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English Settlement: The Rise and Fall and Rise of XTC

JoE Silva, Ray Gun, January 1999

After surviving legal entanglement, personnel losses and numerous bouts of bad luck, XTC return with their first new album in seven years. Joe Silva ventures to the pop legends' hometown of Swindon, England to find out what went wrong and what's right again.

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