XTC ‎– Drums And Wires

Ape House ‎– APEBD103
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Blu-ray, Compilation, Enhanced, Reissue, Remastered


2014 Stereo Mix
CD-1 Making Plans For Nigel
CD-2 Helicopter
CD-3 Day In Day Out
CD-4 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
CD-5 Ten Feet Tall
CD-6 Roads Girdle The Globe
CD-7 Real By Reel
CD-8 Millions
CD-9 That Is The Way
CD-10 Outside World
CD-11 Scissor Man
CD-12 Complicated Game
Extra Tracks
CD-13 Chain Of Command
CD-14 Limelight
CD-15 Life Begins At The Hop (Single Version)
CD-16 Homo Safari
CD-17 Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
CD-18 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
Additional 2014 5.1 Mixes
BLU-1 Life Begins At The Hop
BLU-2 Homo Safari
BLU-3 Chain Of Command
BLU-4 Limelight
BLU-5 Bushman President
BLU-6 Pulsing Pulsing
BLU-7 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
BLU-8 Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
BLU-9 Officer Blue
BLU-10 Over Rusty Water
BLU-11 Sleepyheads
2014 5.1 Mixes
BLU-12 Making Plans For Nigel
BLU-13 Helicopter
BLU-14 Day In Day Out
BLU-15 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-16 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-17 Roads Girdle The Globe
BLU-18 Real By Reel
BLU-19 Millions
BLU-20 That Is The Way
BLU-21 Outside World
BLU-22 Scissor Man
BLU-23 Complicated Game
Instrumental Mixes
BLU-24 Making Plans For Nigel
BLU-25 Helicopter
BLU-26 Day In Day Out
BLU-27 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-28 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-29 Roads Girdle The Globe
BLU-30 Real By Reel
BLU-31 Millions
BLU-32 That Is The Way
BLU-33 Outside World
BLU-34 Scissor Man
BLU-35 Complicated Game
BLU-36 Chain Of Command
BLU-37 Limelight
BLU-38 Pulsing Pulsing
BLU-39 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
BLU-40 Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
BLU-41 Officer Blue
BLU-42 Sleepyheads
Original Master
BLU-43 Making Plans For Nigel
BLU-44 Helicopter
BLU-45 Day In Day Out
BLU-46 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-47 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-48 Roads Girdle The Globe
BLU-49 Real By Reel
BLU-50 Millions
BLU-51 That Is The Way
BLU-52 Outside World
BLU-53 Scissor Man
BLU-54 Complicated Game
Original Album Extra Tracks
BLU-55 Chain Of Command
BLU-56 Limelight
BLU-57 Life Begins At The Hop (Long Version)
BLU-58 That Is The Way (Long Version)
DJM Stereo Mixes
BLU-59 Helicopter
BLU-60 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-61 Real By Reel
Saucy Plate Session
BLU-62 The Beautiful People
BLU-63 Cheap Perfume
BLU-64 I Feel Blue
BLU-65 Someone's Been In My Room
BLU-66 If I Had My Way
Unknown Session
BLU-67 Life Begins At The Hop
Swindon Town Hall 1
BLU-68 Life Begins At The Hop
BLU-69 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-70 Cheap Perfume
BLU-71 Outside World
Swindon Town Hall 2
BLU-72 Chain Of Command
BLU-73 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-74 Helicopter
BLU-75 Making Plans For Nigel
Toots Garage
BLU-76 Officer Blue
BLU-77 Don't Lose Your Temper
BLU-78 I Overheard
BLU-79 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
Tudor Barn Album Rehearsal
BLU-80 Millions [Instrumental]
BLU-81 Limelight [Arrangement Query]
BLU-82 Limelight
BLU-83 Limelight [Drum Arrangement Chat]
BLU-84 Complicated Game
BLU-85 Diddley-Beat Jam
BLU-86 Millions [Drums Arrangement]
BLU-87 Millions [With Vocals]
BLU-88 Limelight [With Vocals]
BLU-89 Day In [Preamble]
BLU-90 Day In, Day Out
BLU-91 Real By Reel
BLU-92 This Is The Preamble
BLU-93 That Is The Way [Breakdown]
BLU-94 That Is Another Way
BLU-95 Helicopter
BLU-96 Game Set-Up
BLU-97 Complicated Game
BLU-98 Complicated Analysis / Scissor Set-Up
BLU-99 Scissor Man [Fades]
BLU-100 Life Begins At The Hop
BLU-101 Making Plans For Nigel

Companies, etc.



Available on Ape House website.
Comes with an exclusive postcard signed by Andy Partridge.

"This compilation (P) & (C) 2014 Ape House Ltd. Drums & Wires, previously released material, videos (P) 1979, 2014 Virgin Records Ltd. Previously unissued material (P) 2014 Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, XTC. Manufactured under exclusive license from Virgin Records Ltd.
Made in the EU"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 633367784025
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): 2100005173056 APEBD/SP103
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 9R70
  • Mould SID Code (Bluray): IFPI 074A
  • Matrix / Runout (Bluray): APEBD103D21
  • Matrix / Runout (Bluray): APEBD103 DO 22

Other Versions (5 of 65) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2129 XTC Drums And Wires(LP, Album) Virgin V 2129 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PE 38151 XTC Drums And Wires(LP, Album, RE) Epic, Virgin PE 38151 US 1982 Sell This Version
200 917, 200 917-270 XTC Drums And Wires(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 200 917, 200 917-270 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VIP-6940, VIRG-6042 XTC Drums And Wires(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin VIP-6940, VIRG-6042 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
3222 785 XTC Drums And Wires(Cass, Album) Virgin 3222 785 France 1979 Sell This Version