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XTC - Skylarking album

XTC - Skylarking album
Performer: XTC
Title: Skylarking
Released: 2016
Country: UK
Style: Pop Rock
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 174
MP3 size: 1438 mb
FLAC size: 1626 mb


2016 Stereo Mix
CD-1 Summer's Cauldron
CD-2 Grass
CD-3 The Meeting Place
CD-4 That's Really Super Supergirl
CD-5 Ballet For A Rainy Day
CD-6 1000 Umbrellas
CD-7 Season Cycle
CD-8 Earn Enough For Us
CD-9 Big Day
CD-10 Another Satellite
CD-11 Mermaid Smiled
CD-12 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
CD-13 Dear God
CD-14 Dying
CD-15 Sacrificial Bonfire
Bonus 2016 Mixes
CD-16 Extrovert
CD-17 Let's Make A Den
CD-18 The Troubles
CD-19 Little Lighthouse
2016 Mix [DTS HD-MA 5.1, 24/96 LPCM 5.1 and 24/96 LPCMStereo], 2016 Instrumental Mix [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-1 Summer's Cauldron
BR-2 Grass
BR-3 The Meeting Place
BR-4 That's Really Super Supergirl
BR-5 Ballet For A Rainy Day
BR-6 1000 Umbrellas
BR-7 Season Cycle
BR-8 Earn Enough For Us
BR-9 Big Day
BR-10 Another Satellite
BR-11 Mermaid Smiled
BR-12 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
BR-13 Dear God
BR-14 Dying
BR-15 Sacrificial Bonfire
Bonus 2016 Mixes [DTS HD-MA 5.1, 24/96 LPCM 5.1 and 24/96 LPCMStereo], 2016 Instrumental Mix [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-16 Extrovert
BR-17 Let's Make A Den
BR-18 The Troubles
BR-19 Little Lighthouse
2001 Remaster [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-20 Summer's Cauldron
BR-21 Grass
BR-22 The Meeting Place
BR-23 That's Really Super Supergirl
BR-24 Ballet For A Rainy Day
BR-25 1000 Umbrellas
BR-26 Season Cycle
BR-27 Earn Enough For Us
BR-28 Big Day
BR-29 Another Satellite
BR-30 Mermaid Smiled
BR-31 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
BR-32 Dying
BR-33 Sacrificial Bonfire
BR-34 Dear God
BR-35 Extrovert
2010 Corrected Polarity Remaster [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-36 Summer's Cauldron
BR-37 Grass
BR-38 The Meeting Place
BR-39 That's Really Super Supergirl
BR-40 Ballet For A Rainy Day
BR-41 1000 Umbrellas
BR-42 Season Cycle
BR-43 Earn Enough For Us
BR-44 Big Day
BR-45 Another Satellite
BR-46 Mermaid Smiled
BR-47 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
BR-48 Dear God
BR-49 Dying
BR-50 Sacrificial Bonfire
Album in Demo and Work Tape Form [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-51 Summer's Cauldron
BR-52 Grass
BR-53 The Meeting Place
BR-54 That's Really Super Supergirl
BR-55 Ballet For A Rainy Day
BR-56 1000 Umbrellas
BR-57 Season Cycle
BR-58 Earn Enough For Us
BR-59 Big Day
BR-60 Another Satellite
BR-61 Mermaid Smiled
BR-62 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
BR-63 Dear God
BR-64 Dying
BR-65 Sacrificial Bonfire
Andy's Non-Album Demos And Other Recordings [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-66 1000 Umbrellas (Early Acoustic Run Through)
BR-67 Season Cycle (Early Sketch)
BR-68 Another Satellite (Early Sketch)
BR-69 Summer's Cauldron (Early Sketch)
BR-70 Earn Enough For Us (Early Sketch)
BR-71 Ballet For A Rainy Day (Early Sketch)
BR-72 Dear God (Early 'Skiffle' Version)
BR-73 Mermaid Smiled (Explanation Version)
BR-74 Let's Make A Den (Early Idea)
BR-75 Let's Make A Den
BR-76 Little Lighthouse (Early Version)
BR-77 Little Lighthouse (Intro Section)
BR-78 Little Lighthouse
BR-79 Terrorism (Early Idea)
BR-80 Terrorism
BR-81 Extrovert
BR-82 The Troubles
BR-83 Lumpen Splendour
BR-84 Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse (Rehearsal At Dave's)
BR-85 Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse
BR-86 When We Get To England
BR-87 Shaking Skin House
BR-88 Obscene Procession
BR-89 Across The Antheap
Colin's Non-Album Work Tapes [24/96 LPCM Stereo]
BR-90 Halley's Comet
BR-91 Find The Fox
BR-92 Grass
BR-93 Dear God


  • Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Charlie McCarthy
  • Authoring, Mastered By – Neil Wilkes
  • Backing Vocals – Beech Avenue Boys*
  • Bass, Vocals – Colin Moulding
  • Cello – Teresa Adams
  • Drums – Prairie Prince
  • Guitar, Vocals – Andy Partridge
  • Keyboards, Guitar, Piano, Chamberlin – Dave Gregory
  • Mixed By, Remix – Steven Wilson
  • Percussion – Mingo Lewis (tracks: 11, 12)
  • Producer, Melodica – Todd Rundgren
  • Tenor Saxophone, Piccolo Flute, Bass Clarinet – Bob Ferreira
  • Trombone – Dean Hubbard
  • Trumpet – Dave Bendigkeit
  • Viola – Rebecca Sebring
  • Violin – John Tenney
  • Vocals – Jasmine Veillette (tracks: 13)


Skylarking is the ninth studio album by the English band XTC, originally released on 27 October 1986. First 1000 copies came with a band signed Skylarking postcard.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 33367 78692 0

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2399 XTC Skylarking ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2399 UK 1986
M5G 24117, GEF M5G 24117 XTC Skylarking ‎(Cass, Album, Club, CH,) Geffen Records, Geffen Records M5G 24117, GEF M5G 24117 US 1986
APELP113 XTC Skylarking ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) Ape House APELP113 UK 2018
GHS 24117 XTC Skylarking ‎(LP, Album, RE, All) Geffen Records GHS 24117 US 1986
GHS 2411 XTC Skylarking ‎(LP, Album, Club) Geffen Records GHS 2411 US 1986

Skylarking is the ninth studio album by the English rock band XTC, released on 27 October 1986. Skylarking is a loose concept album centered around various cycles in life, such as the seasons, days, and years. Skylarking Q&A. Produced By Todd Rundgren. Producers Todd Rundgren. Writers Andy Partridge & Colin Moulding.

Combining the charming pastoral feel of Mummer with the classicist English pop of The Big Express, XTC expand their signature sound by enhancing their intelligently melodic pop with graceful, lyrical arrangements and sweeping, detailed instrumentation. Rundgren may have devised the sequencing, helping the record feel like a song cycle even if it doesn't play like one, but what really impresses is the consistency and depth of Andy Partridge's and Colin Moulding's songs.

Field music: Swindoners’ pastoral epiphany, finally as nature intende. ever in quite the right place at the right time, XTC might have only ever delivered near-misses, had a miserable experience not thrown up a definitive recording. As Partridge acknowledged, Skylarking may be the only XTC album where Moulding and he seemed to be on a genuine musical par. Regarded by Virgin as the band’s best bet in commercial terms, Moulding’s writing never had the undercurrent of mania, or the excitable twists of Partridge’s, but his weirdly inconsequential non-songwriting – simple, guileless, uncluttered – hits a lifetime-peak here.

European release, printed in Western Germany non-embossed cover Issued with printed inner sleeve. For European version with UK cat V 2399 on rear cover see here: XTC - Skylarking. Matrix, Runout (Runout A-side, stamped): DM 207905 A-2/10-86.

Listen free to XTC – Skylarking (Summer's Cauldron, Grass and more). This album has a very "Beatlesque" feel to it. Often cited as XTC's best album. Initially released with "Mermaid Smiled" in the UK, but then new pressings had "Dear God" added after it became a minor hit on alternative charts Despite all that in November 22, 2010 Ape Records re-issued Skylarking on remastered 45RPM vinyl covered in the original artwor. iscover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

It may also stand as their like in quality. Skylarking occurs somewhere in the middle of the band’s twelve-album sequence. They released 5 studio albums with a consistent lineup before er Andy Partridge fell victim to debilitating stage fright, which led the band to retire from touring and station themselves in the studio, after which drummer Terry Chambers withdrew his membership. There was a palpable evolution and maturation in XTC’s sound that could be traced to Chamber’s secession, though he had no hand in the songwriting.

Tracklist: 1. Summer’s Cauldron, 2. Grass, 3. The Meeting Place, 4. That’s Really Super, Supergirl, 5. Ballet For A Rainy Day, 6. 1000 Umbrellas, 7. Season Cycle, 8. Earn Enough For Us, 9. Big Day, 10. Another Satellite, 11. Mermaid Smiled, 12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul, 13. Dying, 14. Sacrificial Bonfire.

About Skylarking album. Album Skylarking (1986). by XTC. Label Virgin. The Beech Avenue Boys. Composed By. Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding.

Is Skylarking the best album by XTC? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Skylarking by XTC (1986) Overall rank: 372nd. Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1986 (5th). Top 50 albums of the 1980s (47th). Top 500 albums of all time (372nd).

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