OK, let's set some ground rules here, I'm not going to go into the whole "original Ultravox vocalist" thing and I'm not going to mention Metamatic, his seminal debut album from 1980. That's got that bit out of the way.
The Golden Section was John's third solo outing and in my opinion is the best of the lot. Or should I say, I feel it's his most complete work. There are a few of singles to enjoy on here, Your Dress, Endlessly and Like A Miracle. All were strong tracks and really should have troubled the charts much more than they did
All the tracks are trademark Foxx, a mishmash of guitar and electronics. There are some really strong contenders on here, My Wild Love, Ghosts On Water and Hidden Man stand out in particular. John sticks to his usual themes built around cityscapes and solitary figures wandering around them.
There are some fine bonus tracks culled from b-sides and extra tracks on 12" singles. I'd like to particularly mention Annexe with is so beatlesque than I'm surprised the Fab Four's lawyers didn't come knocking on his door.
For me, The Golden Section shows John as a European rather than the quintessential Englishman he was on Metamatic and The Garden.
It took 18 years for this to appear on CD and it was worth the wait. Recommended.