XTC – Drums and Wires – The Surround Sound Series (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

CD + BLU RAY set. 2014 remix by Steven Wilson in 5.1 Surround & stereo + original stereo + instrumental versions + bonus tracks incl session takes & alt mixes + promo film clips + sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding & Dave Gregory. Third album,

Artist: XTC
Title: Drums and Wires [The Surround Sound Series] Genre: Alternative rock, pop rock, new wave
Label: © Ape House Ltd.
Release Date: 1979/2014
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Recorded: June–July 1979 at The Town House, London
Size: 34GB

• BD Audio
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 1000 kbps 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8623 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
• Extras Video
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 24916 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit

Blu-Ray contents:
– a 5.1 Mix of the album in 96/24 LPCM.
– original mix, and a new album mix by Steven Wilson, both in high resolution 96/24 LPCM stereo
– new stereo and 5.1* mixes of 11 additional tracks from the period, originally released as singles or bonus tracks
– exclusive instrumental versions of all new mixes in 96/24 LPCM stereo
– exclusive Andy Partridge home demos and Colin Moulding work tapes for songs written for the album
– 5 separate sessions marking the complete evolution of the album & associated recordings.
– promo videos for Making Plans for Nigel and Life Begins at the Hop
– a virtual boxed set on a single Blu-Ray disc!
11 bonus tracks remixed into stereo and 5.1:
1. Life Begins at the Hop
(Life Begins at the Hop is the original stereo master due to multitrack tapes being unavailable, the 5.1 version is a Penteo upmix)
2. Homo Safari
(A+B side to Life Begins at the Hop single, UK release April 1979)
3. Chain of Command
4. Limelight
(A+B side to free single included with initial pressing of Drums and Wires, UK release August 1979)
5. Bushman President
6. Pulsing Pulsing
(B-sides to Making Plans for Nigel single, UK release Sep 1979)
7. Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down
8. Ten Feet Tall – electric version
(A+B side to Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down single, UK release March 1980)
9. Officer Blue
(Drums and Wires out-take – B-side to Respectable Street single, UK release March 1981)
10. Over Rusty Water
(Drums and Wires out-take – B-side to No Thugs in Our House single, UK release May 1982)
11. Sleepyheads
(Drums and Wires out-take, first released on Coat of Many Cupboards box set, UK release 2002)

The second release in the XTC Surround series, a new edition of the band’s classic third album from 1979, at the time a breakthrough for the band, containing their first UK hit single “Making Plans for Nigel”, and introducing the 2 guitar line-up featuring Dave Gregory alongside principal songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, and drummer Terry Chambers.
Featuring new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes made from the original multitrack tapes by Steven Wilson.  Also included are 11 bonus tracks mixed into stereo and 5.1, the original stereo album mix, instrumental mixes, promo videos, and other bonus material, all in high resolution 96/24 audio.
SW produced the new mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band.
Presented in special packaging with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory, this is the cd and blu-ray version.
The CD features the new stereo album mix and 6 bonus tracks – Chain of Command, Limelight, Life Begins at the Hop, Homo Safari, Ten Feet Tall (electric version), and Wait ‘Til Your Boat Goes Down.

Following Go 2, keyboardist Barry Andrews left XTC and, rather than finding a replacement keyboard player, the band opted to recruit another guitarist (who could also play keyboards), Dave Gregory. The album that followed the lineup change, Drums and Wires, marks a turning point for the band, with a more subdued set of songs that reflect an increasing songwriting proficiency. The aimless energy of the first two albums is focused into a cohesive statement with a distinctive voice that retains their clever humor, quirky wordplay, and decidedly British flavor. Musically, Drums and Wires, titled to reflect the big drum sound they developed for the album, is certainly driven by the powerful rhythms and angular, mainly minimalistic arrangements, but the addition of a second guitarist also allows for some inventive and interesting guitar work (the “wires”) that made up for the lack of Andrews’ odd flourishes — the tension between the two sounds creates some truly inspired, nervy pop. Colin Moulding also comes into his own as a songwriter, penning XTC’s first substantial hit, the new wave classic “Making Plans for Nigel.” –Chris Woodstra

