This 4 CD and DVD box set contains four albums (We Are The Humans, Sugar Rush, Strange Tales, Live At Scala London) and six bonus tracks, including demos and an unreleased track, plus a DVD featuring a previously unreleased 90 minute concert, and four promo videos, all the discs in facsimile wallets. It’s the Complete Works of Toyah and The Humans. The Humans were Toyah, her musical director Chris Wong and multi-instrumentalist, the late Bill Rieflin (drummer for King Crimson and latter-day REM, as well as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Lard, KMFDM, Pigface, Swans, Chris Connelly, and Nine Inch Nails).
Toyah put the ensemble together in 2007 for the birthday celebrations of Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia, a country already dear to Toyah.
We Are the Humans, released in 2009, features Noise In Your Head, Quicksilver and Is It Wrong. The CD now includes four bonus tracks: a cover of These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ featuring Robert Fripp, and three of Toyah’s original home demos, demonstrating her original concept for the ensemble.
Sugar Rush (2011) features Sea Of Size and Small Town Psychopath and Guest Human throughout, Robert Fripp. The bonus track is a version of Small Town Psychopath.
Stange Tales (2014) album features Get In Your Car and now closes with a previously unreleased 7 minute version of the King Crimson classic, 21st Century Schizoid Man.
Live at the Scala London 2010 (2020) is the first full 16-track release of the entire concert, including the encores of These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ and Purple Haze. Guest Human Robert Fripp features throughout.
On the DVD, Live at trading Boundaries is a previously unreleased 90-minute, 21-song concert filmed in April 2015. Also included are four promo videos, issued on DVD for the first time. The lavishly-illustrated 40 page booklet features annotation written by Toyah herself. Also featured is an essay on the period covered by the box by Toyah’s official archivist and compiler of this box set, Craig Astley.