Wire Vinyl, CD & tapes by Wire at Norman Records

When we are talking about influential bands, art rockers Wire often come top of the heap. They influenced...um..pretty much everything of interest that has come since, most notably Guided By Voices, R.E.M., Minor Threat, Blur and the Cure. Literally ...read more »

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Colin Newman
Not To

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of Not To, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… Released on vinyl and CD: with the CD edition coming with an extra disc of mostly unreleased home studio demos. On Sentient Sonics.
  • CD (SS05-06CD)
  • Vinyl LP (SS05LP)

Wire
Wire

This album is not about the Baltimore drug scene. It’s not about how to transfer money. It’s not about insulating your house. It’s our first submission for UnGoogleable Album of the Year 2015. Wire’s 13th album, their first self-titled, is the return of a punkband that has been going for almost 40 years. That’s above the average life expectancy of anybody in a punk band, and hence an impressive feat in its own right. Hopefully the album is equally impressive.
  • Vinyl LP (PF22LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Colin Newman
A-Z

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of A-Z, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… This feels as lean and sharp-edged as all your favourite Wire, but with some different details in the sound. Released on vinyl and CD, with the CD edition coming with a whole extra disc of demos and the like. On Sentient Sonics.
  • Vinyl LP (SS01LP)
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  • Last copy

Wire
10:20

10:20 is an album Wire had intended to release on Record Store Day. Given the current situation, with Record Store Day being delayed and revamped, they have decided to release it in the usual way. The album comprised previously unreleased songs from the Red Barked Tree sessions in 2010 and the more recent Hive Mind from 2020. You see where the title comes from now, don’t you? 
  • Vinyl LP (PF26LP)
  • CD (PF26CD)

Wire
Mind Hive

Mind Hive is the new album by post-punk legends Wire. It follows on from their critically acclaimed 2017 album, Silver / Lead. That album left fans and critics believing the band had found the form of their late ‘70s heyday. Mind Hive may well have improved on that - and there’s the enticing prospect of one song, Be Like Them, featuring lyrics written in 1977 which were recently rediscovered. 
  • Vinyl LP (PF25LP)
  • Vinyl LP (PF25LP2)
  • Indies-only

Dome
Dome 3

After Wire temporarily called it quits in 1980 Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert decided that, actually, they still quite enjoyed making music together. However, the stuff they then started doing in Dome was pretty far removed from the serrated, angular punk they’d dealt out in their previous band. While still part of the post-punk continuum, records like Dome's third LP Dome 3 (1981) have more in common with the dubwise experimentation of Brian Eno & David Byrne’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - another album that came out in 1981. This new Editions Mego pressing of Dome 3 gives the record new artwork an a remastering job from Rashad Becker.
  • Vinyl LP (DOME3)

Minimal Compact
Creation is Perfect

A band often overlooked when discussing the white-hot creativity of post-punk, Creation Is Perfect finally does justice to the back catalogue of Amsterdam band Minimal Compact, renowned for their unsettled, propulsive rhythms and riotous live shows. Seven fan favourites, plus a new track ‘Holy Roller’, are re-recorded with Wire’s Colin Newman behind the production desk. Comes as a 80-page hardbound book including CD, on top of regular vinyl and CD releases. 
  • Book (MC01B)
  • CD (MC01)
  • Vinyl LP (MC01V)

Wire
Change Becomes Us

Wire are generally the most forward-thinking of veteran post-punk bands yet even they can't help but look to the past for inspiration. Change Becomes Us came about when they decided to revisit tracks that had only been played once or twice back in their late '70's heyday and re-work them into new tracks. The result is a varied and inspired album that, like the band itself, refuses to sit still in one genre. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (PF20LP)
  • Vinyl Double LP (PF20LP)
  • Limited edition

Dome
Dome 2

Editions Mego present a well-earned reissue of the second album by Dome. And what, precisely is Dome? Well, that would be Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis of Wire, spinning off on a (yet) more experimental direction, with focus on utilising the studio itself for maximum effect. Dome 2 is essential listening for Wire fans and for everyone else, especially with this fetching remaster by Russell Haswell.
  • Vinyl LP (DOME2)

Immersion
Analogue Creatures Living on An Island

Immersion is a project by Colin Newman of Wire and Malka Spigel of Githead. It was shelved just before 2000 and has now been brought back on Newman’s Swim imprint. Analogue Creatures Living on An Island is glorious synthetic dream pop that lacks structure or rhythm, it nears on drone, but with an undeniable sunshine to it.
  • Vinyl 10" (VWM52)

Colin Newman
Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Provisionally entitled the singing fish is a little unusual, with some entirely non-post-punk sounds creeping in there. Released on vinyl and CD, with the CD edition coming with a whole extra disc of demos and the like. On Sentient Sonics.
  • CD (SS03-04CD)
  • Vinyl LP (SS03LP)

