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Glimmer: The Best Of [CD]

John Foxx Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Music Club
  • ASIN: B001CVMDPQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,119 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Glimmer
2. Plaza
3. No-One Driving
4. Underpass
5. Quiet City
6. Dislocation
7. 030
8. Twilight's Last Gleaming
9. Sunset Rising
10. Cities Of Light
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Through My Sleeping
2. Endlessly
3. My Sex
4. He's A Liquid
5. Car Crash Flashback
6. Dancing Like A Gun
7. Just For A Moment
8. Dislocated
9. Burning Car
10. Miles Away
See all 15 tracks on this disc

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Updated Classics 2 Oct 2008
By turly
Format:Audio CD
All of the classic Foxx singles and album tracks are here, many freshly updated in collaboration with Louis Gordon. There's also a couple of other recent collaborations thrown in - Harold Budd, Jori Hulkkonen and Metamatics.

Also included is a booklet with photos galore and a decent article by Mark Fisher of 'The Wire'.

Musically, the updated old classics sound very fresh indeed - and the early version of 'No-one driving' brought me right back to 1980!

28 tracks for less than seven quid is a bargain by any standards, and when they're of this calibre, well, it's a steal.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not fade away 10 Oct 2008
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
John Foxx is given the compilation that his work truly deserves with this outstanding collection of well known & perhaps lesser known tracks.With a track list 28 strong this really does allow for a wide representation of this innovators work. A generous collection of titles from 'Metamatic' are going to keep those who haven't visited his work since the 80's happy but the real depth here is in the tracks selected from his later output.
The beautiful shimmering 'The garden' just appears to grow in stature with each passing year, 'Through my sleeping', 'Hiroshima mon amour' & 'sunset rising' are superb examples of Foxx's ability.
The b-sides & extended versions are really for the completists but are a welcome addition.
The only downside being no tracks from 'Cathedral oceans' or 'translucence' or 'Drift music' which are a significant part of his work. The other downside being the truly awful Dubterror slaughtering of the seminal 'burning car'. A more cack-handed remix of a track I have yet to hear.
But these are minor points that do little to detract from a really excellent collection.
The mixes are all crystal clear & have real depth which presents something of a descent soundstage. The packaging is good quality too with a largish booklet with lots of interesting photo's & a short review.
If you are new to Foxx then this is the only place to start. A broad spectrum of the artists work here presents his talent & innovation. For the dyed in the wool fan nothing more need be said as you'll have this by now anyway.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Strangely lacking 14 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was a bit wary about the John Foxx discography being re-packaged as two disc sets so soon after the recent re-masterings back in 2002, but thought a two-disc retrospective might be a good idea. I was wrong.

For a two-disc release, "Glimmer" is not the complete career overview that it promised to be, but has various gaps, the most notable being only ONE song off the wonderful Golden Section album being included, and In Mysterious Ways being completely overlooked.

In fact, it very Metamatic heavy, and it really is tiring how everyone accepts the snobby/hipster view that "The first is the best, he went pop". A man of such talent doesn't really have throwaway tracks, and I think a complete picture would have been more appropriate.

BTW, there are still extended versions that are commercially unavailable... and with a new set of double disc re-masters and this comp out, that's just unforgivable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 17 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'd only heard 'Underpass' from Foxx before but i liked the song so much i decided to have a punt on an album. Well worth the small amount (just under 4) i paid for this. 2-cds containing 28 songs. So many new favourites i've gleaned from it: He's a Liquid, Plaza, Europe After The Rain, 030, Burning Car and more.
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One of the best buys i've ever made. Looking forward to adding some more of his music to my collection.
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