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Compilation album by John Foxx
Released 2010
Genre Electronic, new wave, synthpop, ambient
Length 72:00
Label Edsel Records
Producer John Foxx,
John Foxx chronology
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Metratronic is a retrospective compilation of recorded audio and visual material by British musician and recording artist John Foxx. It was released in 2010 by Edsel Records to mark the 30th anniversary of Foxx's debut solo album Metamatic and the start of his solo career. The idea for the compilation was first mentioned in the Ultravox fanzine Extreme Voice back in 1999.[1]

The three disc set, comprising two CDs and one DVD, highlights on the electronic side of Foxx's recorded work and includes promo videos for 'Underpass', 'No-One Driving' and 'He's A Liquid' on DVD for the first time, along with rare performances of 'The Noise' and 'Shifting City' performed by Foxx and Louis Gordon and filmed by VH1.[2]

The extended version of Underpass and the "early version" of Burning Car remain exclusive to this release, as do the tracks on CD2 recorded live in Sydney.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. Underpass (Extended Version)
  2. This City
  3. No-One Driving
  4. Burning Car
  5. The Noise
  6. Everyone
  7. When It Rains
  8. Automobile
  9. Broken Furniture (Single Version)
  10. Drive (Single Version)
  11. Once In A While
  12. From Trash
  13. Never Let Me Go
  14. Smokescreen
  15. Cinemascope
  16. Phone Tap
  17. Smoke

CD 2 (Live In Sydney, 2008)[edit]

  1. Crash & Burn
  2. Uptown / Downtown
  3. The Man Who Dies Every Day
  4. Hiroshima Mon Amour
  5. Underpass
  6. From Trash
  7. Shadow Man
  8. My Sex

CD 2 Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. Burning Car (Early Version)
  2. Underpass (Mark Reeder's Sinister Subway Mix)
  3. Dislocated (Jussi Pekka's Pointed On A Map Remix)
  4. 20th Century (Dubterror Vs. Karborn Mix)


  1. Underpass (B&W)
  2. He's A Liquid
  3. No-One Driving
  4. Smokescreen
  5. Underpass (Mark Reeder's Sinister Subway Mix)
  6. The Noise (Live)
  7. Shifting City (Live)


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