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John Foxx - Metamatic: Special Edition (2007) Retail CD
Firstly the plus side to this 3rd (!) UK CD version of John Foxx's seminal electronic masterpiece 'Metamatic'.
We do get all the B-sides to the associated singles. Also, the out-take 'Young Man' from the first Virgin CD release is added - why this was left off Edsel's previous release is a mystery. And we do get 4 (yes 4) unreleased tracks and the Smash Hits flexi-single 'My Face'. Housed in a jewel-case (thank you Edsel - no more digi-pak's please!), the booklet is nicely sepia coloured and contains all the lyrics and some very stylish period photos of John. We've had the interview / reviewmore… on the last re-issue so no great loss that one is missing here.
Now to the minus points.
Firstly, despite what the sticker on the case says (and other reviewers), there are only 4 unreleased tracks. The alternative version of 'He's A Liquid' has already appeared on the excellent 'Modern Art' compilation. And secondly, why isn't the remixed single version of 'No-One Driving' included? Or the 'Miles Away / A Long Time' single? Maybe there's a good explanation for this but CD space isn't one of them.
So, to sum up, if you haven't yet got one of the previous versions of this album on CD yet (and if so, why not?) this is a well-designed package of a defining moment in electronic music history. With just a little more care this could have been the definitive version. As it is I'm left feeling that we fans are being just a little bit ripped-off.
|2||He's A Liquid|
|5||No One Driving|
|6||New Kind Of Man|
|10||Touch And Go|
|3||To Be With You|
|11||Like A Miracle|
|12||New Kind Of Man|
|13||He's A Liquid|
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