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XTC
Essential

collection
2012 March
Making Plans for Nigel; Life Begins At the Hop; Statue Of Liberty; Mayor of Simpleton; Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down; Sgt Rock (Is Going to Help Me); The Disappointed; Great Fire; Wonderland; Generals and Majors (Edit); Jason and the Argonauts (2001 - Remaster); This Is Pop?; Science Friction; Are You Receiving Me?; Senses Working Overtime.

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Sur la scène du Théâtre de l'Empire à Paris
Chorus - 18/11/1979

video
2010 October
recorded live at Théâtre de l'Empire, Paris, France, for the Chorus television program on 18 November 1979.
Real by reel; Helicopter; Making plans for nigel; Are you receveing me? [sic]; Statue of liberty.

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Sur la scène du Théâtre de l'Empire à Paris
Chorus - 10/12/1978

video
2010 October
recorded live at Théâtre de l'Empire, Paris, France, for the Chorus television program on 10 December 1978.
Meccanik dancing; This is pop; Red.

XTC
Apple Vinyls

collection
2006 December
box set includes 13 7" singles compiling the 23 tracks from Apple Venus Vol. 1 and Wasp Star plus 3 additional tracks; the front and back sleeves of discs 1-12 make 2 band photos, disc 13 has different artwork.
Disc 1: River of Orchids; b/w My Brown Guitar; Disc 2: I'd Like That; b/w Boarded Up; Disc 3: Easter Theatre; b/w I'm the Man Who Murdered Love; Disc 4: Knights in Shining Karma; b/w In Another Life; Disc 5: Frivolous Tonight; b/w You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful; Disc 6: Greenman; b/w Wounded Horse; Disc 7: Your Dictionary; b/w We're All Light; Disc 8: Fruit Nut; b/w Church of Women; Disc 9: I Can't Own Her; b/w Standing In For Joe; Disc 10: Harvest Festival; b/w The Wheel and The Maypole; Disc 11: The Last Balloon; b/w Stupidly Happy; Disc 12: Where Did The Ordinary People Go; b/w Playground; Disc 13: Spiral; b/w Say It.

XTC
Apple Box

collection
2005 October
box set includes Apple Venus Vol. 1, Homespun (The Apple Venus Volume One Home Demos), Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2), and Homegrown (The Wasp Star Home Demos) in a special box, with 64 page booklet of lyrics and notes, plus card with download info for Spiral; Say It and Stupidly Happy ringtone; each disc is packaged with new artwork in a cardboard wallet.
Apple Set
limited edition pack includes Apple Box, two T-shirts, enamel badge, plus special mystery postcard for ordering the Apple Bite sampler.

XTC
Oranges and Lemons

collection
2005 September
box set includes LP-style p/s reissues of Mummer, The Big Express, Skylarking, Oranges and Lemons, and Nonsuch.

XTC
White Music

collection
2005 September
box set includes LP-style p/s reissues of White Music, Go 2, Drums and Wires, Black Sea, and English Settlement.

