XTC - Nonsuch - CD + 5.1 / hi-res DVD-A (expanded / remixed / remastered)
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!
"Nonsuch is the first in a series of expanded XTC album editions including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes of the original material.
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. Here's what you get:
Format: 1 x CD/1 x DVD-A
1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
2. My Bird Performs
3. Dear Madam Barnum
4. Humble Daisy
5. The Smartest Monkeys
6. The Disappointed
7. Holly Up On Poppy
11. That Wave
12. Then She Appeared
13. War Dance
14. Wrapped In Grey
15. The Ugly Underneath
17. Books Are Burning
18. Didn't Hurt a Bit
- a 5.1 DTS Mix of the album.
- original and new album mixes by Steven Wilson in High Resolution stereo
- DVD-A players & some Blu-Ray players can, additionally, access a 5.1 Advanced Resolution (24bit/96khz Lossless audio) mix.
- LabelApe House