Disco dynamo Richard X has taken Foxbase Alpha and re-arranged it into a brand new beast called FOXBASE BETA. Using the original masters, adding cellos, electrix, choirs, and the spirit of Brian Cant he has created something really special - spruced-up yet reverential, it is essentially a 2009 up-date of Foxbase Alpha, given a shot of vodka and a loving caress. We're chuffed. It feels unnervingly like jumping into a Tardis.
This fan club version of FOXBASE BETA is a limited, numbered 2CD set of 3,000 copies, which will also include FOXBASE EXTRA, three unreleased recordings from the original album sessions: a just discovered coda to Girl VII (we'd forgotten it existed), a summery instrumental called Richard III, and the first, very different, take of Kiss And Make Up, which was the very first Saint Etienne recording. We cut it one afternoon in January 1990, and then Only Love Can Break Your Heart in the evening! It was all so simple then. These tracks won't be available anywhere else.
There will also be a 'directors' commentary' on the bonus disc. Informative, yes. Pithy, quite possibly.
Available to ORDER now. Maximum order 3 copies per customer. FAN CLUB members only! Not a member? - Join Our Club
Enjoy to audible delight that is possibly the best song ever made.
So I picked this little gem up cheap. I've always had a soft spot for rangefinders. This is a Yashica G Electro 35. I need to clean out the old mercury batter leakage and adapt a new battery in it's place but so far so good. Looking forward to running some film through it. It's a far cry from my FED3B that I had a few years back. The FED felt like it would fall apart at any second. This, by contrast, is a tank. It feels solid and all the controls have a nice, positive feel.