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iTunes Essentials: XTC

collection
2005 January
The Basics: Statue of Liberty (2'55); This Is Pop? (2'40); Mayor of Simpleton (3'58); Wrapped in Grey (3'46); The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (5'01); Dear God (3'37); No Thugs in Our House (5'10); Senses Working Overtime (4'50); Ball and Chain (4'32); Life Begins at the Hop (3'49); Making Plans for Nigel (4'13); Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) (3'56); Towers of London (5'24); Respectable Street (3'38); Next Steps: Science Fiction (3'13); This World Over (5'37); That's Really Super, Supergirl (3'21); Grass (3'05); King for a Day (3'37); The Loving (4'11); Funk Pop A Roll (3'03); The Disappointed (3'38); Love On a Farmboy's Wages (3'59); Wonderland (4'15); Great Fire (3'50); Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down (4'20); Are You Receiving Me? (3'04); Ten Feet Tall (3'16); Vanishing Girl (2'59); Deep Cuts: Everyday Story of Smalltown (3'53); Wake Up (4'40); The Meeting Place (3'13); The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul (3'24); Summer's Cauldron (3'19); Chalkhills and Children (4'57); Scarecrow People (4'13); Books Are Burning (4'54); Dear Madam Barnum (2'48); My Bird Performs (3'51); My Weapon (2'20); All of a Sudden (It's Too Late) (5'21); Pale and Precious (4'58); Collideascope (3'23); Little Lighthouse (4'31).
iTunes Essentials: XTC
The Basics: Statue of Liberty (2'55); This Is Pop? (2'40); I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (3'44); Wake Up (4'40); Dear God (3'37); Earn Enough for Us (2'53); Grass (3'05); King for a Day (3'37); Mayor of Simpleton (3'58); The Disappointed (3'38); Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (5'01); Great Fire (3'50); Love On a Farmboy's Wages (3'59); Are You Receiving Me? (3'04); Senses Working Overtime (4'50); Ball and Chain (4'32); Life Begins at the Hop (3'49); Ten Feet Tall (3'16); Making Plans for Nigel (4'13); Towers of London (5'24); Generals and Majors (4'04); Respectable Street (3'38); Easter Theatre (4'37); I'd Like That (3'50); Vanishing Girl (2'59); Next Steps: Science Fiction (3'13); Where Did the Ordinary People Go? (2'46); Stupidly Happy (4'13); Playground (4'17); Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down (4'20); This World Over (5'37); All You Pretty Girls (3'40); The Meeting Place (3'13); Chalkhills and Children (4'57); Merely a Man (3'27); The Loving (4'11); Wrapped in Grey (3'46); Jump (4'39); Wonderland (4'15); Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian) (4'37); Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!) (2'35); All of a Sudden (It's Too Late) (5'21); No Thugs in Our House (5'10); Scissor Man (4'00); Reel By Real (3'47); Sgt Rock (Is Going to Help Me) (3'56); Love At First Sight (3'07); Pale and Precious (4'58); 25 O'Clock (5'03); I Wonder Why the Wonderfalls (Theme from “Wonderfalls”) (3'07); Deep Cuts: My Brown Guitar (3'51); The Everyday Story of Smalltown (3'53); Season Cycle (3'21); Ballet for a Rainy Day (2'50); That's Really Super, Supergirl (3'21); Pink Thing (3'48); Here Comes President Kill Again (3'35); Books Are Burning (4'54); Then She Appeared (3'51); Humble Daisy (3'36); Dear Madam Barnum (2'48); Funk Pop A Roll (3'14); Ladybird (4'32); When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (3'22); Day In Day Out (3'08); Helicopter (3'54); No Language In Our Lungs (4'53); Rocket from a Bottle (3'30); Living Through Another Cuba (4'44); Harvest Festival (4'15); Your Dictionary (3'14); Greenman (6'17); Collideascope (3'23); Little Lighthouse (4'31); Your Gold Dress (4'42).

XTC
Waspstrumental

album
2002 October
instrumental versions.
Playground; Stupidly Happy; In Another Life; My Brown Guitar; Boarded Up; I'm the Man Who Murdered Love; We're All Light; Standing In For Joe; Wounded Horse; You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful; Church of Women; The Wheel and The Maypole.

XTC
Instruvenus

album
2002 October
instrumental versions.
River of Orchids; I'd Like That; Easter Theatre; Knights in Shining Karma; Frivolous Tonight; Greenman; Your Dictionary; Fruit Nut; I Can't Own Her; Harvest Festival; The Last Balloon.

