On April 27, 1992.


On April 27, 1992, “Virgin” label released “Nonsuch” the twelfth XTC studio album. It was recorded July – October 1991, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon.


  • Andy Partridge– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar,  harmonica, tambourine, percussion, Shaker, keyboard programming, bell tree, string and brass arrangements
  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, string and brass arrangements
  • Dave Gregory– acoustic and electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, piano, synthesizers, Hammond organ, church bell, backing vocals, string and brass arrangements
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, tambourine, drums, sitar samples, shaker, percussion
  • Gus Dudgeon– “ringmaster,” tambourine, percussion, chorus
  • Guy Barker– flugelhorns, trumpet
  • Florence Lovegrove – viola
  • Rose Hull – cello
  • Stuart Gordon – violin
  • Gina Griffin – violin
  • Neville Farmer– chorus

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
  2. My Bird Performs – Colin Moulding
  3. Dear Madam Barnum
  4. Humble Daisy
  5. The Smartest Monkeys – Colin Moulding
  6. The Disappointed
  7. Holly Up on Poppy
  8. Crocodile
  9. Rook
  10. Omnibus
  11. That Wave
  12. Then She Appeared
  13. War Dance – Colin Moulding
  14. Wrapped in Grey
  15. The Ugly Underneath
  16. Bungalow – Colin Moulding


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