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In Mysterious Ways
John Foxx
In Mysterious Ways
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

First ever CD reissue for the Ultravox founder's 1985 album for Virgin. Includes three bonus tracks culled from B-sides 'Lumen De Lumine', 'Hiding In Plain Sight' & 'City Of Lights'.


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All Artists: John Foxx
Title: In Mysterious Ways
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Edsel Records UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/1983
Re-Release Date: 10/9/2001
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 740155170523, 766487989527


Album Description
First ever CD reissue for the Ultravox founder's 1985 album for Virgin. Includes three bonus tracks culled from B-sides 'Lumen De Lumine', 'Hiding In Plain Sight' & 'City Of Lights'.

CD Reviews

A mid 80's gem!
John K | 11/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As a huge fan of the Midge Ure Ultravox era, I was slow to discover the John Foxx solo catalog. I purchased one of the excellent compilations available and was hooked. "In Mysterious Ways" seems to get the most negative attention of all his releases. I thought that the CD was one of the best of the early to mid 80s releases by the artist. I particularly like his vocal presentation on this CD. Gone is the "Gary Numan/John Foxx" vocal presentation of earlier recordings. Instead is a strong melodic presence. The amazing thing about John Foxx is that each of his releases capture a different John Foxx. You could play one of the ealry 80s CD's by Foxx to someone and they wouldn't know it was the same artist. If you like mid 80s music/vocals this is a good introduction to John Foxx. If you are a fan of John Foxx early 80s stuff (The Metamatic sound), although sounding different on this CD you shouldn't be shocked as all his albums are unique in their own way."
Catchy new wave that moves even more towards the mainstream
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 02/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I must agree that this is definitely representative of 1985 syndrome. Some of the best new wave artists of the early 80s began stepping away from their synths more often and leaving those wonderful sounds in the background or making them blend in to the arrangements of the song. But even so, this CD is one of the strongest entrees from that year (I can't talk about how the sound of Tears for Fears was commercialized into "Songs from the Big Chair" that same year). Foxx's voice and synths still hold their own, capturing the essence of new wave, with melodies, riffs, and basslines that are more accessible than ever to pop ears. This album could have spawned several big new wave club hits in 85 had the alternative radio stations bothered to mix him into sets with Depeche Mode and Alphaville. The earlier tracks on this CD are the best--it turns a little too ambient for my tastes later on. And personally, I would have liked to have seen the 12" versions of the singles as bonus tracks instead of some of the bland B-side bonus tracks that were included here.

If you love synthdance from the early to mid-80s, I highly recommend picking up this CD, making it second only to Foxx's perfect 1983 synthdance CD "The Golden Section"."
Good cd
12 Eloquent Dots | Sitting next to that girl right over there. | 03/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is better than what some reviewers are saying. Enter the Angel is worth the high price Amazon and others are asking for it."