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Coat of Many Cupboards

collection
2002 March
box set includes 60 tracks of XTC's favorite songs, outtakes, alternate versions and rarities, and the best of the demos. 128 page colour booklet.
Disc One: Science Friction (CBS demo); Spinning Top (Live at Eric's in Liverpool); Traffic Light Rock (Live at Eric's in Liverpool); Radios In Motion (White Music version); Let's Have Fun (White Music out take); Fireball XL5/Fireball dub (White Music out take); Heatwave Mark 2 Deluxe (White Music out take); This Is Pop (Single Version); Are You Receiving Me (Go 2 out take); Things Fall To Bits (Go 2 out take); Us Being Us (Go 2 out take); Life Begins At The Hop (First rehearsal extract); Life Begins At The Hop (First recording, unused); Making Plans For Nigel (Demo from Swindon Town Hall); Ten Feet Tall (Drums and Wires version); Sleepyheads (Drums and Wires out take); Disc Two: Wanking Man (hidden track); Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go) (Live at the Marconi Club in Sydney); Atom Medley: Into The Atom Age/Hang On To The Night/Neon Shuffle (Live at the Marconi Club in Sydney); Life Begins At The Hop (Unused U.S. single recording); Real By Reel (Unused single recording); When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (Unused single recording); Helicopter (Unused single recording); Towers of London (Rejected single recording); Generals And Majors (Rehearsal tape); No Language In Our Lungs (Black Sea version); Sgt. Rock Is Going To Help Me (Black Sea version); Paper And Iron (Live at The Lyceum in London); Crowded Room (Live at The Lyceum in London); Senses Working Overtime (Early work tape); Snowman (Live at The Hammersmith Odeon in London); Ball And Chain (Unused single recording); Disc Three: Shaving Brush Boogie (hidden track); Punch And Judy (Unused single recording); Fly On The Wall (English Settlement version); Yacht Dance (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC TV); Jason And The Argonauts (English Settlement version); Love On A Farmboys Wages (Home demo); Wonderland (Home demo); Ladybird (Mummer version); All You Pretty Girls (Home demo); Wake Up (Home demo); The Everyday Story Of Smalltown (Big Express version); Grass (Home demo); Let's Make A Den (Home demo); The Meeting Place (Home demo); Dear God (Band demo); Disc Four: Brainiac's Daughter (Psonic Psunspot version); Vanishing Girl (Psonic Psunspot version); Terrorism (Home demo); Find The Fox (Home demo); Season Cycle (Skylarking version); The Troubles (Home demo); Mayor Of Simpleton (Early work tape); King For A Day (Home demo); Chalkhills And Children (Oranges & Lemons version); The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (Early home demo); Omnibus (Nonsuch version); The Disappointed (Home demo); Bungalow (Nonsuch version); Didn't Hurt A Bit (Nonsuch out take); Books Are Burning (Live on The Late Show, BBC TV).

XTC
Homegrown
(The Wasp Star Home Demos)

collection
2001 March
demo versions of tracks from Wasp Star.
Playground (4'25); Stupidly Happy (3'45); In Another Life - Excerpt of Original Demo (2'02); In Another Life - Jug Band Version (3'44); Some Lovely (3'57); Boarded Up (2'56); I'm The Man Who Murdered Love - Early Other Song Cassette (2'36); I'm The Man Who Murdered Love - Tamla Demo excerpt (0'39); I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (3'33); We're All Light - Early Cassette Idea (1'14); We're All Light (4'32); Standing In For Joe - Lounge Version (2'41); Standing In For Joe (3'34); Wounded Horse (4'22); You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful (3'46); Lie For A Lie - Cassette Demo (1'43); Church Of Women (4'36); The Pot Won't Hold Our Love - Early Cassette Idea (1'38); Everything Decays - Early Cassette Idea (2'26); The Wheel and The Maypole (5'34); Didn't Hurt A Bit (2'46); Bumpercars (4'06).
Playground; Stupidly Happy; In Another Life - Excerpt of Original Demo; In Another Life - Jug Band Version; Some Lovely; Boarded Up; I'm The Man Who Murdered Love - Early Other Song Cassette; I'm The Man Who Murdered Love - Tamla Demo excerpt; I'm The Man Who Murdered Love; We're All Light - Early Cassette Idea; We're All Light; Standing In For Joe - Lounge Version; Standing In For Joe; Wounded Horse; You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful; Lie For A Lie - Cassette Demo; Church Of Women; The Pot Won't Hold Our Love - Early Cassette Idea; Everything Decays - Early Cassette Idea; The Wheel and The Maypole.

