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Mummer [180-Gram Vinyl] [Import]

Mummer [180-Gram Vinyl] [Import]

[LP]

~ XTC

(180 Gram Vinyl, United Kingdom - Import)
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Limited 200gm vinyl LP pressing housed in originally conceived - but never used - album cover. XTC's sixth album, Mummer was another turning point for the band as it marked their first release as a studio only band. The comparatively quieter/more considered English Settlement was very much an album of songs written with one ear for the studio and another for how they would work live. Mummer was different. Freed from the constraints of 'the road' this was XTC in widescreen - experimenting with songs, arrangements and the expanded sonic palette that studios can provide when there is no afterthought as to how to reproduce the material in a variety of theatres, university halls and other venues few, if any, of which were built with rock groups in mind. And, just as the Mummers' plays involve people travelling from place to place in a village enacting tales of the cycle of life (albeit in disguise), XTC travelled the best of the UK's studios recording, mixing and re-mixing their songs cycle to exacting standards. Released as the follow-up to their most successful UK album to date and with a new record label in America, band and record company hopes were high - three of the album's first four songs were issued as singles - but were to remain unfulfilled. Fans loved it, the press was positive but radio was changing, especially in the UK, and with no touring it failed, as sometimes happens with bands adopting a new approach, to cross over to that wider audience. As also happens with such records, it's reputation (and sales) have, over the years, grown far greater than it's initial reception indicated and it can now be seen, in retrospect, to have been an important first step towards the sort of expansive approach to writing and recording that would yield much greater commercial results later in the same decade with Skylarking and the albums that followed.

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Artist: XTC
Title: Mummer [180-Gram Vinyl] [Import]
Genre: Rock
Attributes: 180 Gram Vinyl, United Kingdom - Import
Release Date: 5/13/2022
Label: Ape House Uk
Product Type: LP
Catalog #: 6760641
UPC: 633367606419
Item #: 2475851X

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