XTC - Drums and Wires CD + 5.1 / hi-res DVD-A (expanded / remixed / remastered)
23-Ape SP 103
Back in stock at a lower price and also 'fixed' (the DVD-A had errors, but this problem is now corrected)
Note - this isn't just a 'remaster'. Steven Wilson has gone back to the original multi-tracks and remixed them. If you want it just as you have always heard it, you won't like this, but if you want to hear parts that were very low level to the point of inaudibility before and now can actually be heard (much in the same way Steve Wilson re-did King Crimson "Lizard", Yes' "Close To The Edge" or our remix of the 1st Univers Zero), then I highly recommend this one!
"The revolutionary Drums And Wires, from 1979, is the second in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes.
Steven Wilson has produced the new mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band.
Presented as a double digi-pack format in a slipcase with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory, this is the cd and dvda version."
This is one of XTC's (many) great releases &, in fact, their first with Dave Gregory and their first really great one. Here's what you get:
Format: 1 x CD/1 x DVD-A
1) Making Plans For Nigel
3) Day In Day Ou
4) When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
5) Ten Feet Tall
6) Roads Girdle the Globe
7) Real By Reel
9) That Is The Way
10) Outside World
11) Scissor Man
12) Complicated Game
13) Chain Of Command
15) Life Begins At The Hop
16) Homo Safari
17) Ten Feet Tall (electric version)
18) Wait ‘Til Your Boat Goes Down
DVDA (Region 0, NTSC):
- Album mixed in 5.1 Lossless Surround from original multi-track sources.
- Steven Wilson stereo mix, original album mix and 7 bonus stereo tracks, all in High Resolution stereo (24bit/96khz LPCM audio).
- LabelApe House