Wire - Chairs Missing

Wire - Chairs Missing

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Harvest - SHSP 4093)

A1 Practice Make Perfect 4:01
A2 French Film Blurred 2:33
A3 Another The Letter 1:06
A4 Men 2nd 1:40
A5 Marooned 2:19
A6 Sand In My Joints 1:49
A7 Being Sucked In Again 3:10
A8 Heartbeat 3:14
B1 Mercy 5:42
B2 Outdoor Miner 1:43
B3 I Am The Fly 3:05
B4 I Feel Mysterious Today 1:53
B5 From The Nursery 2:57
B6 Used To 2:19
B7 Too Late 4:12

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UK CD 1994 (Harvest - 7243 8 29858 2 2)

1 Practice Makes Perfect 4:06
2 French Film Blurred 2:34
3 Another The Letter 1:07
4 Men 2nd 1:42
5 Marooned 2:21
6 Sand In My Joints 1:50
7 Being Sucked In Again 3:13
8 Heartbeat 3:15
9 Mercy 5:46
10 Outdoor Miner 1:44
11 I Am The Fly 3:07
12 I Feel Mysterious Today 1:56
13 From The Nursery 2:58
14 Used To 2:20
15 Too Late 4:13
Bonus Tracks
16 Outdoor Miner (Long Version) 2:54
17 A Question Of Degree 3:09
18 Former Airline 3:20

16: A-Side of Outdoor Miner 7", released January 1979
17-18: A Question Of Degree 7", released June 1979

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UK CD 2006 (Harvest/EMI - 7243 4 73197 2 3). Remastered

1 Practice Makes Perfect 4:06
2 French Film Blurred 2:34
3 Another The Letter 1:07
4 Men 2nd 1:42
5 Marooned 2:21
6 Sand In My Joints 1:50
7 Being Sucked In Again 3:13
8 Heartbeat 3:15
9 Mercy 5:46
10 Outdoor Miner 1:44
11 I Am The Fly 3:07
12 I Feel Mysterious Today 1:56
13 From The Nursery 2:58
14 Used To 2:20
15 Too Late 4:13

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 48, 1 wk

Credits

SHSP 4093:

Colin - vocals, guitars
BC Gilbert - guitars
G. Lewis - bass, vocals
Robert Gotobed - drums

Mike Thorne - keyboards & synthesisers
Kate Lukas - flutes on Heartbeat

Produced by Mike Thorne

Engineer: Paul Hardiman
Assistant Engineer: Ken Thomas
Cutting: Chair Blair

Annette Green: Photography
Gilbert/Lewis: Sleeve Concept
Brian Palmer: Art Direction

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Additional Credits on 1994 CD:

Phil Smee: Compact Disc Package
Tim Chacksfield: Project Co-ordination

Track 18: Produced by Wire

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Additional Credits on 2006 CD:

Remastering: Dennis Blackham at Sky [sic] Mastering
Andrew Day (RedRoom, EMI): Re-issue Design

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Never ones to rest on their laurels, Wire pushed the envelope even further on this LP, with increased use of synthesisers (as played by the producer Mike Thorne), clever deployment of quiet/loud fast/slow contrasts, and spectacular proto-grunge guitars. The fifteen songs demonstrate a vastly increased sense of distanced melodrama, paranoia, distress, confusion, and even beauty. Filled with portentous, apocalyptic visions of great floods (the sea being one of Wire's favourite metaphors), polar bears marooned on ice floes, shipwrecks and psycho transvestites, the band still seem to be pissing themselves with laughter. And so will you. Another classic.

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Wire - Chairs Missing - UK CD 2006 (Harvest/EMI - 7243 4 73197 2 3)

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