Fegmania! [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the stripped-back collection I Often Dream of Trains, Robyn Hitchcock slowly formed a backing band called the Egyptians with ex-Soft Boys Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, and keyboardist Roger Jackson over the course of the next year. Fegmania!, the Egyptians' first album, was a distinct departure from both the Soft Boys and Hitchcock's previous solo work, featuring layered, intertwining guitars and keyboards that created lush and thick sonic textures. Even with the more detailed arrangements, the songs remained twitchy and off-kilter, with melodies that usually went in willfully unpredictable directions, yet remained catchy all the while. Fegmania! was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the stripped-back collection I Often Dream of Trains, Robyn Hitchcock slowly formed a backing band called the Egyptians with ex-Soft Boys Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, and keyboardist Roger Jackson over the course of the next year. Fegmania!, the Egyptians' first album, was a distinct departure from both the Soft Boys and Hitchcock's previous solo work, featuring layered, intertwining guitars and keyboards that created lush and thick sonic textures. Even with the more detailed arrangements, the songs remained twitchy and off-kilter, with melodies that usually went in willfully unpredictable directions, yet remained catchy all the while. Fegmania! was Hitchcock's most consistent work to date, featuring such highlights as the Eastern-tinged "Egyptian Cream," and the creepy "My Wife & My Dead Wife," and the relatively straightforward "The Man with the Lightbulb Head." [In 2008 Yep Roc released a new version of Fegmania that included the original album re-mastered, eight bonus cuts (three of which were previously unavailable) and expanded packaging.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457261525
  • Catalog Number: 2615
  • Sales rank: 59,098

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Egyptian Cream (3:31)
  2. 2 Another Bubble (2:45)
  3. 3 I'm Only You (4:27)
  4. 4 My Wife & My Dead Wife (4:18)
  5. 5 Goodnight I Say (3:13)
  6. 6 The Man with the Lightbulb Head (3:04)
  7. 7 Insect Mother (1:53)
  8. 8 Strawberry Mind (2:49)
  9. 9 Glass (3:04)
  10. 10 The Fly (3:49)
  11. 11 Heaven (4:03)
  12. 12 [Untitled] (0:45)
  13. 13 Bells of Rhymney (3:29)
  14. 14 Some Body (3:19)
  15. 15 Heaven (4:54)
  16. 16 The Pit Of Souls (I-IV) (9:59)
  17. 17 The Drowning Church (3:12)
  18. 18 The Man with the Lightbulb Head (2:51)
  19. 19 Lady Obvious (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Primary Artist
Robyn Hitchcock Indexed Contributor, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Andy Metcalfe Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Morris Windsor Drums, Vocals, Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Justin Grimaldi Conga
Roger Jackson Keyboards, Vocals, Harmony
John Kingham Drums
James A. Smith Guitar
Technical Credits
Robyn Hitchcock Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation, Drawing
Pat Collier Engineer
Ian OHiggins Engineer
Noel Thompson Engineer
Tony Moon Cover Photo
Donal Whelan Remastering
Charlie Francis Remastering
Hessu Iso Ahola Engineer
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