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Tracklist

Joy Of A Toy Continued
Town Feeling
The Clarietta Rag
Girl On A Swing
Song For Insane Times
Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)
The Lady Rachel
Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
All This Crazy Gift Of Time

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1969-11-00, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
    Harvest – SHVL 763, Harvest – 1E 062 ○ 04210UK1969UK1969
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1969, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    Harvest – SKAO 421US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1969-11-00, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
    Harvest – SHVL 763, Harvest – 1E 062 ○ 04210UK1969UK1969
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1969, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album
    Harvest – SKAO-421Canada1969Canada1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1969-11-00, 8-Track CartridgeJoy Of A Toy
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Harvest – 8XT-421US1969US1969
    New Submission
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    Joy Of A Toy
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    Harvest – 4XT 421US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1970, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
    Harvest – SHVL 763France1970France1970
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1971, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold
    Harvest – SHVL 763, Harvest – 1E 062 ○ 04210UK1971UK1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1971, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
    Harvest – OP-80337, Odeon – OP-80337Japan1971Japan1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1971, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Transitional Pressing
    Harvest – SHVL 763, Harvest – 1E 062 ○ 04210UK1971UK1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1973, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold
    Harvest – SHVL 763UK1973UK1973
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1975, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Sleeve
    Harvest – 2C 184 - 52.277France1975France1975
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1989-06-00, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue
    BGO Records – BGOCD78UK1989UK1989
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1989, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Sleeve
    BGO Records – BGOLP 78UK1989UK1989
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1989-06-25, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue
    MSI (2) – MSIF-7075, BGO Records – BGOCD78Japan1989Japan1989
    Needs Changes
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 1997, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    BGO Records – BGOCD78UK1997UK1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2003, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Copy Protected, Reissue, Remastered
    Harvest – 07243-584352-2-1, EMI – 07243-584352-2-1Europe2003Europe2003
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2003, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Harvest – 07243-582776-2-3, EMI – 07243-582776-2-3UK2003UK2003
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2004-02-25, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Papersleeve
    EMI – TOCP-67357, Harvest – TOCP-67357Japan2004Japan2004
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2006, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Water – water188US2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2012-04-03, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Sleeve, 180 Gram
    Vinilisssimo – MR-SSS 513Spain2012Spain2012
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2012-11-27, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Reissue
    4 Men With Beards – 4M229, 4 Men With Beards – 4m229US2012US2012
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2012, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Sleeve (Colour vinyl)
    Vinilisssimo – MR-SSSC 513UK2012UK2012
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2013-03-20, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Harvest – TOCP-71551Japan2013Japan2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2013-03-20, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Parlophone – WPCR-50412Japan2013Japan2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2014-03-12, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Paper Sleeve, SHM-CD
    Parlophone – WPCR-15524Japan2014Japan2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2015-01-26, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
    Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1257, Parlophone – MOVLP1257Netherlands2015Netherlands2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2015, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Parlophone – CD 20Italy2015Italy2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2016-08-24, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, SHM-CD
    Parlophone – WPCR-17330Japan2016Japan2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2018-05-10, VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Yellow
    4 Men With Beards – 4m229US2018US2018
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, 2021-07-00, CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
    EMI (2) – 07243-582776-2-3, Harvest (2) – 07243-582776-2-3Russia2021Russia2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, , VinylJoy Of A Toy
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 Gram
    Tapestry Records – TPT 255EuropeEurope
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, , CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Harvest – 07243-582776-2-3UKUK
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, , CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    EMI – 07243-582776-2-3, Harvest – 07243-582776-2-3EuropeEurope
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, , CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    EMI – 07243-582776-2-3, Harvest – 07243-582776-2-3EuropeEurope
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, , CDJoy Of A Toy
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
    G. & P. Essential Music – 000095RussiaRussia
    New Submission
    Cover of Joy Of A Toy, , FileJoy Of A Toy
    16×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 320 kbps
    Parlophone – none
    New Submission
    • Nyjeffy1967's avatar
      Nyjeffy1967
      Excellent pressing great album beautiful cover. I love Music on Vinyl
      • Powerg's avatar
        Powerg
        Edited 6 months ago
        Kevin Ayers had everything it takes to be a pop star. Drop-dead gorgeous, he was possessed of a seemingly effortless ability to compose richly melodic songs which he delivered in a delectably creamy baritone. That he never actually became a pop star can only have been because that particular ambition, or indeed ambition per se, never ranked very high on the list of priorities of this dedicated bon viveur.

        Joy of a Toy, Ayers first solo album following his departure from Soft Machine in 1968, is replete with a nonchalant brilliance. It's not that Ayers isn't trying too hard, he doesn't really seem to be trying at all, just rattling off these idiosyncratic gems before getting back to the serious business of partying in Ibiza. With it's dry wit and languid air of bohemian Englishness this is the record Noel Coward would have made had he ever been introduced to the delights of mind-altering drugs. Mixing surreal wordplay with world-weary romance, Ayers was the missing link between Syd Barrett and Bryan Ferry. The songs are firmly in the tradition of late sixties quintessentially English pop, but the soundworld, with its unusual combination of instruments (Ayers former Soft Machine colleagues are augmented by a wide variety of instruments including cello, oboe, piccolo, celeste, alto melodica, Hawaiian guitar, and even that perennial I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue favourite kazoo - but no swanee whistle, alas) is utterly unique. At times the ensemble sound like a wandering troupe of psychedelic mediaeval musicians.

        In addition to his pop sensibility, Ayers was also a dab hand at full tilt weirdery, and on this album the two strands of his artistic personality are seamlessly woven together, at once eminently accessible and impeccably avant-garde.

        Ayers was responsible for some of the most singular music of the early seventies but he never surpassed the casual perfection of this miraculous debut. For Kevin Ayers being brilliant just came naturally.
        • Shaunrogan's avatar
          Shaunrogan
          The first and best Kevin Ayers solo lp, aided and abetted by Soft Machine friends. The sound on this reissue is fantastic and the whole package really impressive. 5 stars from me.
          • jmosch's avatar
            jmosch
            Yes this is a great sound LP even better than the BGO re-issue.
            • tomwebb101's avatar
              tomwebb101
              Stunning pressing as almost always the case with MOV. Vastly superior to the 4mwb release. Nice gatefold! No need for an OG. Buy with absolute confidence!
              • alexanderkingtickle's avatar
                my copy was given to me by a blind man in Pensacola FL
                • primecut3's avatar
                  primecut3
                  Beautiful slab of vinyl. Great rigid gatefold cover. This is why I love collecting vinyl. If only all records were that good. A beautiful artefact.
                  • orangeskies77's avatar
                    orangeskies77
                    The way to tell the difference between this and the 71 press is this doesnt have made in gt britain at the bottom of the labels. Other than that theyre identical.
                    • RecordChaser9's avatar
                      RecordChaser9
                      Great sounding vinyl and master. Completely dead silence with absolutely no noise present. Has some awesome dynamics too. Get this press!
                      • Perry_Mason's avatar
                        Perry_Mason
                        I acquired this CD when it was released in 2003, thrilled in being able to finally hear the "long lost" song "Religious Experience (Singing A Song In The Morning)" featuring Syd Barrett. But, I was more than disappointed when I discovered that the disc was crippled with Copy Protection.
                        My negative comment/review is thus solely based on the fact that This Release is laden with this DRM software.

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