Chips from the Chocolate Fireball: An Anthology is a compilation album from XTC which was released under the pseudonym the Dukes of Stratosphear. It includes both their 1985 mini-album 25 O'Clock and the Psonic Psunspot album from 1987.
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Issued in a standard jewel case with an 8-page booklet. No track durations on release. Total playing time 62:59. Matrix, Runout (Variant 1): EMI uDEN 8507322 @ 3 1-1-3-NL IFPI L047.
Chips from the Chocolate. has been added to your Cart. Of course the Dukes didn't exactly end here. A 2003 MS Society benefit album, "The Wish List," extracted one more track from those shameless throwbacks, "Open Up a Can of Human Beans. All Dukes apparently attended the session at the shed (no word on whether they wore the animal masks). At this point, a Dukes resurrection would obviously entail an XTC resurrection. As that now seems beyond the pale, the stunning "Chips from the Chocolate Fireball" must provide eternal succor for the those still mourning, you know who you are, the passing of one of rock history's greatest side projects. Luckily, this mind-blowing anthology has plenty of eternal succor to give.
Recording under the name of The Dukes of Stratosphear, they. This CD includes the 25 O’clock EP and the album Psonic Psunspot. This is XTC on a holiday of sorts. Recording under the name of The Dukes of Stratosphear, they. From: Dukes Of Stratosphear - Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) in Encyclopedia of Popular Music .
Chips from the Chocolate Fireball: An Anthology is a CD-only compilation album from XTC which was released under the pseudonym The Dukes of Stratosphear.
Album · 2003 · 16 Songs. The Dukes Of Stratosphear. 4. What in the World. 6. The Mole from the Ministry. 8. Have You Seen Jackie? The Dukes Of Stratosphear. 9. Little Lighthouse. 10. You're a Good Man Albert Brown.
Artist: The Dukes of Stratosphear Genre: Rock Release Date: 1987 Label: Geffen Catalog Number: 9 24169-2 Recording: Studio Length: 01:00:45 Format: CD. Dig-Deeper. Psonic Psunspot (LP) The Dukes of Stratosphear. 25 O'clock (LP) The Dukes of Stratosphear. The Complete And Utter Dukes (LP) The Dukes of Stratosphear. Chips From The Chocolate Fireball: An Anthology (CD) The Dukes of Stratosphear. Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) (CD) The Dukes of Stratosphear. Psonic Psunspot [UK Purple Marble.
This album is a compilation of an EP (25 O'Clock) and an LP (Psonic Psunspots) released by The Dukes of Stratosphear in 1985 (April Fool's Day) and 1987, respectively. Homage can be heard given to Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd,The Blue Magoos, The Electric Prunes, Pepper's era Beatles, The Move, The Birds, The Beach Boys as well as others. Connect to this site.
While Skylarking was filled with lush pop reminiscent of the Beatles and Beach Boys, it was generally a sober affair, since they decided to leave many of the lighter songs off the album for B-sides and future albums. During this time, they decided to develop their alter egos of the Dukes of Stratosphear, a way to let all of their infatuation with psychedelia flourish. Both the EP 25 O'Clock and the full-length Psonic Psunspot, collected on the single-disc Chips From the Chocolate Fireball, capture the sound of '60s psychedelia remarkably well. All of the sonic details, from the fuzz.
|2||Bike Ride To The Moon||2:24|
|3||My Love Explodes||3:54|
|4||What In The World?||5:01|
|5||Your Gold Dress||4:38|
|6||The Mole From The Ministry||5:50|
|8||Have You Seen Jackie?||3:17|
|10||You're A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)||3:04|
|12||You're My Drug||3:16|
|16||Pale And Precious||4:55|
- Composed By – Sir John Johns (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 8 to 12, 14, 16), The Red Curtain (tracks: 4, 7, 13, 15)
- Producer – John Leckie, The Dukes*
NotesAll tracks published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Mastered by Nimbus (in CD inner ring).
Slightly diff.sleeve/booklet "Printed in W.Germany / Imprimé en Allemagne" (see pic.) but same Matrix/Runout on CD
℗ 1987 Virgin Records Ltd.
Except tracks 1 to 6 ℗ 1985 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1987 Virgin Records Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 012981 244026
- Matrix / Runout: COM CD 11 :
- Other: AAD
|COMCD 11, COMCD11||The Dukes Of Stratosphear||Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) (CD, Comp)||Virgin, Virgin||COMCD 11, COMCD11||UK||1987|
|M2G 24169||The Dukes Of Stratosphear||Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) (CD, Comp)||Geffen Records, Virgin||M2G 24169||US||1987|
|CAR 50732, 724385073229, 7243 8 50732 2 9||The Dukes Of Stratosphear||Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) (CD, Comp, RM)||Caroline Records, Caroline Records, Caroline Records||CAR 50732, 724385073229, 7243 8 50732 2 9||US||2002|
|9 24169-2||The Dukes Of Stratosphear||Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) (CD, Comp)||Geffen Records||9 24169-2||US||1987|
|COMCDX11, 724385073229||The Dukes Of Stratosphear||Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (CD, Comp, RE, RM)||Virgin, Virgin||COMCDX11, 724385073229||UK & Europe||2001|