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Homespun
The Apple Venus Volume One Home Demos

collection
1999 September
demos from Apple Venus Volume 1.
River of Orchids; I'd Like That; Easter Theatre; Knights in Shining Karma; Frivolous Tonight; Greenman; Your Dictionary; Fruit Nut; I Can't Own Her; Harvest Festival; The Last Balloon.
Japanese CD includes bonus spoken word CD, extra booklet.
How Easter Theatre Came To Be (interview); How I'd Like That Came To Be (interview); How Frivolous Tonight Came To Be (interview).

XTC
Transistor Blast
The Best of the BBC Sessions

collection
1998 November
live recordings on CD 3 from London Hippodrome 9 March 1978 and Paris Theatre 17 January 1979; CD 4 from Hammersmith Palais 22 December 1980, previously released as BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert.
CD 1 (Studio Sessions): Intro (Opening Speech); Life Begins at the Hop; Scarecrow People; Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her; Ten Feet Tall; Garden of Earthly Delights; Runaways; When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty; I'm Bugged; Another Satellite; You're the Wish You Are I Had; Crosswires; Roads Girdle the Globe; CD 2 (Studio Sessions): No Thugs In Our House; One of the Millions; Real By Reel; The Meeting Place; Meccanic Dancing; Poor Skeleton Steps Out; Into the Atom Age; The Rhythm; This World Over; Snowman; Danceband; Making Plans for Nigel; Jason and the Argonauts; CD 3 (1978/1979 Live In Concert Recordings): Radio's In Motion (1978); Crosswires (1978); Science Friction (1979); Statue Of Liberty (1978); The Rhythm (1979); I'll Set Myself On Fire (1978); Newtown Animal in a Furnished Cage (1978); All Along The Watchtower (1978); Beatown (1979); This Is Pop (1978); Danceband (1978); Neon Shuffle (1978); CD 4 (Live In Concert Hammersmith Palais 22.12.80): Life Begins At The Hop; Burning With Optimism's Flames; Love At First Sight; Respectable Street; No Language In Our Lungs; This Is Pop; Scissor Man; Towers Of London; Battery Brides; Living Through Another Cuba; Generals and Majors; Making Plans For Nigel; Are You Receiving Me?.
includes box, silkscreened slimline jewel boxes in four colours, liner notes by Andy Partridge.

XTC
The Greatest

collection
1998 March
one in a series of compilations of various bands.
Science Fiction (3'14); Statue Of Liberty (2'52); This Is Pop? (Live 2'33 20.7.79 Sydney); Are You Receiving Me? (Live 2'58 20.7.79 Sydney); Life Begins At The Hop (3'47); Making Plans For Nigel (4'12); Towers Of London (4'37); Living Through Another Cuba (Live 3'14 12.10.80 The Lyceum); Generals And Majors (Live 4'10 12.10.80 The Lyceum); Respectable Street (Single Version 3'04); Senses Working Overtime (4'49 Extended Version); Ball And Chain (4'30); Wonderland (4'14); All You Pretty Girls (3'59); Grass (2'41); Dear God (3'37); The Mayor Of Simpleton (3'58); The Disappointed (3'38).

XTC
Upsy Daisy Assortment
A Selection of the Sweetest Hits

collection
1997 June
Life Begins at the Hop; Making Plans for Nigel; Generals & Majors; Respectable Street (single version); Senses Working Overtime; Ball and Chain; No Thugs in Our House; Love on a Farmboy's Wages; Funk Pop A Roll; This World Over; Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her; Grass; Dear God; Earn Enough For Us; The Mayor of Simpleton; King For a Day; Chalkhills and Children; The Disappointed; The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead.

