XTCWaxworks - Some Singles 1977-1982 / Beeswax - Some B-Sides 1977-1982

Label:Virgin – V2251, Virgin – OVED 9
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation
All Media, Compilation
Style:Pop Rock


A1Science Friction3:10
A2Statue Of Liberty2:25
A3This Is Pop?2:38
A4Are You Receiving Me?3:04
A5Life Begins At The Hop3:45
A6Making Plans For Nigel3:52
A7Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down4:33
B1Generals And Majors3:41
B2Towers Of London4:37
B3Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)3:35
B4Senses Working Overtime4:33
B5Ball And Chain4:31
C1She's So Square3:06
C2Dance Band2:41
C3Hang On To The Night2:14
C5Instant Tunes2:33
C6Pulsing Pulsing1:37
C7Don't Lose Your Temper2:33
C8Smokeless Zone3:51
D1The Somnambulist4:31
D2Blame The Weather3:41
D3Tissue Tigers (The Arguers)3:57
D4Punch And Judy2:45
D5Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass4:24

Companies, etc.


  • Written-ByAndy Partridge (tracks: A1 to A4, A7, B2 to B4, C1, C3, C6, C7, D1, D3 to D5), Colin Moulding (tracks: A5, A6, B1, B5, C2, C4, C5, C8, D2)


"2 albums for the price of 1" on hype sticker :
XTC - Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982
XTC - Beeswax: Some B-Sides 1977-1982
This double pack is a limited "first press release": Only the first 50.000 Waxworks copies had this extra LP.

Contains 3 different mixes:
track A7 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.34 [14 seconds longer than original single version]
track C3 Hang On to the Night 2.12 [6 seconds longer than the original Statue of Liberty B-side version]
track D5 Heaven is Paved With Broken Glass (remix - not the same mix as the original B-side)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched exc. TOWNEHOUSED V, stamped, Variant 1): V 2251-A 7̶ 2 TOWNHOUSED Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched exc. 4 TOWNHOUSED B, stamped, Variant 1): V-2251-B1 4 TOWNHOUSED B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched exc. V TOWNHOUSED, stamped, Variant 1): OVED-9-A2 Λ TOWNHOUSED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched exc. V TOWNHOUSED, stamped, Variant 1): OVED-9-B1 TOWNHOUSED Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 2): .V.2251.A-1 TOWNHOUSED Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): V-2251-B1 2 TOWNHOUSED C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Variant 2): OVED-9 A-1 Λ TOWNHOUSED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Variant 2): OVED-9-B1 13 TOWNHOUSED Λ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Waxworks - Some Singles 1977-1982 / Beeswax - Some B-Sides 1977-1982 (LP, Compilation, LP, Compilation, All Media, Compilation, Stereo, Gatefold)Virgin302 153-406Europe1982
Recently Edited
Waxworks - Some Singles 1977-1982 / Beeswax - Some B-Sides 1977-1982 (LP, Album, Compilation, LP, Album, Compilation, All Media, Compilation)Virgin, VirginVMD 2251, XTC FREECanada1982
Recently Edited
Waxworks & Beeswax (Cassette, Compilation, Grey Shell)VirginTCV 2251UK1982
New Submission
Waxworks / Beeswax (Cassette, Compilation)VirginVMD4 2251Canada1982
New Submission
Waxworks / Beeswax (Cassette, Compilation, Reissue, Black Shell, With Barcode)VirginTCV 2251UK1982



  • shivsidecar's avatar
    It's not clear from this entry that these are two LPs in individual sleeves shrinkwrapped together, with sticker on front. (Virgin also released Simple Minds' "Sons And Fascination"/"Sister Feelings Call" in this format round about the same time).
    • RonHeath's avatar
      Great comp but the volume level can vary from track to track meaning you have to keep the remote at hand!



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