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XTC - Skylarking (corrected polarity edition) (cd)

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.

XTC - Nonsuch (cd/blu-ray)

Nonsuch is the first in a series of expanded XTC album editions including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes of the original material along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material.

Steven Wilson has produced the new mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band.

Presented in special packaging with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory, this is the cd and blu-ray version.

Help with adjusting your blu-ray settings (if necessary) can be found here: http://www.opusproductions.com/disc/setup.html

XTC - Nonsuch (cd/dvda)

Nonsuch is the first in a series of expanded XTC album editions including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes of the original material.

Steven Wilson has produced the new mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band.

Presented as a double digi-pack format in a slipcase with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory, this is the cd and dvda version.

Help with adjusting your player settings (if necessary) can be found here: http://www.opusproductions.com/disc/setup.html

XTC - Nonsuch (cd)

One of XTC's most sophisticated and mature works, 1992's Nonsuch was the last of the band's albums for Virgin Records (and was followed by a decade of silence).

This is the 2001 re-master, but includes restored and corrected Ape label artwork.

XTC - Oranges & Lemons (cd)

Following the success of Skylarking, 1989's Oranges And Lemons represented XTC fully embracing its 1960s musical heritage in a thoroughly 1980s sonic context.

Contains potent Eastern-tinged Garden Of Earthly Delights and the epic Brian Wilson-esque beauty of Chalkhills And Children.

A pre-King Crimson Pat Mastelotto plays the drums.

This is the 2001 re-master, but includes restored and corrected Ape label artwork.

XTC - The Big Express (cd)

XTC's 1984 release was something of a return to the jagged rhythms, choppy guitars and big choruses of The Black Sea and Drums And Wires.

This is the 2001 remaster featuring three bonus tracks.

N.B. We have very few copies in stock.

XTC - Mummer (cd)

With Steve Nye on production, Mummer was one of XTC's most sonically diverse and pastoral releases.

This is the 2001 remaster featuring six bonus tracks.

N.B. We have very few copies in stock.

XTC - English Settlement (cd)

With its distinctive cover depiction of the Uffington White Horse and its more prominent use of acoustic guitar, XTC's 1982 album was immediately hailed as a significant departure and a future masterpiece on its release.

This is the 2001 re-master, but includes restored and corrected Ape label artwork.

XTC - Drums And Wires (cd)

Complex knotty rhythms and memorable melodic hooks collide with thought-provoking lyrics on the album that established XTC as one of the most inventive bands of the New Wave era.

This is the 2001 re-master of the seminal 1979 release featuring three bonus tracks, including Life Begins At The Hop. Includes restored and corrected Ape label artwork.

N.B. We have very few copies in stock.

XTC - White Music (cd)

XTC's playful and spiky debut from 1978 contained the quirky hits This Is Pop and Statue Of Liberty and provided plenty of hints at the greatness to come.

This is the 2001 re-master (with 7 bonus tracks), but includes restored and corrected Ape label artwork

Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge  - Gonwards - Limited Box Set Edition

Gonwards, the second release by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge, is a typically brilliant and playful fusion of disparate elements from two of Rock music's most inventive eccentrics.

The special, signed, box set edition is limited to 2000 copies globally and comes with a multitude of extras including a lyric book, films, extra tracks and an exclusive card game.

Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge  - Gonwards (cd)

Gonwards, the second release by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge, is a typically brilliant and playful fusion of disparate elements from two of Rock music's most inventive eccentrics.

The cd edition comes in a high quality card gatefold with lyric booklet insert

XTC as The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock (cd)

Re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, the Dukes Of Stratosphear's further than far out debut release is available for the first time on CD as a release in its own right.

Produced by John Leckie, the album includes 9 bonus recordings and is packaged in a deluxe hardback book format containing a full-colour 24 page booklet (featuring the lyrics, plus new sleeve notes from Dave Gregory, Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge).

XTC as The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot CD

Re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, the legendary Psonic Psunspot is available for the first time on CD as a release in its own right.

Produced by John Leckie, the album includes 6 bonus demo recordings and is packaged in a deluxe hardback book format containing a full-colour 24 page booklet (featuring the lyrics, plus new sleeve notes from Dave Gregory, Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge).

Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge - Orpheus - The Lowdown CD

Two creative heavyweights at the peak of their powers, Peter Blegvad (Slapp Happy) and Andy Partridge (XTC) uniquely take on and develop the myth of Orpheus.

