Monday, January 18, 2010

The Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC) • The Complete and Utter Dukes

They've taken both of XTC's alter ego releases as The Dukes of Stratosphear and put them into an ultra-mega-deluxe boxset that includes both CD and vinyl versions (180 gram too!), a 7" single, a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, Dukes Dollars, and a coupon for a Dukes t-shirt of your very own. All of this comes in a real nice purple velvet box. So if you haven't picked up 25 O'Clock or Psonic Psunspot since they were reissued by Andy Partridge's Ape House label, now's the time. The remasters are much better than the ones Virgin originally put out, the CDs feature extra demos and stuff, and the vinyl is very psychedelically psupreme. (The vinyl versions come out separately in their own right anytime now.)
5/5 (Ape House APEBOX002, available at the Ape House website)

1 comment:

  1. BTW, those of you who might buy this, you HAVE to open it if you really want the shirt. It's not inside—-you send a coupon away to get it.