Wire ‎– Document And Eyewitness

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Tracklist

1 Go Ahead 4:01
2 Ally In Exile 4:20
3 Relationship 1:22
4 Underwater Experiences 2:47
5 Witness To The Fact 2:46
6 2 People In A Room 1:58
7 Our Swimmer 3:01
8 Heartbeat 3:12
9 5/10 6:00
10 12XU (Fragment) 1:47
11 Underwater Experiences 2:38
12 Everythings Going To Be Nice 1:04
13 Piano Tuner (Keep Strumming Those Guitars) 5:19
14 We Meet Under Tables 3:05
15 Zegk Hoqp 5:28
16 Eastern Standard 3:03
17 Instrumental (Thrown Bottle) 2:12
18 Eels Sang Lino 3:05
19 Revealing Trade Secrets 2:34
20 And Then ... Coda 9:00
21 Our Swimmer 3:34
22 Midnight Bahnhof Cafe 4:33

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Credits

  • ProducerWire (tracks: 21, 22)

Notes

Tracks 1-7 recorded live at Notre Dame Hall, July 1979.
Track 8 recorded live in Montreux, March 1979.
Tracks 9-20 recorded live at the Electric Ballroom, Friday 29th February 1980.
Tracks 1-20 previously released on vinyl (Rough Trade, ROUGH 29).
Tracks 21-22 recorded at Magritte Studio, previously released as a single (Rough Trade RT 79).

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 29, ROUGH 2912 Wire Document And Eyewitness(LP, Album + 12", MiniAlbum) Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH 29, ROUGH 2912 UK 1981 Sell This Version
9 61079-4 Wire Document And Eyewitness(Cass, Album) Mute, Elektra Entertainment 9 61079-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
Wire 80 CDX Wire Document And Eyewitness(CD, Album + 2xCD, Mini, Single + Box, Ltd) Mute, The Grey Area Wire 80 CDX UK Unknown Sell This Version
WIRE 80 CD Wire Document And Eyewitness(CD, Album, RE) The Grey Area WIRE 80 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
PF21CD, PF21 Wire Document And Eyewitness ▪ 1979 ▪ 1980(2xCDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Pinkflag, Pinkflag PF21CD, PF21 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version

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simoncooper

simoncooper

October 5, 2013
Wire - Document & Eyewitness - Not the easiest of discs to listen to but compelling nevertheless! Given the fact that the latest Wire album " Change becomes us" is most of the material from the 1979-80 period during the departure from EMI and the break-up of the band, it's very interesting to see how the songs have been developed for the completed new album, but also fascinating to see how they might've been developed if the band had stayed together and done the 4th album with Factory Records.
The recording isn't the best but good enough ; the songs are half-formulated or complete but the most compelling point of the disc is the interaction of the group's manager whilst introducing the songs and the absolute hostility of the audience particularly the recording made at the Electric Ballroom.
This is essential for all Wire fans as well as for people who love live recordings and the atmosphere within that environment.