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  • Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the long-awaited newly remastered and expanded deluxe release of Toyah’s debut album “Sheep Farming In Barnet” which kickstarts a reissue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

 

  • Produced by Steve James and Keith Hale (Blood Donor), the album reached number 1 on the UK Independent Albums in February 1980 and celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2020.

 

  • The 7” single ‘Victims Of The Riddle’ (1979) was Toyah’s very first release and is included here. This was followed up by 6-track mini-album “Sheep Farming In Barnet” that contained three tracks per-side on a 33 1/3 playing 7” vinyl. This mini-album was then expanded to a full length 11-track album (originally for the German market) in early 1980 by adding the ‘Victims’ 7” A-Side/B-Sides and some further tracks also recorded at Chappell Studios, London.

 

  • This album contains the fan favourites ‘Race Through Space’, ‘Neon Womb’ and ‘Danced’, all of which went on to become signature songs for the band. Non-album Double A-Side single ‘Bird In Flight’/’Tribal Look’ produced by The Boys’ lead singer Matt Dangerfield is also included.

 

  • This punk/new wave classic album is being reissued in two formats & this expanded deluxe set features:
  • 2CD+DVD digipak with a fully illustrated 24-page booklet containing a brand new introductory note from Toyah plus rare and unseen imagery including album cover shots taken at RAF Fylingdales Early Warning site, Yorkshire.

 

  • This expanded edition features 30 bonus tracks made up of non-album singles, rarities and demos. Amongst the 20 previously unreleased tracks are versions originally recorded for Shoestring, the original improvisation vocal that became Victims of The Riddle and the band’s first ever pre-signing 1978 demos.

 

  • A sleevenote by Toyah’s archivist Craig Astley, researched with input from co-writer/guitarist Joel Bogen, chronicles the creation of the album, musician line-ups and reveals the recording origins of the album and bonus material for the first time.

 

  • Includes a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) containing two brand new features with Toyah Willcox; an interview about the album/period, a track-by-track album interview and an exclusive acoustic three-song session of songs from the era – all filmed August 2020.

 

  • The DVD also includes rare archive TV footage available on DVD for the first time ever including a 1979 interview/performance clips of Race Through Space filmed at Toyah’s Battersea warehouse ‘Mayhem’ for broadcast on What’s On (ITV Midlands-only region) and two songs filmed in February 1980 for BBC’s The Old Grey Whistle Test.

 

 Track List:

DISC ONE:

  1. NEON WOMB
  2. INDECISION
  3. WAITING
  4. COMPUTER
  5. VICTIMS OF THE RIDDLE
  6. ELUSIVE STRANGER
  7. OUR MOVIE
  8. DANCED
  9. LAST GOODBYE
  10. VICTIMS OF THE RIDDLE (VIVISECTION)
  11. RACE THROUGH SPACE

BONUS TRACKS 

  1. GAOLER
  2. BIRD IN FLIGHT
  3. TRIBAL LOOK
  4. LOVE ME (DANGERFIELD SESSION)*
  5. TRIBAL LOOK (ALTERNATE MIX)*
  6. OUR MOVIE (SHOESTRING VERSION)*
  7. WAITING (SHOESTRING VERSION)*
  8. NEON WOMB (SHOESTRING VERSION)*
  9. DANCED (SHOESTRING VERSION)*

* Previously unreleased

 

DISC TWO:

  1. COMPUTERS (DEMO)*
  2. LITTLE BOY (DEMO)*
  3. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (DEMO)*
  4. WATCH ME SANE (DEMO)*
  5. JAILER (DEMO)*
  6. RACE THROUGH SPACE (DEMO) *
  7. ELUSIVE STRANGER (DEMO)*
  8. PROBLEM CHILD (DEMO)
  9. ISRAEL (DEMO)
  10. CHRISTMAS CAROL (DEMO)
  11. RACE THROUGH SPACE (ALTERNATE MIX)*
  12. NEON WOMB (NO SAXOPHONE)*
  13. OUR MOVIE (ALTERNATE MIX)*
  14. WAITING (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX)*
  15. INDECISION (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX)*
  16. COMPUTER (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX)*
  17. VIVISECTION (IMPROVISATION)*
  18. LOVE ME (DEMO)
  19. TRIBAL LOOK (DEMO)
  20. GUILTY (DEMO)
  21. THREE-SIDED FACE (DEMO)

 

DISC THREE (DVD):

  1. THE STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM : 2020 INTERVIEW
  2. TRACK-BY-TRACK ALBUM COMMENTARY: 2020 INTERVIEW
  3. COMPUTER: ACOUSTIC SESSION 2020
  4. NEON WOMB: ACOUSTIC SESSION 2020
  5. BIRD IN FLIGHT: ACOUSTIC SESSION 2020
  6. RACE THROUGH SPACE: WHAT’S ON 12/04/1979
  7. TOYAH INTERVIEW: WHAT’S ON 19/04/1979
  8. DANCED: THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 04/03/1980
  9. INDECISION: THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 04/03/1980

NTSC – REGION FREE

 

 

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DISC ONE:

NEON WOMB  
INDECISION     
WAITING         
COMPUTER  
VICTIMS OF THE RIDDLE 
ELUSIVE STRANGER      
OUR MOVIE
DANCED         
LAST GOODBYE   
VICTIMS OF THE RIDDLE (VIVISECTION)         
RACE THROUGH SPACE   

BONUS TRACKS 

GAOLER
BIRD IN FLIGHT
TRIBAL LOOK
LOVE ME (DANGERFIELD SESSION)*
TRIBAL LOOK (ALTERNATE MIX)*
OUR MOVIE (SHOESTRING VERSION)*
WAITING (SHOESTRING VERSION)*
NEON WOMB (SHOESTRING VERSION)*
DANCED (SHOESTRING VERSION)*

* Previously unreleased

 

DISC TWO:

COMPUTERS (DEMO)*
LITTLE BOY (DEMO)*
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (DEMO)*
WATCH ME SANE (DEMO)*
JAILER (DEMO)*
RACE THROUGH SPACE (DEMO) *
ELUSIVE STRANGER (DEMO)*
PROBLEM CHILD (DEMO)
ISRAEL (DEMO)
CHRISTMAS CAROL (DEMO)
RACE THROUGH SPACE (ALTERNATE MIX)*
NEON WOMB (NO SAXOPHONE)*
OUR MOVIE (ALTERNATE MIX)*
WAITING (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX)*
INDECISION (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX)*
COMPUTER (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX)*
VIVISECTION (IMPROVISATION)*
LOVE ME (DEMO)
TRIBAL LOOK (DEMO)
GUILTY (DEMO) 
THREE-SIDED FACE (DEMO)




DISC THREE (DVD):

THE STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM : 2020 INTERVIEW
TRACK-BY-TRACK ALBUM COMMENTARY: 2020 INTERVIEW
COMPUTER: ACOUSTIC SESSION 2020
NEON WOMB: ACOUSTIC SESSION 2020
BIRD IN FLIGHT: ACOUSTIC SESSION 2020
RACE THROUGH SPACE: WHAT’S ON 12/04/1979
TOYAH INTERVIEW: WHAT’S ON 19/04/1979
DANCED: THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 04/03/1980
INDECISION: THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 04/03/1980

NTSC – REGION FREE