“This morning we can see again the light on the crystal waves”

Bill Fox - Transit Byzantium

Bill Fox – “From A Dark Night” from Transit Byzantium (1998)

After a saucerful of long nighttime travels, wake into a morning where you might feel again. The 2007 Believer Music Issue got me hooked on Bill Fox’s beautiful, folky tunes.

CMJ declared Fox the most important singer of the late ’90s; he toured and put out two modestly successful records; A&R rejected his third record; and he slipped back into crap work, eventually selling his guitar and four-track.

The tunes from Transit Byzantium and Shelter From The Smoke are available from the iTunes Music Store; the discs, originally put out by spinART, are out of print.

Thanks to Jordy for inviting me to SWR. If the rant tastes rancid, let me know.

Try to buy Bill Fox records here

(We should mention that you can get both of Bill Fox’s albums on iTunes, each for less than $10. Think of it as supporting Bill and not Apple.)

Posted by Glenn

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Filed under 1990s, Acoustic, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

2 responses to ““This morning we can see again the light on the crystal waves”

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