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XTCNonsuch

Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock
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Tracklist

The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead5:00
My Bird Performs3:51
Dear Madam Barnum2:53
Humble Daisy3:36
The Smartest Monkeys4:18
The Disappointed3:23
Holly Up On Poppy3:04
Crocodile3:56
Rook3:45
Omnibus3:20
That Wave3:34
Then She Appeared3:52
War Dance3:23
Wrapped In Grey3:46
The Ugly Underneath3:54
Bungalow2:49
Books Are Burning4:51

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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-28, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
DADC
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474, Virgin – GEFD-24474US1992US1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-27, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
Virgin – CDV 2699, Virgin – 262 792UK & France1992UK & France1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album
Dolby HX Pro, B NR
Geffen Records – GEFC-24474, Virgin – GEFC-24474US1992US1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, VinylNonsuch
2×LP, Album
Virgin – V 2699UK1992UK1992
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-02-07, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album, Promo
Virgin – CDV 2699UK1992UK1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album
Virgin – TCV 2699UK1992UK1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, VinylNonsuch
2×LP, Album
Virgin – V2699Italy1992Italy1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, VinylNonsuch
2×LP, Album
Virgin – 212 792-1, Virgin – 212 792-2, Virgin – V 2699
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Europe1992Europe1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-27, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
Virgin – CDV 2699Canada1992Canada1992
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Club Edition
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474, Virgin – GEFD-24474US1992US1992
Recently Edited
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album
Virgin – VL4 2699Canada1992Canada1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album
Virgin – TCV 2699Argentina1992Argentina1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-01, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
Virgin – VJCP-28100Japan1992Japan1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-28, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Promo
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474, Geffen Records – GEFD-24474DJUS1992US1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
Virgin – CDV 2699, EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C. – CDV 2699 V5Argentina1992Argentina1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CDNonsuch
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Virgin Records Ltd. – CDV 2699Australia1992Australia1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CDNonsuch
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EMI – 427176 2, Virgin – 427176 2Brazil1992Brazil1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-01, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
Virgin – VJCP-28100Japan1992Japan1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette
Virgin – TCV 2699Italy1992Italy1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CDNonsuch
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Pitman
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474, Virgin – GEFD-24474US1992US1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Club Edition
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474, Virgin – GEFD-24474US1992US1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album, Promo
Virgin France – noneFrance1992France1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-01, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Promo
Virgin – VJCP-28100Japan1992Japan1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album, Club Edition
Dolby HX Pro, B NR
Geffen Records – GEFC-24474, Virgin – GEFC-24474US1992US1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Album
XDR
Virgin – TCV 2699Australia1992Australia1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992, MinidiscNonsuch
Minidisc, Album
Virgin – MDV2699Europe1992Europe1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-28, CDNonsuch
CD, Album
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474US1992US1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-28, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Promo
DADC
Geffen Records – GEFD-24474, Virgin – GEFD-24474US1992US1992
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 1992-04-27, CassetteNonsuch
Cassette, Promo
Geffen Records – GEFC/D-24474US1992US1992
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2001-05-16, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
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Virgin – TOCP-65720, Virgin – V 2699Japan2001Japan2001
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2001, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Virgin – CDVX2699, Virgin – 724385067822, Virgin – 7243 8 50678 2 2
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UK & Europe2001UK & Europe2001
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Virgin – CDVX2699UK & Europe2001UK & Europe2001
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2002-08-06, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Caroline Records – CAR 50678, Caroline Records – 724385067822US2002US2002
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2005-09-30, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Paper Sleeve
Virgin – TOCP-67810, Virgin – V 2699Japan2005Japan2005
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2011-06-08, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Virgin – TOCP-54240Japan2011Japan2011
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2013-10-00, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo; Blu-ray, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Multichannel
Ape House – APEBD110UK & Europe2013UK & Europe2013
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2013-11-14, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo; DVD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, Multichannel, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Ape House – APESP110UK & Europe2013UK & Europe2013
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Cover of Nonsuch, 2013, CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Reissue
Ape House – APECD110UK2013UK2013
New Submission
Cover of Nonsuch, 2020-09-00, VinylNonsuch
2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
200g, Gatefold
Ape House – APELPX110Europe2020Europe2020
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Cover of Nonsuch, , CDNonsuch
CD, Album, Reissue
Geffen Goldline – GEFD-24474, Geffen Records – GEFD-24474USUS
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Loomis_'s avatar
Loomis_
This is a decent replacement for the original. Rook does sound pretty poor but I am finding a lot of final tracks on somewhat recent-ish records sound a bit off or compressed. If you can find an affordable clean copy of the original (good luck!), go for that. I bought an original copy recently but it was damaged so I returned and went for this. The original sounded tremendous where the records were clean. This version is amazing aside from those final tracks on each side.
d.teil's avatar
d.teil
Edited 4 months ago
Pressing is quite fine even I can not compare this one with the 1st press . Everything else too. . . .
martinjanet's avatar
martinjanet
Slightly disappointing press. Muddy in places especially on the treble end and loud passages. At other times supremely detailed. "Rook" is a complete disaster whilst Omnibus is lovely
Vivalafica's avatar
Vivalafica
Edited one year ago
This 1992 first press sounds great to me, rich and crisp sound, a joy to the ears and the soul.
Musically speaking it's a stunning album, never understood why some fans of the band don't love this one....
steelydaniele's avatar
steelydaniele
Edited one year ago
Wonderful pressing; the sound, to me, is practically the same as the BluRay remasters;
Same thing of skylarking
darrynray's avatar
darrynray
I've been waiting a long time for this to be reissued for vinyl (and I'm probably not the only one here). Unfortunately, in 1992 they weren't going to manufacture a lot of LPs for this issue, hence the price if you want one. I think the pressing sounds fantastic. The only things I have to compare it to are the other LPs in XTC's catalog that I have that are original pressings. They sound fantastic too. They did a good job with this Nonsuch reissue. Worth getting for sure.
krudster's avatar
krudster
Edited one year ago
Like everyone else, I was pretty enamored with this pressing, as it's a slickly produced album. The pressing is really high quality in that it's super flat, noise free, and looks like real care has been taken. But then I got out the 1992 UK original and started to compare the two, and the difference in mastering was immediately obvious. Much like Ape's recent Apple Venus Vol 1 pressing, they seem to roll off the higher frequencies for reasons unknown. Exactly like Apple Venus, the softer clarity means you miss some of the 'zing' of the acoustic guitars and cymbals on Dear Madam Barnum, and the vocals don't have the sheen on Humble Daisy. If you don't know what you're missing, it still sounds good, but anyone thinking about flogging their original might want to hold fire until they have the repress to compare to.

