The Dukes of Stratosphear

Psurroundabout Ride

Steven Wilson Remix
Remix released: 11 October, 2019
Record Label: Ape House
Audio formats remixed by Steven Wilson:

About Psurroundabout Ride

The sixth entry in the series of stereo / 5.1 surround sound remixes of the XTC catalogue is the complete works of the band masquerading as their sixties psychedelic alter-egos The Dukes of Stratosphear. Psurroundabout Ride contains my 2019 mixes of their 2 original albums 25’O Clock (1985) and Psonic Psunspot (1987).

Both albums were originally produced by John Leckie and released either side of the band’s classic 1986 album Skylarking. With the benefit of hindsight it’s easy to see a strong sense of musical similarity and continuity between the Dukes and XTC proper, with the band even holding over material written for 25’O Clock for Skylarking. These days I think most people simply consider them to be 2 more brilliant XTC albums in a virtually flawless catalogue, which makes this once again – in my opinion – an essential release.

All remixes were created under the supervision and approval of Andy Partridge.