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FIRST EDITION IS NOW SOLD OUT. Copies of the second limited edition printing are available here:

Hanging Around Books' latest release, “Travels In Nihilon 1980: XTC in New York " (HA014), features rare and previously unseen photographs of the band taken by Virginia Turbett in New York City during the band’s hectic touring schedule of 1980.

As Mark Fisher, Editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls (more details at writes in the book's introduction:

"When Virginia Turbett took this set of pictures in and around Madison Square Garden in December 1980, XTC were on a roll. Four albums in, they'd been playing alongside such heavy hitters as The Police, Oingo Boingo and, now, The Cars. The year had kicked off with a handful of dates in New York and they'd subsequently played Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, as well as repeat trips to the US."

"Captured here in a chilly NYC, they are unguarded and relaxed – if, perhaps, exhausted by their relentless schedule. We see Terry Chambers larking about with woolly hat pulled over his face; Dave Gregory, never so happy as when he's got a guitar round his neck; Andy Partridge giving every shot its visual interest; and Colin Moulding, all mop-top, cheek bones and shy good humour. The four of them are as much a unit on the Central Park tourist trail as they are lined up on stage, demanding the crowd's attention."

Travels In Nihilon 1980: XTC in New York (HA014)

Photography by Virginia Turbett

© 2018 Virginia Turbett & Hanging Around Books

A limited edition of 250 copies.

A5 paperback photozine. 36 pages. Digitally printed on recycled paper. 

Please note: the images throughout this website are watermarked "Hanging Around Books" for the photographers' copyright protection. Purchased copies do not have these watermarks.

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