Price: £15.00
Format: cd/blu-ray
Artist: XTC
CatNo: APEBD104_SW
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xtc black sea Surround cd_blu-ray
Black Sea is the fifth in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including 5.1 Surround mixes, 2017 stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material. 
 
All copies sold through Burning Shed come with an exclusive unsigned postcard - the postcards signed by Terry Chambers have now run out.
 
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Steven Wilson produced the mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band. 
 
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. 
 
Help with adjusting your player settings (if necessary) can be found here: http://www.opusproductions.com/disc/setup.html 
 
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CD: Features a 2017 stereo album mix by Steven Wilson with bonus tracks (many featuring Steven Wilson mixes).
 
Blu-Ray: a 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA.
 
Additional Blu-Ray features include:
- The 2017 stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
- Additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5.1 (several featuring 2017 Steven Wilson mixes)
- 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.
 
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A definitive edition of XTC's Art Pop classic from 1980.

 

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