The Vow (song)

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""The Vow""
1983 SAFE58 - The Vow.jpg
Single by Toyah
from the album Love Is the Law
B-side "I Explode"
Released November 1983
Format 7",12"
Genre New wave
Label Safari
Writer(s) Willcox/Bogen/Spalding
Producer(s) Nick Tauber
Toyah singles chronology
"Rebel Run"
(1983)
"The Vow"
(1983)
"Don't Fall in Love (I Said)"
(1985)

"The Vow" is the fourteenth and final UK single by the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in November 1983.

The title track, and unusually for the band, its B-side, were taken from the fifth full-length Toyah studio album, Love Is the Law, which failed to match the success of its predecessors, and despite appearances on several television shows of the time, the single failed to reach the UK Top 40. The 12" single featured an additional non-album B-side, which appeared on the 2005 reissue of Love Is the Law, and the compilation album The Safari Singles Collection Part 2: 1981-1983, released the same year.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl[edit]

  • A: The Vow [Wilcox/Bogen/Spalding]
  • B: I Explode [Willcox/Bogen]

Catalogue Number: SAFE 58

12" Vinyl[edit]

  • A: The Vow [Wilcox/Bogen/Spalding]
  • B1: I Explode [Willcox/Bogen]
  • B2: Haunted [Willcox/Darlow]

Catalogue Number: SAFE L58

Produced by Nick Tauber. Published by Sweet 'n' Sour Songs Ltd.

Both sides of all releases ran at 45RPM.

Personnel[edit]

  • Toyah Willcox : vocals
  • Joel Bogen : guitar
  • Brad Lang : bass
  • Andy Duncan : drums
  • Simon Darlow : keyboards