Mummer (Bonus Tracks) CD (2002)

Artist: Xtc

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Product Overview


Label Caroline Distribution
SKU 60565879
UPC 724385067228
UPC 14 00724385067228
Format CD
Release Date 8/6/2002
Author Xtc
Compilation Appearance She's Having A Baby
Compilation Appearance Freaks & Geeks Soundtrack
Compilation Appearance Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Ost)
Associated Artist/Work Partridge, Andy
Technical Info
Producer Steve Nye; XTC
CatalogID CDVX 2264
Lable Name Caroline Distribution
Released 06/11/2001
Original Release 1983
Number of Discs 1
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724385067228
Album Notes and Credits
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Having fully settled into their retirement from touring, this was XTC's second album since leaving the stage for good. With none of the songs having developed in live performance, their studio inclinations were given full range to go where they might. MUMMER opens with the African rhythms of "Beating Of Hearts," with things then immediately turning intimate and pastoral as Colin Moulding's "Wonderland" drifts in like a falling leaf. Andy Partridge delivered a few novel takes on familiar themes of love and longing with "Love On a Farmboy's Wages" and "Great Fire." The album also closes with his "Funk Pop A Roll," which ironically starts a dance party right when it's time to leave.
Professional Reviews
Q (7/01, p.139) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The first work from the studio-bound XTC, expanding the pastoral themes....XTC were a motherlode of rampant imagination..."
CMJ (1/5/04, p.14) - Ranked #14 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1984"
Disc 1
1 Beating Of Hearts
2 Wonderland
3 Love On A Farmboy's Wages
4 Great Fire
5 Deliver Us From The Elements
6 Human Alchemy
7 Ladybird
8 In Loving Memory Of A Name
9 Me And The Wind
10 Funk Pop A Roll
11 Frost Circus - (bonus track)
12 Jump - (bonus track)
13 Toys - (bonus track)
14 Gold - (bonus track)
15 Procession Towards Learning Land - (bonus track)
16 Desert Island - (bonus track)
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