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XTC Go2 + Bonus 12" - 200 Gram Super Heavyweight Vinyl - Sealed UK 2-LP vinyl set


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XTC Go2 (2023 UK limited edition 12-track LP complete with bonus 5-track Go Dub 12" EP unavailable on vinyl since its original release. The 1978 classic album, newly cut from masters by Jason Mitchell at LOUD mastering and approved by Andy Partridge, with both records pressed on 200-gram Super Heavyweight Vinyl manufactured by Vinyl Factory UK. Gatefold picture sleeve with original Hipgnosis-designed cover artwork, hype sticker & factory sealed. Recommended)

The music scene moved quickly in 1978. Preceded by the band's 4th single in a year (Are You Receiving Me?) in September, XTC's second album released that year, “Go2”, was issued in October and landed in the UK top 30 albums chart at No. 21, helped via a limited edition 2-disc package that also included the Go+ 12” EP.

Recorded in August/September 1978 at Abbey Road with John Leckie returning as producer - Brian Eno reputedly having declined to produce as he felt the band was good enough to self-produce - Go2 built and expanded upon the band's impossible to label White Music debut from the start of the year with smatterings of post-punk, sci-fi pop from another dimension, sharp lyrics and, frequently, even sharper tunes, now joined by a fascination with dub music that merited an additional 5 track 12” EP to accompany the initial release. In addition to the growing strengths of twin songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the album also featured the emergence of Barry Andrews as a third songwriter - though this became a catalyst, in part, for Andrews' departure soon after the album's release. With positive reviews for the album from the British music press in NME, Sounds and Melody Maker, a run of singles that was as good as any of the competition in an already great year for the 7”, an incessant touring schedule and two top 40 albums, XTC was well on its way to its destiny as one of England's most revered bands.

Andy Partridge recalls: “After the big bang of White Music, the rapidly expanding jagged, black and white universe of XTC grew apace. Colin was writing more, even Barry was writing, before he jumped swiftly into a parallel dimension, and left to join Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen.
We became gently besotted with dub techniques and allowing more and more colour onto our palette. This album is where our future started”.

Contrary to popular myth, Go2's distinctive sleeve was not specifically commissioned for the band. It had been pre-designed by third partner at Hipgnosis (co-founder of Throbbing Gristle and Industrial Records) Peter Christopherson and simply awaited a client/band willing to choose it.
The album is being reissued as a limited edition 2-disc set, in a gatefold sleeve maintaining all of the original artwork, featuring the album and the Go+ EP, both pressed on 200 gram vinyl. As with the initial 1978 release, once this pressing has sold out, the album will revert to a single LP/single sleeve edition.

LP - Side A
1. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)
2. Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian)
3. Buzzcity Talking
4. Crowded Room
5. The Rhythm
6. Red

LP - Side B
1. Beatown
2. Life Is Good In The Greenhouse
3. Jumping In Gomorrah
4. My Weapon
5. Super-Tuff
6. I Am The Audience

Bonus 12" EP - Side A
1. Dance With Me Germany
2. Beat The Bible

Bonus 12" EP - Side B
1. A Dictionary Of Modern Marriage
2. Clap Clap Clap
3. We Kill The Beast

Artist - XTC (click link for complete listing)
Title - Go2 + Bonus 12" (click link for more of the same title)
Release Date - 19 May 2023
Year of Release - 2023
Format - 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label - Panegyric
Catalogue No - APELPX102 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United Kingdom
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Audiophile – This is an Audiophile item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 633367795113
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
RareVinyl.com Ref No - XTC2LGO812740
Related Artists - Andy Partridge, Barry Andrews, Monstrance, Peter Blegvad, Spys (UK), The Colonel, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, Three Wise Men.


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