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A masterpiece awaiting its return
on 5 March 2002
With the commercial success of "Anthem" Toyah was always going to find it difficult to respond, but she did and produced a much better, tighter, more superior quality recording in "The Changeling." 1982 was a strange crossroads for Toyah. With "Good Morning Universe" doing so well as her second EP, "Brave New World" required her to break new ground and barriers in the singles chart by taking the pop and turning it into a fitting finale for the period of music that bridged punk with the forthcoming soft 80s. "Brave New World" also became the finale to "The Changeling" - a complete masterpiece. The highlights start with "Street Creature" but really it was side two of the original vinyl starting with "The Packt" and ending with "Brave New World" that just required that all important relistening over and over. "Run Wild Run Free" is probably the greatest track ever to be recorded by Toyah and its segue into "Brave New World" is a careful piece of editing. "Run Wild Run Free" alone more than justified the purchase of the Vinyl in 1982 and to hear it enhanced on CD is fantastic. Go for it, Toyah is the original warrior queen, enjoy reliving your youth, play it loud, play it proud.