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Pete Shelley - XL·1 mp3 album

  • Performer: Pete Shelley
  • Title: XL·1
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 1983
  • Style: Synth-pop, New Wave
  • MP3 album: 1987 mb
  • FLAC album: 1594 mb
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Pete Shelley - XL·1 mp3 album

XL1 is the second solo album by Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley. It reached number 42 in the UK Albums Chart, remaining in that listing for four weeks. The single "Telephone Operator" charted at in the UK Singles Chart, making it his biggest single release there. The original release was packaged with a computer program for the ZX Spectrum which featured lyrics and graphics which displayed in time with the music.

Festival Records, Island Records.

Album · 1982 · 12 Songs. Listen on Apple Music.

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Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The songs such as XL-1 and telephone Operator bring him back in excllent form, like in the old Buzzcocks days.

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Pete Shelley was born Peter McNeish on 17th April 1955. His first band was The Jets of Air, featuring Steve Christie on drums and future Buzzcocks member Garth Smith on bass. He met Howard Devoto at Manchester’s Bolton Institute of Technology, forming the Buzzcocks with him in 1976. The initial line up included Steve Diggle on bass and John Maher on drums. There were various line ups, but Pete Shelley remained vocalist and main songwriter. The followup album XL1 contained a downloadable program for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer at the end of side two which produced graphics as well as the lyrics to the songs. Pete Shelley’s solo efforts were never quite as popular as his work with the Buzzcocks and they first reformed in 1989, touring to nostalgic crowds. Shelley moved to Tallinn, Estonia, in 2012 with his second wife Greta, an Estonian-born Canadian.

Pete Shelley’s solo career came completely out the blue and faded just as fast. It’s now seen as little more than a subplot in the Buzzcocks story, but Shelley’s two solo albums were revealing, entertaining and in some ways pioneering, embracing gay pride, computer technology and electropop with real enthusiasm. There’s also a signed photo, and new sleevenotes by David Quantick. It was followed by 1983’s chunkier XL1, which added guitar and further layers of ’80s synth-pop production.


A1 Telephone Operator
A2 Many A Time
A3 I Just Wanna Touch
A4 You Know Better Than I Know
A5 XL1
A6 Homosapien (Dub Mix)
B1 (Millions Of People) No One Like You
B2 If You Ask Me (I Won't Say No)
B3 You & I
B4 What Was Heaven?
B5 Twilight
B6 Witness The Change(Dub Mix)

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Inc.
  • Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution Inc.
  • Produced At – Genetic Sound
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.


  • Performer – Barry Adamson, Jim Russell
  • Producer, Performer – Martin Rushent
  • Producer, Performer, Composed By – Pete Shelley

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
XL 1 Pete Shelley XL·1 ‎(LP, Album) Genetic Records , Island Records XL 1 UK 1983
C 38057 Pete Shelley XL·1 ‎(Cass, Album) Festival Records, Island Records C 38057 Australia 1983
GRACD 202 Pete Shelley XL·1 ‎(CD, Album, RE) The Grapevine Label GRACD 202 UK 1999
XLC 1 Pete Shelley XL1 + Dub Mix Album ‎(Cass, Dol) Genetic Records , Island Records XLC 1 Scandinavia 1983
AL 6-8017, AL6-8017 Pete Shelley XL•1 ‎(LP, Album) Arista, Genetic Records , Arista, Genetic Records AL 6-8017, AL6-8017 US 1983

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