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XTCSkylarking

Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock
Year:

Tracklist

Summer's Cauldron
Grass
The Meeting Place
That's Really Super, Supergirl
Ballet For A Rainy Day
1000 Umbrellas
Season Cycle
Earn Enough For Us
Big Day
Another Satellite
Mermaid Smiled
The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
Dying
Sacrificial Bonfire

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    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CDSkylarking
    CD, Album
    Virgin – CDV 2399UK1986UK1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – 207 905, Virgin – 207 905-630Europe1986Europe1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Reissue, Allied
    Geffen Records – GHS 24117US1986US1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986-10-00, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V 2399UK1986UK1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – VL2399Canada1986Canada1986
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – VL42399@, Virgin – VL 2399@Canada1986Canada1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Specialty Records Pressing
    Geffen Records – GHS 24117US1986US1986
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986-11-21, CDSkylarking
    CD, Album
    Virgin – 32VD-1054Japan1986Japan1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Virgin – V 2399Italy1986Italy1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V2399, Virgin – LL-V2399Spain1986Spain1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – 123 991France1986France1986
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Promo
    Geffen Records – noneUS1986US1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986-11-21, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – 28VB-1126Japan1986Japan1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Stereo, Geometric Edge
    Virgin – TCV 2399UK1986UK1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Embossed cover
    Virgin – 207 905, Virgin – 207 905 630, Virgin – V 2399
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    Europe1986Europe1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V2399, Virgin – VG 2399Greece1986Greece1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Promo
    Virgin – 28VB-1126Japan1986Japan1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Allied Pressing
    Geffen Records – GHS 24117, Virgin – GHS 24117US1986US1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    Virgin – 123994France1986France1986
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Club Edition
    Geffen Records – GHS 24117US1986US1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V 2399Australia1986Australia1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – VL 2399, Virgin – VL42399@Canada1986Canada1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Reissue, Specialty Pressing
    Geffen Records – GHS 24117, Virgin – GHS 24117US1986US1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V 2399New Zealand1986New Zealand1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, AR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR
    Geffen Records – M5G 24117, Geffen Records – GEF M5G 24117US1986US1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, CrO2
    Virgin – VL4 2399Canada1986Canada1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, CH, Dolby
    Geffen Records – M5G 24117, Geffen Records – GEF M5G 24117US1986US1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    Virgin – 407 905-630Germany1986Germany1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986-10-00, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V 2399Ireland1986Ireland1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album
    Virgin – TCV 2399New Zealand1986New Zealand1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Stereo, Chrome, Rough Edge
    Virgin – TCV 2399UK1986UK1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, CDSkylarking
    CD, Album, Stereo, DADC Pressing
    Geffen Records – 9 24117-2, Virgin – 9 24117-2US1986US1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1986, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Stereo, Translucent
    Virgin – V 2399Australia1986Australia1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, SR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR
    Geffen Records – M5G 24117, Geffen Records – GEF M5G 24117US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987-07-00, CDSkylarking
    CD, Album, Reissue, SRC
    Geffen Records – 9 24117-2, Virgin – 9 24117-2US1987US1987
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987, CDSkylarking
    CD, Album
    Virgin – CDV 2399@, Virgin Records CANADA – CDV 2399@Canada1987Canada1987
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album
    Virgin – V 2399Australia1987Australia1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, CH, Bevelled Slipsheets
    Geffen Records – M5G 24117, Geffen Records – GEF M5G 24117US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987, CassetteSkylarking
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Virgin – VL4 2399@Canada1987Canada1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Skylarking, 1987, VinylSkylarking
    LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue
    Geffen Records – GHS 24117US1987US1987

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    Reviews

    • Mfurst's avatar
      Mfurst
      I'm frequently impressed at just how good 80s vinyl is, and this is no exception. It is absolutely dead silent vinyl and the mastering is fantastic on this. Huge soundstage and sounds so good. Helps that the music itself is top notch as well
      • UniversityofVinyl's avatar
        Gorgeous pressing - plated at Doug Sax’s legendary SLM. IYKYK.
        • Jerry_Nye's avatar
          Jerry_Nye
          It's not bad, but it's not nearly as dynamic as some original U.S. pressings. I grew up listening to an original pressing and while this one has little to no noise, clicks, or pops, a lot of the songs just sound somewhat uninspired unfortunately. If you can pick this up for under 30$ I would go for it, but I don't think it's worth any more than that. For over $30 an older pressing would be the way to go IMO.
          • rebopmusic's avatar
            rebopmusic
            Sitiing here right now listening to my copy which I bought new in 1986 upon release. This record sounds as good as any modern pressing. Almost 40 years old and still a psonic experience to behold!
            • Jonado's avatar
              Jonado
              Hm. A little disappointed tbh. GREAT record of course but this remaster feels very mid-rangey and brittle to me. I can’t really hear any great change in the polarity reversal either. No comparison to the first Dukes reissue and Nonesuch from APE which are beautifully lush and balanced to my ears.
              • astralplane's avatar
                astralplane
                I bought this in 1986, directly after it had been published. Over the years, I always thought this one sounds a bit like typical 80s vinyl quality, and I was looking forward to buy a remastered re-release on heavy weight vinyl, which I did in 2019 after the Ape House edition had became available. But... after professional cleaning of both records I decided to keep the original Virgin record. In terms of sound quality, there is hardly any difference between these two releases. And though I know that "Dear God" originally should had been part of "Skylarking" as well I am pretty happy to own it as a single only release for the last 37 years.
                • tony879's avatar
                  tony879
                  Bought this on release, lovely package and fantastic sound on this. Classic album.
                  • tony879's avatar
                    tony879
                    Fuck me this has gone up in price since I bought it!
                    Love this record and have loved XTC for donkeys.
                    A psychedelic Dukes like trip this one, so under rated though. In fact the band never gets enough props for their insane songwriting chops..,
                    • McHomie's avatar
                      McHomie
                      I'm one of those weirdos who never really got into XTC, except for SKYLARKING and the Dukes of Stratosphear stuff. That said, I absolutely love this album, and I'm surprised by how good this pressing sounds. I always thought the Geffen CD sounded a bit harsh. This is an earlier US pressing, with "Mermaid Smiled", and it certainly fits in better with the overall vibe of this record than "Dear God" does. My copy is in terrific shape, and I really don't see a reason to upgrade to one of the Ape House reissues.
                      • mikeSF_'s avatar
                        mikeSF_
                        Edited 6 months ago
                        This record was my jam in 1986. Now happy to have this great sounding remaster. Funny because I pre-ordered it in 2018, 2 years before I even had a turntable. when the turntable arrived, guess which record I played first?

                        The only thing different from the original release is the addition of "Mermaid Smiled", which is very nice.

                        Audio is quite good, nice and full eq and none of the polarity issues of the past, etc.

                        Super clean and well pressed vinyl, with no errors anywhere. 194g.

                        5 stars. Grab this epic XTC release if you find it. I also snagged an amazing Dukes of Stratosphear CD box set called Psurroundabout Ride, which has 5.1 surround mixes if you are interested in those.

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