The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

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The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Sam Stone » 07 Jun 2020, 10:45

Just bought Skylarking and Oranges and Lemons. Absolutely stunning sonic quality.

There are five in the series thus far - Nonesuch, Dukes of Stratosfear and I think Drums and Wires being the others.

Tragically, it doesn't look as though English Settlement will be joining them a some of the masters are missing.

Any other XTC fans here got - or planning on getting - any or all of these?

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Re: The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 07 Jun 2020, 16:02

They have been quality releases all the way. The range of content on them is fantastic for the price.
A few bands could take a leaf out of their book.
I bought them as they were released from https://www.ape.uk.net (they each came with signed postcards).
Would highly recommend 'Psurroundabout Ride' the Dukes complete set.
Give a shit or be a shit.

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Re: The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Sam Stone » 07 Jun 2020, 16:20

Cheers, TW,

Will probably get that one next.

They really are the dog's bollocks.

If only more artists followed their lead in doing stuff like that.

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Re: The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Jun 2020, 17:39

They're great because they're done by Steven Wilson. I don't own a bad surround sound disc with his name on it. Check out his Tull, Crimson, Yes, ELP, Rush, Gentle Giant, Marillion etc. discs as well.

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Re: The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Sam Stone » 07 Jun 2020, 19:10

Matt Wilson wrote:
They're great because they're done by Steven Wilson. I don't own a bad surround sound disc with his name on it. Check out his Tull, Crimson, Yes, ELP, Rush, Gentle Giant, Marillion etc. discs as well.




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since Yoptempi invented punk in 1976 still fits first, M.

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Re: The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Jun 2020, 19:58

Fear not, if prog ain't your thing, Wilson also did a box for the first Roxy Music album.

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Re: The XTC BluRay 5.1 audio reissues

Postby Sam Stone » 08 Jun 2020, 09:23

Matt Wilson wrote:
Fear not, if prog ain't your thing, Wilson also did a box for the first Roxy Music album.



A couple of the Tulls - Aqualung (still a terrific album with nary a dud track) and War Child, plus KC's Court (the very
first album I ever bought), I'll pass, That said the Roxy set does sound rather tempting as I love the early Eno stuff.