Anthem

Label
Safari Records
Release date
31 Dec 1981
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
70:41

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 I Want to Be Free 6:19 6,733
2 Obsolete 2:37 876
3 Pop Star 3:56 706
4 Elocution Lesson 2:33 621
5 Jungles of Jupiter 6:01 991
6 I Am 3:23 854
7 It's a Mystery 4:00 5,603
8 Masai Boy 4:06 639
9 Marionette 5:38 599
10 Demolition Men 3:51 547
11 We Are 3:28 623
12 Walkie Talkie (Bonus track) 2:00 31
13 Alien (Bonus track) 3:28 32
14 Revelations (Bonus track) 3:35 29
15 For You (Bonus track) 3:07 30
16 War Boys (Bonus track) 5:43 32
17 Angels & Demons (Bonus track) 6:56 26

About this album

Anthem was Toyah’s most successful album to date, propelling them into both the UK Album Charts as well as the singles charts with releases of “It’s a Mystery” and “I Want To Be Free”. The album reached number #2 in the UK albums chart as well as charting in several countries including Norway, where it charted at number #20.

Original vinyl issues of the album came complete with a colour insert featuring photographs of the band wrapped in bandages, with various exposed body parts sprayed gold, and Egyptian themed drawings across the lyrics pages. A picture disc variation, featuring the albums front and back artwork and no sleeve, was also issued at the time.

Track listing:

Original LP:

Side One

1. “I Want to Be Free” (Willcox/Bogen)
2. “Obsolete” (Willcox/Bogen/Glockler)
3. “Pop Star” (Willcox/Lee/Glockler)
4. “Elocution Lesson” (Willcox/Bogen)
5. “Jungles of Jupiter” (Willcox/Bogen/Spalding)
6. “I Am” (Willcox/Bogen)

Side Two

1. “It’s a Mystery” (Keith Hale)
2. “Masai Boy” (Willcox/Lee/Willcox)
3. “Marionette” (Willcox/Bogen)
4. “Demolition Men” (Willcox/Lee)
5. “We Are” (Willcox/Bogen)

Original CD bonus tracks:

12. “Revelations” (Bogen/Willcox)
13. “War Boys” (Willcox)
14. “Angels & Demons” (Willcox/Hale)
15. “Thunder In The Mountains” (Willcox/Lee/Glockler)

1999 CD bonus tracks:

12. “Walkie Talkie” (Willcox/Bogen)
13. “Alien” (Willcox/Bogen/Glockler)
14. “Revelations” (Willcox/Bogen)
15. “For You” (Willcox/Bogen)
16. “War Boys” (Willcox)
17. “Angels & Demons” (Willcox/Hale)

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  • tangerman

    No shouts for this album? hmm I think it`s a very good album! :-)

    14 Sep 2009 Reply

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