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Pink Flag

Wire 'Pink Flag'

£26.99

Pink Flag

Wire 'Pink Flag'

£26.99

Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first.

These are the definitive re-releases. Each album is presented as an 80-page hardback book – the size of a 7-inch, but obviously much thicker. After a special introduction by Jon Savage, Graham Duff provides insight into each track. These texts include recording details, brand-new interviews with band members, and lyrics.

The original album is presented on its own CD, accompanied by discs that feature relevant extra tracks: singles; B-sides; demos; and many previously unreleased songs. Pink Flag is a two-CD set; Chairs Missing and 154 have three CDs each. All audio has been painstakingly remastered (or, in some cases, mastered for the first time).

This stunning set of presentations also includes a range of images from the archive of Annette Green. Wire’s official photographer during this period, Green also shot the covers for Pink Flag and Chairs Missing.

Promotional and informal imagery – in colour and black and white – is featured throughout the books. Most of the photographs have not been seen for 40 years – and many have never been published anywhere before.

These special editions are something every Wire fan will want to own. It has been a number of years since these albums were readily available. The aim with these new vinyl and CD releases is to approximate the original statements as closely as possible, but with remastered audio.

The vinyl releases have the same covers and inners as the originals (minus the Harvest logo).

The digipack CDs have identical tracklistings to their vinyl counterparts.

These versions should be considered Wire’s classic 1970s albums, pure and undiluted.

Tracklisting:
LP / CD
(Original album)

1. Reuters

2. Field Day For The Sundays
3. Three Girl Rhumba

4. Ex Lion Tamer
5. Lowdown

6. Start To Move

7. Brazil

8. It’s So Obvious

9. Surgeon’s Girl

10. Pink Flag

11. The Commercial

12. Straight Line

13. 106 Beats That

14. Mr. Suit

15. Strange

16. Fragile

17. Mannequin

18. Different To Me

19. Champs

20. Feeling Called Love

21. 12XU

Special Edition CD 2:
(Demos and alternative recordings):

First demo sessions
1. The Commercial
2. Mr Suit

3. Pink Flag

Second demo sessions
4. Surgeon’s Girl

5. Field Day For The Sundays
6. 106 Beats That

7. Fragile

Third demo sessions
8. Reuters

9. Different To Me
10. Ex Lion Tamer
11. Mannequin

12. Champs

13. Start To Move

Alternative mixes
15. Ex Lion Tamer - Alt Mix

16. 12XU - Mono Mix

17. Mannequin - Mono Mix
18. It’s So Obvious - Alt Mix

Release Date: 22/06/2018