The packaging is also different from the original. In some ways better, in that the previous single sleeve is now a lovely gatefold, though all they've really done is squish the previously easy to read lyrics from three pages onto one (Get your glasses out! ), and used the inner sleeves as an advert for Ape's XTC and Andy P catalogue (repeated on each inner sleeve), rather than, say, added some retrospective musing and period in-studio pics (which would have been great, and displayed attention to detail and added value). The cover design is also a little different: the gold ink is a different shade (basically gold, rather than the deep yellow of the original) and the title graphics don't 'pop' like the original. Very minor detail, but something to keep in mind.

In summary, if your original copy's trashed, by all means get the new one. It's decent, and at least they didn't squish the 2LP down to 1LP like Ape bizarrely chose to do with Wasp Star. But if you're the kind of superfan that wants the ultimate vinyl version, I'm sorry to report that the original is arguably the one to get.
aftp302's avatar
aftp302
I was ecstatic for the sound quality of this release until I got to Books are Burning, last track on Side 4. Anyone else have terrible crackling/static on the latter half of this track?
deanowest's avatar
deanowest
Now that those beautiful represses are about, will these drop in value? I can't imagine the originals sounding better than the ApeHouse repress
Bibliotakecare's avatar
This much awaited reissue on vinyl of one of XTC's best albums is nothing less but exceptional.
This is a very good 200 gr. pressing allowing the sound to be very deep and stereophonics effects to emerge correctly. Do not hesitate if you place these two records at the deserved level : that of a true vintage pop masterpiece.