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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting..., 22 May 2010
This review is from: Metatronic (Audio CD)
As a sort of overview taster of the more electronic moments of Foxx's solo career over the last thirty years (yes it really is that long since Metamatic...)this isn't a bad selection.

I'm well impressed by the "Sinister Subway" mix of Underpass and it's video which is a "cut up" from at least 3 older vids (Underpass, No-one Driving & Endlessly), don't really see the point of the B+W version of the original Underpass vid and would definitely like to see more of the "Tiny Colour Movies" films translated to DVD soon.

May have been a better idea to put tracks like "Underwater Dreamsex" and "Making Movies" on here though rather than the "Single mixes" of "Broken Furniture" & "Drive", as these (to my knowledge) only appear in their original studio forms as extras on the "Drive EP" which is hard to get hold of.

Overall, another reasonable compilation with a few bits on for the die-hards.

Not bad.

U-VOX: Remastered Definitive Edition
U-VOX: Remastered Definitive Edition
Price: £15.48

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, 20 May 2010
All the re-mastering & extra tracks you like can't make this any better. Only for the Ultravox completists.

In This Light And On This Evening
In This Light And On This Evening
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £4.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive..., 20 May 2010
Here comes the greying old synth freak opinion:

Only "discovered" Editors recently, and must admit I'm pretty blown away by this album. Much is said about the Joy Division influence which is definitely there, maybe in the context of what Joy Division could have become if Curtis hadn't died, but am I the only one who's picked up a possible trace of early-ish OMD (particularly around 'Organisation') here as well?

Worth owning for 'Papillon' if nothing else - one of the best synth riffs I've heard for years.

The Lost Throne
The Lost Throne
by Chris Kuzneski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but..., 2 Jan. 2009
This review is from: The Lost Throne (Paperback)
Is it just me or does this book seem to end very abruptly?
Well written with a healthy dose of factual history thrown in but ultimately seems unsatisfying somehow...
There seem to be some holes in the plot(e.g. where's Andropolous during the big fight on the mountain?)
Payne & Jones are good characters altohugh some of the more peripheral ones (Andropolous, Nicholas, even Nick Dial and particularly Jarkko) seem a bit two-dimensional.
An entertaining enough read overall though.

Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £12.71

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother..., 15 Dec. 2008
This review is from: U-Vox (Audio CD)
This album probably never should have released. Turgid mid-late '80's rubbish. Pity that this trash is part of the legacy of Ure-era Ultravox. One star because I can't give it less.

Golden Section ( Deluxe Edition)
Golden Section ( Deluxe Edition)
Price: £16.44

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Max Ernst with a sampler & a sunset" indeed..., 10 Oct. 2008
I've always rated this album highly - not as remote & dispassionate as "Metamatic" or as lush in texture as "The Garden" but demonstrating Foxx's avowed love of Psychedelia and surrealism with maybe some of his best vocal performances ever.
The extras are, in the main, worth having and maybe (I suspect) some of the "early versions" were recorded for the legendary "lost" album (was going to be called "In The Glow" I believe). The only totally "new" track on here ("Shine on Me") is a bit of a mess and therefore disappointing. The extended mix of "Endlessly" on here isn't as good as the one released on the original 12" single.
Overall well worth having for the hardcore Foxx fan but maybe not for the more casual buyer so only four stars.
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Live: Architecture & Morality & More
Live: Architecture & Morality & More
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £5.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic!, 29 April 2008
Sadly couldn't make the tour last year but if it was half as good as this album sounds I'm really annoyed I couldn't!
As some one's already said, this CD sounds like they never went away - even the originally post- Humphreys stuff seems to fit pretty well in to the set.
The sound quality is better that I remember from seeing the band live a few times in the "good old days".
Highly Recommended

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