Published Aug 06, 2013Beloved British pop rock outfit XTC are gearing up to launch an audiophile reissue campaign of their most popular albums. It will all kick off with a new remixed and remastered version of Nonsuch.
The album, which originally came out in 1992, has been remixed and remastered from the original analog tapes. Rather than throw the songs on some 180-gram vinyl and call it a day, however, they're being pressed in a CD/Blu-ray package and a CD/DVD-audio package.
The Blu-ray disc includes 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround, along with a new stereo album mix in DTS-HD. There are also instrumental versions of all tracks as well as exclusive "Andy Partridge home demos and Colin Moulding work tapes," footage of the band working in the studio and promo films for "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" and "The Disappointed."
The DVD disc also includes a DTS mix, though not in HD. There are also the original album mix and a new album mix. Both versions also include the bonus track "Didn't Hurt a Bit."
Both releases will be available in a double-disc digipak with expanded liner notes. The expanded reissue of Nonsuch will be available on October 7.
Thanks to Slicing Up Eyeballs for the tip.