XTC - The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978-85
NME.COM feature on XTC - The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978-85 album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 1985
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- Science Friction
- Statue Of Liberty
- This Is Pop?
- Are You Receiving Me
- Life Begins At The Hop (2001 Digital Remaster)
- Making Plans For Nigel
- Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down
- Generals And Majors
- Towers Of London (2001 Digital Remaster)
- Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me) (2001 Digital Remaster)
- Sense Working Overtime
- Ball And Chain
- Great Fire
- Love On A Farmboy's Wages
- All You Pretty Girls (2001 Digital Remaster)
- This World Over (2001 Digital Remaster)
- Wake Up (2001 Digital Remaster)
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XTC - The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978-85: Wikipedia Album Entry
The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978-85 is a compilation album by XTC released in 1987. It replaced Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982 as a Greatest Hits album, adding six singles issued between English Settlement and The Big Express. It took advantage of the compact disc's greater storage capacity to limit it to a single disc. It was superseded by the double-disc set Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977-92, on which all eighteen tracks appear.
Despite being released in 1987 (as a result of Skylarking's success), its copyright is 1985. As an A-side collection, only 1981's Love At First Sight and Respectable Street (both of which appear on Black Sea) are not included.
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