Cult classic Toy Matinee back on vinyl

Coloured vinyl limited to 1000

Short-lived American band Toy Matinee’s self-titled 1990 album is being made available on limited edition coloured vinyl in a small production run.

The band had an incredible pedigree and featured songwriter and producer Pat Leonard (who co-wrote half of Madonna’s True Blue album and most of Like A Prayer and would go on to work with Bryan Ferry and Roger Waters, amongst others), singer-songwriter Kevin Gilbert (who contributed significantly to Sheryl Crow’s 1993 album Tuesday Night Music Club), and heavyweight session bassist Guy Pratt, who played on Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’, Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’, toured extensively with Pink Floyd and most recently was in Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets. Other contributors included Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson), drummer Brian MacLeod and Tim Pierce on guitar. Julian Lennon sings backing vocals on two tracks.

With Bill Bottrell at the helm, the album has a crisp, satisfying early 90s rock/pop production and is full of brilliant tracks sung by Kevin Gilbert and mostly co-written by Patrick Leonard and Gilbert (Guy Pratt contributes to four numbers)

Tim Pierce tells the story of Toy Matinee

This lost classic of an album has been unavailable on vinyl since its original release in 1990 and regularly sells for over £100 on Discogs. This new vinyl pressing is from Music On Vinyl and sees the Toy Matinee album pressed on 180g limited blue vinyl. And it really is limited. There are only 1000 numbered copies being pressed for the world with just 200 allocated for the UK! These are already sold out at the label/distributors.

I’m personally a very big fan of this record and would urge you to give it a go. It is not one you want to miss out on – you will not be disappointed. Check out guitarist Tim Pierce’s great YouTube film above and take a listen to a few tracks from the album, below.

Toy Matinee is released on blue vinyl on 8 April 2022. Place your order from the SDE shop using this link or the button below. We have a guaranteed allocation and shipping starts in a few days.

EU SHIPPING NOTES: If you are ordering from the EU please be aware that that goods may be subject to import VAT when they arrive from the UK. The prices the SDE shop charge you do not include VAT.
‘Queen of Misery’ from Toy Matinee
‘The Ballad of Jenny Ledge’ from Toy Matinee
‘Turn It On Salvador’ from Toy Matinee


Toy Matinee Toy Matinee / Limited blue vinyl LP

    • Side A
      1. Last Plane Out
      2. Turn It On Salvador
      3. Things She Said
      4. Remember My Name
      5. The Toy Matinee
    • Side B
      1. Queen Of Misery
      2. The Ballad Of Jenny Ledge
      3. There Was A Little Boy
      4. We Always Come Home

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