Foxtrot (compilation)

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Foxtrot
Compilation album by Various
Released 1998
Genre experimental
Label Chalice

Foxtrot is a benefit compilation which was released to raise funds for treating John Balance's alcohol addiction.[1] The album features tracks by Balance's close friends, including his group Coil, and was released via their label Chalice.

For this release Coil were John Balance, Peter Christopherson, and Drew McDowall. Current 93, including authorThomas Ligotti on guitar, contributed to the album.

"In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid" is one of only two songs ever released by Peter Christopherson credited solely to himself, using his own name ("All Possible Numbers", on Autumn Blood (Constructions), is the other).[citation needed] "Blue Rats (Blue Cheese Mix)" is a remix of "Blue Rats" from the album A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room. "Heartworms" appears in an altered form on the compilation Terra Serpentes. "Inflatable Sideshow" is Steven Stapleton. "Bone Frequency" is an altered version of the track from Nurse With Wound's The Swinging Reflective. Nurse With Wound's "Think Jazz, Think Punk Attitude" is the track "Cooloorta Moon" as played on BBC Radio 3's Mixing It program.[when?]

This album was produced in a CD and 2X10" vinyl version. The 2X10" release is limited to 1000 copies on "magnolia" coloured vinyl (off white with red & pink flecks - although some copies don't have the flecks) and 30 numbered copies on grey vinyl (most personally signed and given to friends of the bands).[citation needed]

Credits for "Bone Frequency":
Engineer - Matt Purcell
Performer - Daragh Grealy, Peat Bog, Steven Stapleton

Credits for "A Dream Of The Inmost Light":
Guitar - Michael Cashmore
Guitar (Hawaiian Plucked Steel) - Thomas Ligotti
Guitar (Sheep Ventilator) - Steven Stapleton

The vinyl was etched as follows:
Side A - CLARITY CONFUSES ME
Side B - COOLOORTA MOONSHINE
Side C - FIGHTING THE UGLY SPIRIT
Side D - HAIR OF THE DOG

Track listing[edit]

CD format[edit]

  1. "In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid" by Peter Christopherson
  2. "Bone Frequency" by Inflatable Sideshow
  3. "Think Jazz, Think Punk Attitude" by Nurse With Wound
  4. "Spooky Loop" by Nurse With Wound
  5. "Blue Rats (Blue Cheese Mix)" by Coil
  6. "Heartworms" by Coil
  7. "A Dream Of TheInmostLight" by Current 93

2X10" vinyl format[edit]

Side A:

  1. "In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid" by Peter Christopherson
  2. "Bone Frequency" by Inflatable Sideshow

Side B:

  1. "Think Jazz, Think Punk Attitude" by Nurse With Wound
  2. "Spooky Loop" by Nurse With Wound

Side C:

  1. "Blue Rats (Blue Cheese Remix)" by Coil
  2. "Heart Worms" by Coil

Side D:

  1. "A Dream Of TheInmostLight" by Current 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Richard (11 December 2004). "Obituary: John Balance". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013.