Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah

Cherry Red Records release the newly remastered version of Toyah’s 1980 album The Blue Meaning, the second in a reissue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

Produced by Steve James with arrangements by Steve James and ‘Toyah’ the band (Joel Bogen, Pete Bush, Toyah Willcox, Steve Bray and Charlie Francis), the album reached number 1 on the UK Independent Album Chart and charted in the main UK Top 40 album chart in June 1980. The album features the ultimate fan favourite ‘Leya’ considered a signature song by the band, which was also released as a single. This album also includes ‘Blue Meanings’, ‘Mummies’ and the psychedelic ‘Spaced Walking’ for which Toyah’s vocals were recorded after inhaling helium.

2CD and 1DVD digipak with a fully illustrated 24-page booklet containing a brand new introductory note from Toyah, plus rare and unseen imagery including album cover outtakes taken at Wykehurst Place, a gothic revival mansion in Bolney, Sussex.

This expanded edition features 27 remastered bonus tracks including single mixes, live tracks, rarities and unheard demos. Includes the early original version of ‘It’s A Mystery’ by Blood Donor feat Toyah Willcox that a ‘new’ line-up of Toyah ‘the band’ went on to record and enjoy their first hit single with in 1981. Amongst the other 20 previously unreleased tracks are the final recordings made by this band line-up including ‘Silence Won’t Do’ and ‘Jack and Jill’, as seen being recorded on the 1980 ITV documentary “Toyah” and have been long awaited by fans for forty years. The very first demo of ‘Angels and Demons’ recorded at Eel Pie Studios, an Alternate Vocal take of ‘Blue Meanings’ with the previously unheard original longer song outro and three tracks recorded live at the ICA London all make their release debuts.

A sleevenote by Toyah’s archivist Craig Astley with input from Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen which for the first time chronicles the creation of the album and reveals the recording origins of the bonus material.

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

The DVD also includes rare archive BBC TV performances of ‘Mummies’ and ‘Danced’ from Friday Night, Saturday Morning (November 1980) available on DVD for the first time ever.

Toyah

The Blue Meaning

Cherry Red
Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
LP+

£22.99

With Printed Inner featuring Unseen Imagery of Toyah and Lyrics.

Neon Pink

Released 28/05/2021Catalogue Number

BRED831

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
CDx3

£24.99

Deluxe and Expanded Edition. 2 CD and 1 DVD Set.

Released 28/05/2021Catalogue Number

CDTRED831

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
LP

£22.99

140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner featuring Unseen Imagery of Toyah and Lyrics.

Black
Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

BRED831X

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Toyah

The Blue Meaning

Cherry Red
Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
LP+

£22.99

With Printed Inner featuring Unseen Imagery of Toyah and Lyrics.

Neon Pink

Released 28/05/2021Catalogue Number

BRED831

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
CDx3

£24.99

Deluxe and Expanded Edition. 2 CD and 1 DVD Set.

Released 28/05/2021Catalogue Number

CDTRED831

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Blue Meaning by Toyah
LP

£22.99

140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner featuring Unseen Imagery of Toyah and Lyrics.

Black
Released 15/07/2022Catalogue Number

BRED831X

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Cherry Red Records release the newly remastered version of Toyah’s 1980 album The Blue Meaning, the second in a reissue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

Produced by Steve James with arrangements by Steve James and ‘Toyah’ the band (Joel Bogen, Pete Bush, Toyah Willcox, Steve Bray and Charlie Francis), the album reached number 1 on the UK Independent Album Chart and charted in the main UK Top 40 album chart in June 1980. The album features the ultimate fan favourite ‘Leya’ considered a signature song by the band, which was also released as a single. This album also includes ‘Blue Meanings’, ‘Mummies’ and the psychedelic ‘Spaced Walking’ for which Toyah’s vocals were recorded after inhaling helium.

2CD and 1DVD digipak with a fully illustrated 24-page booklet containing a brand new introductory note from Toyah, plus rare and unseen imagery including album cover outtakes taken at Wykehurst Place, a gothic revival mansion in Bolney, Sussex.

This expanded edition features 27 remastered bonus tracks including single mixes, live tracks, rarities and unheard demos. Includes the early original version of ‘It’s A Mystery’ by Blood Donor feat Toyah Willcox that a ‘new’ line-up of Toyah ‘the band’ went on to record and enjoy their first hit single with in 1981. Amongst the other 20 previously unreleased tracks are the final recordings made by this band line-up including ‘Silence Won’t Do’ and ‘Jack and Jill’, as seen being recorded on the 1980 ITV documentary “Toyah” and have been long awaited by fans for forty years. The very first demo of ‘Angels and Demons’ recorded at Eel Pie Studios, an Alternate Vocal take of ‘Blue Meanings’ with the previously unheard original longer song outro and three tracks recorded live at the ICA London all make their release debuts.

A sleevenote by Toyah’s archivist Craig Astley with input from Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen which for the first time chronicles the creation of the album and reveals the recording origins of the bonus material.

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

The DVD also includes rare archive BBC TV performances of ‘Mummies’ and ‘Danced’ from Friday Night, Saturday Morning (November 1980) available on DVD for the first time ever.