3rd December 2016

XTC SHIRTS AU GO GO

We've printed another run of some old favourite XTC shirts, ENGLISH SETTLEMENT, SENSES WORKING OVERTIME, ORANGES AND LEMONS etc. Plus, we've added some lovely new designs to please your eyes and torsos. 3D EP, NONSUCH, THE DUKES and a bold XTC original 70's logo in black and white.

Punish those piggy banks.

17th October 2016

SKYLARKING NOW IN 5.1

It's here,the one you've been hankering for. Steven Wilson produced these 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 and Dave Gregory.

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This is what's inside the set:

  • CD features the 2016 Steven Wilson stereo album mix plus four bonus tracks mixed by Steven Wilson.

Blu-ray features:

  • A 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA.
  • The 2016 stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
  • Four additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5.1 mixed by Steven Wilson.
  • The original (uncorrected polarity) stereo album mix in hi-res stereo, plus 1 non-album track.
  • The original (corrected polarity) stereo album mix in hi-res stereo.
  • Instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson) of all 2016 mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
  • A complete alternate album in demo form (as per Todd Rundgren's original suggested running order based on the demo recordings).
  • Numerous additional demo and work tape sessions showing the evolution of the album and associated recordings.
  • Promo films for Dear God and Grass.

Treat yourself, or someone you love.

10th June 2016

BACK TO VOLUPTUOUS VINYL

They're here on vinyl and both sets sound stunning. That's right, these two classic XTC titles are released in slipcase box sleeves, both cut by the Michelangelo of mastering, John Dent. Here's what's included in each set...

  • Both are classic XTC titles.
  • Both sets have 2 x 200gram heavyweight vinyl discs.
  • Both sets each have a 12" 24 page booklet, with photos, song notes and other info by the band members.
  • Each has lyric sheets.

SKYLARKING vinyl is cut from the corrected polarity half inch master tapes, with a CD from the same corrected source included in the set. ENGLISH SETTLEMENT vinyl is newly mastered from original half inch master tapes, with a CD from the same source included in the set. Both sets will come in a very sturdy slipcase box.

They sound wonderful folks. Treat yourself, or a friend to both. Don't delay, order now for July 15th release.

22nd Feburary 2016

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FUZZY WARBLES ARE HERE AGAIN

Previously issued as 8 full-priced discs with the 9th disc (Hinges) only released as part of a limited edition boxed set, the Fuzzy Warbles series are now available as an affordable collection of three triple CD sets.

Fuzzy Warbles is Andy Partridge's selection of demos through the ages, including songs that were later recorded by XTC, some that were intended for XTC, some that were written with other artists in mind, and some that just didn't fit anywhere else.

Irrespective of intent while writing, the three sets are full to the brim with hummable tunes, insightful lyrics and (for demos), neat arrangements from one of the finest songwriters of his (or any other) generation. {I didn't write that bit : Andy}

Volumes 7 and 8 plus Hinges. Quality, at an irresistible price.

Pre-order for April 1st release.

10th August 2015

XTC. ORANGES AND LEMONS IN 5.1

Pre order now. The 16th of October will see the release of ORANGES AND LEMONS, the third in a series of remixed and expanded XTC classics. The album has been mixed from the original studio recording by Steven Wilson, with input from Andy. The CD has a completely new stereo mix and there are many extras on the Blu-ray.

Surround mix, new stereo mix, instrumental mix, flat transfer of original album, two sets of demo and work tapes with associated recordings, pre recording rehearsals,promo and ID work and extended mixes.

Add to that the associated video films and a booklet fat with notes from Andy, Colin and Dave. Phew!! It's a box set on a single disc! Don't delay.

10th June 2015

XTC's APPLE VENUS and WASPSTAR CDs

They're back in print on APE after all this time.

Standard edition CD's of the last two magical releases by XTC, APPLE VENUS and WASPSTAR. The former, a deep and sonically beautiful orchestral and acoustic based collection that garnered unanimously positive praise from all over the world.

The latter a neon blast of an electric guitar record, showcasing the compact and bold pop side of the band.

Head over to the shop and treat yourself.

Hover over the image to see both designs.

28th April 2015

NEW XTC T SHIRTS

Spring is in the air and we bring you a couple of new T shirt designs of your favourite band to show to the world.

Here, for your sartorial improvement, the sleeve picture shirt of the ORANGES AND LEMONS album. This mischievous pop art scene was inspired by Milton Glaser, Alan Aldridge and Heinz Edelmann.

The other T to titivate is a reproduction of the MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL single bag.

You know you want at least one of each,so over to the boutique with you. Suits you sir!

Hover over the image to see both designs.

27th October 2014

XTC - DRUMS AND WIRES NOW MIXED IN 5.1

Pre order today for the release on Oct. 27th of the acclaimed XTC album DRUMS AND WIRES, remixed in surround sound.Steven Wilson has done a wonderful job with it's tribal thump and twang,putting it into an enveloping three dimensional world.Choose from two formats,BluRay or DVD-A, and immerse yourself.

There is also a feast of extras to be had,band demos,rehearsals and promo videos to name but a few.Three band members,Andy Partridge,Dave Gregory and Colin Moulding contribute many notes on the writing and recording process,and those who pre order from this site will receive an album sleeve postcard signed by Andy.

Don't delay friends.

8th March 2014

XTC SKYLARKING CORRECTED POLARITY CD

Pre order today for April 14th release. SKYLARKING, one of XTCs best loved albums, now comes with historic audio problems corrected. This disc lets the music sound just like it did in Todd Rundgren's studio, and it's on CD for the first time. Here is a major leap ahead sonically, over any edition issued previously and is a treat to hear. Both DEAR GOD and MERMAID SMILED are restored to their original positions in the running order too.

Mastering engineer John Dent is the man who identified the reversed polarity issue and has now corrected it for this very special edition. Also reinstated is the original artwork,suppressed by Virgin at the time.

Click SHOP and head over.

7th October 2013

XTC NONSUCH REMIXED IN 5.1

Pre-order now the classic XTC album NONSUCH in a glorious 5.1 surround mix by the renowned Steven Wilson. Available in two formats, Bluray and DVDA, each set comes also with standard CD. This is the first projected release of the entire XTC catalogue mixed for surround. Finally, you can be inside the music.

As well as the 5.1 mix, NONSUCH also comes with a wealth of audio and visual extras such as all demos, studio film footage, hi-res audio new stereo and instrumental mixes and copious notes from all XTC members. Make sure you place your order now for the projected October 7th release.

22nd October 2012

GONWARDS - PETER BLEGVAD AND ANDY PARTRIDGE

Available to order now, the wonderful new collaboration between Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge. Entitled GONWARDS and released through Ape House, this set will be available as a regular gatefold pack CD, download or limited edition box set {with CD, DVDA, booklet, signed certificate and card game drawn by Peter} on October the 22nd.

The box set will only be available through the Ape shop or via Burning Shed. The standard CD will be available through all tasteful outlets. You can pre-order your preferred format directly from the Ape shop or via burningshed.com

21st August 2012

SACRED OBJECTS - A film by Stu Rowe and Andy Partridge

To help bring the Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge album GONWARDS to peoples attention the first of a series of films is up. This is for the track Sacred Objects where we are privileged to witness the final performance of Doctor Combusto.