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XTC / Black Sea CD+blu-ray reissue

XTC continue their bar-raising expanded reissues in November with a CD+Blu-ray edition of their 1980 album Black Sea.

The band’s fourth studio album is the fifth to receive this deluxe reissue treatment and as with previous sets it includes 5.1 surround sound mixes and new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, along with a host of extra audio and visual material.

The CD features Wilson’s new 2017 stereo mix, while the blu-ray features the original stereo mix in hi-res with bonus tracks. Of course that’s just the start. The blu-ray also includes:

  • A 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA.
  • Additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5.1 (several featuring 2017 Steven Wilson mixes)
  • Instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson), and several bonus mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
  • Many album tracks in demo form as recorded (mostly live) at Phonogram Studios prior to the main album sessions.
  • Three Andy Partridge demos from Phonogram studios.
  • Three Andy Partridge demos from Swindon Town Hall.
  • Promo films for Towers Of London, Generals & Majors & Respectable Street.

This edition comes with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Terry Chambers, Dave Gregory and Hugh Padgham. The Steven Wilson mixes are produced with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band.

The Black Sea CD+Blu-ray is released on 10 November 2017. Full details on the track listing when we get them.

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CD+Blu-ray content summary

• CD: Features a 2017 stereo album mix by Steven Wilson with bonus tracks (many featuring Steven Wilson mixes).

• Blu-Ray: a 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA.

• Additional Blu-Ray features include:
– The 2017 stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
– Additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5.1 (several featuring 2017 Steven Wilson mixes)
– The original stereo album mix in hi-res stereo + bonus tracks.
– Instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson), and several bonus mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
– Many album tracks in demo form as recorded (mostly live) at Phonogram Studios prior to the main album sessions.
– Three Andy Partridge demos from Phonogram studios.
– Three Andy Partridge demos from Swindon Town Hall.
– Promo films for Towers Of London, Generals & Majors & Respectable Street.

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