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7 Oct 1977 non-LP 7"/12" 3D EP [Science Friction]
    Science Friction 3.12 / She's So Square 3.06 (7": Virgin VS 188)

    Science Friction 3.12 // She's So Square 3.06 / Dance Band 2.40 (12": VS 188-12)

Recorded 28-30 August 1977 at Abbey Road Studios in London. Produced and engineered by John Leckie.

6 Jan 1978 7" Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty 2.52 / Hang on to the Night 2.06 (Virgin VS 201)
20 Jan 1978 LP/MC (+ CD) WHITE MUSIC
    1978 LP/MC:
  1. Radios in Motion 2.52
  2. Cross Wires 2.03
  3. This Is Pop? 2.38
  4. Do What You Do 1.14
  5. Statue of Liberty 2.52
  6. All Along the Watchtower 5.40
  1. Atom Age 2.32
  2. I'll Set Myself on Fire 3.00
  3. I'm Bugged 3.59
  4. New Town Animal in a Furnished Cage 1.51
  5. Spinning Top 2.38
  6. Neon Shuffle 4.25 (Virgin V 2095/TCV 2095)
    1987 CD:
  1. Radios in Motion 2.52
  2. Cross Wires 2.03
  3. This Is Pop? 2.38
  4. Do What You Do 1.14
  5. Statue of Liberty 2.52
  6. All Along the Watchtower 5.40
  7. Science Friction 3.12 [bonus track]
  8. She's So Square 3.06 [bonus track]
  9. Dance Band 2.40 [bonus track]
  10. Hang on to the Night 2.06 [bonus track]
  11. Heatwave 2.08 [bonus track]
  12. Traffic Light Rock 1.40 [bonus track]
  13. Instant Tunes 2.28 [bonus track]
  14. Atom Age 2.32
  15. I'll Set Myself on Fire 3.00
  16. I'm Bugged 3.59
  17. New Town Animal in a Furnished Cage 1.51
  18. Spinning Top 2.38
  19. Neon Shuffle 4.25 (CDV 2095)
    2001/2012 CD:
  1. Radios in Motion 2.52
  2. Cross Wires 2.03
  3. This Is Pop? 2.38
  4. Do What You Do 1.14
  5. Statue of Liberty 2.52
  6. All Along the Watchtower 5.40
  7. Atom Age 2.32
  8. I'll Set Myself on Fire 3.00
  9. I'm Bugged 3.59
  10. New Town Animal in a Furnished Cage 1.51
  11. Spinning Top 2.38
  12. Neon Shuffle 4.25
  13. Science Friction 3.12 [bonus track]
  14. She's So Square 3.06 [bonus track]
  15. Dance Band 2.40 [bonus track]
  16. Hang on to the Night 2.06 [bonus track]
  17. Heatwave 2.08 [bonus track]
  18. Traffic Light Rock 1.40 [bonus track]
  19. Instant Tunes 2.28 [bonus track] (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2095; CD 22 Oct 2012 with restored and corrected artwork: Ape House [APECD101?])
Recorded 15-28 October 1977 at The Manor, Oxfordshire, England. Produced and engineered by John Leckie. 17 songs were recorded in all.

Feb 1978 various artists 10" LP GUILLOTINE

21 April 1978 7" This Is Pop?
    This Is Pop? 2.36 [Re-recording] / Heatwave 2.08 (Virgin VS 209)
Re-recorded 26-27 February 1978, produced by Mutt Lange.


27 Sep 1978 non-LP 7" Are You Receiving Me?

    Are You Receiving Me? 3.02 / Instant Tunes 2.28 (Virgin VS 231)
Recorded in September 1978. A-side produced by Martin Rushent.

13 Oct 1978 LP/MC (+ CD) GO 2

    1978 LP/MC:
  1. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!) 2.36
  2. Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian) 4.35
  3. Buzzcity Talking 2.40
  4. Crowded Room 2.52
  5. The Rhythm 2.58
  6. Red 3.01
  1. Beatown 4.35
  2. Life is Good in the Greenhouse 4.39
  3. Jumping in Gomorrah 2.02
  4. My Weapon 2.19 (Barry Andrews)
  5. Super-Tuff 4.25 (Barry Andrews)
  6. I Am the Audience 3.39 (Virgin V 2108/VIC 2108)
    1987 CD:
  1. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!) 2.36
  2. Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian) 4.35
  3. Buzzcity Talking 2.40
  4. Crowded Room 2.52
  5. The Rhythm 2.58
  6. Red 3.01
  7. Are You Receiving Me? 3.03 [bonus track]
  8. Beatown 4.35
  9. Life is Good in the Greenhouse 4.39
  10. Jumping in Gomorrah 2.02
  11. My Weapon 2.19 (Barry Andrews)
  12. Super-Tuff 4.25 (Barry Andrews)
  13. I Am the Audience 3.39 (CDV 2108)
    2001/2012 CD:
  1. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!) 2.36
  2. Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian) 4.35
  3. Buzzcity Talking 2.40
  4. Crowded Room 2.52
  5. The Rhythm 2.58
  6. Red 3.01
  7. Beatown 4.35
  8. Life is Good in the Greenhouse 4.39
  9. Jumping in Gomorrah 2.02
  10. My Weapon 2.19 (Barry Andrews)
  11. Super-Tuff 4.25 (Barry Andrews)
  12. I Am the Audience 3.39
  13. Are You Receiving Me? 3.03 [bonus track] (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2108; CD 22 Oct 2012 with restored and corrected artwork: Ape House [APECD102?])
Recorded August to early September 1978. Produced and engineered by John Leckie. Two out-takes were released later on: 'Strange Tales, Strange Tails' (B-side 'Respectable Street', March 81), and 'Looking for Footprints' (released on 'Flexipop' flexi disc, Feb 82).

13 Oct 1978 free EP/mini-LP GO+

    Dance with Me, Germany / Beat the Bible //
    A Dictionary of Modern Marriage / Clap Clap Clap / We Kill the Beast (Virgin VS 233-12)
This 6-track EP/mini-LP consists of dub versions of songs from Go 2, and came free with the first 15,000 copies of GO 2. It was also issued commercially 26 January 1979.


4 May 1979 non-LP 7" Life Begins at the Hop

    Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 / Homo Safari 2.14 (Virgin VS 259)
Side A recorded 9-10 March 1979 at Townhouse Studios, London. Produced by Steve Lillywhite.

17 Aug 1979 LP/MC (+ CD) DRUMS AND WIRES

    1979 LP/MC:
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.54
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.20
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.12
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  1. Real by Reel 3.46
  2. Millions 5.37
  3. That Is the Way 2.56
  4. Outside World 2.40
  5. Scissor Man 3.59
  6. Complicated Game 4.53 (Virgin V 2129/TCV 2129)
Making Plans for Nigel recorded 7-9 June 1979 at Townhouse Studios, London. Produced by Steve Lillywhite. The rest of the album recorded 18-30 June 1979 at Townhouse Studios, London. Produced by Steve Lillywhite.

