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Tracklist

I Should Have Known Better3:50
Two People In A Room2:08
The 15th3:02
The Other Window2:06
Single K.O.2:19
A Touching Display6:25
On Returning2:05
A Mutual Friend4:25
Blessed State3:26
Once Is Enough3:20
Map Ref. 41ºN 93ºW3:35
Indirect Enquiries3:33
40 Versions3:26
Free E.P.
Song 13:02
Get Down (Parts I + II)4:27
Let's Panic Later3:20
Small Electric Piece3:31

Credits (27)

Notes

Titled from the number of live gigs the band had played at time of release.

The original version (and all vinyl re-releases) of this album ends with "40 Versions" as last track. "Song 1", "Get Down (Parts I + II)", "Let's Panic Later" and "Small Electric Piece" are CD release additions taken from the free 7" EP.

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    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – QBS 3398Canada1979Canada1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979-10-03, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Harvest – 1C 064-07 097, EMI Electrola – 1C 064-07 097Germany1979Germany1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979-09-21, Vinyl154
    LP, Album; 7", 45 RPM, EP
    Harvest – SHSP 4105, Harvest – 0C 062 - 07 088UK1979UK1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Harvest – 1A 062-07097Netherlands1979Netherlands1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album
    Harvest – 3C 062-07097Italy1979Italy1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Misprint, Los Angeles Pressing
    Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3398, Automatic Record Co. – BSK 3398US1979US1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album
    Harvest – SHSP 4105, Harvest – 0C 062-07 088UK1979UK1979
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    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album
    EMI – EMS-81277Japan1979Japan1979
    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Test Pressing
    Harvest – SHVL 819UK1979UK1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Misprint
    Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3398US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3398US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979, Cassette154
    Cassette, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – WB M5 3398US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979-12-20, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Promo
    EMI – EMS-81277Japan1979Japan1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979, 8-Track Cartridge154
    8-Track Cartridge
    Warner Bros. Records – WB M8 3398US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Misprint
    Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3398US1979US1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979-09-00, Cassette154
    Cassette, Album
    Harvest – TC-SHSP 4105, Harvest – 0C 262-07 155UK1979UK1979
    154
    Cassette, Album
    Harvest – TC-SHVL-819Australia1979Australia1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1979, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Harvest – 1A 062-07097Netherlands1979Netherlands1979
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1980-04-00, Vinyl154
    LP, Album
    Harvest – SHVL-819Australia1980Australia1980
    Recently Edited
    Cover of 154, 1980, Vinyl154
    LP, Album
    Harvest – SHSP 4105New Zealand1980New Zealand1980
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1987, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Harvest – CD HAR 3UK1987UK1987
    Cover of 154, 1987, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Repress
    Harvest – SHSP 4105, Harvest – 0C 062-07 088UK1987UK1987
    Cover of 154, 1989, Cassette154
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, Dolby HX Pro
    Restless Retro – 7 72362-4US1989US1989
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1989, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Restless Retro – 7 72362-2US1989US1989
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1989, CD154
    CD, Album
    Restless Retro – 772362-2USA & Canada1989USA & Canada1989
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1989, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Longbox
    Restless Retro – 7 72362-2US1989US1989
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1994-07-00, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Harvest – 7243 8 29859 2 1, Harvest – CD GO 2064Europe1994Europe1994
    Recently Edited
    Cover of 154, 1994-07-00, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
    Harvest – 7243 8 29859 2 1, Harvest – CD GO 2064Europe1994Europe1994
    Cover of 154, 1994-07-00, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Harvest – 7243 8 29859 2 1, Harvest – CD GO 2064Europe1994Europe1994
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 1995, CD154
    CD, Album, Remastered
    EMI – TOCP-8728Japan1995Japan1995
    Cover of 154 = 154+11, 1995-10-25, CD154 = 154+11
    CD, Album, Promo, Reissue, Remastered
    EMI – TOCP-8728Japan1995Japan1995
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 2003-02-26, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue
    EMI – TOCP-53292Japan2003Japan2003
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 2005-07-06, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    EMI – TOCP-53534, EMI – 7243 8 29859 2 1Japan2005Japan2005
    Cover of 154, 2006-04-11, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Pinkflag – PF13, Pinkflag – 843190000524US2006US2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of 154, 2006, Vinyl154
    LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
    4 Men With Beards – 4M 510US2006US2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of 154, 2006, CD154
    CD, Album, Remastered, Copy Protected
    Harvest – 0946 3 56410 2 8Europe2006Europe2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of 154, 2006-04-26, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Paper Sleeve
    EMI – TOCP-67935, EMI – 0946 3 49545 2 5Japan2006Japan2006
    New Submission
    154
    CD, Album, Copy Protected, Reissue
    Harvest – 0946 3 49545 2 5UK2006UK2006
    Cover of 154, 2006-03-27, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Harvest – 07243 4 73 199 2 1, Pinkflag – 07243 4 73 199 2 1Europe2006Europe2006
    New Submission
    Cover of 154, 2006-04-11, CD154
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Pinkflag – PF13, Pinkflag – 843190000524US2006US2006

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    Reviews

    • djaniuk's avatar
      djaniuk
      Edited 4 months ago
      I have a NM copy of the 7" 4 tracker (PSR 444), but cant find a listing to sell. If anyone is interested met me know
      • mhnien's avatar
        mhnien
        I A/B'd this with the 2018 reissue. There's hardly a difference sonically. I honestly like the lack of a title on sleeve of the reissue better - that was WIRE's original intent. But this is an artifact of an earlier time, so I'm keeping this one.
        • mhnien's avatar
          mhnien
          WIRE at its finest (as they always are). 154 still defies easy categorization. I remember a friend calling this record goth - a pejorative to him. He's a dad who writes "content" now.
          • cryptic70's avatar
            cryptic70
            I picked up the NZ pressing, SHSP 4105 second hand a number of years ago (for A$5.00, which was pretty sweet). It also has the free 7" single with it. Was the album released with the 7" record in NZ or has the previous owner/s found a copy of the free single and just put it in with it?
            • MrDayInTheUk's avatar
              MrDayInTheUk
              Original sounds great. I did have the reissue from a few years back, but it always sounded stodgy to me so it went back. These three Wire albums are originals only for me.
              • ephre's avatar
                ephre
                Honestly, the 7" is the best part of this album.
                • YN1F's avatar
                  YN1F
                  Great album from Wire, probably their best. Glad to have it on CD now.
                  • _Obscuremuse_'s avatar
                    _Obscuremuse_
                    Wire's third and final studio release before their 8 year hiatus, 154 is a towering post/art punk record and it amazes me that this thing came out in the late 70's. Amazing production, I just wish the pink flag reissue included the 7" EP, just a nitpick from a completionist.
                    • altena's avatar
                      altena
                      This pressing is better than my Dutch one, bought when this came out in 79 (and it was then one of the few records, together with Eno and PIL, that kept me from playing the Berlin Trilogy and Station to Station of Bowie over and over). The playing time is long yet the sound is clear now, in stead of hazy (in those days the mastering seemed aimed at weedsmokers), and the incredible bass comes through better. One of the few times the old analogue is beaten. Sole complaint, although my copy is flawless, the carton in which the vinyl is kept may cause damage, so get plastic protection!
                      • possvox's avatar
                        possvox
                        Great pressing. There was some crackle between songs but that all but disappeared after a good cleaning. Lots of dynamics and subtle sounds come through in the mix.

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