Wire
Live At the Roxy 1977 / Live At CBGB Theatre 1978

Gig recordings from Wire’s imperial phase here. The Live At The Roxy 1977 section actually features audio from two shows on consecutive nights at London’s Roxy club. This is Pink Flag era so the set is as sharp as a knife. As for Live At CBGB Theatre 1978? Well, it’s the band playing at CBGB a year later (the theatre venue, not the main stage). By this point Wire were in Chairs Missing mode so their sound had opened up a bit, but as a live proposition they remained an austere, brutalist thrill.
  • CD (PF9/10CD)

Wire
Red Barked Tree

Red Barked Tree was Wire's 2010 era album on which the band pared back to a trio comprising Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey. The result is, as you may expect, a more minimal and compact affair eschewing their more abrasive sound for the kind of melodic, economical pop they played in the mid 80's. Another addition to their rich history and as always a fascinating listen.  
  • CD (PF018CD)

Wire
Silver / Lead

The fifteenth Wire album, released in the year of their fortieth anniversary, finds the group still sounding spritely and fresh. Most importantly of all, Silver / Lead finds them still sounding highly creative! CD and LP versions available, plus a deluxe CD-in-80-page-book edition that features stacks of exclusive text and imagery. Out on the band’s Pink Flag imprint.
  • Vinyl LP (PF24LP)
  • CD (PF24CD)

Wire
Nocturnal Koreans

After finishing their self-titled 2015 album, post-punk unit Wire discovered they had material that didn’t fit that album’s themes. So, we get Nocturnal Koreans, a compilation of album offcuts that are as jagged and powerful as anything the band have recorded. The freedom of releasing music outside an album structure lets the band properly experiment with composition and sound.
  • CD (PF23CD)

Wire
Send Ultimate


  • CD (PF60CD)

Wire
Document and Eyewitness

Ok so this is the 4th Wire album now re-issued with loadsa bonus stuff. Out originally on Rough Trade in 1980, the album was primarily recorded live at a 1979 show but has been unavailable for years. As is tradition its now been unearthed, bonus tracks added and released for all generations to enjoy.  This is no regulation live recirding though. Wire performed new songs accompanied by a series of interventions to howls of derision from the crowd resulting in an unorthodox and brutal document.  For the album, the Electric Ballroom material was supplemented with recordings from a July 1979 show at the Notre Dame Hall , along with one track from a 1979 gig in Montreux.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PF21LP)

Wire
154

This is Wire's third album and was an icy example of the sort of dark art rock that was around at the time. There was however something special about Wire. They never were content to sit still and so each album is a development on the last. Certainly this is one of their albums that could be considered a masterpiece. Now comes with loads of bonus demo material and B sides.  
  • CD box set (PF13SE)
  • Vinyl LP (PF13LP)
  • CD (PF13CD)

Wire
Pink Flag

Like many great albums of yesteryear, Wire’s debut, Pink Flag did very little commercially at the time of its release in 1977. It has fortunately and rightly since been awarded ‘classic’ status by fans and critics alike. Elastica also owe this album a debt of gratitude, check out Three Girl Rhumba.  Available as special edition, remastered 2CD with book on Pink Flag, demos and alternative mixes, remastered vinyl LP and standard digipak remastered CD.
  • CD box set (PF11SE)
  • CD (PF11CD)

Wire
Chairs Missing

Wire's second album has now, belatedly, got the re-issue treatment. 'Chairs Missing' expanded the short, sharp art-rock of their debut 'Pink Flag' into something more rounded and experimental, particularly in terms of their song structure. The CD editions come with bonus discs of so many demos that you won't know what to do with them.
  • CD box set (PF12SE)
  • CD (PF12CD)

Wire
Object 47


  • CD (PF17CD)

Gilbert / Lewis / Mills
Mzui

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Dome
4 Will You Speak This Word

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UUUU
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Dome
Dome 1

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Cupol
Like This For Ages EP

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Wire
Nine Sevens

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Bruce Gilbert
Ex Nihilo

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Wire
On The Box 1979

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Wire
Object 47 (Special Edn)

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A Bell Is A Cup

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The Drill

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Manscape

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Eardrum Buzz

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IBTABA

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Various (Suicide, Wire, Fad Gadget, Can etc.)
A Man and A Machine

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Wire
Snakedrill

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Wire
Send

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On The Box : 1979

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Wire
In Vivo

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Wire
The Ideal Copy

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Read &; Burn 03 EP

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Wire
The First Letter

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Wire
The Peel Sessions Album

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The Scottish Play 2004

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Wire
PF456REDUX

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