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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Venice in Peril” label released “The Golden Age of Wireless” the debut Thomas Dolby album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Thomas Dolby and Tim Friese-Greene.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Dolby – vocals, drum programs, wave computer, backing vocals, synthesizer, piano, monk voice, kalimba
  • James Allen – backing vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong– guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Birch – guitar, monk voice
  • Bosco – percussion
  • Les Chappel – backing vocals
  • Judy Evans – backing vocals
  • Lesley Fairbairn – backing vocals
  • Mark Heyward-Chaplin – bass guitar
  • Justin Hildreth – drums
  • Simon House– violin
  • Tim Kerr – violin
  • Mutt Lange– backing vocals
  • Simon Lloyd – leadline brass, flute
  • Lene Lovich– backing vocals
  • John Marsh – shipping forecast
  • Daniel Miller– synthesizer
  • Guido Orlando – Chilean translations, distress, grace
  • Andy Partridge– harmonica, percussion
  • Magnus Pyke– voiceover
  • Matthew Seligman– Moog bass
  • Miriam Stockley – backing vocals
  • Bruce Woolley– backing vocals, monk voice
  • Akiko Yano– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Dolby, except where noted.

  1. Flying North
  2. Commercial Breakup – Thomas Dolby, Tim Kerr
  3. Weightless
  4. Europa and the Pirate Twins
  5. Windpower
  6. The Wreck of The Fairchild
  7. Airwaves
  8. Radio Silence
  9. Cloudburst at Shingle Street
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On October 27, 1986.

skylurking

On October 27, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Skylarking”, the ninth XTC studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Woodstock, NY; “The Sound Hole Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Andy Partridge– vocals, guitar
  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass, and bonfire
  • Dave Gregory– vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, Chamberlin, string arrangement, the odd tiple
  • Prairie Prince– “the part of the time bomb” (i.e., drums)
  • Beech Avenue Boys (i.e., XTC) – backing vocals
  • Todd Rundgren– orchestral arrangements, computer programming, melodica,  keyboards and backing vocals
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • John Tenney – violin
  • Emily Van Valkenburgh – violin
  • Rebecca Sebring – viola
  • Teressa Adams – cello
  • Charlie McCarthy – alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Bob Ferreira – tenor saxophone, piccolo, bass clarinet
  • Dave Bendigkeit – trumpet
  • Dean Hubbard – trombone
  • Jasmine Veillette – vocals
  • Engineered by Todd Rundgren
  • Additional engineering by Kim Foscatoand, George Cowan
  • Mastered by Greg Fulginiti

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Summer’s Cauldron
  2. Grass – Colin Moulding
  3. The Meeting Place – Colin Moulding
  4. That’s Really Super, Supergirl
  5. Ballet for a Rainy Day
  6. 1000 Umbrellas
  7. Season Cycle
  8. Earn Enough for Us
  9. Big Day
  10. Another Satellite
  11. Mermaid Smiled
  12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
  13. Dying – Colin Moulding
  14. Sacrificial Bonfire – Colin Moulding

 

 

On October 6, 1978.

go_2

On October 6, 1978, “Virgin” label released “Go 2” the second XTC studio album. It was recorded August–September, 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie. The album’s cover was designed by Hipgnosis

Personnel:

  • Andy Partridge- guitars and vocals
  • Colin Moulding- bass and vocals
  • Barry Andrews- crumar group 49 cheesy organ, farfisa organ, lawrence electric piano, wurlitzer e-piano,  minimoog,  clavinet, steinway grand piano, vocals and saxophone
  • Terry Chambers- drums and vocals
  • John Leckie –  engineer
  • Martin Rushent- associate producer
  • Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Pete James- assistant engineer
  • Andy Llewelyn- assistant engineer
  • Jess Sutcliffe- assistant engineer
  • Dave Eagle – photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)
  2. Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian)
  3. Buzzcity Talking – Colin Moulding
  4. Crowded Room – Colin Moulding
  5. The Rhythm – Colin Moulding
  6. Are You Receiving Me?
  7. Red
  8. Beatown
  9. Life Is Good in the Greenhouse
  10. Jumping In Gomorrah
  11. My Weapon – Barry Andrews
  12. Super-Tuff – Barry Andrews
  13. I’m the Audience – Colin Moulding

On September 12, 1980.

xtc_-_black_sea

On September 12, 1980, “Virgin” label released “Black Sea”, the fourth XTC studio album. It was recorded June–July 1980, at “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite.

