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Nighthawks/Translucence/Drift Music [3 Album Set] [Box set, Deluxe Edition]

John Foxx & Harold Budd Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Nighthawks/Translucence/Drift Music [3 Album Set] + The Pearl + Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror
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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Edsel/DMG
  • ASIN: B0050U1Q5S
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,419 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Down A Windy Street
2. Now That I've Forgotten You
3. The Invisible Man
4. Fugitive Desire
5. From Then To Now
6. When The City Stops For Snow
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Subtext
2. Spoken Roses
3. Momentary Architecture
4. Adult
5. Long Light
6. A Change In The Weather
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Sunlit Silhouette
2. The Other Room
3. Some Way Through All
4. The Cities
5. Stepping Sideways
6. A Delicate Romance
See all 16 tracks on this disc

Product Description

CD Description

· “Nighthawks” is a brand new collaboration between John Foxx and arguably the world’s most famous ambient/avant garde music composer Harold Budd, along with minimalist composer Ruben Garcia. · Harold Budd’s career stretches back to the 60s and includes collaborations with Brian Eno, the Cocteau Twins, Bill Nelson, Andy Partridge, Ruben Garcia (on ‘Three Pianos’), U2 and John Foxx. · Foxx and Budd’s previous collaborative albums, the acclaimed “Translucence” and “Drift Music” were originally issued on Edsel in 2003, and are now included in this set to present the complete John Foxx and Harold Budd Collection.

Customer Reviews

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, ethereal, beautiful... 25 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
This review is a very easy one to write - this is one of my favorite sets of recordings of all. I am a big John Foxx fan, but even for those who are not yet fans, this ambient collection of three full albums is a fabulous buy and helps one realise how incredibly talented Foxx is. It really is hauntingly beautiful, and evokes all sorts of emotions, depending on the track. I think Foxx and Budd really do some brilliant interpretation of music that just - flows! This stuff makes me feel quiet and peaceful, but not in a cliched way with whale noises and sounds of running water - this music is truly electronic and analog combined, with piano interwoven through waves of electronic ambience that soothe the soul. As I write this I am listening to track 12 of Drift Music - "Resonant Frequency" - which is one of my favourites, along with track 4 - "Stepping Sideways" - what an amazing piece of music. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime Box Set 4 Oct 2011
By Christopher Hunter VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I've had Translucence and Drift Music for a few years and very good they both are. I've not heard Nighthawks before and it really is something very special. It's a deeply beautiful piece of classic ambience, probably closer to 'The Pearl' than more recent recordings by Budd elsewhere but with a lot more depth to the recording (thanks to Foxx's ethereal reverb and synths) than the 80's work with Eno.

A really excellent album by itself and with the two other recordings at this price you'd be a mug not to buy it!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gently addictive 20 Nov 2011
By Zoonie
Format:Audio CD
I am listening to it right now, as I type. I don't want to switch it off and go back to the harsh noises of the real world. Someone said to me today that is like good quality wallpaper.....you enjoy it in the background, but if you want to stop and study it, it is well worth noticing the detail.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Less being more 24 Jun 2012
By meeky
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is such a bargain, so much glorious sound scape for so little money. My outstanding favourite of the set is Underwater Flowers on Drift Music, it has such a magical dreamlike quality. The rest of course is marvellous and is no doubt going to creep up on me while I've got my eyes closed and feet up. One tiny thing that I feel with it, is how much nicer it would have been had it had a card digipak style cover. I would have happily spent another 2 or whatever for a copy that really looked the business. This though is a seriously worthwhile purchase and is worthy of every point of each of the five stars.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect 25 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As an almost constant ambient listener, I'd rate this as being up there with Ambient 2/The Plateaux Of Mirror and The Pearl. Plateaux is, for me, probably the best album by anyone ever. Having said that, though, Late October (2005 Digital Remaster) is, on its own, astounding and better than any single track off Plateux.

Does Nighthawks come close? Yes, it does. Down A Windy Street and Music For Swimmers especially are pieces of music that give you the same sense of electricity as walking slow motion through European cities at night: Cologne, Vienna, Glasgow (maybe not the East End though), Brussels, London, Manchester, Lyon, err, am I in pseud's corner yet?

Translucence/Drift Music are good too. Basically this stuff is beyond genius and not worth talking about (only listening to) other than to say: genius and highly recommended.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great record 7 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am a long time listener to Harold Budd's music and consider him indispensable. Now, within new territoires with a little help from John Foxx, they both go farer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Instrumental Foxx 9 July 2014
By jtfh
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Fabulous stuff this. It's atmospheric and ambient. If you are reading this then you are probably already interested in music of this type. You won't be disappointed. All three of these albums are consistent and taken as a whole, deeply satisfying. Perhaps not one for a sunny day though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 6 Sep 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I am enormous fan of ambient a la Eno etc. Loved Foxx era Ultravox. This collection is awesome and perfect for peace and peaceful reflection. If you want your head straight get it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars zzzzzzzzzz
Not as good as i was expecting, in fact it's a bit dull throughout. I prefer Eno for this kind of stuff. I was attracted by the price, and now i know why!
Published 26 days ago by Howard Ryding
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, lots of listening to really get into it.
Having listened a few times, I am only now starting to get familiar with the material. It is growing on me but it is a very specific piece of music that requires time to listen.
Published 11 months ago by Richie H
3.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road
'It's okay' sums this up. It's nice music to do other stuff to. No complaints, but I bought the Sylvian CD Plight and Premonition this Winter, which is much better.
Published 15 months ago by Neil Holliday
5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain, quality ambient.
Just the ticket. Three albums for the price of one. Others have criticised the quality but I'd say it was as good as anything I've heard including Brian Eno and Harold Budd's other... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. J. B. Poulton
5.0 out of 5 stars great value
3 for the price of 1
Just saw John Foxx in concert always liked Harold Budd's collaboration with The Cocteau twins.
So this is a great introduction for me
Published 17 months ago by simmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful ambient minimalism
I adore these three CDs and often listen to them at work.
This feels like the ideal soundtrack to a film like 'Moon'.

At 10 for 3 CDs it is worth a punt. Read more
Published 20 months ago by RYates
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very exciting.
Having a couple of Harold Budd CDs that I like I thought I'd give this cheap threesome a punt. Its a bit too languid and lacking in variety for my taste. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Peter Veness
5.0 out of 5 stars DRIFTing off to sleep
Always dug Budd's ambient stuff. Especially 'The Pearl' Big fan of Foxx via early Ultravox,recent ambient works and more lately ....and the Maths. Love this... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Eclectic one
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