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#2792 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 21:56:00 The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Hi all!

Making my debut here.

First of all thanks Cerise and Rob for your masterpiece.

Been a fan of Ultravox and everything Ultravoxy and synth since 81. I'll start with The Quiet Man himself. His collection now looks impressive. 2003 was a great year for JF's fans. However, the collection seems to be missing one or two things.

1)THE RETRO EP and other live tracks. A project that EV had in mind. Perhaps the forthcoming remastered Island CD's will feature these.

2) THE QUIET MAN- art, literature and music. He's already written most of the book and released two tracks so far. All he needs now is to go wild with the artwork.

3) Now this is too much asking! 4 into 1 : METAMATICA, METATRONIC, METADELIC, URBAN MOTETS

All this to mark his 25th Anniversary into the world of music!!!

Any chance of this coming true?

Chris C

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#2793 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 22:23:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Originally posted by Chris C:
THE RETRO EP and other live tracks. A project that EV had in mind. Perhaps the forthcoming remastered Island CD's will feature these.
Before anyone asks, this is something that Cerise and I are STILL trying to progress. But there are currently no plans for the first three Island albums (Ultravox!, Ha! Ha! Ha! & Systems of Romance) to be remastered - with or without extra tracks.

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THE QUIET MAN- art, literature and music. He's already written most of the book and released two tracks so far. All he needs now is to go wild with the artwork.
No, all he needs to do is find the time... wink

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Originally posted by Chris C:
Now this is too much asking! 4 into 1 : METAMATICA, METATRONIC, METADELIC, URBAN MOTETS
It's likely (after Cathedral Oceans III has been released) that John's next project will be Urban Motets - that's of course assuming that he hasn't decided to re-title it... :rolleyes:

As usual, full details... ah, you know the rest! wink

Rob

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#2794 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 03:51:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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What exactly is Urban Motets?

While we're on the subject - was Cathedral Oceans II ever available as a single disc on its own (ie without Cathedral Oceans)?

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#2795 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 05:14:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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What exactly is Urban Motets?
Urban Motets is the title to an albums worth of electronic / treated piano music that John was going to release a couple of years ago.

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While we're on the subject - was Cathedral Oceans II ever available as a single disc on its own (ie without Cathedral Oceans)?
Cathedral Oceans II was never released as a single disc.

Rob

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#2796 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 17:04:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Originally posted by Rob Harris:
It's likely (after Cathedral Oceans III has been released) that John's next project will be Urban Motets
Yes!

"I see you walking in the streets again.
A quiet ocean in a suit of grey" wink

Now we know where you're going Quiet Man!!

Don't ever change John.

Keep us dreaming.

From the Quiet Friends of the Quiet Men. smile

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#2797 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:30:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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hi y' all !

i still haven't bought "cathedral oceans I & II" ... not because i don't like it , but because i've once bought "cathedral oceans" as a single album ... & by now i can only hope that volume II & III will be issued as a double album sooner or later , especially for all the fans that once bought volume I !!!

anyway ... c u ! smile

olaf a.k.a. ..::=|MeTaMaTRiX|=::..

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#2798 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 01:03:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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[QB]hi y' all !

i still haven't bought "cathedral oceans I & II" ... not because i don't like it , but because i've once bought "cathedral oceans" as a single album ... & by now i can only hope that volume II & III will be issued as a double album sooner or later , especially for all the fans that once bought volume I !!!

Hi MetaMatrix,

Volume II was never released as a single album but as a double CD album on the Edsel label along with Volume I. This was back in 2003. That was a great year for JF fans. We are all still recovering from this overdose!!! biglaugh John gives us a year to get back down to earth. 2005 seems like it's going to be a great year.
excited
Sit tight ha

Chris C

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#2799 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 01:30:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Hi
Like most fans I have CO1 twice. I could never understand why CO2 was released in a double pack with CO1. Ah well thats life. bemused

I also agree that John works in a two year cycle. 2001 and 2003 were brilliant years for new stuff.
2002 only 1 concert in Germany and 2004 1 concert in Barcelona. Now if my crystal ball was working I'd have said "sod the expense" and gone to Spain. I was dreaming about other concerts happening later this year. banghead
Regards
Metal

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#2800 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 03:23:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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[/QUOTE]Urban Motets is the title to an albums worth of electronic / treated piano music that John was going to release a couple of years ago.[/QB]

Instrumental music then?

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#2801 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 03:35:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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SO what happens then when Cathedral Oceans III comes out as a triple-pack with I and II, making us all have to buy the others again too...

You may laugh, but hey - seems crafty marketing to me... mad

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#2802 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 17:24:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Originally posted by Alex S:
[b]Urban Motets is the title to an albums worth of electronic / treated piano music that John was going to release a couple of years ago.[/b]

Instrumental music then?[/QB][/QUOTE]

Yeah. I guess this is the Glimmer style album that Rob <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> announced recently in one of his Metamatic mails wink

Chris C

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#2803 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 17:26:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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"Glimmer style album...." I guess I missed that newsletter! I'll have to back track and have a read...

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#2804 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 17:36:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Originally posted by Alex S:
"Glimmer style album...." I guess I missed that newsletter! I'll have to back track and have a read...
Quote:
Metamatic Update 29.05.2004

John is currently very busy working on a number of different projects.

The first of which is "Cathedral Oceans III" - this will also be available as a DVD. It's anticipated that as well as being mixed in 5.1, the DVD will include a commentary track from John describing how the associated images are created. There are plans to accompany this release with a series of exhibitions both in the UK and abroad.

As well as writing an albums worth of ambient electronic music (similar in style to "Glimmer"), John is also working with Karl Bartos (ex-Kraftwerk) and Adult - there's even talk of there being some live shows to accompany these collaborations. John and Louis are also looking to make available a CDs worth of material from last years "Crash and Burn" tour.

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#2805 - Fri, 19 Nov 2004 00:06:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Would be great we can hear Urban Motets soon...

It doesn't matter for me, Cathedral Oceans 2 came out as a double CD, it was not so expensive (I think only the price as for one CD) And the art work is great!!! I like the hard cover. But I own the first release of Cathedral Oceans 1 too. I like the advice "Abstract division" on it... smile

I'm keen for Cathedral oceans 3 !!!!!!!! excited

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#2806 - Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:29:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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[b]Urban Motets - that's of course assuming that he hasn't decided to re-title it... :rolleyes:

[/b]
I wonder if this is John's long lost classic. smile This was 99.9% written back in 2000. I remember your advert Rob. It seems that he is giving it a final polish. "Neon lights shimmering Neon Lights". Hey there's another one with Karl Bartos!! laugh

Urban Motets sounds like an excellent title to me. smile

I can't think of anything else. Urbanscapes. Perhaps ? Urban Motets sounds more like our John!!

wink

Rob keep us posted.
How's the discography going?!? wink

Chris C

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#2807 - Mon, 22 Nov 2004 22:15:00 Re: The Unfinished Symphonies......
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Ah, I get it now! "Glimmer" from the "Metamatic" reissue.

I love both "Glimmer" and "Mr. No" - synths with emotion and atmosphere. With this in mind, I think my interest with "Urban Motets" has just increased!

Artful Records still have a new album for John Foxx listed for this year - it's getting a bit late though!

Maybe we'll get something early next year...?

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