Vinyl Record & CD
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XTC — English Settlement (200-gram 2LP + CD + Booklet)
A new cut from the original stereo master!
Album CD included, mastered from the same original source
16-page book of sleeve notes, artwork and photos by the band, plus lyric booklet
With its distinctive cover depiction of the Uffington White Horse and its more prominent use of acoustic guitar, XTC's 1982 studio release was immediately hailed as a significant departure for the band and a future masterpiece.
While looking for the (still 'lost in the archives') multi-track tapes to enable Steven Wilson to undertake new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album, the original half-inch master tapes were discovered and used as the source from which engineer John Dent has prepared this 2016 deluxe vinyl edition.
An album which set standards on its release sounds, if anything, even better now.
* 2 x 33 1/3 RPM, 200-gram heavyweight vinyl
* 12" 16 page booklet with song notes by band members
* Lyric sheet
* 2016 cut from original half-inch master sources
* CD mastered from the same original master sources
* All contents packaged in a sturdy slipcase
|1. Runaways (4:34)|
|2. Ball and Chain (4:32)|
|3. Senses Working Overtime (4:50)|
|4. Jason and the Argonauts (6:07)|
|1. No Thugs in Our House (5:09)|
|2. Yacht Dance (3:56)|
|3. All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late) (5:21)|
|1. Melt the Guns (6:34)|
|2. Leisure (5:02)|
|3. It’s Nearly Africa (3:55)|
|4. Knuckle Down (4:28)|
|1. Fly on the Wall (3:19)|
|2. Down in the Cockpit (5:27)|
|3. English Roundabout (3:59)|
|4. Snowman (5.03)|