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    Nonsuch (Uk) Ape House Ltd. / Panegyric
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Review Text Since Skylarking, each XTC album was carefully composed and crafted, and Nonsuch is no different. Working with producer Gus Dudgeon (Elton John), XTC crafted their most immaculate album to date with Nonsuch. A measured and reflective record, recalling the Beach Boys more than the Beatles, the album retains some of their late-'80s psychedelic flourishes, but those have been integrated into an elaborate, lush pop setting that falls somewhere between Skylarking and Oranges & Lemons. While it lacks the thematic unity of Skylarking, as well as the grandstanding eclecticism of Oranges & Lemons, Nonsuch is in many ways more musically consistent, presenting a set of 17 wonderfully detailed and immediately catchy pop songs, ranging from the relatively rocking "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" to the sweet "Holly Up on Poppy." Occasionally, the album dips slightly lyrically -- Colin Moulding's "The Smartest Monkeys" and "War Dance" are a little too preachy -- but never musically, making Nonsuch a modest, minor masterpiece. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - 5:03
  2. 2. My Bird Performs - 4:56
  3. 3. Dear Madam Barnum - 3:53
  4. 4. Humble Daisy - 4:40
  5. 5. Smartest Monkeys - 4:24
  6. 6. Disappointed - 4:36
  7. 7. Holly Up On Poppy - 3:07
  8. 8. Crocodile - 4:58
  9. 9. Rook - 4:47
  10. 10. Omnibus - 3:28
  11. 11. That Wave - 4:45
  12. 12. Then She Appeared - 4:02
  13. 13. War Dance - 3:23
  14. 14. Wrapped In Grey - 4:46
  15. 15. Ugly Underneath - 4:54
  16. 16. Bungalow - 3:51
  17. 17. Books Are Burning - 5:51
  18. 18. Didn't Hurt a Bit - 3:26

CD: 2

  1. 19. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead [2013 Stereo Mix]
  2. 20. My Bird Performs [2013 Stereo Mix]
  3. 21. Dear Madam Barnum [2013 Stereo Mix]
  4. 22. Humble Daisy [2013 Stereo Mix]
  5. 23. Smartest Monkeys [2013 Stereo Mix]
  6. 24. Disappointed [2013 Stereo Mix]
  7. 25. Holly Up On Poppy [2013 Stereo Mix]
  8. 26. Crocodile [2013 Stereo Mix]
  9. 27. Rook [2013 Stereo Mix]
  10. 28. Omnibus [2013 Stereo Mix]
  11. 29. That Wave [2013 Stereo Mix]
  12. 30. Then She Appeared [2013 Stereo Mix]
  13. 31. War Dance [2013 Stereo Mix]
  14. 32. Wrapped In Grey [2013 Stereo Mix]
  15. 33. Ugly Underneath [2013 Stereo Mix]
  16. 34. Bungalow [2013 Stereo Mix]
  17. 35. Books Are Burning [2013 Stereo Mix]
  18. 36. Didn't Hurt a Bit [2013 Stereo Mix]
  19. 37. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  20. 38. My Bird Performs [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  21. 39. Dear Madam Barnum [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  22. 40. Humble Daisy [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  23. 41. Smartest Monkeys [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  24. 42. Disappointed [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  25. 43. Holly Up On Poppy [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  26. 44. Crocodile [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  27. 45. Rook [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  28. 46. Omnibus [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  29. 47. That Wave [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  30. 48. Then She Appeared [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  31. 49. War Dance [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  32. 50. Wrapped In Grey [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  33. 51. Ugly Underneath [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  34. 52. Bungalow [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  35. 53. Books Are Burning [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  36. 54. Didn't Hurt a Bit [5.1 Surround Sound Mix]
  37. 55. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead [Instrumental Mix]
  38. 56. My Bird Performs [Instrumental Mix]
  39. 57. Dear Madam Barnum [Instrumental Mix]
  40. 58. Humble Daisy [Instrumental Mix]
  41. 59. Smartest Monkeys [Instrumental Mix]
  42. 60. Disappointed [Instrumental Mix]
  43. 61. Holly Up On Poppy [Instrumental Mix]
  44. 62. Crocodile [Instrumental Mix]
  45. 63. Rook [Instrumental Mix]
  46. 64. Omnibus [Instrumental Mix]
  47. 65. That Wave [Instrumental Mix]
  48. 66. Then She Appeared [Instrumental Mix]
  49. 67. War Dance [Instrumental Mix]
  50. 68. Wrapped In Grey [Instrumental Mix]
  51. 69. Ugly Underneath [Instrumental Mix]
  52. 70. Bungalow [Instrumental Mix]
  53. 71. Books Are Burning [Instrumental Mix]
  54. 72. Didn't Hurt a Bit [Instrumental Mix]
  55. 73. Always Winter, Never Christmas [Andy's Home Demo]
  56. 74. Books Are Burning [Andy's Home Demo]
  57. 75. Goosey Goosey [Andy's Home Demo]
  58. 76. Wrapped In Grey [Andy's Home Demo]
  59. 77. That Wave [Andy's Home Demo]
  60. 78. Goodbye Humanosaurus [Andy's Home Demo]
  61. 79. Dear Madam Barnum [Andy's Home Demo]
  62. 80. Crocodile [Andy's Home Demo]
  63. 81. Difficult Age [Andy's Home Demo]
  64. 82. Ugly Underneath [Andy's Home Demo]
  65. 83. Holly Up On Poppy [Andy's Home Demo]
  66. 84. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead [Andy's Home Demo]
  67. 85. Then She Appeared [Andy's Home Demo]
  68. 86. It's Snowing Angels [Andy's Home Demo]
  69. 87. Rook [Andy's Home Demo]
  70. 88. Humble Daisy [Andy's Home Demo]
  71. 89. Rip Van Reuben [Andy's Home Demo]
  72. 90. I'm the Man Who Murdered Love [Andy's Home Demo]
  73. 91. Omnibus [Andy's Home Demo]
  74. 92. Disappointed [First Reference Recording]
  75. 93. Disappointed [Second Reference Recording]
  76. 94. Disappointed [Andy's Home Demo]
  77. 95. Wonder Annual [Andy's Home Demo]
  78. 96. My Bird Performs [Colin's Work Tapes]
  79. 97. Didn't Hurt a Bit [Colin's Work Tapes]
  80. 98. Smartest Monkeys [Colin's Work Tapes]
  81. 99. Down a Peg [Colin's Work Tapes]
  82. 100. Bungalow [Colin's Work Tapes]
  83. 101. War Dance [Colin's Work Tapes]
  84. 102. Car Out of Control [Colin's Work Tapes]
  85. 103. Where Did the Ordinary People Go? [Colin's Work Tapes]
  86. 104. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead [Video]
  87. 105. Disappointed [Video]
  88. 106. Studio Footage

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Release Date
10/29/13 

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