Touch Sensitive - Bruce Foxton

Touch Sensitive
The 1984 solo album from The Jam's former bass player, Bruce Foxton, who in the late 70's and early 80's ruled the airwaves and the charts with their unique blend of power pop with cleverly worded social observations. Bruce Foxton was a key member of The Jam and wrote his fair share of their songs. This album was his first offering after The Jam's split and highlights his talents as a performer in his own right. This first time on CD release includes all the tracks released during his relationship with Arista Records. Highlights include the classic singles "Freak", "This Is The Way", "SOS (My Imagination)" and "It Makes Me Wonder", all the other tracks from the "Touch Sensitive" album plus 3 bonus tracks. As a real treat the CD includes enhanced video footage of the Bruce Foxton Band performing The Jam classic "Smithers Jones".


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Code: CDMRED192
Weight: 200
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Freak / It Makes Me Wonder / This Is The Way / My Imagination (S.O.S.) / What I'd Give / Whatever The Reason / You Make Me Laugh / Are You Ready / Trying To Forget You (Vocal mix) / Writing's On The Wall (Phase mix) / 25 or 6 to 4 (bonus track) / Sign Of The Times (bonus track) / Get Ready (bonus track) / Smithers/Jones (enhanced video)
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