very welcome re-release of Foxx's wonderful first. The album still sounds as distant and strange as it did on its release, although the remastering gives the brittle, metallic sound an extra edge that only adds to the freshness.
Even those who bought the original Virgin CD release of this back in 1993 (which is now out of print) should give this a look. The sound quality is hugely improved by the remastering, with the hiss that was so evident on the Virgin CD eliminated.
As with the earlier CD, there are bonus tracks, but it's a different set this time around. "Film One"'s still here, but "Glimmer", "Mr No" and "This City" have been added, the first two of which haven't appeared on CD before ("This City" was on the _Assembly_ compilation). "20th Century" is here again, this time accompanied by its A-side "Burning Car" (which also had previously only appeared on _Assembly_). Finally, there's "Miles Away". The B-side of "Miles Away", "A Long Time" has moved to the _The Garden_ CD, as has "Swimmer 2" (which never really belonged with this material anyway). "Young Love", the previously unreleased track that appeared on the earlier CD has gone completely, thus giving fans a reason to hold onto the first CD release (unless the early rarities comp (_Metamatica_, I think it was to be called?) ever makes an appearance).
The presentation has improved dramatically too - the booklet doesn't have that faded, photocopied look that the original CD had, there's still lyrics, there are plenty of contemporary photos, and there's a bit of bio (that cribs rather heavily from the liner notes of _Assembly_ and _Modern Art_).