    1985 CD:
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.54
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.20
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.12
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  7. Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 [bonus track]
  8. Chain of Command 2.33 [bonus track]
  9. Limelight 2.24 [bonus track]
  10. Real by Reel 3.46
  11. Millions 5.37
  12. That Is the Way 2.56
  13. Outside World 2.40
  14. Scissor Man 3.59
  15. Complicated Game 4.53 (Virgin CDV2129)
    2001/2012 CD:
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.54
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.20
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.12
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  7. Real by Reel 3.46
  8. Millions 5.37
  9. That Is the Way 2.56
  10. Outside World 2.40
  11. Scissor Man 3.59
  12. Complicated Game 4.53
  13. Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 [bonus track]
  14. Chain of Command 2.33 [bonus track]
  15. Limelight 2.24 [bonus track] (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2129; CD 22 Oct 2012 with restored and corrected artwork: Ape House APECD103)
    2014 CD+DVD-A - CD: 2014 Stereo Mixes
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.55
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.22
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.15
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  7. Real by Reel 3.47
  8. Millions 5.36
  9. That Is the Way 2.56
  10. Outside World 2.39
  11. Scissor Man 4.00
  12. Complicated Game 4.58
  13. Chain of Command 2.40 [bonus track]
  14. Limelight 2.25 [bonus track]
  15. Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 [bonus track]
  16. Homo Safari 2.12 [bonus track]
  17. Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version) 3.14 [= US single mix] [bonus track]
  18. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.40 [long version from WAXWORKS] [bonus track]
    2014 CD+DVD-A - DVD-A (DVD Audio):
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.55
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.22
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.15
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  7. Real by Reel 3.47
  8. Millions 5.36
  9. That Is the Way 2.56
  10. Outside World 2.39
  11. Scissor Man 4.00
  12. Complicated Game 4.58
  13. Chain of Command 2.40 [bonus track]
  14. Limelight 2.25 [bonus track]
  15. Life Begins at (Long Version) [bonus track]
  16. That Is the Way (Long Version) [bonus track]
  17. Helicopter (DJM Stereo Mix) [bonus track; earmarked as potential single release]
  18. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (DJM Stereo Mix) [bonus track; earmarked as potential single release]
  19. Real by Reel (DJM Stereo Mix) [bonus track; earmarked as potential single release] (CD+DVD-A 30 Oct 2014: Ape House APESP103)
    2014 CD+BluRay - CD: 2014 Stereo Mixes
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.55
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.22
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.15
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  7. Real by Reel 3.47
  8. Millions 5.36
  9. That Is the Way 2.56
  10. Outside World 2.39
  11. Scissor Man 4.00
  12. Complicated Game 4.58
  13. Chain of Command 2.40 [bonus track]
  14. Limelight 2.25 [bonus track]
  15. Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 [bonus track]
  16. Homo Safari 2.12 [bonus track]
  17. Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version) 3.14 [= US single mix] [bonus track]
  18. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.40 [long version from WAXWORKS] [bonus track]
    2014 CD+BluRay - BluRay:
    Drums and Wires (2014 5.1 LPCM / 2014 5.1 DTS-HD MA / 2014 Stereo / Original Mix)
  1. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13
  2. Helicopter 3.55
  3. Day in Day out 3.05
  4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty 3.22
  5. Ten Feet Tall 3.15
  6. Roads Girdle the Globe 4.48
  7. Real by Reel 3.47
  8. Millions 5.36
  9. That Is the Way 2.56
  10. Outside World 2.39
  11. Scissor Man 4.00
  12. Complicated Game 4.58
    Additional Tracks (2014 5.1 LPCM / 2014 5.1 DTS-HD MA / 2014 Stereo)
  13. Life Begins at the Hop
  14. Homo Safari
  15. Chain of Command
  16. Limelight
  17. Bushman President
  18. Pulsing Pulsing
  19. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
  20. Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
  21. Officer Blue
  22. Over Rusty Water
  23. Sleepyheads
    Additional Tracks (Original Mixes)
  24. Chain of Command
  25. Limelight
  26. Life Begins at the Hop (Long Version)
  27. That Is the Way (Long Version)
    DJM Studios Mixes (originally earmarked as potential single releases)
  28. Helicopter
  29. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
  30. Real by Reel
    Promo Videos
  31. Life Begins at the Hop
  32. Making Plans for Nigel
    2014 Instrumental Mixes
  33. Making Plans for Nigel
  34. Helicopter
  35. Day in Day Out
  36. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
  37. Ten Feet Tall
  38. Roads Girdle the Globe
  39. Real by Reel
  40. Millions
  41. That Is the Way
  42. Outside World
  43. Scissor Man
  44. Complicated Game
  45. Chain of Command
  46. Limelight
  47. Pulsing Pulsing
  48. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
  49. Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
  50. Officer Blue
  51. Sleepyheads
    Saucy Plate Sessions (January 1979) (Demos & rehearsals)
  52. The Beautiful People
  53. Cheap Perfume
  54. I Feel Blue
  55. Someone's Been in My Room
  56. If I Had My Way
  57. Life Begins at the Hop
    Swindon Town Hall Sessions 1 (February 1979) (Demos & rehearsals)
  58. Life Begins at the Hop
  59. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
  60. Cheap Perfume
  61. Outside World
    Swindon Town Hall Sessions 2 (March 1979) (Demos & rehearsals)
  62. Chain of Command
  63. Ten Feet Tall
  64. Helicopter
  65. Making Plans for Nigel
    Toots Garage Sessions (Dec 1979) (Demos & rehearsals)
  66. Officer Blue
  67. Don't Lose Your Temper
  68. I Overheard
  69. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
    Tudor Barn Album Rehearsal (June 1979) (Demos & rehearsals)
  70. Millions (Instrumental)
  71. Limelight (Arrangement Query)
  72. Limelight
  73. Limelight (Drum Arrangement Chat)
  74. Complicated Game
  75. Diddley-Beat Jam
  76. Millions (Drums Arrangement)
  77. Millions (With Vocals)
  78. Limelight (With Vocals)
  79. Day In (Preamble)
  80. Day In, Day Out
  81. Real by Reel
  82. This Is the Preamble
  83. That Is the Way (Breakdown)
  84. That Is Another Way
  85. Helicopter
  86. Game Set-Up
  87. Complicated Game
  88. Complicated Analysis / Scissor Set-Up
  89. Scissor Man (Fades) (CD+BluRay 30 Oct 2014: APEBD103)
17 Aug 1979 free 7" Chain of Command
    Chain of Command 2.33 / Limelight 2.24 (PR 344)
Included free with the first 20,000 copies of the Drums and Wires LP.

14 Sep 1979 7" Making Plans for Nigel

    Making Plans for Nigel 4.13 // Bushman President (Homo Safari No. 2) 3.12 / Pulsing Pulsing 1.36 (Virgin VS 282)

    Making Plans for Nigel // Are You Receiving Me? (Live 20 July 1979 at the Marconi Club, Sydney) / This Is Pop? (Live 20 July 1979 at the Marconi Club, Sydney) (Australian 7": Virgin/Festival K-7668)


March 1980 US 7" Ten Feet Tall

    Ten Feet Tall 3.11 [Re-recording] / Helicopter 3.54 [from DRUMS AND WIRES] / The Somnambulist 4.21 [New Track] (Atlantic VA 67004)
Released to support their US tour.

14 March 1980 non-LP 7" Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down

    Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.20 / Ten Feet Tall 3.11 [Re-recording] (Virgin VS 322)
Recorded early 1980, produced by Paul Wainman.


28 Aug 1980 7"/2x7" Generals and Majors

    Generals and Majors 3.39 [Single Edit] / Don't Lose Your Temper 2.37 (7": Virgin VS 365)

    Generals and Majors 3.39 [Single Edit] / Don't Lose Your Temper 2.37
    Smokeless Zone 3.53 / The Somnambulist 4.37 (2x7": VS 365)

12 Sep 1980 LP/MC (+ CD) BLACK SEA
    1980 LP/MC:
  1. Respectable Street 3.37
  2. Generals and Majors 4.04
  3. Living through Another Cuba 4.45
  4. Love at First Sight 3.06
  5. Rocket from a Bottle 3.30
  6. No Language in Our Lungs 4.52
  1. Towers of London 5.24
  2. Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins) 4.14
  3. Burning with Optimism's Flames 4.15
  4. Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.56
  5. Travels in Nihilon 6.56 (Virgin V 2173/ TCV 2173)
    1987 CD:
  1. Respectable Street 3.37
  2. Generals and Majors 4.04
  3. Living through Another Cuba 4.45
  4. Love at First Sight 3.06
  5. Rocket from a Bottle 3.30
  6. No Language in Our Lungs 4.52
  7. Smokeless Zone 3.53 [bonus track]
  8. Don't Lose Your Temper 2.37 [bonus track]
  9. The Somnambulist 4.37 [bonus track]
  10. Towers of London 5.24
  11. Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins) 4.14
  12. Burning with Optimism's Flames 4.15
  13. Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.56
  14. Travels in Nihilon 6.56 (Virgin CDV 2173)
    2001/2012 CD:
  1. Respectable Street 3.37
  2. Generals and Majors 4.04
  3. Living through Another Cuba 4.45
  4. Love at First Sight 3.06
  5. Rocket from a Bottle 3.30
  6. No Language in Our Lungs 4.52
  7. Towers of London 5.24
  8. Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins) 4.14
  9. Burning with Optimism's Flames 4.15
  10. Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.56
  11. Travels in Nihilon 6.56
  12. Smokeless Zone 3.53 [bonus track]
  13. Don't Lose Your Temper 2.37 [bonus track]
  14. The Somnambulist 4.37 [bonus track] (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2173; CD 22 Oct 2012 with restored and corrected artwork: Ape House APECD104)
Recorded 23 June to late July 1980 at Townhouse Studios, London. Produced by Steve Lillywhite (except 14 produced by Andy Partridge).

