Xymox ‎– Twist Of Shadows

Wing Records ‎– 839 233-2
CD, Album

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1 Evelyn 4:02
2 Obsession
Backing Vocals – Peter Walsh
3 Craving 5:41
4 Blind Hearts
Backing Vocals – Elisa Richards
5 The River 2:49
6 A Million Things 3:52
7 Tonight
Arranged By [Strings] – Tony ViscontiDrums [Additional] – Will AnversStrings – Arditti String Quartet*
8 Imagination 5:04
9 In A City 4:56
10 Clementina
Arranged By [Strings] – Tony ViscontiDrums [Additional] – Will AnversStrings – Arditti String Quartet*

Companies, etc.



On the back cover inlay track 9 is spelled "In The City" - on the cd the track is correctly spelled "In A City".

This CD does not have a transparent "Hub" or "Mould" in the center of the disc. Many earlier discs were manufactured with the mirrored surface from edge to edge thus "Mirror Ring" in place of "Mould Ring" is noted as an Identifier.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 422-839233-2 4
  • Matrix / Runout: 839 233-2 01@ U
  • Other (Inner Mirror Ring): MADE IN USA BY PDO
  • SPARS Code: ADD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
839 233-2 Xymox Twist Of Shadows(Cass, Album) Polydor 839 233-2 Malaysia 1989 Sell This Version
839 233-2, 839 233 2 Xymox Twist Of Shadows(CD, Album, RE) Wing Records, Wing Records, Polygram, Polygram 839 233-2, 839 233 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
422 839 233-1 Xymox Twist Of Shadows(LP, Album, Promo) Wing Records 422 839 233-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
839-233-2 Xymox Twist Of Shadows(Cass, Album, Promo, Chr) Polydor 839-233-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
422 839 233-1, 839 233-1 Xymox Twist Of Shadows(LP, Album) Wing Records, Wing Records 422 839 233-1, 839 233-1 US 1989 Sell This Version


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May 13, 2018
Along with the first two albums by The Clan of Xymox, this is a welcome progression into a kind of moody, orchestral pop. The singles from this album are all worth buying.


June 21, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
While everybody (me included) praise the exquisite melancholic rock of Medusa, that doesn't mean that Twist of Shadows doesn't remain a great album. They moved on and did not repeat themselves at all from their previous works.
As many bands did from the same period, like The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins and so on, they turned their early dark moods to a poppier sound.
Still, the trademark of the band remains on this record, there is still a taste for melancholy, for beautiful soundscapes and some contemplative times. But their overall approach gens closer to the pop side of bands such as The Cure or OMD.
The songs show diversity and multiple surprising ideas are put on the table like the gospel/soul back voices on the well known Blind Hearts. Imagination is as beautiful and dreamy as it is catchy and cheerful. And while some tracks offer almost glamorous strings arrangements, others have almost epic keyboards parts.
To me, Twist of Shadows is both a proof of the creative ability of the band back then and simply one of the best pop records of the late 80's.
Clan of Xymox would have deserved the same recognition as bands like The Cure or Depeche Mode and this album is a proof of that, showing they can make seducing pop and still make great and creative music.