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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Sky 2”, the second Sky album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Studio 3” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek.


  • John Williams– classical guitars
  • Francis Monkman– keyboards, synthesizers, harpsichord, piano, left-hand channel electric guitar
  • Herbie Flowers– bass guitar, tuba
  • Tristan Fry– drums, tuned percussion (drumkit, vibraphone, marimba, bass marimba, tympani & xylophones), trumpet
  • Kevin Peek– electric & classical guitars

Track listing:

  1. Hotta – Kevin Peek, Herbie Flowers
  2. Dance of the Little Fairies – Herbie Flowers
  3. Sahara – Kevin Peek
  4. Fifo – Francis Monkman
  5. Adagio – Francis Monkman
  6. Watching the Aeroplanes – Francis Monkman
  7. Tuba Smarties – Herbie Flowers
  8. Ballet-Volta – Praetorius, arr. John Williams
  9. Gavotte&Variations – Rameau
  10. Andante – Vivaldi, arr. John Williams
  11. Tristan’s Magic Garden – Tristan Fry
  12. El Cielo – traditional, arr. Williams
  13. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  14. Scipio – Herbie Flowers
  15. Toccata – Bach, arr. Kevin Peek, Holmes



On February, 17, 1999.


On February 17, 1999, “Idea Records” label released “Apple Venus Volume 1”, the thirteenth XTC studio album. “Apple Venus Volume 1” was recorded from January to August 1998, and was produced by Haydn Bendall and Nick Davis. It was the first album on the band’s own “Idea Records” label.


  • Dave Gregory– piano, keyboards, keyboard programming, guitars, backing vocals
  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass guitar
  • Andy Partridge– vocals, guitars, keyboard programming
  • Mike Batt– orchestral arrangements
  • Haydn Bendall– keyboards
  • Guy Barker– trumpet and flugelhorn
  • Nick Davis– keyboards
  • Prairie Prince– drums, percussion
  • Steve Sidwell– trumpet solo
  • All arrangements played by The London Sessions Orchestra under their leader Gavin Wright

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. River of Orchids
  2. I’d Like That
  3. Easter Theatre
  4. Knights in Shining Karma
  5. Frivolous Tonight – Colin Moulding
  6. Greenman
  7. Your Dictionary
  8. Fruit Nut
  9. I Can’t Own Her
  10. Harvest Festival
  11. The Last Balloon