Yeah, got it. Was getting a bit pissed off with the explotation of XTC releases at this point. Or was it later, can't remember. So stopped buying stuff I already had. And I don't buy all the reissues now. Especially the remastered stuff which is tarted up so much it's total crap compared to the original. Just me. But I fell in love with them for who they were. No plastic surgery needed. Let it be.
Post by Terra Incognita on Aug 27, 2019 0:52:27 GMT
I found it cheap in a used record shop.
I'm the furthest thing from a completist there is, and I don't have any of the other best ofs (e.g. rag and bone, cupboards), bbc stuff, warbles etc.; but this LP at least contains some hits from White Music and Go2, albums which I will never like enough to purchase. If I'm actually curious about a demo or an obscure b-side, I can find it on youtube. one listen's usually good enough for me.
There was a time you would get a right royal telling off on a XTC forum for saying you listened to XTC on YouTube rather than buying. I got a right bollocking once. Which was and still is very silly. And AP posted countless YT vids on his Twitter page. So go figure.
Post by Terra Incognita on Aug 27, 2019 11:36:44 GMT
A study in contradictions. I remember one tweet of his (yes, I read a few in the last year) where he mentioned that a YT video of a Mummer or BE track of his had very few views. Within hours, there were dozens of adulatory comments. I suppose he sees YT as a marketing tool; but I doubt anyone listening to free music and reading fan praise on YT goes out and buys songs on either digital or physical media.
Post by Terra Incognita on Sept 4, 2019 20:03:17 GMT
This triple album was never re-issued in CD format, so it's apparently a bit of a rarity. I bought my copy relatively cheaply at a used record shop several years ago. Contains essentiel Stevie from 1962 to 1971.