Mummer - 200 Gram Ultra High Quality Vinyl - Sealed

XTC Mummer (2022 UK limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 200-gram Ultra High Quality Vinyl made in England by The Vinyl Factory - the 1983 classic album newly cut from masters approved by Andy Partridge, complete with new sleeve artwork that restores the originally intended design. Includes the sublime Love On A Farmboy's Wages. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Highly recommended)

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Price Info
$30.49, £24.99  
Product Availability In stock. Order now for shipping on Tuesday 17th May
Release Date 6th May 2022
Release Year 2022
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Ape House Virgin
Complete Stock List Go to XTC
Product Catalogue No APELP106
Music Genre Punk
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
 
Tracklisting & More Information

XTC’s sixth album, Mummer was another turning point for the band as it marked their first release as a studio only band. Evolving from the brash, post-punk/pop of their first two albums White Music and Go2 into one of the most highly regarded of British bands of the era via a trio of essential albums – Drums And Wires, Black Sea, English Settlement – which showcased the increasing versatility of both band and the twin songwriters, Andy Partridge & Colin Moulding.

But even the comparatively quieter/more considered English Settlement was very much an album of songs written with one ear for the studio and another for how they would work live. Mummer was different.

Freed from the constraints of ‘the road’ this was XTC in widescreen – experimenting with songs, arrangements and the expanded sonic palette that studios can provide when there is no afterthought as to how to reproduce the material in a variety of theatres, university halls and other venues few, if any, of which were built with rock groups in mind. And, just as the Mummers’ plays involve people travelling from place to place in a village enacting tales of the cycle of life (albeit in disguise), XTC travelled the best of the UK’s studios recording, mixing and re-mixing their songs cycle to exacting standards.

Released as the follow-up to their most successful UK album to date and with a new record label in America, band and record company hopes were high – three of the album’s first four songs were issued as singles – but were to remain unfulfilled. Fans loved it, the press was positive but radio was changing, especially in the UK, and with no touring it failed, as sometimes happens with bands adopting a new approach, to cross over to that wider audience.

As also happens with such records, its reputation (and sales) have, over the years, grown far greater than its initial reception indicated and it can now be seen, in retrospect, to have been an important first step towards the sort of expansive approach to writing and recording that would yield much greater commercial results later in the same decade with Skylarking and the albums that followed.

Unavailable for decades on LP and with its original, but never used, sleeve art restored, Mummer becomes the eleventh XTC studio album to be reissued on high grade audiophile vinyl.

Side One
1. Beating Of Hearts
2. Wonderland
3. Love On A Farmboy’s Wages
4. Great Fire
5. Deliver Us From The Elements

Side Two
1. Human Alchemy
2. Ladybird
3. In Loving Memory Of A Name
4. Me And the Wind
5. Funk Pop A Roll

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LP RECORD  
Recording Artist XTC
Product Title Mummer - 200 Gram Ultra High Quality Vinyl - Sealed
Product Information XTC Mummer - 200 Gram Ultra High Quality Vinyl - Sealed UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Artists Related To Andy Partridge, Barry Andrews, Monstrance, Spys (UK), The Colonel, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, Three Wise Men
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