The Dukes Of Stratosphear ‎– Psonic Psunspot

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First US release: Aug. 18, 1987

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2440, V 2440 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin V2440, V 2440 UK 1987 Sell This Version
TCV2440 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(Cass) Virgin TCV2440 UK 1987 Sell This Version
M5G 24169 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(Cass, Album) Geffen Records M5G 24169 US 1987 Sell This Version
VG 50297 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP) Virgin VG 50297 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
70537 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album) Virgin 70537 France 1987 Sell This Version
GHS 24169 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 24169 US 1987 Sell This Version
208 466, 208 466-630 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin 208 466, 208 466-630 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
V2440, V 2440 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin V2440, V 2440 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
V2440, V 2440 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin V2440, V 2440 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
VP2440 The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot(LP, Album, Ltd, Mar) Virgin VP2440 UK 1987 Sell This Version
APECD024 XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot(CD, Album, RM) Ape House APECD024 UK 2009 Sell This Version
APECD024 XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot(CD, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Ape House APECD024 UK 2009 Sell This Version
APECD024 XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot(CD, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Ape House APECD024 UK 2009 Sell This Version
APECD024P XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot(CD, Enh, Promo, RM) Ape House APECD024P UK 2009 Sell This Version
APELP024 XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot(LP, RE) Ape House APELP024 UK 2010 Sell This Version

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cornejod

cornejod

May 21, 2017
referencing Psonic Psunspot, LP, Album, GHS 24169
Unsurprisingly, the US version of this great album fails to include the gatefold and the label artwork, as well as sounding like crap.
music_emporium

music_emporium

May 8, 2013
referencing Psonic Psunspot, LP, Album, Ltd, Mar, VP2440
XTC climb aboard the Wayback Machine and go to Abbey Road in 1967 and it became their “Sgt Pepper.”
The intro song "Vanishing Girl" is the great XTC single that never was.
music_emporium

music_emporium

May 8, 2013
referencing Psonic Psunspot, LP, Album, Gat, V2440, V 2440
XTC climb aboard the Wayback Machine and go to Abbey Road in 1967 and it became their “Sgt Pepper.”
The intro song "Vanishing Girl" is the great XTC single that never was.
sTemwinder7

sTemwinder7

July 12, 2009
referencing Psonic Psunspot, CD, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig, APECD024

The Dukes return. A surprise hit XTC returned to the studio under their alias and produced another strong group of psychedelic classics. The reissue beats the 2001 remaster from Virgin (it was compressed, harsher sounding in comparison). Detail is nice but, more importantly, we have a nice dyanmic range where each instrument and the vocals get their due.

While the demos aren't quite as essential here as they are on "25 O'Clock" (where we get a number of demos that didn't make ANY of the Dukes albums or XTC), the demo for "Vanishing Girl" is. Called "No One at Home" and with some dummy lyrics, a more relaxed pace and Colin's solo vocal, it's a gem and different enough to make it essential.

The book has extensive notes from Andy, Colin with Gregsy (as the other two affectionately call guitarist Dave Gregory) giving a break down on the gear used to record the album. This is essential because it sounds better than the 2001 release with some nice EQ choices, the bonus tracks and the deluxe book. The CD slides in to a holder and the cover of the book is hardcover and we get a nice reproduction of the original vinyl cover (although now it says XTC as The Dukes.