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  1. With its distinctive cover depiction of the Uffington White Horse and its more prominent use of acoustic guitar, XTC's studio release was immediately hailed as a significant departure for the band and a future masterpiece. While looking for the (still 'lost in the archives') multi-track tapes to enable Steven Wilson to undertake new stereo and surround mixes of the album, the original.
  2. It's Nearly Africa Lyrics: Chant your spirit free / Rush to greet truth like a dart / Shake your bag of bones / Shake your bag of bones / That's not traffic roar / That's a leopard in your heart.
  3. Jan 14,  · Fulfilling the promise of the band's previous albums Drums & Wires () and Black Sea (), English Settlement emerged some eighteen months after Black Sea - the band's longest period between albums to that point - in early as a defining statement of XTC's vision of British pop/5().
  4. Jan 14,  · English Settlement is XTC's second best album (behind Drums and Wires), and it most accurately depicts their sound, which is a mixture of new wave, pop, reggae and a hint of punk. The band was clearly in transition on this one, which allows for a little bit of everything. What I like most about this album is its consistent sound throughout/5().
  5. Released on English Settlement. andy-lead and backing vocals, semi-acoustic electric guitar, alto sax not to try to push our bodies any faster we're dancing with disaster and the first will be the last it's nearly africa, oh-oh, it's nearly africa, oh-oh, any day now any day, now now unplug future plans; finger-paint the sun on you shake.
  6. After four albums of skittish and meticulous New Wave pop, Andy Partridge pushed his band to create English Settlement, their first double aralrajassargasmoogujin.infoinfo is an exceptionally ripe collection of ideas: one moment a jittery anti-violence chant (“Melt the Guns”), the next a double-speed pastoral skank (“English .
  7. English Settlement is the fifth studio album and first double album by the English rock band XTC, released 12 February on Virgin Records. It marked a turn towards the more pastoral pop songs that would dominate later XTC releases, with an emphasis on Genre: Pop.
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