XTC Greatest-Hits Set Due

Fans of the off-kilter English act XTC should circle Nov. 3 on their calendars. That's the day the quadruple-disc box set Transistor Blast hits stores, featuring popular tracks dredged up from the BBC Radio vaults -- including "Garden of Earthly Delights," "Life Begins at the Hop," "Making Plans for Nigel" and "This Is Pop" -- as well as a live disc culled from a 1980 show at the Hammersmith Palais in London.