XTC’s Andy Partridge in a scene from the “This Is Pop” documentary
XTC’s Andy Partridge will release new music next month, having christened his newly upgraded studio by recording a pair of his favorite songs: the Syd Barrett-penned early Pink Floyd single “Apples and Oranges” and the Bonzo Dog Band’s Humanoid Boogie, written by Neil Innes.
The two songs will be released June 28 via Partridge’s Ape House Records as a 4-song 10-inch vinyl EP, with each song appearing in both stereo and mono versions. According to the product listing, the record will come in “a picture sleeve with neither song identified as an A-side.”
The EP will be limited to a pressing of 1,396 copies, and comes with a signed postcard. The record is available for pre-order now through Ape House, with a limit of two per person.
Listen to the original versions of each song, released in the 1967-1968 period, below.
I just had to record these two songs from my childhood,HUMANOID BOOGIE by the Bonzo’s and APPLES AND ORANGES by Pink Floyd. All cooked in the shed, and on vinyl, here…https://t.co/0IaHcluxPY
So THAT’S why he was signing those postcards!!
— XTC (@xtcfans) May 24, 2018
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- XTC documentary ‘This Is Pop’ to receive U.S. premiere on Showtime in January
- XTC’s ‘Black Sea’ being prepped for reissue with new stereo, surround mixes
- Watch: Andy Partridge stars in trailer to upcoming XTC documentary ‘This Is Pop’
- Andy Partridge working to restore XTC’s ‘Oranges and Lemons’ for audiophile reissue
- XTC’s ‘Drums and Wires’ audiophile reissue to include new 5.1 mix, demos, rehearsal tracks
- Reissue of XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ with ‘corrected polarity’ finally coming to CD
Music from Andy is always welcome news.