Category on spine and labels: 206 976, on back cover: 206 976-250. Total Running Time: 26:48
Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
Label Code: LC 3098
Matrix / Runout (Label A): DM 206 976 A
Matrix / Runout (Label B): DM 206 976 B
Matrix / Runout (Runout A): DM 206976 A-1/85 S II
Matrix / Runout (Runout B): DM 206976 B-1/85 S II
Pressing Plant ID (Label B, embossed): [Bass clef]
Recorded At – Chapel Lane Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Pressed By – Sonopress
Printed By – TOPAC
Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
25 O'Clock is the debut record by English rock band the Dukes of Stratosphear and the eighth studio album by XTC, released on April Fools Day 1985 through Virgin Records. It was publicised as a long-lost collection of recordings by a late 1960s group, but actually consisted of new tracks recorded by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, and Dave Gregory of XTC with Gregory's brother Ian. They turned into the Dukes of Stratosphear and cut the EP 25 O'Clock, a brilliant, clever distillation of the sounds of 1967, filled with knowing allusions and outright thievery from psychedelic classics both popular and well-known. Tracklist 25 O'Clock 5:01 Bike Ride To The Moon 2:24 My Love Explodes 3:54 What In The World. The Dukes Of Stratosphear. UMG от лица компании Virgin Records Ltd BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. BMG Rights Management US, LLC и другие авторские. Songs in album The Dukes Of Stratosphear - The 25 O'Clock 1985. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'clock. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Bike Ride To The Moon. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - My Love Explodes. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - What In The World. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Your Gold Dress. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - The Mole From The Ministry. The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'clock Demo. 25 O'Clock. Ape House Ltd. The first EP, 25 O'Clock, shipped on April Fools' Day 1985, and it was rumored at the time and official not long after that the Dukes of Stratosphear were really XTC- with Partridge and Moulding as Sir John Johns and the Red Curtain, third member David Gregory taking the nom de hoax Lord Cornelius Plum, and David's brother Ian. Owen- on drums. But some people believed the band was real, and that the records really had been dredged out of a warehouse after decades of neglect. Why not . Of 25 o'clock, that's when you're going to be mine 25 o'clock, we'll be together 'til the end of time At 25 o'clock. The ticking seconds hear them call My spell of hours will make you fall Each timer that I break will halt the flowing sands Each timer that I break will put you in my hands. At 25 o'clock, that's when you're going to be mine 25 o'clock, we'll be together 'til the end of time At 25 o'clock. Each watch I smash apart, just adding to my power Each watch I smash apart, just bringing near the hour. At 25. 25 O'Clock Cass, MiniAlbum. VLEP4 402. The Dukes Of Stratosphear: Were an English rock band formed in 1984 by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, and Ian Gregory. Modeled after psychedelic pop groups from the 1960s, the Dukes were initially publicised by Virgin Records as a mysterious new act, but were actually an XTC spin-off band. They recorded only two albums: 25 O'Clock and Psonic Psunspot. In the UK, the records outsold XTC's then-current albums The Big Express and Skylarking. You're My Drug, 25 O'Clock, The Affiliated и другие песни. 25 O'Clock is a mini-album from XTC which was released under the pseudonym The Dukes of Stratosphear, and was also the title song from that release. Joined by XTC member Dave Gregory's brother Ian on drums, the Dukes indulged in the stylistic tropes of 1960s psychedelia, particularly the British variety. Released on April Fools Day, 1985, the mini-album was a tongue in cheek homage to the heyday of psychedelic rock. Several of the tracks were made to sound like individual bands like the Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd sound of Bike Ride to the Moon. Others were si read more. 25 O clock is a psychadellic masterpiece by XTC under the assumed name of Dukes of Stratosphear. Imagine Piper at the Gates of Dawn meets Sgt. This was originally an EP but has been fleshed-out with demo tracks to make it full album length. As is often the case, the demos are just as interesting as the finished versions. The money tracks are 25 O clock and The Mole from the Ministry, both nicely crafted and thoroughly trippy. The whole album is delightful psychadellia, a tonic for body and mind. Read more
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