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  • Audio CD (19 Oct. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metamatic
  • ASIN: B002KD3QGU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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John Foxx, the man behind Ultravox's first three post-punk albums and his electro solo masterpiece Metamatic (described as 'visionary' by the Klaxons), releases two new albums Impossible and A New Kind Of Man. This follows 2009's critically acclaimed Mirrorball (with Robin Guthrie), which was described as a 'breathtakingly beautiful' in the NME and by Q as featuring the 'best of both their recent works: Foxx's epic, sepulchral grandstanding and Guthrie's intricate, filmic soundscaping.' A New Kind Of Man was recorded on Foxx's 2007 Metamatic Tour and includes live versions of all the tracks off the pioneering electronic album, plus B-sides and rarities. As Uncut comments, 'This is the Klaxons' all-time favourite album apparently but its influence moves immeasurably beyond that', while The Sunday Times recognizes that Metamatic is 'a hugely influential album and still an eerie experience to hear it all these years later.' Mojo raved about its minimalist approach, concluding that it's cold electronics and stark vocals make it 'one of the most under-emoted records in pop history.'

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By Kirk McElhearn TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD
One of the reviews for this album asks the question Why? It's a valid question. John Foxx toured in 2007 playing, at least on this disc, the entire Metamatic album in order, framed by B-sides which are available on the extended edition of the CD. Opening with Film One, the B-side from the Underpass single, Foxx, accompanied by Louis Gordon one Steve D'Agostino, then plays the album in order, following with a half-dozen other "extra tracks."

But why not? Sure, at 60, Foxx's voice isn't as great as it was in 1980; the live sound isn't as well-crafted as it was in the studio back in the day. But the versions have a certain simplicity to them, and, in spite of the imperfections - this is a live recording, after all - hearing these songs nearly 30 years later underscores how great an album Metamatic is. I'm delighted to hear this album, and the life performances of one of my favorite albums of the early days of electro-pop.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Vaughan on 21 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Well, I wrote a long, detailed, review giving a track by track rundown of what is wrong here - and of course, my computer crashed.

So here is the short version. I have been a fan of Foxx's early works since the day they were released. I bought them on vinyl, and then on CD. Metamatic is an extraordinary piece of work.

I bought this CD partly based on the three positive reviews. None of them asked the question: "why"? But I was willing to let that go. I was curious, at the time of writing the original album costs HALF of what this version costs, so why buy this instead of, or as well of, that original album?

Now I know, and sadly the answer is that this isn't a worthy effort. I don't have an answer to why - why essentially remake the original album? Is it simply a monument to a retro tour?

The problems? The sound mix of Plaza loses the lead synth line. Foxx's voice is not up to it (maybe through extensive touring) and he clearly should have pitched the vocal lines an octave lower. His harmonies with Gordon are awful. He introduces ridiculous affectations in his vocal lines ruining tracks like "He's a Liquid". There is a laughably long wait for the "encore" to begin where we get to listen to handclaps for what seems like forever. The booklet is lame, I'm far too old to be impressed by black and white pictures - what excuse for having a single fold out booklet with NO text in the middle to give us some context?

At best, this is a pastiche of a collosal work. I was looking for a why - why do this? What is added? What value is there? For a tour this was, no doubt, a good move. However, for an album it was bad.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Louise Cardinale on 10 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
It's great to hear a classic album performed in the same spirit as the original. Metamatic is one of my favourite albums of all time, and this live recording take from the 2007 Metamatic tour doesn't disappoint. There's enough re-arranging and changes to keep things interesting, while retaining the stark electronic feel of the orginal. There are moments too, where an older Foxx injects some world-weary melancholia into the music, especially on the brilliant version of '030'. There are nice sound additions to instrumentals 'Film One', 'Mr No' and 'Glimmer', alongside an icy, almost Bowie-esque 'Burning Car'. '21st Century' is a stunning, manic highlight and arguably best of the lot is the title track,' A New Kind Of Man'. I must confess I prefer songs to ambient music so, I know some fans will disagree, but for me I love this album and the other new one Impossible - they're my John Foxx highlights this year.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Futureshock on 12 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
It was great hearing this album - while many of his contemporaries have ditched electronics or forgotten why they used them in the first place, Foxx remains inspired by them. You can hear that on this heavily synthetic, atmospheric and stranegly charming album. I love all the little design elements too - the cover, the grey graphics, the image of the lonely figure on a bridge. If anyone still embodies the artistic, futuristic dreams of those early synth pioneers - it's John Foxx. Making intelligent music, experimenting with super 8 and story-telling, creating a whole world that is surprisingly diverse but it all holds together somehow.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Katrin Schieck on 29 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
The listener who already owns Metamatic might consider not to buy this Live-Version from the 2007-tour with Louis Gordon. Think twice! This CD catches the atmosphere of the 1980 LP, the songs are close to the Originals but sound different in so many ways. "030" for instance has an additional synth bassline which is fantastic. And many versions are Extended ...
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