View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold, g Vinyl release of Oranges & Lemons on Discogs. Label: Ape House - APELPX • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Gatefold, g • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock5/5(5). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Oranges & Lemons on Discogs. Label: Virgin - V • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock/5. Aug 09, · XTC next month will reissue its 11th album — ’s Oranges & Lemons, featuring “The Mayor of Simpleton” and “King for a Day” — on gram audiophile vinyl with remastered sound and a reworked sleeve “to present the front color image in all its psychedelic glory.”. The new 2LP pressing of Oranges & Lemons is due out Sept. 4 via Andy Partridge’s Ape House label, and can be.
Jones of the Chicago Reader criticized the record for being "mostly rewrites of earlier songs" and its music for "recycling the same psychedelic guitar riffs and Beatles-esque countermelodies that the band parodied" as the Dukes.
The Quietus ' Nick Reed said that while the album contains several of the band's best songs, "whether or not this album holds up for you depends on how much you like the band's boisterous side.
The songs appear in the same order on the CD releases, except for a special edition with three 3" CDs containing five songs each, which switched around "Cynical Days" and "Across This Antheap" to accommodate the limited run time of 3" CDs. It included new 2. Adapted from original vinyl sleeve notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Pop rock psychedelic. It's sort of the idea that all of the songs could be singles in some sort of bizarre perfect universe. Excerpt from " Garden of Earthly Delights ", which features Arabic modalities  and a Partridge guitar solo played through two harmonizers set to different intervals. Compared to Partridge's songs on the record, Moulding's are of a more somber tone. The Quietus. Retrieved 25 September Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 3 February Retrieved 18 June YouTube Video.
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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed. Omnibus Press. Retrieved 26 March In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds. All Time Top Albums 3rd ed. Virgin Books. Chicago Reader. Ape Records. Virgin Records. Retrieved 25 July Farmer, Neville It was the first CD I ever bought Scarecrow People - XTC - Oranges & Lemons (Vinyl am always slightly conflicted about ordering the vinyl edition! However I just bought Skykarking and that does sound vastly improved. Your email address will not be published.
Search Search. Skip to content. August 16, at Steve A says:. August 10, at Kristan S Reed says:. August 9, at BJ says:. Kristan Reed says:. Ken Smith says:. August 8, at August 7, at Jim Vandegrift says:. Very welcome news. Stay safe everyone. Sylent Syd says:. Steve says:. Derek says:. Trash says:. They wouldn't be humans if they didn't have a burning desire for magic I think it's kind of unraveling all this stuff myself.
My magic is getting rid of the magic and getting through the magic to embrace the nothing other than have fun before you die, because you don't get a chance when you do die. Partridge says that there is another kind of magic in his life: parenthood. That inspiration is as prominent on the album as his feelings about religion. They can stand on my face, one of those dads. When you make kids, making music or making anything else goes way down the ladder I've Frankensteined some life up.
After that, writing more songs is sort of a jolly little hobby. High Fidelity June The components of the disc's well-crafted and pleasurable surface—the Beatlesque constructs late-period divisionthe pure pop force of the melodic hooks and harmonic resolutions, the way the group's basic guitars-bass-drums configuration is extended and augmented with an eye or an ear to maximum playfulness—all conspire to elicit a smiling response.
They also tend to obscure the fact that the group's songwriters, Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, are often in a bad mood. There might seem to be a conflict here—mixing the proper note of disdain with the proper note of forbearance—but it's a contradiction that comes with the territory, falling squarely in the Lennonist tradition of the misanthrope who rises imperfectly above his natural predilection and espouses universal love.
Partridge's confusion of feeling seems like another homage to the Sixties. Besides, the group has paid its respects to the great lost decade in more rewarding fashion elsewhere, and those listeners attracted to the idea are directed to the CD called Chips from the Chocolate Fireballwhich combines the EP 25 O'Clock and the LP Psonic Psunspot made by the boys' alter egos, the Dukes of Stratosphear.
It's a blissfully self-indulgent effort that finds them temporarily slipping free of their tendency to think the worst of people while hoping for the best. Richard C. It's only natural to be suspicious when an act as self-consciously clever as XTC delivers such an engaging tribute to the bliss of ignorance as "The Mayor of Simpleton". Don't think the band disingenuous, though; deep down, this album is as heartfelt a celebration of simple melody as XTC will ever make.
That's not to say the lads don't indulge themselves occasionally - "Here Comes President Kill Again", for instance, is packed with stupid political puns - but from "Scarecrow People" to "Garden of Earthly Delights", "Oranges and Lemons" is sheer idiot glee.
Tower Records' Pulse! April by Brent Milano. After each album from so-called cult bands from early 80s, such as R. But with some bands who are intelligent enough to handle success, breaking Album) extreme popularity may not spell doom to their creativity. XTC is one of those rare bands. Even though the band's latest album, Scarecrow People - XTC - Oranges & Lemons (Vinyl, Oranges and Lemonshas enough hits to keep it hovering in Billboard's top 10 for several weeks, don't expect its songs to be converted into Pepsi commercials.
