Wire are set to release their opening three albums in special editions later this year.
The band's opening trilogy ranks among the best of the punk to post-punk era, establishing a vivid sonic universe that countless other groups would copy.
Everyone from Shame to R.E.M., Elastica, Minor Threat, The Fall and beyond owe a debt to Wire, whose minimalist take on rock introduced whole new dimensions to punk.
‘Pink Flag’ (1977), ‘Chairs Missing’ (1978) and ‘154’ (1979) will be re-released as special edition CD books on May 18th, complete with exclusive unreleased material and rarities.
Wire will host a special question and answer session at Rough Trade East, London on May 19th, which should be a must for fans in the area.
Following this release Wire will re-issue the albums on standard edition LP and CD formats from June 22nd.
For full release details (and pre-orders!) visit the official Wire site.
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