Tuesday, 29 July 2008

John Foxx - Glimmer: the best of

John Foxx's MySpace has at last given details of a new 2CD 'Best of' entitled 'Glimmer' to be released in the autumn. Glimmer is a collection of Foxx's solo work over the years, with a heavy bias towards the Metamatic (1980!) and later 'electronica' periods, skillfully, and thankfully avoiding the mid-80s wilderness save a couple of tracks. The earlier Ultravox! period songs are in their reworked versions with Louis Gordon. Collaborations with Harold Budd, Jori Hukkonen and the Metamatics also feature. Rare versions of standard faves also included for the fans.
full tracklisting as follows:


No-One Driving
Quiet City *

Dislocation *
Twilight's Last Gleaming
Sunset Rising
Cities Of Light 5 *
Europe After The Rain
Hiroshima Mon Amour *
The Garden

Through My Sleeping *
My Sex *
He's A Liquid
Carcrash Flashback V2*
Dancing Like A Gun

Just For A Moment *
Dislocated (with Jori Hulkkonen)
Burning Car
Miles Away
Stepping Sideways (with Harold Budd)
Free Robot (with Metamatics)
No-One Driving (early version)
Plaza (extended version)
Burning Car (Dub Terror/Karborn 2008 mix)

* Recorded with Louis Gordon