8 Oct 1980 various artists soundtrack LP TIMES SQUARE

Recorded 10-12 May 1980 right before the BLACK SEA sessions (produced by Steve Lillywhite and XTC) for the movie 'Times Square'.

10 Oct 1980 7"/2x7" Towers of London

    Towers of London 4.38 [Single edit] / Set Myself on Fire (Live 17 Sep 1979 at The Rainbow) 4.34 (7": Virgin VS 372)

    Towers of London 4.38 [Single edit] / Set Myself on Fire (Live 17 Sep 1979 at The Rainbow) 4.34
    Battery Brides (Live 17 Sep 1979 at The Rainbow) 6.42 / Scissor Man (BBC Version Recorded 8 Oct 1979) 4.20 (2x7": VS 372)

23 Oct 1980 Colin Moulding solo 7" The Colonel: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
    Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen 2.47 / I Need Protection 3.40 (Virgin VS 380)
Recorded in August 1980, produced by Mick Glossop.

5 Dec 1980 7" Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)

    Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.35 [Single edit] //
    Living through Another Cuba (Live 12 Oct 1980 at the Lyceum) / Generals and Majors (Live 12 Oct 1980 at the Lyceum) (Virgin VS 384)
23 Jan 1981 Canadian 7" Love at First Sight
    Love at First Sight 3.06 // Beatown (Live 20 July 1979 at the Marconi Club, Sydney) / Roads Girdle the Globe (Live 20 July 1979 at the Marconi Club, Sydney) / This Is Pop? (Live 20 July 1979 at the Marconi Club, Sydney) (Virgin/PolyGram, VS 1124)
Thanks to Art Noel for info on the live dates.

13 March 1981 7" Respectable Street

    Respectable Street 3.06 [Single Remix] // Strange Tales, Strange Tails 2.18 / Officer Blue 2.39 (VS 407)
'Strange Tales, Strange Tails' is an out-take from the GO 2 sessions 1978. Officer Blue was produced by Colin Moudling.


8 Jan 1982 7"/12" Senses Working Overtime

    Senses Working Overtime 4.30 [Single edit] // Blame the Weather 3.37 / Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) 3.55 (7": Virgin, VS 462)

    Senses Working Overtime 4.45 / Egyptian Solution (Homo Safari Series No. 3) 5.11 // Blame the Weather 3.37 / Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) 3.55 (12": VS 462-12)

12 Feb 1982 2-LP/MC (+ CD) ENGLISH SETTLEMENT
  1. Runaways 4.51
  2. Ball and Chain 4.28
  3. Senses Working Overtime 4.45
  4. Jason and the Argonauts 6.03

  5. No Thugs in Our House 5.16
  6. Yacht Dance 3.52
  7. All of a Sudden (It's Too Late) 5.18

  8. Melt the Guns 6.13
  9. Leisure 5.01
  10. It's Nearly Africa 3.54
  11. Knuckle Down 4.26

  12. Fly on the Wall 3.11
  13. Down in the Cockpit 5.35
  14. English Roundabout 3.50
  15. Snowman 4.26 (2-LP/MC: V2223/TCV 2223; CD 1984: CDV 2223; CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2223; CD 22 Oct 2012 with restored and corrected artwork: Ape House APECD105)
Recorded 5 October to mid-November 1981 at The Manor, Oxfordshire, England. Produced and mixed by Hugh Padgham and XTC.

26 Feb 1982 7"/12" Ball and Chain

    Ball and Chain 4.28 // Punch and Judy 2.42 / Heaven Is Paved with Broken Glass 4.21 (7": Virgin, VS 482)

    Ball and Chain 4.28 / Punch and Judy 2.42 // Heaven Is Paved with Broken Glass 4.21 / Cockpit Dance Mixture 6.02 (12": VS 482-12)

14 May 1982 limited 7" No Thugs in Our House
    No Thugs in Our House 4.30 [Single edit] // Chain of Command 2.33 [1979] / Limelight 2.24 [1979] / Over Rusty Water 1.28 (Virgin VS 490)
'Over Rusty Water' is produced by XTC. 'Chain of Command' & 'Limelight' are from the free 7" single from 1979.


5 Nov 1982 coll-LP/MC (+ US CD) WAXWORKS - SOME SINGLES 1977-1982

  1. Science Friction 3.12 [1977]
  2. Statue of Liberty 2.24 [1978]
  3. This Is Pop? 2.39 [1978]
  4. Are You Receiving Me? 3.02 [1978]
  5. Life Begins at the Hop 3.45 [1979]
  6. Making Plans for Nigel 3.53 [1979]
  7. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.34 [1980] [14 seconds longer than original single version]
  1. Generals and Majors 3.42 [1980]
  2. Towers of London 4.38 [1980]
  3. Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.36 [1980]
  4. Senses Working Overtime 4.33 [1982]
  5. Ball and Chain 4.30 [1982] (LP: Virgin V 2251; MC with BEESWAX: TCV 2251; US CD 1992: Geffen Records GEFD-4037)
5 Nov 1982 coll-LP (+ Japanese CD) BEESWAX - SOME B-SIDES 1977-1982
  1. She's So Square 3.06
  2. Dance Band 2.40
  3. Hang On to the Night 2.12 [6 seconds longer than the original Statue of Liberty B-side version]
  4. Heatwave 2.08
  5. Instant Tunes 2.28
  6. Pulsing Pulsing 1.35
  7. Don't Lose Your Temper 2.37
  8. Smokeless Zone 3.53
  1. The Somnambulist 4.37
  2. Blame the Weather 3.38
  3. Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) 3.56
  4. Punch and Judy 2.42
  5. Heaven is Paved With Broken Glass [Remix] 4.21 (LP: Virgin OVED 9; Japanese CD 1992: Virgin Japan VJCP-23145)
'BEESWAX' came free with the first 50,000 Waxworks LPs.


22 April 1983 7"/12" Great Fire

    Great Fire 3.47 / Gold 3.33 (7": Virgin, VS 553)

    Great Fire 3.47 / Gold 3.33 // Frost Circus (Homo Safari Series No. 5) 3.43 / Procession Towards Learning Land (Homo Safari Series No. 6) 3.34 (12": VS 553-12)

24 June 1983 7" Wonderland
    Wonderland [Single edit] / Jump 4.42 (Virgin VS 606)
31 Aug 1983 LP (+ CD) MUMMER
    1983 LP:
  1. Beating of Hearts 4.01
  2. Wonderland 4.43
  3. Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58
  4. Great Fire 3.47
  5. Deliver Us from the Elements 4.34
  1. Human Alchemy 5.11
  2. Ladybird 4.32
  3. In Loving Memory of a Name 3.16
  4. Me and the Wind 4.16
  5. Funk Pop a Roll 3.01 (Virgin, V 2264)
    1987 CD:
  1. Beating of Hearts 4.01
  2. Wonderland 4.43
  3. Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58
  4. Great Fire 3.47
  5. Deliver Us from the Elements 4.34
  6. Frost Circus 3.43 [bonus track]
  7. Jump 4.42 [bonus track]
  8. Toys 4.20 [bonus track]
  9. Gold 3.33 [bonus track]
  10. Procession Towards Learning Land 3.34 [bonus track]
  11. Desert Island 4.47 [bonus track]
  12. Human Alchemy 5.11
  13. Ladybird 4.32
  14. In Loving Memory of a Name 3.16
  15. Me and the Wind 4.16
  16. Funk Pop a Roll 3.01 (CDV 2264)
    2001 CD:
  1. Beating of Hearts 4.01
  2. Wonderland 4.43
  3. Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58
  4. Great Fire 3.47
  5. Deliver Us from the Elements 4.34
  6. Human Alchemy 5.11
  7. Ladybird 4.32
  8. In Loving Memory of a Name 3.16
  9. Me and the Wind 4.16
  10. Funk Pop a Roll 3.01
  11. Frost Circus 3.43 [bonus track]
  12. Jump 4.42 [bonus track]
  13. Toys 4.20 [bonus track]
  14. Gold 3.33 [bonus track]
  15. Procession Towards Learning Land 3.34 [bonus track]
  16. Desert Island 4.47 [bonus track] (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2264)
1, 2 and 13 recorded early September 1982 at Genetic Studios, produced by Steve Nye. 3, 5-12, 15-16 recorded mid-October to Christmas 1982 at The Manor in Oxfordshire, produced by Steve Nye. 4 and 14 recorded and mixed in late February 1983 at Odyssey Studios in London, produced by Bob Sargeant. 2, 5, 6 and 10 re-mixed in May 1983 by Alex Sadkin/Phil Thornalley/XTC at RAK Studios in London.

