Wire - The Wire Legal Download Bootleg series - subscription

The Wire Legal Download Bootleg series - subscription

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Over the years, many Wire concerts have been recorded, circulated and traded by ardent fans. But with the unexpected success of the 1979 Rockpalast concert (released as Wire: On The Box 1979), and subsequent requests from Wire fans for the band to release more from the archives, Pinkflag has been hard at work on a project to make available live material, from the highest possible quality source material, remastered and sympathetically presented...

Pinkflag proudly presents The Wire Legal Bootleg series. Curated by long-time Wire fan Mark Bursa, the series aims to make available the very best Wire gigs, for an affordable price, and with both new fans and avid collectors in mind.

Each gig is available individually, in digital format, and in 'batches' of three gigs, which include one from each decade Wire performed live in, as they are released. However, for the biggest Wire fans, we're offering a series subscription for the special price of £66.99; this subscription will not only include recordings of nine classic Wire gigs in digital form, but also a DVD (including postage) of Wire's second gig of the 1980s, at Bloomsbury Theatre - 21 Jul 1985 Bloomsbury Theatre (pfb 802).

This is the page to join the series subscription.

The first cycle of releases is now complete (9 albums & 1 DVD) and consists of -

25 October 1978 Bradford University (pfb 701)
Chairs Missing meets proto-154. Raw versions of familiar songs

Recorded during the tour to support the release of Chairs Missing but already including early versions of songs that would turn up on 154 as well as "Stepping Off Too Quick" which was dropped before 154 was recorded.

Indirect Enquiries
Men 2nd
Lowdown
On Returning
Being Sucked In
I Feel Mysterious Today
The Other Window
A Mutual Friend
Former Airline
Mercy
Stepping Off Too Quick
Strange
Another The Letter
Sand In My Joints
French Film Blurred
I Should Have Known Better
Practice Makes Perfect
Reuters
106 Beats That

21 July 1988 Astoria, London (pfb 801)
Wire in full 80s pomp!

A full hour and a half set featuring material from the A Bell Is A Cup.../ IBTABA period. Fresh from a big US tour this fearsomely efficient set gives lie to the theory that the 80's was a fallow period for Wire.

The Queen Of Ur
In Vivo
Kidney Bingos
The Finest Drops
Silk Skin Paws
German Shepherds
A Public Place
It's A Boy
The Offer
Eardrum Buzz
Boiling Boy
Drill
Ahead
Over Theirs

08 Dec 2000 Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (pfb 001)
The crucial 00s gig, with the first airing of new material and reworkings of old classics

Not only does this recording pre-figure the "Read & Burn" series by including an early version of "Germ Ship" and a version of "Ally In Exile" that proved an inspiration for "I Don't Understand" but also it contains the only recording of the atmospheric instrumental "Zoom" released in any format to date. Also included is an early version of "He Knows" an un-released song that has been a highlight of sets from 2008 onwards.

Zoom
Heartbeat
Ally In Exile
Germ Ship
Boiling Boy
He Knows
Advantage In Height
Lowdown
Another The Letter
12XU
Pink Flag
Drill

Wire: 10 Nov 1979 Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London (pfb02)
Wire's most legendary show of the 70's

In the annals of Wire history the 4 nights at the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre in London are legendary. Wire in both performance art & rock band modes in a striking, angular set designed by students at what was then theatre wing of The Central School of Arts (now part of the University of Arts, London). Had the band had the resources, this would have been a great gig to have recorded for posterity. However to our knowledge only one recording exists of the show (on the 11th) and it has been a labour of love to find the copy closest to the source of that recording. Frustratingly we have never been able to track down the original but this is way better than anything out there.

Crazy About Love
Remove For Improvement
The Spare One
Two People in A Room
Lorries
Underwater Experiences
A Blessed State
Ally In Exile
Over My Head
Our Swimmer
On Returning

Wire: 01 Dec 1987 The Town & Country, London (pfb 803)
"The Rover's Return"

The last show of Wire's most extensive year of touring during the 80's featuring material from "The ideal Copy" but also debuting much from from the yet to be recorded "A Bell is a Cup". Wire in transition to full 80's pomp!

