Next XTC Steven Wilson 5.1 remix - BLACK SEA

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Phil Tate, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Shields
    Just confirmed by Mr P on Twitter :goodie:
  2. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
    Splendid news.

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
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  3. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
    Not an album I know at all. I guess that's about to change.
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  4. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Shields
    It's very, very good.
  5. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    Many months ago, I saw a tweet from AP saying he'd just heard a newly remixed track. I don't recall which one, now, but I recognized it at the time as a Black Sea B-side. But he deleted the tweet shortly afterwards, I'm guessing because he'd inadvertently spilled the (can of human) beans. When people were speculating which album would be next, I didn't mention the tweet because I supposed he didn't want the news out there yet. (Or maybe some roadblock had come up.) But I'm happy to see it confirmed. Black Sea isn't among my all-time favorite XTC albums, but it has some great tracks and B-sides so I'll be glad to add it to the collection.
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  6. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Is a new stereo remix generally part of these releases or are they 5.1 only?

    Edit: just read the Twitter link, apparently stereo too! ;)
  7. Finch Platte

    Finch Platte Forum Resident

    A classic disc, easily a top 20 for me. I don't give a hoot about the 5.1 mix, tho, does that make me a bad person? :pug:
  8. Galactus2

    Galactus2 Forum Resident

    Oh hell yes! This just made my day!
  9. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Not at all, I think you still live on Respectable Street... :)
  10. liv3evil

    liv3evil Forum Resident

    NY USA
    Never thought I'd see/live to hear "Nonsuch", "Skylarking", "Oranges & Lemons", and "Black Sea" remixed/remastered proper. Go-go Steven Wilson!! \../

    Fingers crossed for "The Big Express" next. I generally like all XTC albums, but those five are my favorites; honorable mention to "English Settlement", but I already feel spoiled by the John Dent remaster from last year.
  11. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    NW Indiana
    Awesome! A must have for me! I can't wait to hear the details and bonus materials with this release. :pineapple:
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  12. ellaguru

    ellaguru Forum Resident

    milan mich
    these are worth it just for the hi-res stuff on them.
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  13. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Resident

    Detroit, Michigan

    There is no language in my lungs, to tell the world just how I feel.....!!!!!
  14. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Shields
    The quality and value for money of these reissues is just staggering, and completely unmatched by any other reissues or box sets I'm aware of.
  15. noahjld

    noahjld Witchfinder General/ Das Boz Boz

    Can't wait to hear the Travels In Nihilon mix. That water effect.
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  16. Matt S

    Matt S Forum Resident

    Cheshire, UK
    This is excellent news! I've really enjoyed the XTC reissues series so far. It is really good to see a band so interested and involved with the presentation of their musical legacy.
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  17. riskylogic

    riskylogic Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    Awesome. Black Sea and English Settlement have always been my XTC faves.
  18. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    I was hoping for 'Big Express' myself (or, if I really want to live in a fantasy world, 'Take Away/The Lure Of Salvage') but this will make for a nice substitute. I just hope they package it with a nice green paper bag.
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  19. One of their best! I hope it has a bunch of contemporaneous recordings and they decide not to stiff the DVD version and exclude the bonus tracks (like on their other releases). I would gladly sacrifice hi-res content for more songs, particularly when I can't hear any significant (or discernible) difference in hi-res.
  20. varitone

    varitone Forum Resident

    Lincs, UK
    I thought they didn't do DVD versions for Oranges & Lemons and Skylarking.
  21. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    I am burning with optimism's flame that this will be an outstanding release. :thumbsup:
  22. Yes, I believe you are right. I was referring to Drums and Wires and Nonsuch. I never purchased the Skylarking package and I got Oranges and Lemons used from a forum member. I can play BD, but I cant rip the content with my current set-up.
  23. Galactus2

    Galactus2 Forum Resident

    I'm hoping they DON'T take your advice on sacrificing hi-res content.
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  24. Be confident they wont.
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  25. In a perfect world we could both get what we want with this release.

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