Title: The Loving
Style: Pop Rock
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English Settlement is the fifth studio album and first double album by the English band XTC, released 12 February 1982 on Virgin Records. It reached number 5 on the UK Album Chart for an 11-week stay, and number 48 on the Billboard 200 album chart for a 20-week stay. The album's music style marked a turn towards the more pastoral pop songs that would dominate later XTC releases, with increased use of acoustic guitar and fretless bass
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Pepper, so it wasn't entirely a surprise that XTC embraced psychedelia on its double-album follow-up, Oranges & Lemons, especially if their celebrated Dukes of Stratosphear side project was taken into consideration as well. Oranges & Lemons lacks the singular focus of Skylarking, but at its best, it's just as impressive as its predecessor.
XTC – The Loving Lyrics. from album: Oranges & Lemons (1989). All around the world, Every boy and every girl, Need the loving. The humble and the great, Even those we think we hate, Need the loving. Soldiers of the Queen, All the hard men that we've seen, Need the loving. Babies at the breast, Those in power and those suppressed, Need the loving. The loving's coming, The loving's more than just an ad man's vision. The loving's strumming, On your heart strings, So loud that you can't help but listen. Sailors on the seas, Or the clergy on their knees, Need the loving. All the rich and poor, Even those we fight at war, Need the loving. That thing that we need most of, That stuff we should try before we've died. Everyone is begging to be loved, With a free gift, a working heart inside. The loving's coming, The loving's advertised in all the papers.
Indeed, Oranges & Lemons is the first XTC album that gives us a lot to complain about. If only it weren't so long - sure, English Settlement is longer, but the songs there had a lot more substance. Here, they're like candy bars; the first few are enjoyable, but fifteen in a row can make you sick to your stomach. Even though 'Mayor Of Simpleton' made a minor dent, the other two singles ('King for a Day' and 'The Loving') didn't, and soon both Moulding and Dave Gregory found themselves working at a car rental spot to sustain themselves between royalty checks while recording their next album, 1992's Nonsuch. Nonsuch was XTC in their full-blown adult phase; recorded with veteran producer Gus Dudgeon, it's refreshingly more restrained than Oranges & Lemons was, and holds up a lot better today.
The third double album in XTC’s career nearly didn’t happen – only a reshuffle at their record label would finally get it off the ground. In retrospect, this was perhaps the writing on the wall for their relationship with Virgin Records, and after this album the band would go on a creative strike which lasted another seven years. Nonsuch is packed with ideas and, as such, it lacks the immediacy of some of their previous albums, but it does reward repeated listening. Moulding’s King For A Day, Scarecrow People and The Loving keep the album’s end up, but as a double offering, it runs out of steam towards the final side, only picking up with the other-wordly closer Chalkhills & Children. Pared down to 10 songs, this album would have been a masterpiece. As it stands, it proves the rule less is more.