XTC – English Settlement – 200 Gram, Double Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Ape House Uk, DAMAGED CORNER, 2019

Every copy of this I have ordered has had a smashed or damaged corner – just like every *old* copy of this same record! It must be in the hands of the music gods – there are no Mint copies of this. So… AT A DISCOUNT. Here’s one with a bent corner.

Double 200gm heavyweight vinyl LP pressing. Includes lyric sheet. English Settlement is the fifth studio album and first double album by the English rock band XTC, originally released in 1982. It marked a turn towards the more pastoral pop songs that would dominate later XTC releases, with an emphasis on acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar and fretless bass. XTC recorded the album at The Manor Studio in Oxfordshire with producer Hugh Padgham, the engineer of their previous two LPs. Compared to the band’s previous releases, English Settlement showcased more complex and intricate arrangements, lengthier songs, lyrics that covered broader social issues, and a wider range of music styles.