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Pink Flag

Wire ‎'The Scottish Play: 2004'

£13.99 £7.99

Pink Flag

Wire ‎'The Scottish Play: 2004'

£13.99 £7.99

A live DVD + CD document of contemporary wire, recorded in april 2004, at the three-city triptych festival in scotland. honed to a fine performance edge from their live forays to europe earlier in the year, wire present their fierce, high-velocity set based around the highly successful 2003 album ‘send’, with encores including ‘strange’, ‘106 beats that’, ‘surgeon’s girl’, and ‘pink flag’.

Their first album in over a decade, ‘send’ marked a return to their trademark gimlet, shivved, short sharp shocked writing style. filmed by visual artist tom gidley in forensic detail, this document shows the complete visceral set and deliberately excludes the usual rock music celebration of place and time, instead concentrating on giving the viewer the closest of contact with a band often misrepresented as enigmatic, cold and distant. also included is a bonus selection of pieces captured by observation camera #1 of the second half of wire's april 2003 “flag:burning” performance installation at the only connect festival at the barbican, london.

The set by avant stage designer es devlin was specifically commissioned by wire for this one-off performance. whilst based on the same body of work as the performance at triptych, this is wire seen from the other end of the telescope, willingly surrendering their personal performance to the service of the machinery of a unique, complex theatrical spectacle in a manner rarely allowed in the rock world rife with ego and self-aggrandisement.

Accompanying CD features unedited 60 minute audio from the tryptich section of the dvd, and both discs are presented in a cd-size gatefold digipak case.

DVD
1. 99.9
2. Germ Ship
3. Mr. Marx's Table
4. 1st Fast
5. Read & Burn
6. The Agfers Of Kodack
7. Comet
8. In The Art Of Stopping
9. Spent
10. I Don't Understand
11. Strange
12. 106 Beats That
13. Surgeon's Girl
14. Pink Flag
15. 1st Fast
16. Comet
17. Spent
18. I Don't Understand
CD
1. 99.9
2. Germ Ship
3. Mr. Marx's Table
4. 1st Fast
5. Read & Burn
6. The Agfers Of Kodack
7. Comet
8. In The Art Of Stopping
9. Spent
10. I Don't Understand
11. Strange
12. 106 Beats That
13. Surgeon's Girl
14. Pink Flag