Toyah

Four From Toyah (40th Anniversary) (RSD21 EDITION)

Image of Toyah - Four From Toyah (40th Anniversary) (RSD21 EDITION)
Record Label
Cherry Red

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THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the newly remastered release celebrating Toyahís 1981 chart hit EP Four From Toyah as a special expanded coloured vinyl mini-album exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. ï Produced by Nick Tauber and introducing a new band line-up the EP was led by the song It's A Mystery which became a hit and entered the top 40 UK singles chart, rising to no.4 in February 1981 and earning a silver certification from the BPI in March 1981.

It's A Mystery became one of Toyah's signature songs and is still performed to this day. This expanded release presents all four tracks from the original 7" EP on side one of the vinyl - remastered from the original master-tapes for the first time ever.

Side Two includes the four original demo/incarnations of the songs which all started life in previous recording sessions, and again are remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.

It's A Mystery began life as a song by the late 70s experimental synthesiser group Blood Donor with guest vocals by Toyah. Two other demos (Jack & Jill and The Merchant & The Nubile were recorded at Park Gates Studios in Battle, Sussex by the Blue Meaning band line-up, the location where they also recorded The Blue Meaning album. The never before released demo of Angels & Demons was recorded in late 1980 at Eel Pie Studios, Eel Pie Island.

The release carries stunning new artwork including previously unseen shots from the classic photography for Four From Toyah which saw Toyah in four different striking and meticulous looks representing all four songs. Strictly limited edition jungle green coloured vinyl echoing Toyah's make-up from the front sleeve shot. Brand new inner bag features rare and unseen imagery of Toyah. Official lyrics for the four songs (EP version) are also included.

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