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I hope you enjoy our new boxed set.

Wow, XTC came out with a new boxed set and I didn't even know ! Coat Of Many Cupboards, which covers what Barry Singer calls the “early” years of 1978-1989, although for somebody who got into them around Drums and Wires, I'd put the cutoff point at either:
  • Drums and Wires, when quirky dissonance was not so prevalent in the music and you could actually understand what Andy Partridge was singing from time to time, or,
  • English Settlement, when they started to go in an acoustic direction, and just before their real difficulties in the music business began.
I'm curious as to what is actually in this boxed set:
True to their iconoclastic form, Mr. Partridge and Mr. Moulding have deviated from the familiar greatest-hits package on "Coat of Many Cupboards." Many songs are represented not by their original album versions but by early demos, outtakes, rehearsal dubs or live recordings. The compilation is, as Mr. Partridge described it recently, "something of a Savile Row suit, but with lots of food stains."

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marm0t
Jun. 9th, 2002 11:22 pm (UTC)
I knew about Coat of Many Cupboards but you didn't ask me, did you.
rpkrajewski
Jun. 10th, 2002 05:57 am (UTC)
What we have here....
Well, there is the little ontological problem of how I'm supposed to ask about things I don't even know exist ! Next time, please include all such relevant information as dictated by my profile into your status report, please. ;-)
marm0t
Jun. 10th, 2002 06:52 am (UTC)
Re: What we have here....
Roger. Will begin processing potentially relevant information at once. Will prepare full and detailed report of everything I know that you might not.
rpkrajewski
Jun. 10th, 2002 09:31 am (UTC)
Re: What we have here....
Your renewed committment to the mission is gratefully noted. At ease !

And here's a great review of the matter at hand: http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/x/xtc-coat.shtml
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