Wire To Re-Issue Opening Three Albums

'Pink Flag', '154', and 'Chairs Missing' to be re-released...

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.

Related: Split Your Ends – Wire's Colin Newman Interviewed

Photo Credit: Annette Green

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