XTC ‎– Oranges & Lemons

Ape House ‎– APEBD109
CD, Album, Remastered, Stereo
Blu-ray, Remastered, Stereo, Multichannel
All Media, Reissue, Special Edition

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2015 Stereo Mixes
CD-1 Garden Of Earthly Delights 5:08
CD-2 The Mayor Of Simpleton 4:00
CD-3 King For A Day 3:42
CD-4 Here Comes President Kill Again 3:37
CD-5 The Loving 4:19
CD-6 Poor Skeleton Steps Out 3:29
CD-7 One Of The Millions 4:38
CD-8 Scarecrow People 4:14
CD-9 Merely A Man 3:28
CD-10 Cynical Days 3:20
CD-11 Across This Antheap 4:52
CD-12 Hold Me My Daddy 3:53
CD-13 Pink Thing 3:57
CD-14 Miniature Sun 4:09
CD-15 Chalkhills And Children 5:08
2015 5.1 Mix
BLU-1 Garden Of Earthly Delights
BLU-2 The Mayor Of Simpleton
BLU-3 King For A Day
BLU-4 Here Comes President Kill Again
BLU-5 The Loving
BLU-6 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
BLU-7 One Of The Millions
BLU-8 Scarecrow People
BLU-9 Merely A Man
BLU-10 Cynical Days
BLU-11 Across This Antheap
BLU-12 Hold Me My Daddy
BLU-13 Pink Thing
BLU-14 Miniature Sun
BLU-15 Chalkhills And Children
2015 Stereo Instrumental Mix
BLU-16 Garden Of Earthly Delights
BLU-17 The Mayor Of Simpleton
BLU-18 King For A Day
BLU-19 Here Comes President Kill Again
BLU-20 The Loving
BLU-21 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
BLU-22 One Of The Millions
BLU-23 Scarecrow People
BLU-24 Merely A Man
BLU-25 Cynical Days
BLU-26 Across This Antheap
BLU-27 Hold Me My Daddy
BLU-28 Pink Thing
BLU-29 Miniature Sun
BLU-30 Chalkhills And Children
2015 Stereo Mix
BLU-31 Garden Of Earthly Delights
BLU-32 The Mayor Of Simpleton
BLU-33 King For A Day
BLU-34 Here Comes President Kill Again
BLU-35 The Loving
BLU-36 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
BLU-37 One Of The Millions
BLU-38 Scarecrow People
BLU-39 Merely A Man
BLU-40 Cynical Days
BLU-41 Across This Antheap
BLU-42 Hold Me My Daddy
BLU-43 Pink Thing
BLU-44 Miniature Sun
BLU-45 Chalkhills And Children
Flat Transfer Of Original Album Mix
BLU-46 Garden Of Earthly Delights
BLU-47 The Mayor Of Simpleton
BLU-48 King For A Day
BLU-49 Here Comes President Kill Again
BLU-50 The Loving
BLU-51 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
BLU-52 One Of The Millions
BLU-53 Scarecrow People
BLU-54 Merely A Man
BLU-55 Cynical Days
BLU-56 Across This Antheap
BLU-57 Hold Me My Daddy
BLU-58 Pink Thing
BLU-59 Miniature Sun
BLU-60 Chalkhills And Children
Album In Demo And Work Tapes Form
BLU-61 Garden Of Earthly Delights
BLU-62 The Mayor Of Simpleton
BLU-63 King For A Day
BLU-64 Here Comes President Kill Again
BLU-65 The Loving
BLU-66 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
BLU-67 One Of The Millions
BLU-68 Scarecrow People
BLU-69 Merely A Man
BLU-70 Cynical Days
BLU-71 Across This Antheap
BLU-72 Hold Me My Daddy
BLU-73 Pink Thing
BLU-74 Miniature Sun
BLU-75 Chalkhills And Children
Extra Demos And Work Tapes
BLU-76 The Good Things
BLU-77 Living In A Haunted Heart
BLU-78 Skeletons
BLU-79 Blue Beret
BLU-80 Way Of The World
BLU-81 Everything
BLU-82 REM Producer Enquiry (First Version Of "The Mayor Of Simpleton")
BLU-83 The Mayor Of Simpleton (Early Version)
BLU-84 Miniature Sun (Early Version)
BLU-85 Pink Thing (Early Version)
BLU-86 Was A Yes
BLU-87 Miller Time
BLU-88 Child's Crusade
BLU-89 Rousseau (Early Version Of "My Paint Heroes")
BLU-90 My Paint Heroes
BLU-91 Chapel Lane Radio
BLU-92 In Another Life
BLU-93 This Is The End
Rehearsals At Leeds Studios L.A
BLU-94 Antheap 1
BLU-95 Antheap 2
BLU-96 The Good Things
BLU-97 Working On Chalkhills And Children
BLU-98 Working On One Of The Millions
BLU-99 Working On Pink Thing
BLU-100 Working On This Is The End
BLU-101 Working On Miniature Sun
BLU-102 Merely A Man
Promo And ID Work
BLU-103 Us And Canadian Radio IDs
BLU-104 Canadian Radio IDs
BLU-105 Geffen Merry Christmas Song
BLU-106 Geffen Psychedelic Christmas
Other Recordings
BLU-107 Ella Guru
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
BLU-108 My Train Is Coming (Demo Recording)
BLU-109 The Mayor Of Simpleton Rough Mix (Dave's Guitar Only. Andy Guide Vocal)
BLU-110 King For A Day (Czar Mix By Ivan Ivan)
Remix [Uncredited] – Ivan Ivan
BLU-111 King For A Day (Versailles Mix By Ivan Ivan)
Remix [Uncredited] – Ivan Ivan
BLU-112 King For A Day (12" Mix By Paul Fox)
BLU-113 The Mayor Of Simpleton (UK Version)
BLU-114 The Mayor Of Simpleton (US Version)
BLU-115 The Mayor Of Simpleton (Long Version)
BLU-116 King For A Day
BLU-117 The Road To Oranges & Lemons
Hidden Track
BLU-118 My Train Is Coming (Recorded Live At Ocean Way Studio With Mike Keneally On Guitar)

