Human Alchemy



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 6 in album Mummer
release date: 1983-8-30
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 5:11
remixer: Phil Thornalley, XTC and Alex Sadkin
producer: Steve Nye and XTC
drums: Peter Phipps
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
mixer: Steve Nye
recorded by: Steve Nye
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge

Album Information

label: Virgin
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Xtc Mummer cover art


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An alchemy, human alchemy
To turn their skins of black into the skins
An alchemy, human alchemy
We stoked the fires of trade with human coals
Purest souls

All we had to do was go and take
Black the colour icing on our cake

Although we held the whip, you knew we were
To alchemy, human alchemy
Alchemy, human alchemy


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beating of Hearts
  • 2 Wonderland
  • 3 Love on a Farmboy’s Wages
  • 4 Great Fire
  • 5 Deliver Us From the Elements
  • 6 Human Alchemy
  • 7 Ladybird
  • 8 In Loving Memory of a Name
  • 9 Me and the Wind
  • 10 Funk Pop a Roll