Wire ‎– Pink Flag

Harvest ‎– SHSP 4076, Harvest ‎– 0C 062-06 564, Harvest ‎– SHSP 4076(I)
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A1 Reuters
A2 Field Day For The Sundays
A3 Three Girl Rhumba
A4 Ex Lion Tamer
A5 Lowdown
A6 Start To Move
A7 Brazil
A8 It's So Obvious
A9 Surgeon's Girl
A10 Pink Flag
B1 The Commercial
B2 Straight Line
B3 106 Beats That
B4 Mr. Suit
B5 Strange
Flute – Kate Lukas
B6 Fragile
B7 Mannequin
Backing Vocals – Dave Oberlé
B8 Different To Me
Composed By – Annette Green
B9 Champs
B10 Feeling Called Love
B11 1 2 X U

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Includes printed die cut card inner sleeve with lyrics.

Recorded at Advision Studios.

Cat# SHSP 4076 appears on the spine, back cover, and labels.
Cat# SHSP 4076(I) appears on the inner sleeve.

Made and printed in Great Britain.

© 1977 Wire
℗ 1977 EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): SHSP.4076A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): SHSP.4076B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Runout Side A): SHSP 4076 A-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side A): BLAIR
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Runout Side B): SHSP 4076 B-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SHSP 4076 A-4 (Stamped) BLAIR (Etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SHSP 4076 B-2 (Stamped)

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07243 473198 2 2 Wire Pink Flag(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 07243 473198 2 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4M508 Wire Pink Flag(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M508 US 2006 Sell This Version
CD HAR 1 Wire Pink Flag(CD, Album, RE, P/Unofficial) Harvest CD HAR 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SHSP 4076, 0C 062-06 564 Wire Pink Flag(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Pin) Harvest (2), Harvest (2) SHSP 4076, 0C 062-06 564 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
E 072-6564 Wire Pink Flag(LP, Album) Harvest E 072-6564 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version


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September 30, 2016
I just bought second hand a version that looks pretty mint, Cat# SHSP 4076 but absolutely no matrix number printed in the record. Does anyone have a version like this?


September 23, 2016

Just picked up this pressing, an original, so glad I did! This is my kind of music, such a consistently great album, this must have blown minds in 1977 when it came out....?!


May 22, 2016
Hi does anyone know if the mannequin, 1 2xU, And feeling called love versions on this album differ from the ones of the mannequin EP ?


April 2, 2014
I have this same album, but the B side matrix is slightly different (an earlier cut was used).
Instead of SHSP 4076 B-3, mine has SHSP 4076 B-2.
A side matrix is the same: SHSP 4076 A-4.


October 16, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
'Never mind..' was important at that time. It surely was a setting according to fashion, marketing and music in 1977, but after more than 35 years its music just sounds funny.
This one is different. Pink Flag is a reflection of that time.
Of course, the short and compact 1 minute something pieces indicate its date of release. BUT there is more here. A different complexity, added with more than hints what was coming after punk.


September 26, 2013
Forget the Pistols and the Damned....this was the best 'punk' release of 1977. Arty, angular, it consists of a multitude of songs stripped down to bare essentials: often using the denuding as the process of composition itself. Minimalist and too intelligent to be pure punk, their inspirations (like all the best punk bands) came from experimental musics of the late 60's/ early 70's- Krautrock, velvets etc. It has what seems like dozens of little gems, perfectly formed and they say what they have to say and then depart. Boredom, of the Howard Devoto kind, is not to be found here. Highly recommended, it has stood the test of time and still sounds fresh, while being of it's period too. Masterpiece.