Described as a bit part play for the fable-minded, the cd (filled to the brim with Partridge's engaging musical experiments and Blegvad's captivating poetry) is beautifully packaged in an A5 digi pack and illustrated with images that Peter and Andy created with paper and stationery.

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Monstrance - Monstrance

Andy Partridge's 2007 project Monstrance saw him team up with drummer Martyn Barker and, for the first time since 1978, original XTC keyboard player and Shriekback supremo, Barry Andrews (ex Robert Fripp's League Of Gentlemen).

Recorded at Swindon's Headroom Studios and compiled from a series of live improvised sessions, the music touches on the musical terrain of Can, 1970s Miles Davis, Marc Ribot, Brian Eno and King Crimson's ProjeKcts.

From the graceful Floating World to the spiky Chaingang, Monstrance is an inventively atmospheric collection of inspired 'instant compositions'.

A 2CD set, available with either orange or limited edition blue artwork.

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Monstrance - Fine Wires Humming A New Song EP

Fine Wires Humming a New Song is the first Monstrance EP.

Recorded live in the studio especially for Stuart Maconie's BBC6 Freakzone show, the trio of Martyn Barker, Barry Andrews and Andy Partridge created four shimmering and wondrous improvisations totalling half an hour of music.

Floating funk and beyond.

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Andy Partridge - Powers

12 unique instrumentals created by Andy Partridge in order to evoke the visionary artwork of Sci-Fi paperback legend, Richard M Powers.

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Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume One CD

The first volume in Andy Partridge's Fuzzy Warbles series.

Welcome to the garden of unearthly delights.

Bursting at the seams with demos, rarities and side projects taken from Andy's private tapes, the Fuzzy Warbles series is a must have collection for anyone who wants a microscopic view inside the mercurial mind of XTC's main songwriter.

Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Two CD

This second volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series contains such gems as a rare recording of the storming 'I Don't Want To Be Here' originally donated for an AIDS charity disc and 'Young Marrieds', a cynical peek at tender wedded bliss.

Along with 15 other quality cuts, you'll also hear the song that summed up Andy's feeling on contractual entrapment of the record company kind, 'Ship Trapped In Ice'.

Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Three CD

This third volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series contains 'My Train Is Coming' (almost every song from the 'Hard Days Night' album smashed into one!), 'This Is The End' (a chugging little demo of a song aimed at XTC's 'Oranges and Lemons' disc, and one of Andy's unreleased favourites).

You also get 'Lightheaded', written for the computer animated film of the same name, as well as 16 other jolly winners.

If you liked Volumes 1 and 2, we think you might cream your chinos over this one.

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Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Four CD

This fourth volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series contains 19 tracks of fab, including 'The Art Song' (a playful paean to some mixed up paintings) and 'All I Dream Of Is A Friend' (the beautiful ballad from Andy's ill-fated James And The Giant Peach soundtrack).

A great rabbit hole of a disc. Enter the wonderland posthaste.

Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Five CD

With the fifth volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series, the stamp collection grows with 20 more titillating treats from Andy's backlog of recordings.

Moving through the lighter than air Head Funk of I Defy You Gravity, the swingle bells of Ice Jet Kiss, through to the gorgeous dirge of My Land Is Burning, Andy's garden shed continued to give up its precious treasures.

Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Six CD

The sixth volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series.

19 numbers from the vaults (a shoe box actually) in a collection that even Andy thinks deserves ten and half Mercury Prizes.

From the piquant pop purity of I Can't Tell You What Truth Is Anymore via the sour Tiny Circus Of Life, to the seafront psychedelia of End Of The Pier, this particular stamp bristles with wholesome goodness.

Roll up, roll up, its all here, before your very ears. Just a shame we couldn't pack the candy floss in with the disc.

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Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Seven CD

The seventh volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series.

The psychedelic stamp on the cover is a good indication of the contents within.

Kicking off with the brain-blowing new song 2 Rainbeu Melt (a great marriage of multi-coloured landscape and some superb Andy poetry), Seven also features the blasting rocker Sonic Boom.

You may giggle at the bubblegum project demos Candymine and Visit To The Doctor and dissolve in a pool of purple goo with the great missing Dukes Of Stratosphear track, Open A Can Of Human Beans.

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Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Volume Eight CD

The eighth volume of Andy's essential 'secret tape' series.