19 Sep 1983 2x7"/12" Love on a Farmboy's Wages

    Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58 / In Loving Memory of a Name 3.16
    Desert Island 4.47 / Toys 4.20 (2x7": Virgin, VS 613)

    Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58 //
    Burning with Optimism's Flames (Live May 1981 at Hammersmith Odeon, London) / English Roundabout (Live May 1981 at Hammersmith Odeon, London) / Cut It Out (Live May 1981 at Hammersmith Odeon, London) (12": VS 613-12)


21 Nov 1983 pseudonym non-LP 7" The Three Wise Men: Thanks for Christmas

    Thanks for Christmas 3.50 / Countdown to Christmas Party Time 4.12 (Virgin VS 642)
Recorded at Crescent Studios in Bath, produced by XTC and David Lord.


3 Sep 1984 7"/12" All You Pretty Girls

    All You Pretty Girls 3.56 [full ending to fade-out] / Washaway 3.02 (7": Virgin, VS 709)

    All You Pretty Girls 3.56 [full ending to fade-out] // Washaway 3.02 / Red Brick Dream 3.02 (12": VS 709-12)

15 Oct 1984 LP/MC/CD THE BIG EXPRESS
    1984 LP:
  1. Wake Up 4.40
  2. All You Pretty Girls 3.40
  3. Shake You Donkey Up 4.20
  4. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her 3.51
  5. This World Over 5.36
  1. The Everyday Story of Smalltown 3.54
  2. I Bought Myself a Liarbird 2.50
  3. Reign of Blows 3.31
  4. You're the Wish You Are I Had 3.13
  5. I Remember the Sun 3.10
  6. Train Running Low on Soul Coal 5.10 (Virgin, V 2325)
    1984 MC:
  1. Wake Up 4.40
  2. All You Pretty Girls 3.40
  3. Shake You Donkey Up 4.20
  4. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her 3.51
  5. This World Over 5.36
  6. Red Brick Dream 2.03 [bonus track]
  7. Washaway 3.02 [bonus track]
  1. Blue Overall 4.30 [bonus track]
  2. The Everyday Story of Smalltown 3.54
  3. I Bought Myself a Liarbird 2.50
  4. Reign of Blows 3.31
  5. You're the Wish You Are I Had 3.13
  6. I Remember the Sun 3.10
  7. Train Running Low on Soul Coal 5.10 (Virgin, TCV 2325)
    1984 CD:
  1. Wake Up 4.40
  2. All You Pretty Girls 3.40
  3. Shake You Donkey Up 4.20
  4. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her 3.51
  5. This World Over 5.36
  6. Red Brick Dream 2.03 [bonus track]
  7. Washaway 3.02 [bonus track]
  8. Blue Overall 4.30 [bonus track]
  9. The Everyday Story of Smalltown 3.54
  10. I Bought Myself a Liarbird 2.50
  11. Reign of Blows 3.31
  12. You're the Wish You Are I Had 3.13
  13. I Remember the Sun 3.10
  14. Train Running Low on Soul Coal 5.10 (Virgin, CDV 2325)
    2001 CD:
  1. Wake Up 4.40
  2. All You Pretty Girls 3.40
  3. Shake You Donkey Up 4.20
  4. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her 3.51
  5. This World Over 5.36
  6. The Everyday Story of Smalltown 3.54
  7. I Bought Myself a Liarbird 2.50
  8. Reign of Blows 3.31
  9. You're the Wish You Are I Had 3.13
  10. I Remember the Sun 3.10
  11. Train Running Low on Soul Coal 5.10
  12. Red Brick Dream 2.03 [bonus track]
  13. Washaway 3.02 [bonus track]
  14. Blue Overall 4.30 [bonus track] (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2325)
Recorded and mixed March to early August 1984 at Crescent Studios in Bath, produced by David Lord and XTC.

29 Oct 1984 7"/12" This World Over

    This World Over 4.44 [Single edit] / Blue Overall 4.30 (7": Virgin, VS 721)

    This World Over 5.36 / Blue Overall 4.30 (12": VS 721-12)

Jan 1985 7"/12" Wake Up
    Wake Up 3.40 [Single edit] // Take This Town 4.08 [1980] / Mantis on Parole (Homo Safari Series No. 4) 3.57 (7": Virgin, VS 746)

    Wake Up 4.40 / Take This Town 4.08 / Mantis on Parole (Homo Safari No. 4) //
    Making Plans for Nigel [1979] / Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) [1980] / Senses Working Overtime [1982] (12": VS 746-12)

'Mantis on Parole' was produced by XTC.


1985 collection CD THE COMPACT XTC - THE SINGLES 1978-85

  1. Science Friction 3.12 (non-LP 10/77)
  2. Statue of Liberty 2.52 (1/78)
  3. This is Pop? 2.38 [Single Re-recording] (3/78)
  4. Are You Receiving Me? 3.02 (non-LP 9/78)
  5. Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 (non-LP 5/79)
  6. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13 (9/79)
  7. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.34 [long version from WAXWORKS] (non-LP 3/80)
  8. Generals and Majors 3.39 [Single edit] (8/80)
  9. Towers of London 4.38 [Single edit] (10/80)
  10. Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.35 [Single edit] (12/80)
  11. Senses Working Overtime 4.30 [Single edit] (1/82)
  12. Ball and Chain 4.28 (2/82)
  13. Great Fire 3.47 (4/83)
  14. Wonderland 4.02 [Single edit] (6/83)
  15. Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58 (9/83)
  16. All You Pretty Girls 3.56 [Single version] (9/84)
  17. This World Over 4.44 [Single edit] (10/84)
  18. Wake Up 3.40 [Single edit] (1/85) (Virgin CDV 2251)


1 April 1985 pseudonym 12" EP (+ CD) THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: 25 O'CLOCK

  1. 25 O'Clock 5.01
  2. Bike Ride to the Moon 2.24
  3. My Love Explodes 3.54
  1. What in the World? ... 5.01
  2. Your Gold Dress 4.38
  3. The Mole from the Ministry 5.50 (Virgin WOW 1)
Recorded in December 1984 at Chapel Lane Studio, UK, produced by John Leckie and XTC.

15 April 1985 pseudonym 7" The Dukes of Stratosphear: The Mole from the Ministry

    The Mole from the Ministry 4.14 [Single Edit] / My Love Explodes 3.54 (Virgin VS 763)
(1987) CD THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: CHIPS FROM THE CHOCOLATE FIREBALL

Includes all the tracks from 25 O'Clock, plus the their second LP PSONIC PSUNSPOT.

(7 April 2009) CD THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: 25 O'CLOCK

  1. 25 O'Clock 5.01
  2. Bike Ride to the Moon 2.24
  3. My Love Explodes 3.54
  4. What in the World? ... 5.01
  5. Your Gold Dress 4.38
  6. The Mole from the Ministry 5.50
  7. 25 O'Clock (Demo) 2.25
  8. Bike Ride To The Moon (Demo) 1.30
  9. My Love Explodes (Demo) 1.54
  10. What in the World?? ... (Demo) 3.40
  11. Nicely Nicely Jane (Demo) 1.17
  12. Susan Revolving (Demo) 1.24
  13. Black Jewelled Serpent of Sound (Radio Carloine Edit) 2.17
  14. Open a Can of Human Beans 4.44 [from charity CD The Wish List, 2003]
  15. Tin Toy Clockwork Train 3.15 (Ape House Records, APECD023)
http://www.apehouserock.com


26 Aug 1986 7"/12" Grass

    Grass [3.06?] / Dear God 3.36 (7": Virgin, VS 882)

    Grass [3.06?] // Extrovert 3.35 / Dear God 3.36 (12": VS 882-12)

27 Oct 1986 LP/MC/CD SKYLARKING
  1. Summer's Cauldron 3.20
  2. Grass 3.06
  3. The Meeting Place 3.14
  4. That's Really Super, Supergirl 3.21
  5. Ballet for a Rainy Day 2.53
  6. 1000 Umbrellas 3.41
  7. Season Cycle 3.21

  8. Earn Enough for Us 2.54
  9. Big Day 3.32
  10. Another Satellite 4.16
  11. Mermaid Smiled 2.26
  12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24
  13. Dying 2.25
  14. Sacrificial Bonfire 3.50 (Virgin, V 2399/TCV 2399/CDV 2399)