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  • Authoring, Mastered ByNeil Wilkes
  • Design, SleeveThe Design Clinic
  • EngineerEd Thacker
  • Engineer [Assisted By]Clark Germain, Joe Fiorello, Tim Weidner
  • GuitarMike Keneally (tracks: BLU-118)
  • Mixed BySteven Wilson (tracks: CD-1 to CD-15, BLU-1 to BLU-45)
  • PerformerAndy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory
  • Photography BySheila Rock
  • ProducerPaul Fox, XTC
  • SleeveA.P.*, Dave Dragon, Ken Ansell
  • Written-ByPartridge* (tracks: CD-1, CD-2, CD-3 to CD-5, CD-8, CD-9, CD-12 to CD-15, BLU-1, BLU-2, BLU-3 to BLU-5, BLU-8, BLU-9, BLU-12 to BLU-17, BLU-19, BLU-20, BLU-23, BLU-24, BLU-26 to BLU-32, BLU-34, BLU-35, BLU-38, BLU-39, BLU-41 to BLU-47, BLU-49, BLU-53, BLU-55 to BLU-62, BLU-64, BLU-65, BLU-68, BLU-69, BLU-71 to BLU-77, BLU-79 to BLU-97, BLU-99 to BLU-106, BLU-108, BLU-109, BLU-113 to BLU-115, BLU-117, BLU-118), Moulding* (tracks: CD-3, CD-6, CD-7, CD-10, BLU-3, BLU-6, BLU-7, BLU-10, BLU-18, BLU-21, BLU-22, BLU-25, BLU-33, BLU-36, BLU-37, BLU-40, BLU-48, BLU-51, BLU-52, BLU-54, BLU-63, BLU-66, BLU-67, BLU-70, BLU-78, BLU-98, BLU-110 to BLU-112, BLU-116)


CD: New stereo edition mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
Blu-Ray: 5.1 Surround and 2015 stereo edition mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
2001 stereo re-master by Ian Cooper at Metropolis Mastering.
Blu-Ray authored and CD master prepared by Neil Wilkes at Opus Productions.

