XTC - Skylarking

Limited 200 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Remaster

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Skylarking is the ninth studio album by British rock band XTC, originally released in October 1986 via Virgin Records in the US and Geffen Records in the US.

XTC formed in Swindon in 1972 and were fronted by songwriters Andy Partridge (guitars, vocals) and Colin Moulding (bass, vocals). The band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s, later playing in a variety of styles that ranged from angular guitar riffs to elaborately arranged pop. Partly because the group did not fit into contemporary trends, they achieved only sporadic commercial success in the UK and US, but attracted a considerable cult following. They have since been recognised for their influence on Britpop and later power pop acts.

Skylarking was produced by Todd Rundgren and is a loose concept album about a nonspecific cycle, such as a day, a year, the seasons, or life. The title was chosen as a double entendre, referring to a type of bird (skylark), as well as the Royal Navy term "skylarking", which means "fooling around".

Skylarking became one of XTC's best-known albums and is generally regarded as their finest work.

This album is a 2018 reissue on 200 gram super heavyweight vinyl with a printed insert and remastered audio approved by Andy Partridge, pressed in the UK via Ape House.

(10789)

Tracklisitng:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Summer's Cauldron

3:22

A2

Grass

3:07

A3

The Meeting Place

3:15

A4

That's Really Super Supergirl

3:23

A5

Ballet For A Rainy Day

2:51

A6

1000 Umbrellas

3:44

A7

Season Cycle

3:31

B1

Earn Enough For Us

2:58

B2

Big Day

3:32

B3

Another Satellite

4:26

B4

Mermaid Smiled

2:29

B5

The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul

3:26

B6

Dear God

3:39

B7

Dying

2:36

B8

Sacrificial Bonfire

3:48

SKU 10789
Record Label Ape House
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number APELP113
Country UK - United Kingdom
Release Date (Year) 28 September 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 27 October 1986
Barcode # 633367789716
Shipping Weight 0.3400kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 200 Gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Printed Insert, Remasterd Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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