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Format: CD
Sku: 232573025
UPC: 186535006721
UPC 14: 00186535006721
Release Date: 7/17/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Anyone Else ~ The Fixx
2. Just Before Dawn ~ The Fixx
3. Take a Risk ~ The Fixx
4. Beautiful Friction ~ The Fixx
5. What God? ~ The Fixx
6. Second Time Around ~ The Fixx
7. Follow That Cab ~ The Fixx
8. Shaman ~ The Fixx
9. Something Ahead of You ~ The Fixx
10. Girl with No Ceiling ~ The Fixx
11. Small Thoughts ~ The Fixx
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Cy Curnin (vocals); Jamie West-Oram (guitar); Rupert Greenall (keyboards); Adam Woods (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Stephen W. Tayler.
Muze PNote Recording information: Spacehouse Studios, London.
Muze PNote Photographer: Michele Marinoli.
Muze PNote From the return of Dan K. Brown -- the bassist on all their classic efforts from Reach the Beach (1983) to Ink (1991) -- to its George Underwood cover art (the painter whose work adorned Reach the Beach and Phantoms), Beautiful Friction is a return to form for the Fixx, the synth-pop-but-almost-prog-rock group who made socially aware angst fly up the charts in the '80s with "Red Skies," "One Thing Leads to Another," and "Saved by Zero." This reunion effort is without a surefire hit like those, and at first listen, it is a bit light on hooks, but lead single "Anyone Else" is strong enough to beckon any longtime fan's return, and the skeletal, funky workout called "Girl with No Ceiling" brings to mind the Phantoms era -- kinetic in an "Are We Ourselves" style. While that's all good news, the real surprise here is how Beautiful Friction builds, from the first half's set of politically minded, Occupy Movement-admiring prog for the people, to the second half's blast of the Fixx as quirky new wave attack unit, featuring a whip-smart guitarist (Jamie West-Oram), a keyboard whiz (Rupert Greenall), a propelling drummer (Adam Woods), and a reliable, Bill Wyman-esque bassist (Brown). From the whirlwind "Follow That Cab" to the slow-rolling, life-affirming closer "Small Thoughts," vocalist Cy Curnin leads the band on something akin to a mini-Fixx concert that's alive and familiar in feel, even when the material is new. Repeat listens make that initial uphill climb a richer, more purposeful experience, and with everything feeling vital past the halfway point, Beautiful Friction is a win-WIN for fans. ~ David Jeffries

Producer: Nick Jackson

Engineer: Nick Jackson

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/17/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : KR 67
Music Label Name Label : Kirtland Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00186535006721

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   The Fixx
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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