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XTC - Black Sea FLAC album


Performer: XTC
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Black Sea
Country: UK
Style: New Wave
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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.

XTC - Black Sea (Full Album). Towers Of London (2001 Remaster). UMG (от лица компании "EMI"); Abramus Digital, UBEM, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, BMG Rights Management, LatinAutor - SonyATV, ARESA, CMRRA, LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (2).

Of course, the band's skewed outlook and mid-'60s pop sense keeps things from becoming too heavy - included are some of their finest songs, like "Respectable Street," "Generals and Majors," and "Towers of London," as well as the thoroughly enjoyable pop fluff throwaway "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" to keep the mood light.

Black Sea is the fourth studio album by the English band XTC, released on 12 September 1980. It spawned five singles-"Generals and Majors" (released 9 August 1980 and reached No. 32 on the UK singles chart and No. 104 on the Billboard Pop chart), "Towers of London" (released 10 October 1980 and reached No. 31 on the UK singles chart), "Sgt  . Early copies of the album came with the sleeve enclosed in a lime-green paper bag. There was an additional version that came packaged in a black plastic bag with the XTC logo in silver printed on one side. The band's name is hidden in the cover artwork.

Black Sea' saw XTC move permanently away from the high-pitched nervous energy of their earlier works to a far more 'rock' sounding band (later to be eclipsed by pastoral then psychedelic flavoured releases) ' is an excellent ode to miscommunication) the attention grabbing, hook-laden singles are probably the weakest tracks on the album strangely, as is the mood of the album which, despite it's up-tempo nature seems dark and complex (rather like the sleeve cover!).

Nom du groupe XTC. Nom de l'album Black Sea. Type Album. Date de parution 12 Septembre 1980. Labels Virgin Records Caroline Records RSO Records. Style MusicalNew-Wave. Membres possèdant cet album7. 1. Respectable Street. 2. Generals and Majors. 3. Living Through Another Cuba.

Album by XTC. Disc 1 (CD) - 2017 remix. Rocket from a Bottle. Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins). Burning with Optimism's Flames. Sgt Rock (Is Going to Help Me). Travels in Nihilon. Bonus tracks on 2001 reissue. Don't Lose Your Temper. Bonus tracks on 2017 remix. Respectable Street (Single version).

XTC - Black Sea. Black and decorous. The trouble with writing about XTC is that you can’t in good faith describe any one album as their pinnacle. The swines pulled one after another out of the bag. Nevertheless, there’s a strong case for nominating 1980’s Black Sea as the sweet spot in XTC’s imperial phase as a perma-touring four-piece experimental pop group.

In 1980 their British tour partners XTC released their successful album Black Se. Johnnie and David Hepworth turn the spotlight onto two key long players – in 1985 the Village Voice critics poll voted Talking Heads Little Creatures album of the year. Five years earlier the American band had toured with Britain’s XTC (and released Remain In Light)

XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005.

Tracklist

1 Respectable Street 3:38
2 Generals And Majors 4:05
3 Living Through Another Cuba 4:44
4 Love At First Sight 3:08
5 Rocket From A Bottle 3:30
6 No Language In Our Lungs 4:53
7 Towers Of London 5:24
8 Paper And Iron (Notes And Coins) 4:17
9 Burning With Optimism's Flames 4:16
10 Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me) 3:57
11 Travels In Nihilon 7:04
12 Smokeless Zone 3:51
13 Don't Lose Your Temper 2:33
14 The Somnambulist 4:38

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Remastered At – Metropolis Mastering
  • Published By – EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
  • Pressed By – www.takt.eu – 2100003339708

Credits

  • Engineer [Engineered By] – Hugh Padgham
  • Producer [Produced By] – Steve Lillywhite
  • Remastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Written-By – Andrew Partridge* (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 11 to 14), Colin Moulding (tracks: 2, 4)

Notes

Tracks 12 to 14 were not on the original LP release.

Catalog numbers
CDVX2173 on spine, back cover, disc face and booklet
724385063626 on spine, disc face and booklet
7243 8 50636 2 6 on back cover

This album was recorded at the Townhouse Studios, London, England, summer 1980.

© 2001 Virgin Records Ltd.
The copyright in this artwork is owned by Virgin Records Ltd © 2001.
Originally released: ℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd.

Printed in UK.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24385 06362 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724385063626
  • Label Code: LC 03098
  • Matrix / Runout: www.takt.eu 2100003339708 8506362
  • Price Code (F): PM 502
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2173 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2173 UK 1980
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 UK & Ireland 1986
V 2173 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2173 Finland 1980
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 UK Unknown
VR-1-1000 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000 US 1980

Tracklist

A1 Respectable Street 3:37
A2 Generals And Majors 4:04
A3 Living Through Another Cuba 4:45
A4 Love At First Sight 3:06
A5 Rocket From A Bottle 3:30
A6 No Language In Our Lungs 4:52
B1 Towers Of London 5:24
B2 Paper And Iron (Notes And Coins) 4:14
B3 Burning With Optimism's Flame 4:15
B4 Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me) 3:56
B5 Travels In Nihilon 6:56

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Sonopress
  • Recorded At – Townhouse 3

Credits

  • Photography By – Ralph Hall
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Written-By – A. Partridge* (tracks: A1, A3, A5 to B5), C. Moulding* (tracks: A2, A4)

Notes

This album was recorded at the Townhouse Studios, London, England, summer 1980.

Includes a double-sided lyrics insert.

Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH, Gütersloh.
℗ 1980 Virgin Records Limited.
℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd..
℗ 1980 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side center label): S 202 836 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side center label): S 202 836 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): DM 202836 A-2/86 S II
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): DM 202836 B-2/86 S IIⅡ
  • Pressing Plant ID (B-side center label [embossed]): Bass clef
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2173 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2173 UK 1980
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 UK & Ireland 1986
V 2173 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2173 Finland 1980
OVED 83 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 83 UK Unknown
VR-1-1000 XTC Black Sea ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, RSO VR-1-1000 US 1980