    2001 CD bonus track:

  15. Dear God 3.36 (CD 11 June 2001: Virgin CDVX2399)
    2014 CD:
  1. Summer's Cauldron 3.20
  2. Grass 3.06
  3. The Meeting Place 3.14
  4. That's Really Super, Supergirl 3.21
  5. Ballet for a Rainy Day 2.53
  6. 1000 Umbrellas 3.41
  7. Season Cycle 3.21
  8. Earn Enough for Us 2.54
  9. Big Day 3.32
  10. Another Satellite 4.16
  11. Mermaid Smiled 2.26
  12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24
  13. Dear God 3.36
  14. Dying 2.25
  15. Sacrificial Bonfire 3.50 (Ape House, APECD 113)
    2016 CD+BluRay - CD: 2016 Stereo Mixes
  1. Summer's Cauldron 3.20
  2. Grass 3.06
  3. The Meeting Place 3.14
  4. That's Really Super, Supergirl 3.21
  5. Ballet for a Rainy Day 2.53
  6. 1000 Umbrellas 3.41
  7. Season Cycle 3.21
  8. Earn Enough for Us 2.54
  9. Big Day 3.32
  10. Another Satellite 4.16
  11. Mermaid Smiled 2.26
  12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24
  13. Dear God 3.36
  14. Dying 2.25
  15. Sacrificial Bonfire 3.50
  16. Extrovert
  17. Let's Make a Den
  18. The Troubles
  19. Little Lighthouse
    2016 CD+BluRay - BluRay:
    Skylarking - 19 tracks (2016 5.1 LPCM / 2014 5.1 DTS-HD MA / Instrumental Mix)
    2001 Remaster:
  1. Summer's Cauldron 3.20
  2. Grass 3.06
  3. The Meeting Place 3.14
  4. That's Really Super, Supergirl 3.21
  5. Ballet for a Rainy Day 2.53
  6. 1000 Umbrellas 3.41
  7. Season Cycle 3.21
  8. Earn Enough for Us 2.54
  9. Big Day 3.32
  10. Another Satellite 4.16
  11. Mermaid Smiled 2.26
  12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24
  13. Dying 2.25
  14. Sacrificial Bonfire 3.50
  15. Dear God 3.36
    2010 Corrected Polarity Remaster and Album in Demo and Work Tape Form:
  16. Summer's Cauldron 3.20
  17. Grass 3.06
  18. The Meeting Place 3.14
  19. That's Really Super, Supergirl 3.21
  20. Ballet for a Rainy Day 2.53
  21. 1000 Umbrellas 3.41
  22. Season Cycle 3.21
  23. Earn Enough for Us 2.54
  24. Big Day 3.32
  25. Another Satellite 4.16
  26. Mermaid Smiled 2.26
  27. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24
  28. Dear God 3.36
  29. Dying 2.25
  30. Sacrificial Bonfire 3.50
    Andy's Non-Album Demos and Other Recordings:
  31. 100 Umbrellas (early acoustic run through)
  32. Season Cycle (early sketch)
  33. Another Satellite (early sketch)
  34. Summer's Cauldron (early sketch)
  35. Earn Enough for Us (early sketch)
  36. Ballet for a Rainy Day (early sketch)
  37. Dear God (early 'skiffle' version)
  38. Mermaid Smiled (explanation version)
  39. Let's Make a Den (early idea) (demo)
  40. Little Lighthouse (early version) (intro section) (demo)
  41. Terrorism (early idea) (demo)
  42. Extrovert
  43. The Troubles
  44. Lumpen Splendour
  45. Ra Ra for Red Rocking Horse (rehearsal at Dave's) (demo)
  46. When We Get to England
  47. Shaking Skin House
  48. Obscene Procession
  49. Across the Antheap
    Colin's Non-Album Work Tapes:
  50. Halley's Comet
  51. Find the Fox
    Videos:
  52. Grass
  53. Dear God (CD+BluRay 14 Oct 2016: APEBD108)
Recorded April to June 1986 at Utopia Sound Studios, New York, and at Cavum Soni (Sound Hole) in San Francisco, produced by Todd Rundgren.

2 Feb 1987 7"/12" The Meeting Place

    The Meeting Place 3.14 / The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24 (7": Virgin, VS 912)

    The Meeting Place 3.14 / The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul 3.24 //
    Terrorism (home demo) / Let's Make a Den (home demo) / Find the Fox (home demo) / The Troubles (home demo) (12": VS 912-12)

1 June 1987 7"/12"/CD-maxi Dear God
    Dear God 3.36 / Big Day 3.32 (7": Virgin, VS 960)

    Dear God 3.36 / Big Day 3.32 // Another Satellite (BBC version recorded live 22 Feb 1987 for "The Sunday Show") 4.20 (12": VS 960-12)

  1. Dear God 3.36
    HOMO SAFARI SERIES:
  2. Homo Safari 2.14
  3. Bushman President 3.12
  4. Egyptian Solution 5.11
  5. Mantis on Parole 3.57
  6. Frost Circus 3.43
  7. Procession Towards Learning Land 3.34 (paperboard CD-EP 1987: Virgin CDEP 3; also as reissue jewel case CD-EP 1991)


July 1987 pseudonym 7"/12" EP The Dukes of Stratosphear: You're a Good Man Albert Brown

    You're a Good Man Albert Brown 3.04 / Vanishing Girl 2.30 (7": Virgin, VS 982)

    You're a Good Man Albert Brown 3.04 / Vanishing Girl 2.30 // The Mole from the Ministry [1985] / My Love Explodes 3.54 [1985] (12" EP: VS 982-12)

late Aug 1987 pseudonym LP/MC (+ CD) THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: PSONIC PSUNSPOT
  1. Vanishing Girl 2.30
  2. Have You Seen Jackie? 3.17
  3. Little Lighthouse 4.24
  4. You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel) 3.04
  5. Collideascope 3.21
  1. You're My Drug 3.16
  2. Shiny Cage 3.15
  3. Brainiac's Daughter 3.38
  4. The Affiliated 2.17
  5. Pale and Precious 4.55 (Virgin V 2440/TCV2440)
Recorded in May 1987, produced by John Leckie and XTC.

(1987) coll-CD THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: CHIPS FROM THE CHOCOLATE FIREBALL

Includes all the tracks from PSONIC PSUNSPOT plus their 1985 EP 25 O'Clock.

(7 April 2009) CD THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: PSONIC PSUNSPOT

  1. Vanishing Girl 2.30
  2. Have You Seen Jackie? 3.17
  3. Little Lighthouse 4.24
  4. You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel) 3.04
  5. Collideascope 3.21
  6. You're My Drug 3.16
  7. Shiny Cage 3.15
  8. Brainiac's Daughter 3.38
  9. The Affiliated 2.17
  10. Pale and Precious 4.55
  11. No One At Home 2.52 (demo of 'Vanishing Girl')
  12. Little Lighthouse (Demo) 5.19
  13. Collideascope (Demo) 3.06
  14. Shiny Cage (Demo) 3.13
  15. Brainiac's Daughter (Demo) 1.50
  16. The Affiliated (Demo) 2.31 (Ape House Records, APECD024)
http://www.apehouserock.com


Feb 1988 soundtrack LP/CD SHE'S HAVING A BABY

'Happy Families' was recorded in April 1987.

June (?) 1988 various artists tribute LP/CD FAST 'N' BULBOUS

A Tribute to Captain Beefheart.


