Clan Of Xymox ‎– Medusa

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4AD ‎– CAD 613
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Tracklist

A1 Theme I 2:54
A2 Medusa 5:53
A3 Michelle 2:59
A4 Theme II 1:43
A5 Louise 5:17
A6 Lorretine 3:33
B7 Agonised By Love 5:18
B8 Masquerade 3:54
B9 After The Call 5:55
B10 Back Door 4:52

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Credits

Notes

Photography by Nigel Grierson of 23 Envelope.
"MADE IN FRANCE" on label.
Inner sleeve is in gold.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO CAD 613 A1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO CAD 613 B1 TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAD 613 CD Clan Of Xymox Medusa(CD, Album) 4AD CAD 613 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
SON 66 Clan Of Xymox Medusa(CD, Album, RE) Sonic Records (2) SON 66 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
CONTE 111 Clan Of Xymox Medusa(LP, Album) Contempo Records, 4AD CONTE 111 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
0334 Clan Of Xymox Medusa(Cass, Album, Unofficial) TomZo 0334 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 613 Clan Of Xymox Medusa(LP, Album, TP) 4AD CAD 613 UK 1986 Sell This Version

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Line_Breaks

Line_Breaks

May 15, 2020
edited 8 months ago
What else can a band do after making a record like "Medusa"? After making a perfect album, can you ever do it again? How many bands make perfect albums? Not many. Clan Of Xymox is one. While the subsequent "Twist Of Shadows" is a classic in its own right, "Medusa" stands above all, existing out of time, independent of all other musical statements of goth (theirs or otherwise). A woefully under-appreciated milestone of alternative music. It deserves all the love. "Louise", "Masquerade", "Back Door" - these are essential, essential songs. An always-rewarding listening experience. The inner sleeve is colored gold because this music is solid gold.
PhatGaijinPress

PhatGaijinPress

March 2, 2019

One of my favorite albums, and one which has helped me through many dark times.

I was a fan after their first LP, but this one made me a fan for life, and it is always a real treat to hear them play these songs live!
Spatzo

Spatzo

October 11, 2017

This is one of the first cd's I bought back in 87'. I paid $25 for it and I would gladly pay it again - probably more. Still one of my favorite records of all time.
vivienscalbert

vivienscalbert

June 21, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
As many people, I think this is their best work ever ! Despite catchy melodies, it is a beautiful introspective and experimental album. No deep depression but an overall dreamy feeling of uncatchable melancholy where cold wave elements meet beautiful and fascinating soundscape designs and where moving shadows seem to let appear slight rays of light. Listening to this album is quite like watching the moving reflection of sunlight from deep underneath the surface of the sea...
It is a subtile album, as filled with light as it is with darkness, as pop and catchy as it is experimental and deeply emotionnal.
But I don't blame the band for having moved towards new musical horizons afterwards and they have reached great artistic achievements since then. Better that than making again and again the same record.

*I'm french by the way so sorry if my english is not perfect, I just hope it is understandable*
aesiphron

aesiphron

November 5, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
No duplicates. There is the original version without barcode. There is a second edition with barcode printed on the backside (5014436613029). And there is a third edition printed in France (MPO). I also have a fourth edition, printed in France, but the matrix says CAD 613 CD MPO 03 (the listed one says MPO 01).
calx4ad

calx4ad

April 11, 2011
Are we sure that there are no duplicates in those 3 CAD 613 CD released in UK in 1986? I see no obvious difference between them.