XTC / The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psurroundabout Ride CD + 5.1 / hi-res Blu-Ray

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The complete recordings of the extremely fun releases of XTC in their 1980s prime doing a homage to the psychedelic music of their youth, which was originally released under the name "The Dukes of Stratosphear".
“Psurroundabout Ride gathers all of the Dukes’ material on a CD/Blu-Ray set, with both of the band’s albums (plus 2 extra tracks) remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround by Steven Wilson (approved by Andy Partridge)..
Produced by John Leckie (Swami Anand Nagara) and The Dukes..
* Both albums + 2 extra tracks mixed in 5.1 surround by Steven Wilson on Blu-Ray (with a final song up-mixed to surround using the Penteo audio system).
* All 19 songs in their original mixes in hi-res stereo (Blu-Ray).
* 18 songs appear in their new mixes in hi-res stereo (Blu-Ray)].
* Complete demos from both albums & instrumental versions of album songs also feature in hi-res stereo on the Blu-Ray.
Sometimes it pays to be a studio band… Between 1980 (when they were still performing live) and 1989, XTC wrote, recorded and released a series of albums from Black Sea to Oranges & Lemons that cemented the band’s reputation as songwriters and recording artists almost without parallel in the UK. They may not have sold as many as some and they tended to sell more in Japan and America than on home soil. They may not be as famous as other bands of the era but, to many of those with discerning ears, they’re rated among the very best, the select few who rise above their contemporaries….
As if six stellar albums in ten years including two double LPs, in an era when the advent of digital technology and CDs left many artists struggling to issue one or two albums in the same period, wasn’t enough, the band also issued two albums under completely different names as The Dukes of Stratosphear, an unashamedly psychedelic ensemble which phased and flanged in and out of existence in 1985 and 1987 respectively...”
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  • UPC633367791023
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