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XTC - English Settlement mp3 album Performer: XTC
Title: English Settlement
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Date of release: 1984
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1501 mb
Size FLAC: 1146 mb
Rating: 4.3

XTC - English Settlement (Full Album). UMG (от лица компании "EMI"); BMI - Broadcast Music In. ARESA, BMG Rights Management, CMRRA" и другие авторские общества (2). Композиция. Melt The Guns (2001 Remaster). XTC. Авторы текста и музыки.

Redirected from English Settlement (album)). English Settlement is the fifth studio album by the English band XTC, released on 12 February 1982, and their first double album. The album reached No. 5 on the UK Album Chart for an 11-week chart stay, and No. 48 on the Billboard 200 album chart for a 20-week stay. Its music style marked a turn toward more pastoral pop songs, with more use of acoustic guitar and fretless bass

Settlement" comes off as a semi-concept album, sampling the rebellious optimism (not to mention the occasional musical idea) of the first psychedelic era of the late 60's and applying it to a series of vignettes that explore youth, gender roles, history, and, most of all, the comforts and pitfalls of tradition. In the end, the pastoral vibe of the album reflects a kind of disillusionment for the scene that was evolving around them

Despite several terrific tracks, English Settlement seems more a transitional album than anything else, although the textural sound of the album is quite remarkable, indicating the direction they would take in their post-touring incarnation.

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. There isn't a track that sounds like it doesn't belong on the album, as is the case with so many bands out there. Colin Moulding's bass playing is superior on this one, and Andy Partridge's vocals are in top form.

Vinyl Record Album XTC ENGLISH SETTLEMENT (69). Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. XTC - English Settlement Original Vinyl. Condition is Used See pictures Discs and inner sleeve not bad Outer sleeve showing signs of being loved. Xtc: English Settlement ~CD~. Xtc : English Settlement CD. £1. 9.

Album · 1982 · 15 Songs. After four albums of skittish and meticulous New Wave pop, Andy Partridge pushed his band to create English Settlement, their first double album. It 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 Roundabout ). He also toned down some of their trademark dissonance for chiming ’60s guitars, particularly on the stunning single Senses Working Overtime -a song about his impending nervous breakdown-and the unsettlingly sweet warning shot All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late).

Black Sea is the fourth studio album by the English band XTC, released 12 September 1980 on Virgin Records. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)". The album itself remains XTC's second-highest charting British album, placing at number 16, and the most successful US album of their career, peaking at number 41 on the Billboard 200.

Two years later, XTC released English Settlement. I first listened to this with my high school sweetheart, and I'm playing it now a week before I get married. I'm far from the first person to say that it ages well- in fact, it sounds just as fresh now as it ever did, and there are some songs like "All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)" that I didn't even like until I was in my mid-twenties.


A1 Runaways 4:51
A2 Ball And Chain 4:28
A3 Senses Working Overtime 4:45
A4 Jason And The Argonauts 6:03
B1 No Thugs In Our House 5:16
B2 Yacht Dance 3:52
B3 All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late) 5:18
C1 Melt The Guns 6:31
C2 Leisure 5:01
C3 It's Nearly Africa 3:54
C4 Knuckle Down 4:26
D1 Fly On The Wall 3:11
D2 Down In The Cockpit 5:35
D3 English Roundabout 3:50
D4 Snowman 4:26

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Published By – Nymph Music, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.


  • Engineer – Hugh Padgham
  • Engineer [Assisted By] – Howard Gray
  • Producer – Hugh Padgham, XTC
  • Written-By – Andy Partridge (tracks: A3 to C4, D2, D4), Colin Moulding (tracks: A1, A2, D1, D3)


© 1982 Virgin Records Ltd.
℗ 1982 Virgin Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-24036-1
  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN-13): 0075992403610
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched): GHS-1-4036-SR2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched): GHS-2-4036-SR2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, etched): GHS-3-4036-SR2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, etched): GHS-4-4036-SR2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 2, etched): GHS-1-4036-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 2, etched): GHS-2-4036-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C Variant 2, etched): GHS-3-4036-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D Variant 2, etched): GHS-4-4036-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout all sides, stamped): [Artisan logo] SRC
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2223 XTC English Settlement ‎(2xLP, Album) Virgin V2223 UK 1982
VJD-28110 XTC English Settlement ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJD-28110 Japan 1989
BAN 2223 XTC English Settlement ‎(LP, Album) Virgin BAN 2223 Israel 1982
404 446 XTC English Settlement ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 404 446 France 1982
25VB-1071 XTC English Settlement ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 25VB-1071 Japan 1984