Original album
Produced by Paul Fox and XTC. Engineered by Ed Thacker.
Assisted by Joe Fiorello, Tim Weidner and Clark Germain.
With a great big sticky Thank You to Pat Mastelotto for his Traps and Buttons, Mark Isham for his Heavenly Honking, and Paul Fox for extra Ivory Embellishments.
King For A Day Czar Mix and Versailles Mix by IVAN IVAN.
King For A Day 12" Mix by Paul Fox.

For Their Friendship, Fun And Fruit:
Franne Golde, Connie Mastelotto, Jean McLean, Sir Neville Farmer, Parthenon Huxley, Greg Allen, Andy Goldmark, Tarquin Gotch, Rick Stevens Emme Dixson, Gemma and Don Was, John Kalodner, Andrew Stephanopolous, Mark Kates (great dinner!!), Sue Thacker, Teresa Potts, Scott Thunes, Mike and Viv Keneally (and of course the affable Mart), Richard Griffiths, Bob and Jon, Donna, Kimberly, Karen, Mike, Ryan and Jim (The Summarian Slaves), David Greenberg from the Duplex Planet, Larry Deeds and Guitar Centre, Paul Mitchell, Jim and Gary at Tower Records, Ian Kay, John Hughes, River Phoenix, Ed Rosenblatt, Simon and Jeremy (hands off that plug!), Sandy Tanaka, Logan (for the improvised billboard), Jane, Jane and Jane - in fact all at Virgin England and Geffen America, June and Pette Dix, Mark Fischer and Marianne, Holly, Harry, Carol, Lee and Joan for love and inspiration.

Photography By Sheila Rock
Original Sleeve by A.P., DAVE DRAGON and KEN ANSELL of the Design Clinic.

We love you. Bye.

The Burning Shed preorder version also came with a Oranges & Lemons postcard signed by Colin Moulding (Pictures of the front and back of that postcard is included in the images)
Released with a 16 page booklet.

Back cover erroneously claims to include a 5.1 instrumental mix rather than the stereo instrumental mix it actually contains.

BLU-110 to BLU-112 are printed without remix brackets in their titles on sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 33367 78552 7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): 2100005826044 APEBD109 DISC1
  • Matrix / Runout (Blu-ray): APEBD109 DISC2 D 21 APEBD109 DISC2 DO 22
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI LK97
  • Mastering SID Code (Blu-ray): IFPI L021
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 9R80
  • Mould SID Code (Blu-ray): IFPI O77A

Other Versions (5 of 50) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2581 XTC Oranges & Lemons(2xLP, Album) Virgin V 2581 UK 1989 Sell This Version
M5G 24218 XTC Oranges & Lemons(Cass, Album, Club, BMG) Geffen Records M5G 24218 US 1989 Sell This Version
none XTC Oranges & Lemons(15xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Virgin none Europe Unknown
VJCP-23141 XTC Oranges & Lemons(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP-23141 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
TC-V 2581, TCV2581 XTC Oranges & Lemons(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-V 2581, TCV2581 Malaysia 1989 Sell This Version


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February 19, 2019

Sounds amazing! Can't believe I waited so long to buy this.


November 4, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
There is an acknowledged issue with this disc and some Sony Blu Ray players (plus some players using Sony components). According to the disc's author, Neil Wilkes, at the time of writing Sony have acknowledged that the issue is with the player's firmware and not the disc itself. The manufacturer has asked that discs are not returned and that Sony be allowed the time to update firmware across their range of players.