Silk Skin Paws
Cheeking Tongues
Freefalling Divisions
Ahead
Come Back In Two Halves
Madman's Honey
Over Theirs
Kidney Bingos
Follow The Locust
A Serious of Snakes
It's A Boy
Boiling Boy
Drill
Ambitious
A Vivid Riot Of Red

Wire: 19 Apr 2002 Fleece & Firkin, Bristol (pfb 003)
The debut of the "Send" set

The warm up to the ATP headlining shows of 2002 this was the debut of whist was to become the "Send Set" played to much effect throughout the world over the following 2 years. The final form is however not reached as the show opens with a version of "DJ Fuckoff" on which every band member played guitar!

DJ Fuckoff
Read & Burn
Germ Ship
Mr. Marx's Table
First Fast
The Agfers of Kodack
Comet
In The Art Of Stopping
Spent
I Don't Understand
Lowdown
Pink Flag

Wire: 19 Nov 1978, SO36, Berlin (pfb 703)
From Wire's first ever European tour. Legendary Club

Even though Wire had been gigging solidly in the UK throughout 1977 & 1978 and have even made a short visit to the USA it was not until November 1978 that Wire would start to play in continental Europe. For the band, this tour was a game changer, the band had never felt so welcome or understood especially in Dusseldorf (see the book on the Legendary Ratingerhof Club by Ralf Ziegermann) and Berlin where the band played at the then uberhip S036 with it's industrial interior. On one of the two nights artist Martin Kippenberger was sent flying through the glass door during an attack by neo-anarchist punks….

Practice Makes Perfect
Two People In A Room
I Feel Mysterious Today
Being Sucked In
Once Is Enough
A Blessed State
A Question of Degree
Single KO
Mercy
40 Versions
Former Airline
A Touching Display
A French Film Blurred
Map Ref
Men 2nd
Heartbeat
Pink Flag

Wire: 17 Dec 1985 Paradiso, Amsterdam (pfb 804)
infamous 5th Gig of the 80's

Wire's "year zero" re-start in the 80's was not met with universal acclaim. Far from it. Until subsequent albums established a set of material, audiences were not quite sure what to make of a Wire stripped of all familiarity. In fact the band received some hostile receptions, none more so than at the Paradiso. A show to a packed auditorium where many felt short changed by the lack of familiar material and the set's presumed brevity. In fact the urban myth that the band played less than half an hour is rendered untrue by this release which clocks in at a little over 46 minutes. Short by Springsteen standards but pretty standard even for late 70's Wire...

Cheeking Tongues
Kidney Bingos
Over Theirs
Madman's Honey
Ambulance Chasers
Advantage In Height
Come Back In Two Halves
Drill/ Serious of Snakes
A Vivid Riot of Red
Advantage In Height II

Wire:02 May 2000 Great American, San Francisco (pfb 004)
The "Historic" Y2k set at it's most eloquent

Having re-grouped for the Royal Festival Hall show and cemented the re-emergence with an appearance at ATP Wire then set out on a short tour of the USA where the visitors to the "Desert Island" set about the process of re-inventing their back catalogue as a prelude to the next phase. 2 days of production rehearsals at the "Great American" were followed by two nights performances in the same venue.

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21 Jul 1985 Bloomsbury Theatre (pfb 802)
DVD of 2nd show of the 80's

To hear how the Wire 80's sound developed through 1985 and 1986 is fascinasting but to actually see how the band performed that material in it's earliest form is another thing altogether! Available exclusively to subcribers of the complete series through Pinkflag Mail Order

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This series is an absolute must for every Wire fan!

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PLEASE NOTE -

Your subscription will enable you to download all releases immediately. The DVD † of 21 Jul 1985 Bloomsbury Theatre (pfb 802) will be posted to you when your order is processed at Mail Order HQ.

Read more about the Legal bootleg series HERE.

† Due to production costs and in order to offer this series at a reasonable price the DVD is offered "Metro" style, sleeveless in a poly bag.

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