Personnel:

  • Terry Chambers- Tama drums, Tama Snyper drum synthesiser, free form vocals
  • Dave Gregory- guitars, synth, piano, vox humana
  • Colin Moulding- vocals, Epiphone Newport bass
  • Andy Partridge- vocals, guitar, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Respectable Street
  2. Generals and Majors – Colin Moulding
  3. Living Through Another Cuba
  4. Love at First Sight – Colin Moulding
  5. Rocket from a Bottle
  6. No Language in Our Lungs
  7. Towers of London
  8. Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)
  9. Burning with Optimism’s Flames
  10. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
  11. Travels in Nihilon

On May 23, 2000.

Wasp Star Apple Venus 2

On May 23, 2000, “Cooking Vinyl / Idea Records” label released “Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)”, the fourteenth and final XTC studio album. It was recorded April–December 1999, at “Idea Studios” in Wiltshire and “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Nick Davis.

Personnel:

  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass guitar, harmonica on, guitar
  • Andy Partridge– vocals, guitar
  • Caroline Dale– cello
  • Simon Gardner – flugelhorn
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Holly Partridge – backing vocals
  • Prairie Prince– drums
  • Chuck Sabo – drums
  • Kate St. John– oboe
  • Matt Vaughn – programming
  • Gavin Wright– violin
  • Haydn Bendall– recording engineering
  • Nick Davis – keyboards, mixing, recording engineering
  • Simon Dawson – mix engineer
  • Alan Douglas – recording engineering
  • Barry Hammond – recording engineering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Leonard B. Johnson – A&R Coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Playground
  2. Stupidly Happy
  3. In Another Life – Colin Moulding
  4. My Brown Guitar
  5. Boarded Up – Colin Moulding
  6. I’m the Man Who Murdered Love
  7. We’re All Light
  8. Standing in for Joe – Colin Moulding
  9. Wounded Horse
  10. You and the Clouds Will Still be Beautiful
  11. Church of Women
  12. The Wheel and the Maypole

On April 27, 1992.

XTC_Nonsuch

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.

Personnel:

  • Andy Partridge– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine, percussion, Shaker, keyboard programming, bell tree
  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Dave Gregory– electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesisers, Hammond organ, backing vocals, church bell
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, tambourine, drum & 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
  • Dave Gregory, Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding – string and brass arangements

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

 

On February 27, 1989.

Oranges and lemons

On February 27, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Oranges & Lemons”, the eleventh XTC studio album. “Orange & Lemons” was recorded in 1988, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Paul Fox. The album cover, designed by  Heinz Edelmann (Yellow Submarine artist), is inspired by a 1965 “WOR-FM 98.7” radio advert poster by Milton Glaser.

Personnel:

  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass
  • Andy Partridge– vocals, guitar
  • Dave Gregory– guitars, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Pat Mastelotto– drums
  • Mark Isham– horns
  • Paul Fox– keyboards
  • Franne Golde– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Garden of Earthly Delights
  2. The Mayor of Simpleton
  3. King for a Day – Colin Moulding
  4. Here Comes President Kill Again
  5. The Loving
  6. Poor Skeleton Steps Out
  7. One of the Millions
  8. Scarecrow People
  9. Merely a Man
  10. Cynical Days
  11. Across This Antheap
  12. Hold Me Daddy
  13. Pink Thing
  14. Miniature Sun
  15. Chalkhills and Children