01. Playground (4'16)
02. Stupidly Happy (4'14)
03. In Another Life (3'35)
04. My Brown Guitar
05. Boarded Up (3'22)
06. I'm the Man
Who Murdered Love (3'44)
07. We're All Light
08. Standing In For Joe (3'42)
10. You and the Clouds Will Still Be
11. Church of Women (5'06)
12. The Wheel and The Maypole (5'57)
vocals and guitar
vocals and bass
Chuck Sabo: drums
on tracks 1,6,7,8,9,10,11.
drums on tracks 2,3,4,12.
Matt Vaughn: programming.
Nick Davis: the more complicated
Kate St. John: oboe.
Simon Gardner: flugelhorn.
Gavin Wright: 1st violin.
Patrick Kiernan: 2nd violin.
Peter Lale: viola.
Caroline Dale: cello.
Holly Partridge: backing vocals on
2000. Produced and mixed by Nick Davis.
Recorded at Idea Studios, Wiltshire and Chipping Norton Studios,
Mixed at Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire.
Recording engineers: Nick Davis, Alan Douglas, Barry Hammond and
Mix Engineer: Simon Dawson.
Mastering by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
Sleeve art by Andrew Swainson at Cactus.
Portrait photography by Steve Gullick.
Photography by Peter Ashworth for Playground pictures.
All tracks written by Andy Partridge except 3, 5, 8 by
Wasp Star -
Apple Venus Volume II was XTC's more muscular and guitar
orientated flipside to the orchestral AV Volume 1.
Dating from 2000, the album is the band's last studio
release to date.