XTC
Fossil Fuel
The XTC Singles 1977-92

collection
1996 September
CD1: Science Friction (3'14); Statue of Liberty (2'52 edit); This Is Pop (2'40 single version); Are You Receiving Me? (3'04); Life Begins At The Hop (3'47); Making Plans For Nigel (4'12); Ten Feet Tall (3'13 U.S. version); Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down (4'20 single version); Generals And Majors (3'41 edit); Towers Of London (4'38 edit); Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me) (3'36 edit); Love At First Sight (3'07); Respectable Street (3'07 single version); Senses Working Overtime (4'33 edit); Ball And Chain (4'29); No Thugs In Our House (5'10); CD2: Great Fire (3'50); Wonderland (4'15); Love On A Farmboy's Wages (3'59); All You Pretty Girls (3'59); This World Over (4'45 edit); Wake Up (3'40 edit); Grass (2'42); The Meeting Place (3'12); Dear God (3'37); The Mayor Of Simpleton (3'57); King For A Day (3'36); The Loving (3'54); The Disappointed (3'38); The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (4'59); Wrapped In Grey (3'46).

XTC
Drums and Wireless
BBC Radio Sessions 77-89

collection
1994 October
recorded by the BBC for radio broadcast.
Opening Speech; No Thugs In Our House; Runaways; You're The Wish (You Are) I Had; Poor Skeleton Steps Out; Crosswires; Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her; Real By Reel; Into The Atom Age; Meccanik Dancing; Ten Feet Tall; Scarecrow People; I'm Bugged; Dance Band; Jason And The Argonauts; One Of The Millions; Roads Girdle The Globe.

XTC
BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert

collection
1992 November
live at the Hammersmith Palais, London, 22 December 1980, same concert as BBC Rock Hour #212.
Life Begins At The Hop (3'55); Burning With Optimism's Flame (4'24); Love At First Sight (3'10); Respectable Street (3'51); No Language In Our Lungs (4'59); This Is Pop (2'49); Scissors Man [sic] (4'49); Towers Of London (5'23); Battery Brides (7'18); Living Through Another Cuba (3'29); Generals and Majors (4'28); Making Plans For Nigel (4'29); Are You Receiving Me? (3'18).

XTC
The Tiny Circus of Life

collection
1992 January
History of Rock'n'Roll (0'22); The Mayor of Simpleton (3'57); Scarecrow People (4'12); Dear God (3'35); Season Cycle (3'21); Grass (3'05); Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her (3'50); Great Fire (3'47); Runaways (4'51); Senses Working Overtime (4'45); Knuckle Down (4'26); Fly On The Wall (3'11); Blame the Weather (3'38); Respectable Street (3'37); Making Plan for Nigel [sic] (4'13); This is Pop? (2'39).

XTC
Collectors' Edition
3 Limited Edition Picture Discs

collection
1990 October
limited edition box set of three picture disc CDs contains Go 2, Drums and Wires, and Black Sea.

XTC
Rag & Bone Buffet
(Rare Cuts & Leftovers)

collection
1990 September
B-sides, strange pseudonyms, flexi disc tracks, etc., nearly 80 minutes of rarities.
Extrovert (3'35); Ten Feet Tall (3'12 U.S. version); Mermaid Smiled (2'26); Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen (2'47); Respectable Street (3'05 single version); Looking for Footprints (3'28); Over Rusty Water (1'28); Heaven is Paved With Broken Glass (4'21 remix); The World is Full of Angry Young Men (3'39); Punch and Judy (2'42); Thanks For Christmas (3'50); Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) (3'56); I Need Protection (3'40); Another Satellite (4'20 BBC version); Strange Tales, Strange Tails (2'18); Officer Blue (2'39); Scissor Man (4'21 BBC version); Cockpit Dance Mixture (6'02); Pulsing Pulsing (1'35); Happy Families (2'45); Countdown to Christmas Party Time (4'12); Blame the Weather (3'38); Take This Town (4'08); The History of Rock 'n' Roll (0'22).