Oranges and Lemons will undoubtedly boost the band's public appeal, simply because it's chockful o' hits. Band leader Andy Partridge and his bass-playing buddy, Colin Moulding, know how to write a pop song similar to the Fab Four. They combine Scarecrow People - XTC - Oranges & Lemons (Vinyl, infectious melodies and radiant harmonies, making them one of the most creative bands currently existing on this planet.
Oranges and Lemons showcases the band's abilities with songs that will satify the rocker, the popster or the burned-out Beatle fanatic. The album begins with a psychedelic rave-up, "The Garden of Earthly Delights," sounding peculiarly similar to the band's parttime, pseudo-group, "The Dukes of Stratosphere," [ sic ] a semi-comical band the group poses as. Partridge, a recent father, says to his kid, "This is your life, and you'll do what you want to do. Just don't hurt no one, unless, of course, they ask you to.
The next song, "The Mayor of Simpleton," the first single off the album, is a radio programmer pleaser. The lyrics proclaim the love for someone, even though the singer may just be an Average Joe. The song's highlights are Partridge and Moulding's silky harmonies. The album's focus is domestic, as members of the band have settled down from their frenetic punk days and have sprouted families and suburban lifestyles in their native town of Swindon, England.
The album's songs contain odes to children and fathers, warnings about psychotic presidents and, LP, of course, love songs. Songs such as "Merely a Man," showcase Partridge urging the band and listener to reach "Higher," as Penny Lanesque's trumpets complement the driving guitar groove.
Oranges and Lemons is distinctly different from the band's album, Skylarkingwhich was a technically smooth, flowing album, but lacked the punch of the new one. Rundgren, a pop music wizard, clashed personalities with Partridge, producing an album which lacked the typical XTC manic-groove. Fox was less restrictive than Rundgren, letting the band's creativity take over in the studio.
If you've heard the album and are waiting to see the songs live, expect to wait a long time. Partridge likes touring about as much as Alaska likes Exxon. Inwhen the band opened for the Police, Partridge had a nervous breakdown and decided to retire from touring. Don't expect a sell-out either, because the band members are too busy creating intoxicating pop songs and playing with their kids to appear alongside Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood in beer commercials.
This is possibly the best recorded album XTC have made and that's saying something.
2LP vinyl • g pressing • XTC-approved. XTC's album Oranges and Lemons features the singles 'King For A Day', 'The Mayor of Simpleton' and 'The Loving' is the eighth in a series of XTC Classics to be issued on a g vinyl arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering with input from Andy Partridge and is fully approved by XTC. "Scarecrow People" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the album Oranges & Lemons. A live in-studio version, for BBC, appeared on Drums and Wireless, later on the Transistor Blast box set. The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 7 in A live, acoustic version was performed for MTV and aired on Post Modern, one of the earliest examples of what would become . XTC - Oranges & Lemons Vendor: Virgin Collection: Year: RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON VIRGIN Virgin V made in UK. with picture inner sleeve 2 x vinyl. Vinyl EX. Cover EX. Using a 60s Milton Glaser-type cover illustration, this purported to be a retro album.
Oranges & Lemons is the eleventh studio album and the second double album by the English band XTC, released 27 February on Virgin arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co is the follow-up to 's arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co title (derived from the nursery rhyme of the same name) was chosen in reference to the band's poor financial standing at the time, while the music is characterised as a s update of s psychedelia.
NEW VINYL LP ON PANEGYRIC 2 X GRAM VINYL. (Pre-order, out ) Oranges & Lemons is the eighth in a series of XTC Classics to be issued on a gram vinyl edition. The album has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering with input from Andy Partridge & is fully approved by XTC. Oranges And Lemons, XTC’s ninth studio album, originally issued in February , arrived like a burst of audio summer at the end of winter. reissue on g double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
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Oranges & Lemons is the eleventh studio album and the second double album by the English band XTC, released 27 February on Virgin arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co is the follow-up to 's arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co title (derived from the nursery rhyme of the same name) was chosen in reference to the band's poor financial standing at the time, while the music is characterised as a s update of s psychedelia. We bring you the best vinyl out there at great prices. 8 Scarecrow People. 15 Chalkhills and Children. 14 Miniature Sun. 13 Pink Thing. 11 Across This Antheap. XTC **Oranges & Lemons **NEW GRAM RECORD LP VINYL | eBaySeller Rating: % positive.
Oranges and Lemons is XTC's release that came out during a time when CD's became the rave of innovation. But this record was originally in vinyl format with two discs that spread each track and attempted to preserve the quality of the sound and packaged with a gate-fold cover sleeve/5().
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