The cherry on the Warbles cake, the series ends with the dreamy swing of Through Electric Gardens, the perplexing personal possibilities of The Bland Leading The Bland, the fright-night strangeness of Shalloween and much, much more.

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The Milk And Honey Band - Dog Eared Moonlight

The fourth studio album from Robert White's Brighton-based band.

Contains the haunting Just You, the seductive Maryfaith Autumn and the anthemic Waste Of Time.

Fusing Indie Rock, Alt Country and Psychedelic Pop influences, Dog Eared Moonlight is the curious lovechild of XTC, the Finn Brothers and Midlake.

Packaged in a high quality miniature vinyl replica sleeve.

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The Milk And Honey Band - The Secret Life Of... CD

Guitars chime and choruses soar on The Milk And Honey's 2004 release.

For those who love the bittersweet sunshine pop of XTC, The Beach Boys, Neil Finn and Midlake.

Veda Hille - Young Saint Marie

Songs by Neil Young and Buffy Sainte-Marie rendered in a uniquely Veda Hille way.

Aided by the CBC Radio Orchestra and her own Riot Life band, the album features some strident and emotive string arrangements from Giorgio Magnanensi.

Available as a digi-pack cd (we have a very limited stock of these) and a download.

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Veda Hille - This Riot Life CD

A stunning album with a spiritual bent from the uniquely gifted Canadian singer-songwriter Veda Hille.

Packaged in a limited edition unique card slipcase.

'Folk storytelling and pop melody meet neo-classical eclecticism and an unabashed playfullness.' PopMatters

Veda Hille - Return Of The Kildeer CD

Veda Hille's APE debut is a magical, intensely moving album occupying a territory somewhere between her Canadian compatriot Jane Siberry and Laurie Anderson.

A gently evocative record, alive with warmth and wonder.

4/5 - The Guardian

Lighterthief - The EP Collection (mp3 download)

All three of Lighterthief's remarkable APE label EPs available together at a special price.

Stuart Rowe's project operates in a fascinating grey area that hints at Pop, Psychedelia and Experimental musical approaches.

Andy Partridge plays guitar and sings throughout the Maximalism EP and also guests on Up On High from the Trick Picture EP.

Lighterthief - Maximalism EP (mp3 download)

Masterminded by musician/producer Stuart Rowe, the Lighterthief project made its APE label debut with Maximalism, a 3 track digital only EP

APE head honcho Andy Partridge plays guitar and sings on all titles.

Lighterthief - Trick Picture EP (mp3 download)

Stuart Rowe's second digital only Lighterthief EP comprises another 3 song collection of engagingly strange confections.

Up On Hi features Jen Olive and Andy Partridge (on vocals).

Lighterthief - Hard Listening EP (mp3 download)

The brainchild of studio maestro Stuart Rowe, Lighterthief's third digital only EP presents another eclectic collection of unique pieces mixing psychedelia with the odd household appliance.

Jen Olive - Warm Robot CD

Warm Robot is New Mexico songstress Jen Olive's APE debut.

Produced by Andy Partridge, the album is designed to beautifully befuddle your shell-likes with its strange and sultry songs of mathematical and soulful sonic architechture.

A truly beautiful thing that will unfold its layers over countless listens.

Packaged in a miniature vinyl replica sleeve.

Jen Olive - I SAY LOVE ep (mp3 download)

Jen Olive's debut Ape EP features 2 tracks from Warm Robot plus 2 Lighterthief remixes and 2 songs exclusive to this download only release.

Jen's playing has been dubbed 'high-life guitar from Venus' due to her propensity for odd time signatures, intricate fingerpicking and quirky jazz/folk sensibilities.

'Astounding allegro algorithm from Albuquerque.' - Andy Partridge

'With abstract themes, warped guitar playing, syncopated percussion and world music inspired vocals, it makes for a fascinating offering.' - Outroversion

The Milk And Honey Band - In Colour (mp3 download)

Comprising material recorded during the same sessions as 2009's acclaimed Dog Eared Moonlight, In Colour was originally released in November 2010 as a download only release.

The Milk And Honey Band - Round The Sun (mp3 download)

The Milk And Honey Band's debut album from 1994, originally released on the Rough Trade label.

More lo-fi than subsequent releases, Round The Sun comprised material written while Robert White was still a part of the acclaimed Post-Psychedelic Indie band levitation.

Perhaps as a result of White's time in Levitation, the material has a more Psychedelic/Progressive approach than featured in the band's later Pop orientated material.

 




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