Browse By Category
English Settlement: Deluxe Edition [Import][LP]
~ XTC(200 Gram Vinyl, With CD, Deluxe Edition, United Kingdom - Import)
Many diehard fans consider this 1982 Epic LP to be THE album they’d play to win new XTC converts. Pop perfections like their classic "Senses Working Overtime" (a Top 10 UK smash) helped this album rise to #48 in the U.S., but this is an ambitious album full of acoustic and electric songs, big productions, intricate arrangements and inspired Andy Partridge lyrics. Among the other essentials here: "Ball and Chain," "No Thugs in Our House," "All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late)," "Runaways," and "Knuckle Down." For this deluxe reissue, the original double album has been remastered from the newly discovered half-inch master tapes; you get it on CD as well as two 200-gram vinyl LPs. XTC ecstasy is in store here for you super-fans, as those discs come inside a sturdy slipcase with a 12" 16-page booklet full of song notes by the band members themselves! (Historical Note: In the tour following the release of "English Settlement," Partridge collapsed twice on stage, due to exhaustion and a stomach ulcer, and the band never toured again—even as they cranked out one brilliant album after another, like this one…) Ape House UK.
You May Also Like
Page 1 of