Peter Hammill ‎– In A Foreign Town

Restless Records ‎– 72337-1, Restless Records ‎– 7 72337-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Hemlock
Violin – Stuart Gordon
A2 Invisible Ink 4:19
A3 Sci-Finance (Revisited) 4:19
A4 This Book
Written-By – Ameli*, Hammill*, Colombo*
A5 Time To Burn 3:42
B1 Auto 3:55
B2 Vote Brand X 4:01
B3 Sun City Nightlife 4:31
B4 The Play's The Thing 4:51
B5 Under Cover Names 4:17

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Sofa Sound, Avon, Oct 87 - Jan 88
Mixed at Crescent Studios, Bath, Jan-Feb 88

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0018777233712
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched [stamped]): 72337-1-A G-1 ɑ △ 23129 1-1 [MASTERED BY CAPITOL] S-20792
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched [stamped]): 72337-1-B G-1 G △ 23129-X 1-1 [MASTERED BY CAPITOL] S-20793

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ENVLP 512 Peter Hammill In A Foreign Town(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) ENVLP 512 UK 1988 Sell This Version
DACD 9.00685 O Peter Hammill In A Foreign Town(LP, Album) Date Records DACD 9.00685 O Germany 1988 Sell This Version
JPCD9710567 Peter Hammill In A Foreign Town(CD, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9710567 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
RSL 20890 Peter Hammill In A Foreign Town(LP, Album) Restless Records RSL 20890 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
TCENV 512 Peter Hammill In A Foreign Town(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) TCENV 512 UK 1988 Sell This Version



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June 22, 2008

I LOVE this album! I must say that because it's tremendously underrated among Hammill fans. But, having been a demented Hammill fanatic for 23 years, I think I can have a say. First, never mind the drum machines, never mind the 80's FM synthesis, care about the songs themselves. You'll find that "Hemlock", "Invisible Ink", "Time To Burn", "The Play's The Thing" and "Under Cover Names" are among the best songs Hammill has written.
And the rest of the album is not a filler, either. Simpler than classic Hammill - maybe, but every inch as intense, thought-provoking and original as anything he's done in the 70's. Thumbs up!