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Monday, 4 April 2011

XTC - Drums and Wires - Album

Drums and Wires is an XTC album released on 17th August 1979.

It reached Number 34 on the UK album chart, and Number 176 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.

It contained the successful single 'Making Plans for Nigel', which was released on 14th September 1979, and reached Number 17 on the UK singles chart.

It also contained the original recording of 'Ten Feet Tall', a re-recorded version of which was released in March 1980 in the U.S. only, as their first U.S. single, designed to coincide with the band's first American tour.

Certain versions of the album also include 'Life Begins at the Hop', which was released on 27th April 1979, and reached Number 44 on the UK singles chart.

This album was originally released with at least six different track listings in various parts of the world. Some versions contained a two/three-song 7inch single in addition to the 11 or 12 song album. One version moved all of Colin Moulding's songs to side one. The initial US release featured the single version of 'Ten Feet Tall'. Another version of the LP contained 14 songs.

The first 20,000 copies of the LP had a free 7 inch single, 'Chain Of Command' 'Limelight' (Moulding).

The song 'Life Begins at the Hop' (Moulding), released as a 7 inch single before the original LP's release, appears on other versions of the album, either as a substitution, a bonus single, or bonus tracks on CD releases.

01 - Making Plans for Nigel
02 - Helicopter
03 - Day in Day Out
04 - When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
05 - Ten Feet Tall
06 - Roads Girdle the Globe
07 - Real by Reel
08 - Millions
09 - That is the Way
10 - Outside World
11 - Scissor Man
12 - Complicated Game

This also includes the following:
13 - Life Begins At The Hop - Extra Track
14 - Chain Of Command - A-Side of The Free 7 inch Single
15 - Limelight - B-Side of The Free 7 inch single

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