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Pink Flag / Chairs Missing / 154 – the special editionsMarch 20

Wire special editions

Release date: 19 May

Wire's seminal albums are getting the definitive re-release treatment, in the same format as Silver/Lead and Change Becomes Us. Each album is presented as an 80-page hardback book, which includes a special introduction by Jon Savage, a lengthy text from Graham Duff that incldues fresh interviews with every band member, full lyrics, and never-before-seen photos of the band by Annette Green.

Find out more about the reissues, or jump right to our shop to pre-order.

NINE SEVENS - 9 7-inch records (recorded 1977-1980)March 06

Nine Sevens

Release date: 21 April, 2018 (Record Store Day)

Housed in a sturdy box with a beautiful cover concept by Bruce Gilbert, NINE SEVENS is a unique set of nine 7-inch records that were recorded between 1977 and 1980. This strictly limited edition is a Record Store Day exclusive.

The box-set includes the six ground-breaking Wire singles that were originally released on the Harvest label, one released on Rough Trade, and one single recorded in 1980 that was never released on 7- inch. The set also includes the rare EP given away with the first pressings of 154. Everything is freshly remastered from the original archive analogue sources, and comes packaged in the original picture sleeve designs.

The singles will be individually released digitally after Record Store Day but will not be compiled on a singles or greatest hits album

Due to the fact that this is a Record Store Day exclusive we can only offer this for Mail Order if we have stocks left at the end of the Record Store Day period. So if you want to be sure to get your copy there's a guide to participating shops near you on the Record Store Day website.

Here's the contents

Mannequin (Pfs1) – Mannequin/ Feeling Called Love / 12XU

I Am The Fly(Pfs2) – I Am The Fly/ Ex-Lion Tamer

Dot Dash (Pfs3) – Dot Dash / Options R

Outdoor Miner (Pfs4) – Outdoor Miner / Practice Makes Perfect

A Question Of Degree (Pfs5) – A Question Of Degree / Former Airline

Map Ref. 41°N 93°W (Pfs6) – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W / Go Ahead

Our Swimmer (Pfs7) – Our Swimmer/ Midnight Bahnhof Café

154 EP (Pfs8) – Song 1/ Get Down pts 1&2/ Let’s Panic Later/ Small Electric Piece

2nd Length (Pfs9) – 2nd Length (Our Swimmer)/ Catapult 30

Watch this space for further announcements

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Upcoming Wire gigs

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