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  1.  
    Re the discography - I'm trying without success to find the US Dance mix CD of In Vivo. Does anyone have it for sale/download?
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    i think i've got a spare copy of the white label 12" of In Vivo with (i think) the same mixes as on that cd. interested?
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    The Cd would be better - don't have a vinyl deck tht links to the computer to get them digitised
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    I find a lot to like in Wire's '80s/early '90s output. Even "The Drill"--which, admittedly, never went into heavy rotation on my CD player--has 'Where Are You Now?', and how could anyone not be fascinated by that track?
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    The better half bought me a copy of "The Drill" as one of my birthday presents recently. I had reservations about hearing it - but I love it!
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    I actually like a lot of The Drill. The first three tracks and Jumping Mint are particular favourites—I especially love the shuffling rhythms in What's Your Desire? It's probably a bit stretched overall (maybe it has its fans, but I really don't care for Do You Drive?, and the Chicago Drill had already been bettered in released live recordings by the one on Kidney Bingos/Bell), but there's still plenty of goodness there.
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    Lee, I don't think "In Vivo" was released on cd in the US, was it? It's 12" only, as far as I know... However, that US "dance mix" is in fact the same as the UK version. Although I think it's slightly longer on the US 12". Presumably it was edited down on the UK release to make the cd running time less than 20 minutes, for BPI chart regulation reasons? Not that it bothered the charts anyway...

    Speaking of... the US 12" of "Ahead" contains 7" and 12" "remixes" of the A side. Are these any different to the original 7"/12" versions?
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    Damn! Didn't read the site properly - sorry everybody, yes - the dance mix was on 12" only. Does anyone either have this for sale or on digitised files for download?
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    If you just want to hear it, the track's on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mpzbOAlROI

    Personally, I think it's one of the worst things available with Wire's name attached.
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    Thanks Craig - that's the version on "Coatings". I just managed to pick up the 12" on ebay (thanks to those that helped - now I've read the discography properly I know what I was looking for now).

    I know they were compilations - but the discography doesn't include "Wire Play Pop", "In The Pink" and "And Here It Is...Again". Were these non=official releases?
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    Andrew Westmeyer's old discography used to be frighteningly comprehensive, though out of date. It finally seems to have disappeared, though.

    Discogs.com has a really good listing for Wire - and a lot of Wire's releases just went through a frenzied series of updates and refinements. Includes compilations, appearances on other compilations (i.e. The Roxy London WC2, etc).

    It is enough to make a completist shudder, as they not only list all the releases but also tons of variations, different country releases, etc. Though still no sign of the DAT of The Ideal Copy - supposedly the first prerecorded DAT ever, and the Wire collection holy grail (besides CN1) I have yet to find. Even though I don't have a DAT player. And probably never will.

    Don't ask.
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    Oops—I thought the Coatings version was the one from the 12". But there are others lurking on said 12", so...

    On the site's discog, we had to draw a line somewhere when it came to compilations, so we decided to go for what we felt was important in the scheme of things, which turned into EMI, Peel Sessions, Mute, WMO and Pinkflag releases. These were—not entirely coincidentally—also what Colin had artwork for!
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    @Craig - that was the UK promo 12" - I was after the US Dance mix - but thks! @7jlong - seen the Discogs and my mind is coimpletely blown! Just one thing and apologies for my ignorance - re your holy Grail - what is "CN1" ?????
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    CN1 was a freebie CD that came with the original pressing of Colin Newman's Provisionally Entitled the Singing Fish/Not To - it rounded up the We Means We Starts single and some other bonuses: slightly modified versions of ...Fish tracks with vocals and similar.

    Long, long since out of print and rarely appears for sale - though you can buy the tracks through most download services.
    • CommentAuthorSlim says...
    • (CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011 edited)
     
    CN1 is on Spotify too, well it is on the UK version anyway.

    If it's any help I've just been through my vinyl/CDs and the versions of "In Vivo" I have are: -

    1, IBTABA
    2, 7" version (3" CD single CD Mute 98)
    3, 12" version (3" CD single CD Mute 98)
    4, Unnamed version (12" single 12 Mute 98) - Sorry the label doesn't have a description on it but from memory I think it's the same as the 12" version, but I could be wrong
    5, Club mix (12" white lable P12 Mute 98)
    6, "Stillbirds" version - This is in the loft and I'm not going up there now!!!! but the best version of the lot.
    7, Club mix (Coatings)

    I don't claim to have the world's most extensive Wire collection but I do seem to have quite a lot of "In Vivo"
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    Thanks for flagging up CN1 7jlong. I'd always been aware of it but for some reason I'd always assumed it was just a sampler for Singing Fish/Not To which I've already got. I didn't realise it had different tracks, and what essential tracks they are! Superb stuff and how funny to discover something new when I thought I'd heard it all.
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    The discography I created for ELAH book, and partially used on the pinkflag site has been kept up to date and added too. I believe it to be the most complete available and am happy to email to anyone who requests it.
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    Yes please! I think you have my email address, let me know if not
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    "1, IBTABA
    2, 7" version (3" CD single CD Mute 98)
    3, 12" version (3" CD single CD Mute 98)
    4, Unnamed version (12" single 12 Mute 98) - Sorry the label doesn't have a description on it but from memory I think it's the same as the 12" version, but I could be wrong
    5, Club mix (12" white lable P12 Mute 98)
    6, "Stillbirds" version - This is in the loft and I'm not going up there now!!!! but the best version of the lot.
    7, Club mix (Coatings)"

    I thought that the 12" club mix and the Coatings Club mix were the same. On my copy of the In Vivo Single (7"/12"/Illuminated/Finest Drops [live]), the 12" version is the same as the Club Mix, bar being one second longer.
    I don't mind the Club mix, but then I do love the synth bass sequencer on In Vivo. And the bizzare drum crashes for sheer 'thank god people don't do that any more' factor.

    What is the Stillbirds version? I don't know it.

    Also, CN1 well worth a pick up (Got mine on ebay for £12, guy didn't realise a copy of ...Singing Fish/Not To with 2 discs was rare!), if only for The Grace You Know, one of the best Colin Newman solo tracks from the first period ('80-'82/3)
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    The live In Vivo on the Bootleg Series buries the lot of them, in my humble opinion.

    Yeah, I've gotten lucky on other rare items being undervalued (the two-disc Bastard, the Document and Eyewitness box set), but still no such luck on CN1. But patience has paid off for me on many other things, so...