Wire - Red Barked Tree

Red Barked Tree

Wire

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks £12.99 Out of stock.
CD Album 11 tracks £9.99
Download Album (mp3) 11 tracks £6.99
Download Album (flac) 11 tracks £6.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

Wire - Red Barked Tree

Still shipping with a free copy of the Strays EP

At a time when back catalogue outsells fresh creativity and newcomers achieve fame by adding a lick of paint to their parents’ record collections, it’s unusual to find a band who, despite plying their trade for decades, are willing and able to make new work that’s as vital and relevant as their own illustrious past recordings. Wire are such a band, and with Red Barked Tree they just might have succeeded in making a statement that will sound as strong in 30 years as their celebrated historical oeuvre does today.
Red Barked Tree rekindles a lyricism sometimes absent from Wire’s previous work and reconnects with the live energy of performance, harnessed and channelled from extensive touring over the past few years.
Red Barked Tree was conceived, written and recorded mostly during 2010 by the pared-down line-up of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey -- with no guests. Ranging from the hymnal “Adapt” to the barking sledgehammer art-punk of “Two Minutes,” the album encompasses the full palette of style and nuance that has always endeared Wire to pastel- tinged pop aficionados and bleeding-edge avant-rockers alike.
Whatever Wire make is Wire music: this is the band’s enigmatic guiding axiom. While Wire remain agnostic about the nature and identity of their aesthetic essence, it’s always been instantly recognisable, manifesting itself throughout their heterogeneous work. Perhaps this enigma will be revealed when we find the “Red Barked Trees”...

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Exclusive free gift with the first 2000 copies of mail order sales of Red Barked Tree. The EP entitled Strays will consist of 4 stage favourites recorded (in Resident Studio) by the all star line up of "current" Wire including BOTH Margaret McGinnis AND Matt Simms. The 4 tracks (currently being "corralled") are - Underwater Experiences/ He Knows/ German Shepherds & Boiling Boy. Each of these tracks has had a very healthy stage life but with the exception of "Boiling Boy", which is much changed, none have ever got the proper "studio" treatment. The EP will be available as a physical CD in a poly-bag only. Vinyl and CD purchases only.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (PF18)
  1. Wire - Please Take
  2. Wire - Now Was
  3. Wire - Adapt
  4. Wire - Two Minutes
  5. Wire - Clay
  6. Wire - Bad Worn Thing
  7. Wire - Moreover
  8. Wire - A Flat Ten
  9. Wire - Smash
  10. Wire - Down To This
  11. Wire - Red Barked Trees
CD Album (PF18)
  1. Wire - Please Take
  2. Wire - Now Was
  3. Wire - Adapt
  4. Wire - Two Minutes
  5. Wire - Clay
  6. Wire - Bad Worn Thing
  7. Wire - Moreover
  8. Wire - A Flat Ten
  9. Wire - Smash
  10. Wire - Down To This
  11. Wire - Red Barked Trees
Download Album (PF18)
  1. Wire - Please Take
  2. Wire - Now Was
  3. Wire - Adapt
  4. Wire - Two Minutes
  5. Wire - Clay
  6. Wire - Bad Worn Thing
  7. Wire - Moreover
  8. Wire - A Flat Ten
  9. Wire - Smash
  10. Wire - Down To This
  11. Wire - Red Barked Trees

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Please Take 3m 50s £0.99
2 Now Was 2m 23s £0.99
3 Adapt 2m 51s £0.99
4 Two Minutes 2m 0s £0.99
5 Clay 3m 12s £0.99
6 Bad Worn Thing 3m 33s £0.99
7 Moreover 4m 34s £0.99
8 A Flat Ten 2m 15s £0.99
9 Smash 3m 55s £0.99
10 Down To This 4m 55s £0.99
11 Red Barked Trees 5m 34s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (11 tracks) £6.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Please Take 3m 50s £0.99
2 Now Was 2m 23s £0.99
3 Adapt 2m 51s £0.99
4 Two Minutes 2m 0s £0.99
5 Clay 3m 12s £0.99
6 Bad Worn Thing 3m 33s £0.99
7 Moreover 4m 34s £0.99
8 A Flat Ten 2m 15s £0.99
9 Smash 3m 55s £0.99
10 Down To This 4m 55s £0.99
11 Red Barked Trees 5m 34s £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (11 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section