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Skylarking (corrected polarity edition) (cd pre-order)

Dear God attached, Andy Partridge's cover concept realised, and polarity corrected, this is Skylarking as XTC intended the world to see and hear it.

Produced by Todd Rundgren, the album was famously the most troublesome recording experience of XTC's career, yet the combination of the 'quintessentially English' band and the American 'studio wizard' resulted in one of the most successful and artistically accomplished albums of the mid-late 1980s.

Previously only issued on vinyl, this definitive version of Skylarking is now available on CD.

Please note, we have no news regarding the re-release of the vinyl edition.

Pre-order for April 14th release.

Nick Magnus

N'Monix (cd pre-order)

Nick Magnus (Steve Hackett, The Enid) follows his highly acclaimed Children Of Another God with an even more ambitious conceptual work, N'Monix.

Featuring his Spectral Mornings-era band mates Steve Hackett and Pete Hicks as well as No-Man's Tim Bowness (on the eight minute ballad Broken), the music shifts from the Symphonic to the cinematic to the inventively quirky, offering an emotionally rich and musically detailed commentary on memory and loss, the modern age and the past.

A latter-day Progressive masterclass in the old style!

All pre-orders come with an exclusive signed postcard.

Pre-order for April 28th release.

Mike Keneally

Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge (cd)

Wing Beat Fantastic is the highly anticipated result of a songwriting union between famed rock experimentalist Keneally and legendary XTC tunesmith Andy Partridge.

For Partridge fans, the album is a trove of rare recent material from a songwriter who's released precious little new work over the past decade. 

For Keneally enthusiasts, Wing Beat Fantastic represents his most melodic release ever, while still maintaining the detailed arrangements, love of sonic adventurism and accomplished musicianship for which he is renowned. 

Released in 2012, more than any other Keneally album, Wing Beat Fantastic has an emotional resonance that engages the heart as effectively as it does the mind.

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Andrew Keeling

My Red Book (cd pre-order)

Otherworld's third album sparked into life after Robert Fripp sent Andrew Keeling C.G. Jung's Red book.

Following Jung's example of documenting unconscious processes, Keeling conceived the third Otherworld album as his own audio 'red book'. 

Alongside Stephen Fellows (Comsat Angels), David Jaggs (The Ragamuffins), Dave Cottrell, Jane Wilkinson and others, Keeling has written, co-written, performed and produced twelve new songs/pieces that express his muse in a direct and unfiltered way (includes Like Sandy Denny and the three part Mythos). 

Pre-order for April 1st release.


back catalogue (various cds)

APE label versions of XTC's seminal Black Sea, Go 2 and White Music albums are now in stock.

Please note, the artwork has been improved/upgraded, but the mastering/content is the same as the Virgin label 2001 remasters (with extra tracks).

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February Raffle Winner

As a thank you to all of our customers, each month we pick a random name from the month's orders and send the winner a special prize based on their tastes. 

The winner of the monthly raffle draw for February is Howard from Ontario, Canada who wins one of our new Burning Shed t-shirts and a selection of goodies based on his order history since 2008.

We'll announce the winner and the prize on the first newsletter of each month. Good luck and thanks for ordering from Burning Shed.