16 Jan 1989 7"/12"/CD-maxi Mayor of Simpleton

    Mayor of Simpleton 3.58 / One of the Millions 4.42 (7": Virgin, VS 1158)

    Mayor of Simpleton 3.58 // One of the Millions 4.42 / Ella Guru 2.27 (12": VST 1158)

  1. Mayor of Simpleton 3.58
  2. Ella Guru 2.27
  3. Living in a Haunted Heart (Home Demo) 3.58
  4. The Good Things (Home Demo) 2.55 (CD-maxi: VSCD 1158)
27 Feb 1989 2-LP/MC/CD ORANGES & LEMONS
  1. Garden of Earthly Delights 5.02
  2. The Mayor of Simpleton 3.58
  3. King for a Day 3.35
  4. Here Comes President Kill Again 3.33

  5. The Loving 4.11
  6. Poor Skeleton Steps Out 3.27
  7. One of the Millions 4.42
  8. Scarecrow People 4.12

  9. Merely a Man 3.26
  10. Cynical Days 3.17
  11. Across This Antheap 4.49

  12. Hold Me My Daddy 3.47
  13. Pink Thing 3.48
  14. Miniature Sun 3.49
  15. Chalkhills and Children 4.59 (Virgin V 2581/TCV 2581/CDV 2581; remastered CD 11 June 2001: CDVX2581; CD 2013 (?): Ape House)
    2015 CD+BluRay - CD: 2015 Stereo Mixes
  1. Garden of Earthly Delights 5.02
  2. The Mayor of Simpleton 3.58
  3. King for a Day 3.35
  4. Here Comes President Kill Again 3.33
  5. The Loving 4.11
  6. Poor Skeleton Steps Out 3.27
  7. One of the Millions 4.42
  8. Scarecrow People 4.12
  9. Merely a Man 3.26
  10. Cynical Days 3.17
  11. Across This Antheap 4.49
  12. Hold Me My Daddy 3.47
  13. Pink Thing 3.48
  14. Miniature Sun 3.49
  15. Chalkhills and Children 4.59
    2014 CD+BluRay - BluRay:
    Oranges & Lemons (2015 LPCM Stereo / 2015 5.1 DTS-HD MA / 2015 LPCM Surround / Original Mix / 2015 Instrumental)
    Album in Demo & Work Tape Form
  1. Garden of Earthly Delights
  2. The Mayor of Simpleton
  3. King for a Day
  4. Here Comes President Kill Again
  5. The Loving
  6. Poor Skeleton Steps Out
  7. One of the Millions
  8. Scarecrow People
  9. Merely a Man
  10. Cynical Days
  11. Across This Antheap
  12. Hold Me My Daddy
  13. Pink Thing
  14. Miniature Sun
  15. Chalkhills and Children
    Extra Demos & Work Tapes
  16. The Good Things
  17. Living in a Haunted Heart
  18. Skeletons
  19. Blue Beret
  20. Way of the World
  21. Everything
  22. REM Producer Enquiry (First version of "The Mayor of Simpleton")
  23. The Mayor of Simpleton (Early Version)
  24. Miniature Sun (Early Version)
  25. Miniature Sun (Early Version)
  26. Pink Thing (Early Version)
  27. Was a Yes
  28. Miller Time
  29. Child's Crusade
  30. Rousseau (Early version of "My Paint Heroes")
  31. My Paint Heroes
  32. Chapel Lane Radio
  33. In Another Life
  34. This Is the End
    Rehearsals at Leeds Studios L.A.
  35. Antheap 1
  36. Antheap 2
  37. The Good Things
  38. Working on "Chalkhills and Children"
  39. Working on "One of the Millions"
  40. Working on "Pink Thing"
  41. Working on "This Is the End"
  42. Working on "Miniature Sun"
  43. Merely a Man
    Promo and ID Work
  44. US and Canadian Radio IDs
  45. Canadian Radio IDs
  46. Geffen Merry Christmas Song
  47. Geffen Psychedelic Christmas
    Other Recordings
  48. Ella Guru
  49. My Train Is Coming (Demo Recording)
  50. The Mayor of Simpleton (Dave's Guitar Only. Andy Guide Vocal)
  51. King for a Day (Czar Mix by Ivan Ivan)
  52. King for a Day (Versailles Mix by Ivan Ivan)
  53. King for a Day (12" Mix by Paul Fox)
    Video Extras
  54. The Mayor of Simpleton (UK Version)
  55. The Mayor of Simpleton (US Edit Version)
  56. The Mayor of Simpleton (Longer Version)
  57. King for a Day (Original "Lion" Version)
  58. The Road to Oranges & Lemons [film made for in-house use to introduce XTC to Geffen L.A.]
    Hidden Track
  59. My Train Is Coming (Recorded live at Ocean Way Studio with Mike Keneally on guitar) (CD+BluRay 30 Oct 2015: Ape House APEBD109)
Main album recorded 6 June to 22 October 1988 at Ocean Way, Los Angeles. Produced by Paul Fox and XTC.

April 1989 7"/12"/CD-maxi King for a Day

    King for a Day 3.35 / Happy Families 2.45 (7": Virgin, VS 1177)

    King for a Day (12" Inch Mix) 7.15 // King for a Day (7 Inch Version) 3.35 / Happy Families 2.45 (12": VST 1177)

  1. King for a Day (7 Inch Version) 3.35
  2. King for a Day (12 Inch Version) 7.15
  3. My Paint Heroes (Home Demo) 3.31
  4. Skeletons (Home Demo) 2.36 (CD-maxi in crown-shaped cardboard sleeve: VSCD 1177)
'Happy Families' was originally recorded in April 1987 for the movie She's Having a Baby. 'Skeletons (Home Demo)' is NOT the same song as Poor Skeleton Steps Out.

Aug 1989 7"/12"/CD-maxi The Loving

    The Loving 3.54 [Single Edit] / Cynical Days 3.17 (7": Virgin, VS 1201)

    The Loving 4.11 // Cynical Days 3.17 / The World Is Full of Angry Young Men 3.39 (12": VST 1201)

  1. The Loving 3.54 [Single Edit]
  2. Cynical Days 3.17
  3. The World Is Full of Angry Young Men 3.39 (CD-maxi: VSCD 1201)


24 Sep 1990 coll-CD RAG & BONE BUFFET - RARE CUTS AND LEFTOVERS

  1. Extrovert 3.35 [B-side 12" Grass, 1986]
  2. Ten Feet Tall (US single re-recording version) 3.12 [1980]
  3. Mermaid Smiled 2.26 [not on all US vinyl versions of SKYLARKING] [1986]
  4. Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen 2.47 [Colin Moulding solo 7" as 'The Colonel', 1980]
  5. Respectable Street (Single Remix) 3.05 [1981]
  6. Looking for Footprints 3.28 [free flexi disc with 'Flexipop' magazine 2/82, but recorded 1978]
  7. Over Rusty Water 1.28 [B-side No Thugs in Our House, 1982]
  8. Heaven Is Paved with Broken Glass 4.21 [B-side version Ball and Chain? Remix Version from BEESWAX?] [1982]
  9. The World Is Full of Angry Young Men 3.39 [from 12"/CD-maxi single The Loving 8/89, but recorded for MUMMER] [1982/1983/probably remixed in 1989]
  10. Punch and Judy 2.42 [B-side Ball and Chain, 1982]
  11. Thanks for Christmas 3.50 [pseudonym single as 'Three Wise Men' 1983]
  12. Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) 3.56 [B-side Senses Working Overtime, 1982]
  13. I Need Protection 3.40 [B-side Colin Moulding solo 7" 'Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen', 1980]
  14. Another Satellite (BBC Version) 4.20 [recorded 22 Feb 1987 for Sunday Live Show] [B-side 12" Dear God, 1987]
  15. Strange Tales, Strange Tails 2.18 [B-side Respectable Street, 1981, but recorded 1978]
  16. Officer Blue 2.39 [B-side Respectable Street, 1981]
  17. Scissor Man (BBC Version) 4.21 [recorded 8 Oct 1979 for the John Peel Show] [B-side 2x7" Towers of London]
  18. Cockpit Dance Mixture 6.02 [B-side 12" Ball and Chain, 1982]
  19. Pulsing Pulsing 1.35 [B-side Making Plans for Nigel, 1979]
  20. Happy Families 2.45 [from SHE'S HAVING A BABY soundtrack 1988 & B-side King for a Day, 1989]
  21. Countdown to Christmas Party Time 4.12 [B-side pseudonym single Thanks for Christmas, 1983]
  22. Blame the Weather 3.38 [B-side Senses Working Overtime, 1982]
  23. Take This Town 4.08 [from TIMES SQUARE soundtrack 1980 & B-side Wake Up, 1985]
  24. The History of Rock 'n' Roll 0.22 [from various artists LP 'Miniatures' 1980] (Virgin CDOVD 311)


23 March 1992 CDM/7"/10" The Disappointed

  1. The Disappointed 3.40
  2. The Smartest Monkeys (Demo) 2.57
  3. The Smartest Monkeys 4.18
  4. Humble Daisy 3.36 (CD-maxi: Virgin, VSCDG 1404)
    The Disappointed 3.40 / The Smartest Monkeys 4.18 (7": VS 1404)

    The Disappointed 3.40 // The Smartest Monkeys 4.18 / Humble Daisy 3.36 (10": VSA 1404)

27 April 1992 CD/2-LP/MC NONSUCH
    1992 CD/2-LP/MC:
  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 5.00
  2. My Bird Performs 3.51
  3. Dear Madam Barnum 2.53
  4. Humble Daisy 3.36
  5. The Smartest Monkeys 4.18