• Additional 2014 5.1 Mixes
BLU-1 Life Begins At The Hop
BLU-2 Homo Safari
BLU-3 Chain Of Command
BLU-4 Limelight
BLU-5 Bushman President
BLU-6 Pulsing Pulsing
BLU-7 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
BLU-8 Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
BLU-9 Officer Blue
BLU-10 Over Rusty Water
BLU-11 Sleepyheads
• 2014 5.1 Mixes
BLU-12 Making Plans For Nigel
BLU-13 Helicopter
BLU-14 Day In Day Out
BLU-15 When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-16 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-17 Roads Girdle The Globe
BLU-18 Real By Reel
BLU-19 Millions
BLU-20 That Is The Way
BLU-21 Outside World
BLU-22 Scissor Man
BLU-23 Complicated Game
• Instrumental Mixes
BLU-24 Making Plans For Nigel
BLU-25 Helicopter
BLU-26 Day In Day Out
BLU-27 When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-28 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-29 Roads Girdle The Globe
BLU-30 Real By Reel
BLU-31 Millions
BLU-32 That Is The Way
BLU-33 Outside World
BLU-34 Scissor Man
BLU-35 Complicated Game
BLU-36 Chain Of Command
BLU-37 Limelight
BLU-38 Pulsing Pulsing
BLU-39 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
BLU-40 Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
BLU-41 Officer Blue
BLU-42 Sleepyheads
• Original Master (Tracks As 2014 Stereo)
BLU-43 Making Plans For Nigel
BLU-44 Helicopter
BLU-45 Day In Day Out
BLU-46 When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-47 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-48 Roads Girdle The Globe
BLU-49 Real By Reel
BLU-50 Millions
BLU-51 That Is The Way
BLU-52 Outside World
BLU-53 Scissor Man
BLU-54 Complicated Game
• Original Album Extra Tracks
BLU-55 Chain Of Command
BLU-56 Limelight
BLU-57 Life Begins At The Hop (Long Version)
BLU-58 That Is The Way (Long Version)
• DJM Stereo Mixes
BLU-59 Helicopter
BLU-60 When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-61 Real By Reel
• Saucy Plate Session
BLU-62 The Beautiful People
BLU-63 Cheap Perfume
BLU-64 I Feel Blue
BLU-65 Someone’s Been In My Room
BLU-66 If I Had My Way
• Unknown Session
BLU-67 Life Begins At The Hop
• Swindon Town Hall 1
BLU-68 Life Begins At The Hop
BLU-69 When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty
BLU-70 Cheap Perfume
BLU-71 Outside World
• Swindon Town Hall 2
BLU-72 Chain Of Command
BLU-73 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-74 Helicopter
BLU-75 Making Plans For Nigel
• Toots Garage
BLU-76 Officer Blue
BLU-77 Ten Feet Tall
BLU-78 Helicopter
BLU-79 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
• Tudor Barn Album Rehearsal
BLU-80 Millions [Instrumental]
BLU-81 Limelight [Arrangement Query]
BLU-82 Limelight
BLU-83 Limelight [Drum Arrangement Chat]
BLU-84 Complicated Game
BLU-85 Diddley-Beat Jam
BLU-86 Millions [Drums Arrangement]
BLU-87 Millions [With Vocals]
BLU-88 Limelight [With Vocals]
BLU-89 Day In [Preamble]
BLU-90 Day In, Day Out
BLU-91 Real By Reel
BLU-92 This Is The Preamble
BLU-93 That Is The Way [Breakdown]
BLU-94 That Is Another Way
BLU-95 Helicopter
BLU-96 Game Set-Up
BLU-97 Complicated Game
BLU-98 Complicated Analysis / Scissor Set-Up
BLU-99 Scissor Man [Fades]
• Videos
BLU-100 Life Begins At The Hop
BLU-101 Making Plans For Nigel

Andy Partridge – vocals, guitars, synthesizers
Colin Moulding – vocals, bass
Dave Gregory – guitars, keyboards, background vocals
Terry Chambers – drums, percussion, background vocals
Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, Terry Chambers, Steve Warren, Hugh Padgham, Al Clark, Jumbo Van Reinen – Vernon Yard Male Voice Choir on “Roads Girdle the Globe”
Dick Cuthell – trumpet on “That is the Way”


Disc Title:     XTC.Drums And Wires.2014.BDA1080p
Disc Size:      36 505 920 622 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        Yes
BDInfo:         0.5.8


Name:                   01018.MPLS
Length:                 1:09:04.932 (h:m:s.ms)
Size:                   3 300 830 784 bytes
Total Bitrate:          6,37 Mbps


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MPEG-4 AVC Video        1315 kbps           1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1


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LPCM Audio                      English         4608 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit


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