Details

Format: CD
Label: ESOTERIC
Rel. Date: 11/24/2023
UPC: 5013929480230

In A Foreign Town / Out Of Water 2023 (Uk)
Artist: Peter Hammill
Format: CD

DISC: 1

1. Hemlock
2. Invisible Ink
3. Sci-Finance (Revisited)
4. This Book
5. Time to Burn
6. Auto
7. Vote Brand X
8. Sun City Nightlife
9. The Play's the Thing
10. Under Cover Names
11. Smile
12. Time to Burn (instrumental)
13. Evidently Goldfish
14. Not the Man
15. No Moon in the Water
16. Our Oyster
17. Something About Ysabel's Dance
18. Green Fingers
19. On the Surface
20. A Way Out

More Info:

This 2CD set features new reworkings of two of Peter's landmark albums originally released in 1988 and 1990 respectively. 'In a Foreign Town / Out of Water 2023' is a new project by Peter Hammill. Which features new reworkings of two of Peter's landmark albums originally released in 1988 and 1990 respectively. 'In a Foreign Town' was released in it's original form in 1988 to critical praise and featured material with a political edge and saw Hammill explore the use of MIDI technology in the studio and featured contributions from violinist Stuart Gordon. 'Out of Water' was a slight change in direction, featuring a more band orientated approach with contributions and featuring a more confident approach from Peter with regards to mastering the studio technology of the day. Over the years the reaction to the original versions of both albums has mixed, with some fans praising the material but finding the 80s production style not to their taste. Peter has referred to 'In a Foreign Town' as having strong songs but having a production style of it's time, describing the album as "a crucial set of recordings in terms of my musical development".