XTC – Black Sea (CD/Blu-Ray)

£16.00

Black Sea is the fifth in a series of remixed and expanded XTC albums. This classic album was the band’s fourth, originally released in 1980. The new edition includes Steven Wilson 2017 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material. A virtual boxed set on a single Blu-Ray disc! Also includes a CD with the original album and 8 bonus tracks, all in remixed form.

 

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Black Sea is the fifth in a series of remixed and expanded XTC albums. This classic album was the band’s fourth, originally released in 1980. The new edition includes Steven Wilson 2017 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material.

This CD/Blu-Ray edition is presented in special packaging with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Terry Chambers, Dave Gregory and Hugh Padgham.

• CD: Features SW’s stereo remix of the original album, and 8 bonus tracks including a previously unissued Colin Moulding composition “Ban the Bomb”.

Track listing:

1. Respectable Street
2. Generals and Majors
3. Living Through Another Cuba
4. Love At First Sight
5. Rocket From a Bottle
6. No Language In Our Lungs
7. Towers Of London
8. Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)
9. Burning With Optimism’s Flames
10.Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)
11. Travels In Nihilon

+ BONUS TRACKS:
12. Respectable Street (Single Version)
13. Smokeless Zone
14. Don’t Lose Your Temper
15. Take This Town
16. Ban The Bomb
17. Towers of London (Early Version)
18. The Somnambulist *
19. A History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Andy Partridge

• Blu-Ray:

– all 19 tracks in high resolution 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixed from the original multi-track tapes* in LPCM and DTS HD MA.
– The original stereo album mix in hi-res stereo + bonus tracks.
– Instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson), and several bonus mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
– Many album tracks in demo form as recorded (mostly live) at Phonogram Studios prior to the main album sessions.
– Three Andy Partridge demos from Phonogram studios.
– Three Andy Partridge demos from Swindon Town Hall.
– Promo films for Towers Of London, Generals & Majors & Respectable Street.

* The original multitrack tape could not be located for B-side track The Sonambulist, so this song has been remastered from the original stereo master tape and Penteo upmixed for surround.