The sound quality on Fossil Fuel is much improved over the other two CDs.Also, Fossil Fuel features the original single mix of “Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down” which was not previously available on CD.
Ralph Salmins drums on “Spiral”, “Where Did The Ordinary People Go? Originally Skylarking was released with the song “Mermaid Smiled” appearing in between “Another Satellite” and “The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul”.“Dear God” was originally released as the B-side to the UK Grass single.Beeswax has been re-issued on CD by Virgin Records Japan.However, almost all of the tracks from Beeswax are available on other XTC CDs.In other countries you can get The Compact XTC: The Singles 1978-85, which contains every track from Waxworks, with the addition of three singles from Mummer (“Great Fire”, “Wonderland” and “Love on a Farmboy's Wages”) and three from The Big Express (“All You Pretty Girls”, “This World Over” and “Wake Up”).
And now you can get Fossil Fuel - The XTC Singles 1977-92, which contains all of Waxworks and The Compact XTC and also includes the singles from Skylarking (“Grass”, “The Meeting Place” and “Dear God”), Oranges & Lemons (“The Mayor Of Simpleton”, “King For A Day” and “The Loving”), and Nonsuch (“The Disappointed”, “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” and “Wrapped In Grey”).Chamberlain, Kevin Chanel, John Dioso, Peter Fitzpatrick, Mitch Friedman, Wes Hanks, John Hedges III, David Holtz, Toby Howard, Brad Johnson, Jeroen de Jong, Tim Kendrick, Dominic Lawson, Paul Myers, JP Nicholls, Sam Nitzberg, Dave O'Connell, Richard Pedretti-Allen, Jon Rosenberger, Bill Sherman, Harrison Sherwood, Phil Smith, Tunnel, Alan Welby. However, contract negotiations have broken down and the entire effort is on hold indefinitely. We here at Chalkhills have no official (or unofficial) relationship with the band and we cannot relay your messages. The Chalkhills list was created in April 1989 as an offshoot of the venerable Love-Hounds list and killed off (in a bizarre kitchen accident, of course) in August 2014. No FTP access is available at present (FTP is so 20th Century).This appears to be mostly a result of policies at Virgin Records. Please visit Andy Partridge's official web site at “uk.net”, and good luck. Chalkhills is also a Facebook group, and the discussion continues there. The latest version of this FAQ file can be found at “ With the increase in availability and popularity of the World Wide Web, the need for local fan clubs has diminished somewhat. I cannot say whether or not the Japanese club is still open for business, but you might drop a line enclosing SAE and International Postal Reply Coupon or equivalent to Not long ago, The Little Express was one of the few sources of information for dedicated XTC fans.ANDY: The little voice at the end after all the fireworks go off, courtesy of the same BBC sound effects record, is a tape that John Leckie had. At the end of the thing there's a phone-in where they invite people to phone in and comment on the song, and there's this marvellous guy who phones in, with this Woody Allen voice, and he is really outraged... " So we thought this was marvellous and we nailed him on the end of "My Love Explodes". Since that time, XTC have hired drummers for recording sessions. Prairie also drums on a few tracks on Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2).He was in New York a little while ago, and had his radio cassette player going and he was tuned into this ludicrous New York radio station where this chap was singing this rather... So the strange "Woody Allen" voice is a very irate New Yorker who's commenting on the song "Hey, go f... DAVE: In fact, if you want to hear more of the original version, at the end of side 2 [at the end of "Mole From The Ministry"] on the run-out grooves, if you've got a record player capable of playing it, you'll hear spinning backwards at twice the speed, a snatch of this gentleman's song in its original form. He called every other show on that station in the 80s. Peter Phipps drums on the majority of Mummer and on The Big Express. Pat Mastelotto, from Mister Mister, plays acoustic and electronic drums and percussion on Oranges & Lemons.A few copies of the first three volumes of Wonderland are still available.