Label: Virgin - CDV 2129,Virgin - CDV2129,Virgin - 610 490-217 • Series: Compact Price (2) • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Millions - XTC - Drums And Wires (CD, Album)

Drums and Wires was recorded in four weeks at the newly built Town House studio in London with producer Steve Lillywhite and engineer Hugh Padgham, who were beginning to develop their signature gated reverb production technique, as demonstrated on the album opener and lead single "Making Plans for Nigel". Lyrically, the album focuses on the trappings or titillations of the modern world, with several Genre: Pop, art rock, new wave, art pop.

Drums and Wires has the new wave and punk sounds, but is more "tuneish." The album starts with a song that isn't exactly the best to kick off with--Making Plans for Nigel. While it's a classic, and a great song, it somehow doesn't fit into the first slot very well/5().

CD + Blu-ray edition. Digitally remixed and re-mastered edition of the British band's album. DRUMS & WIRES has been mixed for Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson with input from Andy Partridge and is fully approved by XTC/5().

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The revolutionary Drums And Wires, from , is the second in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes of the original material, along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material.


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3 thoughts on “Millions - XTC - Drums And Wires (CD, Album)

  1. Drums and Wires has the new wave and punk sounds, but is more "tuneish." The album starts with a song that isn't exactly the best to kick off with--Making Plans for Nigel. While it's a classic, and a great song, it somehow doesn't fit into the first slot very well/5().

  2. This is an album of transitional moods, from bursts and blasts of glorious, joyous nonsense ('Helicopter', 'Outside World') to reflective rat-race contemplation ('Day in, Day Out', 'Millions'). The album finisher 'Complicated Game' is a superb angsty monologue eventually obliterated by the band's Drums and Wires.

  3. Available on Ape House website. Comes with an exclusive postcard signed by Andy Partridge. "This compilation (P) & (C) Ape House Ltd. Drums & Wires, previously released material, videos (P) , Virgin Records Ltd. Previously unissued material (P) Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, XTC.

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