XTC
Explode Together
(The Dub Experiments 78-80)

collection
1990 August
Part One (Go +): Dance With Me, Germany; Beat The Bible; A Dictionary Of Modern Marriage; Clap, Clap, Clap; We Kill The Beast; Part Two (Take Away): Commerciality; The Day They Pulled The North Pole Down; The Forgotten Language Of Light; Steam Fist Futurist; Shore Leave Ornithology (Another 1950); Cairo; Part Three (The Lure of Salvage): The Rotary; Madhattan; I Sit In The Snow; Work Away Tokyo Day; New Broom.

XTC
The Compact XTC
The Singles 1978-85

collection
1987
Science Friction (3'12); Statue of Liberty (2'24 edit); This is Pop? (2'39 single version); Are You Receiving Me? (3'03); Life Begins at the Hop (3'45); Making Plans for Nigel (3'53 edit); Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down (4'34 remix); Generals and Majors (3'42 edit); Towers of London (4'38 edit); Sgt. Rock (is Going to Help Me) (3'36 edit); Senses Working Overtime (4'33 edit); Ball and Chain (4'30); Great Fire (3'45); Wonderland (4'02); Love on a Farmboy's Wages (3'58); All You Pretty Girls (3'56); This World Over (4'43 edit); Wake Up (3'40 edit).
Science Friction (3'12); Statue of Liberty (2'24 edit); This is Pop? (2'39 single version); Are You Receiving Me? (3'03); Life Begins at the Hop (3'45); Making Plans for Nigel (3'53 edit); Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down (4'34 remix); Generals and Majors (3'42 edit); Towers of London (4'38 edit); Sgt. Rock (is Going to Help Me) (3'36 edit); Senses Working Overtime (4'45); Ball and Chain (4'30); Great Fire (3'45); Wonderland (4'02); Love on a Farmboy's Wages (3'58); All You Pretty Girls (3'56); This World Over (4'43 edit); Wake Up (3'40 edit).

XTC
Beeswax
Some B-Sides 1977-1982

collection
1982 November
She's So Square (3'07); Dance Band (2'40); Hang On to the Night (2'11 extended); Heatwave (2'09); Instant Tunes (2'32); Pulsing Pulsing (1'37); Don't Lose Your Temper (2'33); Smokeless Zone (3'50); The Somnambulist (4'32); Blame the Weather (3'39); Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) (3'56); Punch and Judy (2'44); Heaven is Paved With Broken Glass (4'23 remix).

XTC
Waxworks
Some Singles 1977-1982

collection
1982 November
Science Friction (3'12); Statue of Liberty (2'24 edit); This is Pop? (2'39 single version); Are You Receiving Me? (3'03); Life Begins at the Hop (3'45); Making Plans for Nigel (3'53 edit); Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down (4'34 remix); Generals and Majors (3'42 edit); Towers of London (4'38 edit); Sgt. Rock (is Going to Help Me) (3'36 edit); Senses Working Overtime (4'33 edit); Ball and Chain (4'30).

XTC
Look Look
A Video Compilation

collection video
1982
collection of promotional videos, includes some interview footage.
This is Pop? (single version); Statue of Liberty (edit); Are You Receiving Me? (edit); Life Begins at the Hop; Making Plans for Nigel (edit); Towers of London (edit); Respectable Street (single version); Generals and Majors (edit); All of a Sudden (It's Too Late); Ball and Chain; Senses Working Overtime (edit).
Best Hits
as above.

XTC
5 Senses

collection ep
1981 September
Smokeless Zone; Officer Blue; Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down; b/w Don't Lose Your Temper; Strange Tales, Strange Tails.

XTC
Live & More

collection
1981 August
Don't Loose Your Temper [sic]; Smokeless Zone; Living Through Another Cuba (live) / Generals and Majors (live); Scissor Man (BBC version); The Somnambulist; Set Myself On Fire (live). B-sides.

XTC
Eighties Goldies

collection
1980
Science Friction; She's So Square; Statue of Liberty (edit); Hang On to the Night; This is Pop (single version); Heatwave; Are You Receiving Me?; Instant Tunes; Life Begins at the Hop; Homo Safari (No. 1); Making Plans for Nigel; Bushman President (Homo Safari No. 2); Pulsing Pulsing.

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