- Audio CD (4 Jun 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Pandaimonium
- ASIN: B00005B9O4
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592,580 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
"Going Round", which was later re-recorded in rock/industrial form for 1997's Hidden Faces album, appears here as a wonderful dark synthpop track that, in my opionion, far outshines its later incarnation. The 3 songs that were never re-recorded are all excellent and fit seemlessly into the band's classic early catalogue.
The 6 demos that would later be re-recorded for their self-titled album are all excellent. "a day" carries all of the urgency and emotion of it's later incarnation in a somewhat more subdued mix. The production on "no words" adds a notably different melancholy atmosphere to the song that is absent in the later album version. "stranger" is a bit more straightforward here, with some excellent electronic bits that wouldn't make it into the final version. I actually the majority of these six demos better than their album counterparts.
If you're a fan of early Clan of Xymox, don't miss out on this one. It's a definite gem!
Thank you for making this record available to the rest of us.