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WIRE SEND Ultimate

Pinkflag (pf60) – July 2010

Send Ultimate is an archaeology of Wire in the studio between 2000 and 2003, as the band worked on new music for the first time in a decade. This retooled edition of Send gives fresh insight into an exciting chapter for Wire, by expanding the frame around the album and providing a larger context with rare and previously unheard material.

This includes both sides of the "12 Times U" vinyl-only collectors' item (the "12XU" remixes that catalysed Wire's Send-era burst of creativity); unreleased curiosities such as "DJ Fuckoff," an exercise in hyperkinetic dancefloor lunacy; alternate versions of numbers originating in this period that subsequently appeared on 2007's Read & Burn 03; and the tracks from the first two (out-of-print) Read & Burn EPs that were omitted from the original Send.

Live bootleg series & additional live album

Those who bought the original release of Send from our Mail Order received a CD of WIRE - 14 Sept 2002 Metro, Chicago (pfb 002). That edition has long since sold out, but not only have we made provision to add a digital copy of this long sought-after item to mail order sales of Send Ultimate, but also we have badged it as part of the Legal Bootleg series, which is launched in July 2010. Read more about the Wire Legal Bootleg series here.


Send Ultimate is priced at £10.99 from our Mail Order the additional WIRE - 14 Sept 2002 Metro, Chicago (pfb 002) is priced at £1.50 when bought with any version of Send Ultimate. This means the combined price for the three albums is £12.49.