XTC ‎– Black Sea

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V 2173 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin V 2173 UK 1980 Sell This Version
OVEDC 83 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) Virgin OVEDC 83 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TCV 2173 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2173 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CT-1-1000 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) RSO CT-1-1000 US 1980 Sell This Version
TCV2173 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV2173 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
VL4 2203 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) Virgin VL4 2203 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
402 836 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) Virgin 402 836 France 1980 Sell This Version
OVEDC 2173 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album) Virgin OVEDC 2173 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CT-1-1000, 3216 291 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin, RSO CT-1-1000, 3216 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
V 2173 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin V 2173 Finland 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000 US 1980 Sell This Version
VIL 12173 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12173 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
70053 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin 70053 France 1980 Sell This Version
202 836-320 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin 202 836-320 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
202 836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin 202 836 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
VL 2203 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2203 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
VV-33.060Y XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin VV-33.060Y Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
V2173 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin V2173 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
202836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin 202836 France 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000, 2394 291 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000, 2394 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
V-2173, L-37,434 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V-2173, L-37,434 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
I-202836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin I-202836 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
202 836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin 202 836 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000, 2394 291 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000, 2394 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
VIP-6964 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin VIP-6964 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000, 2394 291 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000, 2394 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
202 836, 202 836-320 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, Gre) Virgin, Virgin 202 836, 202 836-320 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
VA 13147 (on the cover), VR-1-1000 (on the labels) XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, PRC) Virgin America, Virgin America, RSO Records, Inc. VA 13147 (on the cover), VR-1-1000 (on the labels) US 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000, 2394 291 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, Pre) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000, 2394 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, Pre) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000 US 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000, VA 13147 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, RSO, Virgin VR-1-1000, VA 13147 US 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, Promo) RSO VR-1-1000 US 1980 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000 DJ, VR-1-1000, VA 13147 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, RSO, Virgin, RSO, Virgin VR-1-1000 DJ, VR-1-1000, VA 13147 US 1980 Sell This Version
LAE-330 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin LAE-330 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
PET 38150 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album, RE) Epic, Virgin PET 38150 US 1982 Sell This Version
PE 38150 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Epic PE 38150 US 1982 Sell This Version
202836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 202836 France 1984 Sell This Version
I-202836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RP) Virgin I-202836 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
M5G 4035 XTC Black Sea(Cass, Album, RE) Geffen Records M5G 4035 US 1985 Sell This Version
GHS 4035 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records GHS 4035 US 1985 Sell This Version
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 UK & Ireland 1986 Sell This Version
202 836-320, 202 836 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 202 836-320, 202 836 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
CDV 2173 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2173 UK 1987 Sell This Version
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
VJD 28109 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJD 28109 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
GEFD-24376 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records GEFD-24376 US 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-23135 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-23135 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
VJCP-3114 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP-3114 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
TOCP-53073 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Virgin TOCP-53073 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
TOCP-65714, V 2173 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Sli) Virgin, Virgin TOCP-65714, V 2173 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
CDVX2173, 724385063626, 7243 8 50636 2 6 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVX2173, 724385063626, 7243 8 50636 2 6 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
CDVX2173, 724385063626, 7243 8 50636 2 6 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVX2173, 724385063626, 7243 8 50636 2 6 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
CAR 50636 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAR 50636 US 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP-67804, V 2173 XTC Black Sea = ブラック・シー(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin, Virgin TOCP-67804, V 2173 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-54234 XTC Black Sea = ブラック・シー(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Virgin TOCP-54234 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
APECD104 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE, RM) Ape House APECD104 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
APEBD104 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, Rem + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, Multic) Ape House APEBD104 UK 2017 Sell This Version
CDV 2173, 0777 7 86682 2 0 XTC Black Sea(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2173, 0777 7 86682 2 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album) Virgin OVED 83 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 UK Unknown Sell This Version
V 2173 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin V 2173 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
202 836, 202 836-270, 202 836-320 XTC Black Sea(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 202 836, 202 836-270, 202 836-320 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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hafler3o

hafler3o

August 28, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Black Sea, CD, Album, RE, RM, CDVX2173, 724385063626, 7243 8 50636 2 6

'Black Sea' saw XTC move permanently away from the high-pitched nervous energy of their earlier works to a far more 'rock' sounding band (later to be eclipsed by pastoral then psychedelic flavoured releases). Lyrically very strong ('No Language..' is an excellent ode to miscommunication) the attention grabbing, hook-laden singles are probably the weakest tracks on the album strangely, as is the mood of the album which, despite it's up-tempo nature seems dark and complex (rather like the sleeve cover!). As with 'Drums and Wires' the album finishes in angst with 'Travels in Nihilon' failing to find a Saviour for our misguided world, the track drowned by muscular drums, just as Noah's tribe was drowned by a vengeful God, stirring stuff! The extra tracks are at odds with the feel of the album as a whole, but at least they're on the end of the CD this time (not stuck between what would have been the A & B sides of the album as on previous CD incarnations).