  6. The Disappointed 3.23 [shorter album version]
  7. Holly Up On Poppy 3.04
  8. Crocodile 3.56
  9. Rook 3.45

  10. Omnibus 3.20
  11. That Wave 3.34
  12. Then She Appeared 3.52
  13. War Dance 3.23

  14. Wrapped in Grey 3.46
  15. The Ugly Underneath 3.54
  16. Bungalow 2.49
  17. Books Are Burning 4.51 (CDV 2699/ V 2699/ TCV 2699; remastered CD 11 June 2001: CDVX2699; CD 2013 (?): Ape House)
    2013 CD+DVD & CD+BluRay - Disc 1: CD
  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 5.00
  2. My Bird Performs 3.51
  3. Dear Madam Barnum 2.53
  4. Humble Daisy 3.36
  5. The Smartest Monkeys 4.18
  6. The Disappointed 3.23 [shorter album version]
  7. Holly Up On Poppy 3.04
  8. Crocodile 3.56
  9. Rook 3.45
  10. Omnibus 3.20
  11. That Wave 3.34
  12. Then She Appeared 3.52
  13. War Dance 3.23
  14. Wrapped in Grey 3.46
  15. The Ugly Underneath 3.54
  16. Bungalow 2.49
  17. Books Are Burning 4.51
  18. Didn't Hurt a Bit 3.26 [extra track from COAT OF MANY CUPBOARDS, 2002]
    2013 CD+DVD - Disc 2: DVD (2013 Stereo, Instrumental & 5.1. Mixes)
  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 5.00
  2. My Bird Performs 3.51
  3. Dear Madam Barnum 2.53
  4. Humble Daisy 3.36
  5. The Smartest Monkeys 4.18
  6. The Disappointed 3.23 [shorter album version]
  7. Holly Up On Poppy 3.04
  8. Crocodile 3.56
  9. Rook 3.45
  10. Omnibus 3.20
  11. That Wave 3.34
  12. Then She Appeared 3.52
  13. War Dance 3.23
  14. Wrapped in Grey 3.46
  15. The Ugly Underneath 3.54
  16. Bungalow 2.49
  17. Books Are Burning 4.51
  18. Didn't Hurt a Bit 3.26 (2013 CD+DVD: Ape House APESP110)
    2013 CD+BluRay - Disc 2: BluRay
    2013 Stereo, Instrumental & 5.1. Mixes:
  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 5.00
  2. My Bird Performs 3.51
  3. Dear Madam Barnum 2.53
  4. Humble Daisy 3.36
  5. The Smartest Monkeys 4.18
  6. The Disappointed 3.23 [shorter album version]
  7. Holly Up On Poppy 3.04
  8. Crocodile 3.56
  9. Rook 3.45
  10. Omnibus 3.20
  11. That Wave 3.34
  12. Then She Appeared 3.52
  13. War Dance 3.23
  14. Wrapped in Grey 3.46
  15. The Ugly Underneath 3.54
  16. Bungalow 2.49
  17. Books Are Burning 4.51
  18. Didn't Hurt a Bit 3.26
    Extras:
  19. The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (Promotional Video)
  20. The Disappointed (Promotional Video)
  21. The Nonsuch Home Videos (Gus Dudgeon's Home Movies) [49 Minute Studio Documentary filmed 28 July - 10 Aug 1991]
    Andy's Demos:
  22. Always Winter, Never Christmas
  23. Books Are Burning
  24. Goosey Goosey
  25. Wrapped in Grey
  26. That Wave
  27. Goodbye Humanosaurus
  28. Dear Madam Barnum
  29. Crocodile
  30. Difficult Age
  31. The Ugly Underneath
  32. Holly Up On Poppy
  33. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
  34. Then She Appeared
  35. It's Snowing Angels
  36. Rook
  37. Humble Daisy
  38. Rip van Reuben
  39. I'm The Man Who Murdered Love
  40. Omnibus
  41. The Disappointed (First Reference Recording)
  42. The Disappointed (Second Reference Recording)
  43. The Disappointed
  44. Wonder Annual
    Colin's Work Tapes:
  45. My Bird Performs
  46. Didn't Hurt a Bit
  47. The Smartest Monkeys
  48. Down a Peg
  49. Bungalow
  50. War Dance
  51. Car Out of Control
  52. Where Did the Ordinary People Go? (CD+BluRay: APEBD110)
Recorded July-October 1991 at Chipping Norton Studios, Oxfordshire, England. Mixed November-December 1991 at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, South Wales. Produced by Gus Dudgeon.

25 May 1992 CDM/7" The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 4.53 [Single Edit without the intro]
  2. Wardance 3.24
  3. My Bird Performs (Demo) 3.33
  4. Always Winter Never Christmas (Demo) 3.16 (Virgin VSCDG 1415)
  1. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 4.53 [Single Edit without the intro]
  2. Wardance 3.24
  3. Down a Peg (Demo) 2.34
  4. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (Demo) 4.40 (VSCDT 1415)
    The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 4.53/Wardance 3.24 (VS 1415)
Sep 1992 withdrawn/unreleased CDM Wrapped in Grey
  1. Wrapped in Grey 3.46
  2. Bungalow (Demo) 2.57
  3. Bungalow 2.49
  4. Rip Van Ruben (Demo) 2.52 (VSCDT 1426)


5 Oct 1994 coll-CD DRUMS AND WIRELESS: BBC RADIO SESSIONS 77-89

  1. Opening Speech [8 Oct 1979]
  2. No Thugs in Our House [14 Jan 1982]
  3. Runaways [14 Jan 1982]
  4. You're the Wish (You Are) I Had [11 Oct 1984]
  5. Poor Skeleton Steps Out [16 March 1989]
  6. Crosswires [20 June 1977]
  7. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her [11 Oct 1984]
  8. Real By Reel [8 Oct 1979]
  9. Into the Atom Age [21 Sep 1977]
  10. Meccanik Dancing [13 Nov 1978]
  11. Ten Feet Tall [8 Oct 1979]
  12. Scarecrow People [16 March 1989]
  13. I'm Bugged [21 Sep 1977]
  14. Dance Band [21 Sep 1977]
  15. Jason and the Argonauts [14 Jan 1982]
  16. One of the Millions [16 March 1989]
  17. Roads Girdle the Globe [8 Oct 1979] (Nighttracks Records CDNT008)
9 Sep 1996 collection 2-CD FOSSIL FUEL - THE XTC SINGLES 1977-92
  1. Science Friction 3.12 (non-LP 10/77)
  2. Statue of Liberty 2.52 (1/78)
  3. This is Pop? 2.38 [single re-recording] (3/78)
  4. Are You Receiving Me? 3.02 (non-LP 9/78)
  5. Life Begins at the Hop 3.46 (non-LP 5/79)
  6. Making Plans for Nigel 4.13 (9/79)
  7. Ten Feet Tall 3.11 [US single re-recording] (3/80)
  8. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4.20 (non-LP 3/80)
  9. Generals and Majors 3.39 [edit] (8/80)
  10. Towers of London 4.38 [edit] (10/80)
  11. Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3.35 [edit] (12/80)
  12. Love at First Sight 3.06 (Canadian single 1/81)
  13. Respectable Street 3.06 (3/81)
  14. Senses Working Overtime 4.30 [edit] (1/82)
  15. Ball and Chain 4.28 (2/82)
  16. No Thugs in Our House 5.09 (5/82)
  1. Great Fire 3.47 (4/83)
  2. Wonderland 4.15 [edit] (6/83)
  3. Love on a Farmboy's Wages 3.58 (9/83)
  4. All You Pretty Girls 3.56 [extended fade-out] (9/84)
  5. This World Over 4.44 [edit] (10/84)
  6. Wake Up 3.40 [edit] (1/85)
  7. Grass 2.43 (8/86)
  8. The Meeting Place 3.13 (2/87)
  9. Dear God 3.36 (non-LP 6/87)
  10. The Mayor of Simpleton 3.58 (1/89)
  11. King for a Day 3.35 (4/89)
  12. The Loving 3.54 [edit] (8/89)
  13. The Disappointed 3.38 (3/92)
  14. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 5.00 (5/92)
  15. Wrapped In Grey 3.46 (withdrawn single 9/92) (Virgin CDVD2811; reissue 2-CD 2013/2014: APECD112)
16 Nov 1998 4-CD box TRANSISTOR BLAST - THE BEST OF THE BBC SESSIONS [1977-89]
    CD 1: BBC STUDIO RECORDINGS
  1. Opening Speech [8 Oct 1979]
  2. Life Begins at the Hop [21 May 1979]
  3. Scarecrow People [16 March 1989]
  4. Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her [11 Oct 1984]
  5. Ten Feet Tall [8 Oct 1979]
  6. Garden of Earthly Delights [16 March 1989]
  7. Runaways [14 Jan 1982]
  8. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty [21 May 1979]
  9. I'm Bugged [21 Sep 1977]
  10. Another Satellite [22 Feb 1977]
  11. You're The Wish (You Are) I Had [11 Oct 1984]
  12. Crosswires [20 June 1977]
  13. Roads Girdle the Globe [8 Oct 1979]
    CD 2: BBC STUDIO RECORDINGS
  1. No Thugs in Our House [14 Jan 1982]
  2. One of the Millions [16 March 1989]
  3. Real By Reel [8 Oct 1979]
  4. The Meeting Place [22 Feb 1987]
  5. Meccanic Dancing [13 Nov 1978]
  6. Poor Skeleton Steps Out [16 March 1989]
  7. Into the Atom Age [21 Sep 1977]
  8. The Rhythm [13 Nov 1978]
  9. This World Over [Oct 1984]
  10. Snowman [14 Jan 1982]
  11. Danceband [21 Sep 1977]
  12. Making Plans for Nigel [21 May 1979]
  13. Jason and the Argonauts [14 Jan 1982]
    CD 3: LIVE RECORDINGS 1978-1979
  1. Radio's in Motion (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  2. Crosswires (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  3. Science Friction (live 17 January 1979 at Paris Theatre, London)
  4. Statue of Liberty (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  5. The Rhythm (live 17 January 1979 at Paris Theatre, London)
  6. I'll Set Myself on Fire (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  7. Newtown Animal in a Furnished Cage (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  8. All Along the Watchtower (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  9. Beatown (live 17 January 1979 at Paris Theatre, London)
  10. This is Pop (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  11. Danceband (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
  12. Neon Shuffle (live 9 March 1978 at The Hippodrome, London)
    CD 4: LIVE 22 DEC 1980 AT THE HAMMERSMITH PALAIS, LONDON
  1. Life Begins at the Hop
  2. Burning with Optimism's Flame
  3. Love at First Sight
  4. Respectable Street
  5. No Language in Our Lungs
  6. This Is Pop
  7. Scissor Man
  8. Towers of London
  9. Battery Brides
  10. Living through Another Cuba
  11. Generals and Majors
  12. Making Plans for Nigel
  13. Are You Receiving Me? (4-CD box: COOKCD 152)
CD 4 was previously released as a separate CD 'BBC RADIO 1 - XTC LIVE IN CONCERT'.

