Spotlight On: Office Politics
Updated For The 30th Anniversary Boxset.
Finally, we reach ‘Office Politics’ - a tour de force double LP released in June 2019. Despite songs about infernal machines, minimalist composers moving furniture, the sad fate of Billy Bird and a retired couple getting into historical reenactment, it somehow became the band's highest entry in the UK album charts at No.5. “I do try to make normal records,” Neil said. ”But they always seem to wander off into odd territories..”
Mojo called the album "Wholly bewitching" while Classic Pop described it as "One of the year's most articulate records."
For the 'Venus, Cupid, Folly And Time' 30th Anniversary Boxset, 'Office Politics' has been repackaged with updated artwork and new bonus content. This CD package consists of 2 discs: the original album, with a second CD of extra tracks, demos and alternate versions. The set comes with a booklet of photos with extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and content of each album.
The album is also still available in standard CD, LP and digital formats. You can also buy the boxset or the original 2019 edition of 'Office Politics' from our webstore. While you are there, don't forget to check out the array of awesome merch including mugs, t-shirts and tote bags.
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Please note that the bonus material for 'Office Politics' is only available with the boxset.