Wire’s Colin Newman to reissue first three solo albums

Jeff Terich
Colin Newman solo reissues

Wire‘s Colin Newman is reissuing his first three solo albums—1980’s A-Z, 1981’s provisionally entitled the singing fish and 1982’s Not To—on CD and vinyl via his own label, Sentient Sonics. His debut was originally released on Beggars Banquet, and the second and third on 4AD. The three albums were recorded after Wire’s hiatus following 1979’s 154 and before their return in 1987 with The Ideal Copy. All three reissues will feature bonus discs of unreleased material. Take a look at the album’s tracklists below, along with a stream of the demo version of “Order for Order.”

A–Z disc 1 tracklist:

1. I’ve Waited Ages
2. & Jury
3. Alone
4. Order for Order
5. Image
6. Life on Deck
7. Troisième
8. S-S-S-Star Eyes
9. Seconds to Last
10. Inventory
11. But No
12. B

A–Z – disc 2 tracklist:
Studio Demos
1. Life on Deck
2. The Classic Remains
3. Don’t Bring Reminders
4. Image
5. Not Me
6. But No
7. Troisième
8. I’ve Waited Ages
9. Order for Order
Studio Recordings
10. Alone on Piano
11. The Classic Remains
Home Studio Demos
12. Order for Order
13. Not Me
14. The Classic Remains
15. Troisième
16. Standard Practice
17. Part of Our History

provisionally entitled the singing fish – disc 1 tracklist:

1. fish1
2. fish2
3. fish3
4. fish4
5. fish5
6. fish6
7. fish7
8. fish8
9. fish9
10.fish10
11.fish11
12.fish12

provisionally entitled the singing fish – disc 2 tracklist:

Studio Recordings
1. You and Your Dog
2. Here Come the Fleeing Rabbits
3. No Doubt
4. The Grace You Know
5. This Picture

Home Studio Demos
6. fish 9
7. fish 11
8. Crystal Clear
9. A Passing Parade
10. Soft Option
11. Original Suicide
12. You and Your Dog
13. Is It Worth Repeating?
14. It Isn’t Quite Enough
15. I Can Feel It
16. Atmos 1
17. Atmos 2
18. Now You Know
19. Kiora Kora
20. Vox Pop

Not To – disc 1 tracklist:

1. Lorries
2. Don’t Bring Reminders
3. You, Me and Happy
4. We Meet Under Tables
5. Safe
6. Truculent Yet
7. 5/10
8. 1, 2, 3, Beep, Beep
9. Not To
10. Indians!
11. Remove for Improvement
12. Blue Jay Way

Not To – disc 2 tracklist:

Home Studio Demos
1. Truculent Yet
2. Remove for Improvement
3. You, Me and Happy
4. 1, 2, 3, Beep, Beep
5. I’m Still Here
6. It’s Just My Heart
7. If Time Had Been
8. Hello Mr. Sandman
9. Greensleeves
10. This Time
11. Keeping It to Myself
12. You Must Decide
13. Don’t You Disagree?
14. Lunaris
15. At Rest
16. A Word in Your Ear
17. Where Was I?
18. Wo Hoe
19. But Either Way
20. We Means We Starts
21. Ye Rama Dabble Am

Studio Recording
22. We Means We Starts

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