOU

SIDE TWO
1 SPHINX INSTRUMENTAL DEMO
2 FOR YOU INSTRUMENTAL

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DISC ONE: CD

1 I WANT TO BE FREE
2 OBSOLETE
3 POP STAR
4 ELOCUTION LESSON
5 JUNGLES OF JUPITER
6 I AM
7 IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
8 MASAI BOY
9 MARIONETTE
10 DEMOLITION MEN
11 WE ARE BONUS TRACKS
12 IT’S A MYSTERY
13 REVELATIONS
14 WAR BOYS
15 ANGELS & DEMONS
16 WALKIE TALKIE
17 ALIEN
18 SPHINX
19 FOR YOU (UNFADED VERSION)*
20 I WANT TO BE FREE (INSTRUMENTAL)*

DISC TWO: CD

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

DISC THREE: DVD

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

DISC FOUR:CD

1. IT’S A MYSTERY RE-RECORDED TV VERSION
2. REVELATIONS ALTERNATE VOCAL
3. WAR BOYS ALTERNATE MIX
4. I WANT TO BE FREE ALTERNATE VOCAL
5. I AM ACOUSTIC
6. POP STAR ROUGH MIX
7. MARIONETTE ROUGH MIX
8. DEMOLITION MEN ROUGH MIX
9. THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ALTERNATE VOCAL
10. WALKIE TALKIE INSTRUMENTAL
11. JAPAN INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE
12. THE DOOR IS A WHORE INSTRUMENTAL
13. FOR YOU INSTRUMENTAL
14. MASAI BOY INSTRUMENTAL
15. ALIEN INSTRUMENTAL
16. THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
17. STREET ADDICT INSTRUMENTAL
18. VOODOO DOLL INSTRUMENTAL
19. CLAPHAM JUNCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
20. DROPPED EARRING INSTRUMENTAL
ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

VINYL ONE:

ANTHEM PICTURE DISC

SIDE ONE (ONCE UPON A TIME)
1 I WANT TO BE FREE
2 OBSOLETE
3 POP STAR
4 ELOCUTION LESSON
5 JUNGLES OF JUPITER
6 I AM

SIDE TWO (HAPPY EVER AFTER?)
7 IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
8 MASAI BOY
9 MARIONETTE
10 DEMOLITION MEN
11 WE ARE

VINYL TWO:

THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS SIDE ONE (THUNDER SIDE)
1 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
2 STREET ADDICT
3 VOODOO DOLL
4 CLAPHAM JUNCTION

SIDE TWO (LIGHTNING SIDE)
1 THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
2 STREET ADDICT INSTRUMENTAL
3 VOODOO DOLL INSTRUMENTAL
4 CLAPHAM JUNCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL

VINYL THREE:

SPHINX/FOR YOU

SIDE ONE
1 SPHINX
2 FOR YOU

SIDE TWO
1 SPHINX INSTRUMENTAL DEMO
2 FOR YOU INSTRUMENTAL

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