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Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

On October 3, 2005.

On October 3, 2005, “Gott Discs” label released “The Quality of Mercy”, the sixth Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded in 2005 and was produced by Steve Harley and Jim Cregan.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley – vocals, guitar
  • Robbie Gladwell – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Barry Wickens – violin, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • James Lascelles – keyboards
  • Lincoln Anderson – bass
  • Adam Houghton – drums
  • Kerr Nice – piano
  • Tony Ryan – pedal steel
  • Mike Batt – piano, string quartet arrangement
  • Jim Cregan – guitar solo
  • Pat Grueber – recording engineer
  • Matt Butler – remix engineer, engineer
  • Steve Sale – engineer
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Mick Rock – cover photo
  • Mark Scarfe – sleeve design

Track listing:

Al tracks by Steve Harley except where noted.

  1. The Last Goodbye – Steve Harley, Jim Cregan
  2. Journey’s End (A Father’s Promise) – Steve Harley, Lincoln Anderson, Robbie Gladwell, James Lascelles, Barry Wickens
  3. Saturday Night at the Fair
  4. No Rain on This Parade
  5. The Coast of Amalfi
  6. The Last Feast
  7. Save Me (From Myself)
  8. When the Halo Slips – Steve Harley, Jim Cregan
  9. A Friend for Life – Steve Harley, Jim Cregan

On May 3, 2010.

On May 3, 2010, “Absolute” label released “Stranger Comes to Town”, the fifth Steve Harley studio album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Barry Wickens– violin, viola, acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Robbie Gladwell– arpeggio guitar parts,12 string acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • James Lascelles– keyboards, percussion, Hammond organ, Mini-Moog synthesizer, Hammered dulcimer, piano, melodica, synthesizer, strings synthesizer
  • Lincoln Anderson – bass, double bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, hand drums, percussion
  • Katie Brine – backing vocals
  • Kerr Nice – piano
  • Grace Nickalls – choir
  • Joe Dobson – choir
  • Marcus Greenwood – choir
  • Masie Colquhoun – choir
  • Maya Hodgson – choir
  • Sam Hewitson – choir
  • Nick Brine – engineer
  • Dougal Watt – studio assistant
  • Owen Morgan – studio assistant
  • Alex Edmunds – studio assistant
  • Nelson Milburn – studio assistant
  • Tom Povall – post production
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Mike Callow – photography
  • Mark Scarfe at Aarlsen – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Faith & Virtue – Steve Harley, Barry Wickens
  2. Take the Men & the Horses Away – Lincoln Anderson, Stuart Elliot, Steve Harley, James Lascelles, Barry Wickens
  3. For Sale, Baby Shoes. Never Worn – Steve Harley
  4. Stranger Comes to Town – Steve Harley
  5. The Old Man – Steve Harley
  6. True Love Will Find You in the End – Daniel Johnston
  7. No Bleeding Hearts – Steve Harley
  8. Blinded With Tears – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley
  9. Before They Crash the Universe – Steve Harley
  10. 2,000 Years from Now – Robbie Gladwell, Steve Harley

Virgin Prunes: …If I Die, I Die

On November 4, 1982, “Rough Trade” label released “…If I Die, I Die”, the debut Virgin Prunes album. It was recorded July – August 1982, at “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, Ireland, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Dave-iD Busaras – vocals
  • Gavin Friday– vocals
  • Guggi– vocals
  • Dik Evans– guitar
  • Strongman – bass guitar
  • Mary D’Nellon – drums
  • Kevin Moloney – engineer
  • Steve Parker – engineer
  • Denis Blackham – engineer
  • BilBo – mastering
  • RX – design
  • Ursula Steiger – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave-iD Busaras, Mary D’Nellon, Dik Evans, Gavin Friday, Guggi and Strongman.

  1. Ulakanakulot
  2. Decline and Fall
  3. Sweethome Under White Clouds
  4. Bau-Dachöng
  5. Baby Turns Blue
  6. Ballad of the Man
  7. Walls of Jericho
  8. Caucasian Walk
  9. Theme for Thought

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Pinkflag” label released “Silver/Lead”, the sixteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, “Swim Studio” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– lead vocals,  keyboards, acoustic, 12-string and electric guitar, mandola, M-Tron baritone, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, Casio SK-1, loops, samples, cover image
  • Robert Grey– drums
  • Matthew Simms – electric guitar, lap steel, mandola, modular synth, Korg MS-10, fx, autoharp
  • Tim Lewis– engineering
  • Jeroen Melchers – engineering
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, all music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms.

  1. Playing Harp for the Fishes
  2. Short Elevated Period
  3. Diamonds in Cups
  4. Forever & a Day
  5. An Alibi
  6. Sonic Lens
  7. This Time
  8. Brio
  9. Sleep on the Wing
  10. Silver / Lead

On December 20, 2010.

On December 20, 2010, “Pink Flag” label released “Red Barked Tree”, the twelfth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2010, at ”Resident Studios”, “Press Play Studios”, “Swim Studio” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman,

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– vocals, guitar, various, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– vocals, bass
  • Robert Grey– drums
  • Andy Ramsay– engineer
  • Sean Douglas – engineer
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction, photography
  • Jannis Kounellis– artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey.

  1. Please Take
  2. Now Was
  3. Adapt
  4. Two Minutes
  5. Clay
  6. Bad Worn Thing
  7. Moreover
  8. A Flat Ten
  9. Smash
  10. Down to This
  11. Red Barked Trees

On March 25, 2013.

On March 25, 2013, “Pink Flag” label released “Change Becomes Us”, the thirteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Rockfield Studios” in  Monmouth, Wales; “Swim Studio,” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– lead and backing vocals, acoustic, baritone and electric guitar, guitar fx, organ, piano, mandolin, bass guitar, handclaps, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead vocals, baritone electric guitar, piano, Monotron, bass guitar, handclaps
  • Robert Grey– drums, floor percussion, bottle, radiator, handclaps
  • Matt Simms– acoustic and electric guitar, guitar fx, Mellotron, handclaps
  • Sean Douglas – engineer
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction, photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey, Matt Simms

  1. Doubles & Trebles
  2. Keep Exhaling
  3. Adore Your Island
  4. Re – Invent Your Second Wheel
  5. Stealth of a Stork
  6. B/W Silence
  7. Time Lock Fog
  8. Magic Bullet
  9. Eels Song
  10. Love Bends
  11. As We Go
  12. & Much Besides
  13. Attractive Space

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Harvest” label released “Chairs Missing”, the second Wire studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– vocals, guitars, arrangements
  • Bruce Gilbert– guitars, arrangements, concept
  • Mike Thorne– keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • Graham Lewis– bass guitar, vocals, arrangements, concept, sleeve design
  • Robert Gotobed– drums, arrangements
  • Kathryn Lukas– flute
  • Paul Hardiman– engineer
  • Ken Thomas – engineer assistant
  • Chris Blair – cutting engineer
  • Denis Blackham– remastering
  • Brian Palmer – art direction
  • Phil Smee– packaging
  • Annette Green – photography
  • Tim Chacksfield – project co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Practice Makes Perfect – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman
  2. French Film Blurred – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  3. Another the Letter – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman
  4. Men 2nd – Graham Lewis
  5. Marooned – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  6. Sand in My Joints – Graham Lewis
  7. Being Sucked in Again – Colin Newman
  8. Heartbeat – Colin Newman
  9. Mercy – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  10. Outdoor Miner – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  11. I Am the Fly – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  12. I Feel Mysterious Today – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  13. From the Nursery – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  14. Used To – Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis
  15. Too Late – Bruce Gilbert