Who Sang Easter Theatre? XTC

Xtc Apple Venus, Volume 1 cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1998
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:38
guest background vocals: Dave Gregory
vocal: Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge
bass: Colin Moulding
guitar: Andy Partridge
guest additional keyboard: Haydn Bendall and Nick Davis
guest keyboard & piano & guitar: Dave Gregory
guest solo trumpet: Steve Sidwell
guest percussion & drums (drum set) & handclaps: Prairie Prince
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge
Gold sun rolls around
Chocolate nipple brown
Tumble from your arms
Like the ground your breasts swell
Land awake from sleep
Hares will kick and leap
Flowers climb erect
Smiling from the moist kiss of her rainbow mouth


Stage left
Enter Easter and she's dressed in yellow yolk
Stage right
Now the son has died, the father can be born
Stand up
If we'd all breathe in and blow away the smoke
New life
We'd applaud a new life

Odin mounts the tree
Bleeds for you and me
Splashing on the lamb
Gamboling with spring's step
Buds will laugh and burst
Racing to be first
Turning all the soil
As the promptress fingers through her spinning script


Easter, in her bonnet
Easter, in her hair
Easter, are the ribbons
She tied everywhere

CD 1
  • 1 River of Orchids
  • 2 I’d Like That
  • 3 Easter Theatre
  • 4 Knights in Shining Karma
  • 5 Frivolous Tonight
  • 6 Greenman
  • 7 Your Dictionary
  • 8 Fruit Nut
  • 9 I Can’t Own Her
  • 10 Harvest Festival
  • 11 The Last Balloon