Mummer, the first album to follow Andy Partridge's mental breakdown, which led to XTC's retirement from touring, is very much the work of an eccentric in isolation. The album is a collection that builds on the groundwork of English Settlement with gentle, acoustic songs that evoke pastoral images and peaceful times.
Redirected from Great Fire (song)). Mummer is the sixth studio album by the English band XTC, released on 30 August 1983. It reached No. 51 on the UK album chart and No. 145 on the . Billboard album charts. The album title refers to a Mummers play. A working title considered for the album was Fruit Fallen From God's Garden. It spawned three UK singles; "Great Fire", "Wonderland" and "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" (reached No. 50 on the UK singles chart).
Band Name XTC. Album Name Mummer. 15. Procession Towards Learning Land. Other productions from XTC. Waspstrumental.
by XTC. Label Virgin. Composed By. Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding. Bob Sargeant, Steve Nye, XTC. Mastered By.
This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 64/154 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.
View XTC's page on Rhapsody. XTC is often too clever for its own good, which probably explains why this British trio has never amassed anything more than a cult following here. It's not that the band has been deficient in the melodic end of things – its songs are routinely hummable – but all too frequently, the group's gimmickry gets in the way of its songs.