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Apple Box is a boxed set by XTC compiling Apple Venus Volume 1 and Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) along with their respective demo albums Homespun and Homegrown. It is the third box set of their career following Transistor Blast: The Best of the BBC Sessions and Coat of Many Cupboards.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

Disc 1 (Apple Venus Volume 1)Edit

  1. "River of Orchids" – 5:53
  2. "I'd Like That" – 3:50
  3. "Easter Theatre" – 4:37
  4. "Knights in Shining Karma" – 3:39
  5. "Frivolous Tonight (Colin Moulding) – 3:09
  6. "Greenman" – 6:17
  7. "Your Dictionary" – 3:14
  8. "Fruit Nut" (Moulding) – 3:01
  9. "I Can't Own Her" – 5:26
  10. "Harvest Festival" – 4:15
  11. "The Last Balloon" – 6:39

Disc 2 (Wasp Star)Edit

  1. "Playground" – 4:17
  2. "Stupidly Happy" – 4:13
  3. "In Another Life" (Moulding) – 3:35
  4. "My Brown Guitar" – 3:51
  5. "Boarded Up" (Moulding) – 3:23
  6. "I'm The Man Who Murdered Love" – 3:44
  7. "We're All Light" – 4:39
  8. "Standing In For Joe" (Moulding) – 3:42
  9. "Wounded Horse" – 4:11
  10. "You And the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful" – 4:18
  11. "Church Of Women" – 5:06
  12. "The Wheel And The Maypole" – 5:55

Disc 3 (Homespun)Edit

  1. "River of Orchids" – 4:10
  2. "I'd Like That" – 4:47
  3. "Easter Theatre" – 4:52
  4. "Knights in Shining Karma" – 3:38
  5. "Frivolous Tonight (Moulding) – 3:06
  6. "Greenman" – 6:01
  7. "Your Dictionary" – 3:14
  8. "Fruit Nut" (Moulding) – 2:44
  9. "I Can't Own Her" – 5:06
  10. "Harvest Festival" – 5:17
  11. "The Last Balloon" – 5:17

Disc 4 (Homegrown)Edit

  1. "Playground" – 4:25
  2. "Stupidly Happy" – 3:45
  3. "In Another Life (excerpt of original demo)" (Moulding) – 2:02
  4. "In Another Life (jug band version)" (Moulding) – 3:44
  5. "Some Lovely" – 3:57
  6. "Boarded Up" (Moulding) – 2:56
  7. "I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (early 'other song' cassette idea)" – 2:36
  8. "I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (tamla version excerpt)" – 0:39
  9. "I'm The Man Who Murdered Love" – 3:33
  10. "We're All Light (early cassette idea)" – 1:14
  11. "We're All Light" – 4:32
  12. "Standing In For Joe (lounge version)" (Moulding) – 2:41
  13. "Standing In For Joe" (Moulding) – 3:34
  14. "Wounded Horse" – 4:22
  15. "You And the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful" – 3:46
  16. "Lie for a Lie (cassette demo)" – 1:43
  17. "Church Of Women" – 4:36
  18. "The Pot Won't Hold Our Love (early cassette idea)" – 1:38
  19. "Everything Decays (early cassette idea)" – 2:26
  20. "The Wheel And The Maypole" – 5:33

Personnel Edit

  • Pete Ashworth: Photography
  • Guy Barker: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  • Mike Batt: Orchestral Arrangements
  • Haydn Bendall: Keyboards, Producer, Engineer
  • Ian Cooper: Mastering
  • Caroline Dale: Cello
  • Nick Davis: Keyboards, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Simon Dawson: Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Simon Gardner: Flugelhorn
  • David Gregory: Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Steve Gullick: Photography
  • Barry Hammond: Engineer
  • Patrick Kiernan: Violin
  • Peter Lale: Viola
  • Bob Ludwig: Mastering
  • Colin Moulding: Bass, Vocals, Group Member
  • Andy Partridge: Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
  • Valerie Phillips: Photography
  • Prairie Prince: Drums
  • Chuck Sabo: Drums
  • Kate St. John: Oboe
  • Steve Sidwell: Trumpet
  • Andrew Swainson: Design
  • Matthew Vaughn Gospel Choir: Programming
  • Gavyn Wright: Violin, Orchestra Leader
  • Tim Young: Mastering

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