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Ranked #333 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums ever, Wild Gift is the phenomenal follow-up to X's influential debut record. This 2010 reissue by Porterhouse looks just like the first press, only better. Remastered and approved by the band, with replica packaging on 180-gram vinyl.
For X's second release, 1981's Wild Gift, the quartet followed the same path they had taken a year earlier on their debut, Los Angeles, creating another batch of timeless compositions that merged the energy of punk rock with other musical styles. Former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek reprised his role as producer on what would turn out to be X's last independent release before signing to Elektra. Included are such eventual punk standards as "We're Desperate," the melodic hookfest "White Girl" (sampled years later by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their song "Good Time Boys"), and "Beyond and Back" (which would serve as a title for their 1997 two-CD anthology). Other highlights include the '50s-prom feel of "Adult Books," the punk-pop composition "In This House That I Call Home," and the rapid "Back 2 the Base." While it may be a shade less exceptional than its predecessor, Wild Gift is nonetheless a classic effort.
|A1||The Once Over Twice||2:31|
|A5||I'm Coming Over||1:14|
|A6||It's Who You Know||2:14|
|B1||In This House That I Call Home||3:33|
|B2||Some Other Time||2:17|
|B4||Beyond And Back||2:49|
|B5||Back 2 The Base||1:32|
|B6||When Our Love Passed Out On The Couch||2:00|
Original Release Year: 1981
Catalog #: PHR-2006
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black