25 March 2002 4CD book/box COAT OF MANY CUPBOARDS [1977-1992]

    CD 1 [1977-79]
  1. Science Friction (CBS demo 8 March 1977)
  2. Spinning Top (live at Eric's Club, Liverpool, 13 Aug 1977)
  3. Traffic Light Rock (live at Eric's Club 13 Aug 1977)
  4. Radios in Motion (LP version)
  5. Let's Have Fun ('White Music' outtake)
  6. Fireball XL5/Fireball dub ('White Music' outtake)
  7. Heatwave Mark 2 Deluxe ('White Music' outtake)
  8. This Is Pop? (single version)
  9. Are You Receiving Me? ('Go 2' outtake version)
  10. Things Fall to Bits ('Go 2' outtake)
  11. Us Being Us ('Go 2' outtake)
  12. Life Begins at the Hop (first rehearsal version Feb 1979)
  13. Life Begins at the Hop (unused first recording March 1979)
  14. Making Plans for Nigel (demo from Swindon Town Hall)
  15. Ten Feet Tall (LP version)
  16. Sleepyheads ('Drums and Wires' outtake)
    CD 2 [1979-81]
  1. Meccanik Dancing (live at Marconi Club, Sydney, July 1979)
  2. Atom Medley (Into the Atom Age/Hang On To the Night/Neon Shuffle) (live at Marconi Club July 1979)
  3. Life Begins at the Hop (unused U.S. single recording Sep 1979)
  4. Real By Reel (unused single recording June 1979)
  5. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (unused single recording June 1979)
  6. Helicopter (unused single recording June 1979)
  7. Towers of London (rejected single recording June 1980)
  8. Generals and Majors (rehearsal tape June 1980)
  9. No Language in Our Lungs (LP version)
  10. Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me) (LP version)
  11. Paper and Iron (live at The Lyceum, London, 12 Oct 1980)
  12. Crowded Room (live at The Lyceum 12 Oct 1980)
  13. Senses Working Overtime (early work tape Summer 1981)
  14. Snowman (live at The Hammersmith Odeon, London, 21 May 1981)
  15. Ball and Chain (unused single recording March 1981)
    CD 3 [1981-86]
  1. Punch and Judy (unused single recording March 1981)
  2. Fly on the Wall (LP version)
  3. Yacht Dance (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC TV, Jan 1982)
  4. Jason and the Argonauts (LP version)
  5. Love on a Farmboy's Wages (home demo Summer 1982)
  6. Wonderland (home demo Summer 1982)
  7. Ladybird (LP version)
  8. All You Pretty Girls (home demo Spring 1983)
  9. Wake Up (home demo Spring 1983)
  10. The Everyday Story of Smalltown (LP version)
  11. Grass (home demo Jan 1985)
  12. Let's Make a Den (home demo June 1985)
  13. The Meeting Place (home demo Jan 1985)
  14. Dear God (band demo Jan 1986)
    CD 4 [1985-92]
  1. Brainiac's Daughter (LP version)
  2. Vanishing Girl (LP version)
  3. Terrorism (home demo late 1985)
  4. Find the Fox (home demo Jan 1985)
  5. Season Cycle (LP version)
  6. The Troubles (home demo late 1985)
  7. Mayor of Simpletown (early work cassette late 1985)
  8. King for a Day (home demo Jan 1985)
  9. Chalkhills and Children (LP version)
  10. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (early home demo June 1990)
  11. Omnibus (LP version)
  12. The Disappointed (home demo April 1991)
  13. Bungalow (LP version)
  14. Didn't Hurt a Bit ('Nonsuch' outtake)
  15. Books Are Burning (live on The Late Show, BBC TV, early 1992) (4-CD box: XTCBOX1)


22 Feb 1999 CD/LP APPLE VENUS VOLUME 1

  1. River of Orchids 5.53
  2. I'd Like That 3.50
  3. Easter Theatre 4.38
  4. Knights in Shining Karma 3.39
  5. Frivolous Tonight 3.10
  6. Greenman 6.18
  7. Your Dictionary 3.15
  8. Fruit Nut 3.01
  9. I Can't Own Her 5.26
  10. Harvest Festival 4.16
  11. The Last Balloon 6.40 (CD: Cooking Vinyl (Idea) UK, COOKCD 172)
2 April 1999 CDM Easter Theatre
  1. Easter Theatre 4.49
  2. Easter Theatre (Home Demo) 4.56
  3. How Easter Theatre Came To Be 13.51 (Interview) (CD-maxi: Cooking Vinyl UK, FRY CD 080)
14 June 1999 CDM I'd Like That
  1. I'd Like That (3.50?)
  2. I'd Like That (Home Demo)
  3. How I'd Like That Came To Be (Interview) (CD-maxi: FRY CD 083)


22 May 2000 CD/LP WASP STAR (APPLE VENUS VOLUME 2)

  1. Playground 4.17
  2. Stupidly Happy 4.13
  3. In Another Life 3.35
  4. My Brown Guitar 3.51
  5. Boarded Up 3.23
  6. I'm the Man Who Murdered Love 3.44
  7. We're All Light 4.39
  8. Standing in for Joe 3.42
  9. Wounded Horse 4.11
  10. You and the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful 4.18
  11. Church of Women 5.06
  12. The Wheel and the Maypole 5.55 (CD: Cooking Vinyl (Idea) UK, COOKCD194)
May 2000 CDM I'm the Man Who Murdered Love
  1. I'm The Man Who Murdered Love 3.44
  2. I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (Home Demo)
  3. Didn't Hurt a Bit (Home Demo) (CD-maxi: FRYCD 095)


2003 charity CD THE WISH LIST

A collection of songs to celebrate 50 years of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Copyright (c) 2001-11-23 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2016-10-14.

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