XTC ‘FUN BOOK’ ANNOUNCED

Lime­light ‘zine founder digs through the ar­chives for a bumper-packed an­niver­sary an­thol­ogy.

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The XTC Bumper Book Of Fun For Boys And Girls will be pub­lished by jour­nal­ist Mark Fisher on Oc­to­ber 2. The 256-page book cel­e­brates the 35th an­niver­sary of the of­fi­cial XTC fanzine, Lime­light, with new interviews and ar­chive ma­te­rial. It also co­in­cides with the band’s 40th an­niver­sary.

“The book came about purely by co­in­ci­dence,” ex­plains Fisher, whose daugh­ter over­heard co­me­di­ans Ste­wart Lee and Joanna Neary talk­ing about XTC. “She told them that I used to run the fanzine and they said they’d love to see it. I’ve lit­er­ally got one copy of each is­sue left so she sug­gested scan­ning them in. I thought, ‘If we’re scan­ning them in, then maybe more peo­ple would like to see them.’ One thing led to an­other and the idea got big­ger and big­ger.”

A pre­view launch will be held at the XTC Con­ven­tion in Swin­don this Septem­ber. For more, visit www.xtclime­light.com. NRS

BIG ON HIS BLOCK: LIMELIGHTEDITOR

MARK FISHER.

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