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$26.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
Metamatic (Deluxe)
FORMAT
3CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
META 063CD META 063CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/15/2018

An expanded reissue of John Foxx's Metamatic, originally released in 1980. The original ten-track album was remastered from analog tapes back in 2014, along with various B sides. A few tapes full of instrumental music from the session were also set aside for remastering but these revealed further discoveries, including alternative mixes and the song "Miss Machinery" -- a mutant, electro-punk twist on Foxx B side, "20th Century". Meanwhile John Foxx assembled his notebooks from the period which included lists of possible track titles that have now been used for the unreleased material on this album. Some of the notes were also scanned for the artwork, along with previously unseen photos as well as rare drawings and illustrations by the artist. Jonathan Barnbrook (regular Foxx collaborator and Bowie's Blackstar designer) worked on the new reissue design as the project grew to 49 tracks across three CDs. This includes the 15 instrumentals on the third CD, which collectively sound like a lost electronic soundtrack with echoes of Quatermass, BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, and the dark DIY electronics of Thomas Leer and Robert Rental. Features Previously unreleased tracks; every B side, outtake, and unreleased track has been taken from the best possible source and (re)mastered over the last four years. Triple-CD in clamshell box; Includes six art cards and 40-page booklet with previously unseen photos and rare drawings and illustrations by John Foxx; 2014 remaster of Metamatic album from analog tapes.