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  1.  
    Newly listed on Dime...
    Four latter day rehearsals from 1979 and 1980 including one for Document & Eyewitness recorded in Robert's basement.

    Also a considerable number of new 1978/9 concert uploads including...
    04.03.1978 Colchester (partial), 19.02.1979 Barnstaple, 20.02.1979 Plymouth, 07.03.1979 Hull and 1985.12.22 Glasgow.

    Rehearsals link and descriptions...

    http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=479311

    Total = 98:52 minutes

    PART - A
    Wire
    December of 1978
    Rehearsals, Unknown Studio, London, England

    Master Tape > Fourth Generation Cassette >
    Total Recorder > Sound Forge 8.0 > Flac Frontend (8)
    39:59 minutes

    1. (unknown) 3:17
    2. Underwater Experiences (aborted) 2:34
    3. Underwater Experiences 3:56
    4. Single K.O. 3:00
    5. Two People In A Room (aborted) 1:02
    6. Two People In A Room 2:22
    7. Blessed State 3:28
    8. Once Is Enough 3:22
    9. A Touching Display 6:41
    10. The 15th (aborted) 0:46
    11. The 15th 2:56
    12. Question Of Degree 2:52
    13. 40 Versions 3:39

    PART - B
    Wire
    February of 1980
    Rehearsals, Robert Gotobed's Basement Studio, London, England
    - Believed to be preparation for the Electric Ballroom gig.

    Master Tape > Fourth Generation Cassette >
    Total Recorder > Sound Forge 8.0 > Flac Frontend (8)
    36:26 minutes

    1. 5/10 4:08
    2. Revealing Trade Secrets 2:29
    3. We Meet Under Table Again 2:16
    4. Inventory 2:34
    5. Eastern Standard 2:42
    6. (unknown) 3:12
    7. Everything's Going To Be Nice 1:14
    8. Ritual View 2:55
    9. And Then... 5.10
    10. Eels Sang Lino 1:49
    11. Part Of Our History 7:55

    PART - C
    Wire
    1979
    Playback Rehearsal Tape - "40 Versions"

    Master Tape > ? > Cassette > Total Recorder >
    Sound Forge 8.0 > Flac Frontend (8)
    15:28 minutes

    9. 40 Versions 1 3:48
    10. 40 Versions (Discussion interlude 1) 1:58
    11. 40 Versions 2 3:58
    12. 40 Versions (Discussion interlude 2) 1:57
    13. 40 Versions 3 3:47

    PART - D
    Wire
    1979 or 80
    Rehearsal Tape

    Master Tape > ? > Cassette > Total Recorder >
    Sound Forge 8.0 > Flac Frontend (8)
    6:53 minutes

    14. Ees Sang Lino 1:50
    14. Dome-Cancel Your Order 3:19
    16. Our Swimmer - Second Length 1:44
  2.  
    The same uploader has put up a Dome gig - 26/2/89 - Paradiso
  3.  
    Hmmmm.
    I have these in the WMO archive taken direct from Colin's first generation cassette's to DAT. They have remained safely in the archive ever since and have not been copied out to anyone
    The only way these could have appeared is if Colin himself copied them to a third party. Or is there another source. The fact they are 4th generation copies sounds very suspect to me.
    I have flagged this up for Colin to investigate
  4.  
    Adding to the mystery, I have a slightly different boot called The Final Days (can't recall where I dl'd it from) that is exactly the same as parts A and B, but omits C and D. Instead, at the end are four tracks: Hate Yourself(?) (Graham vocals, 6.18); [unknown > fade] (no vocals, 3.55); Pushing Too Hard(?) (it says The Seeds, but if so it's a serious mutilation of the song) (Graham vocals, 5.13); [unknown > fade] (no vocals, 1.33).
  5.  
    The intro explains that this is one of a couple of boots where the uploader obtained the material.....

    "Well, what we have here is a combination of two tapes that have been
    circulating for over 30 years; "Graham's Practice Tape" and "Wire -
    The Final Days - 'Just Keep It On Stun This Time, Bruce'". I have
    removed anything that smacked of Demo or Studio Outtake. These are ALL
    merely rehearsals."
  6.  
    An interesting curiosity but the quality of these tapes is so bad that it's barely even worth hearing.

    That got me thinking about that supposed better sounding D&E re-issue that was supposed to come out. I suppose the ship has sailed on that ever seeing the light of day now that Wire are engaged with new material?

    I'm not even going to ask about the legal bootleg series.
  7.  
    "An interesting curiosity but the quality of these tapes is so bad that it's barely even worth hearing."

    At least that's heartening to hear as better quality tapes certainly do exist for all that material above and WMO archive and Wire archive have them.

    Never say never :)
  8.  
    The first track from Dec 78 is interesting, anyone know what this is? Did it ever get a name? Sounds more like a run through of a proper song than a jam. Vaguely reminds me of Mercy.

    Cheers,
    Jim.
  9.  
    there is also a Dome live Amsterdam 1989 up there now......looks interesting ;-)
  10.  
    more on Dime : 2 Colin Newman solo concerts :

    http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-browse.php?search=%2227+11%22&cat=0&searchscope=1

    Colin Newman
    1988 May the 14th
    Paradiso, Amsterdam

    and

    Colin Newman w/Soft Option
    Toronto, The Edge
    February 25, 1981

    There are no track titles for The Edge show, but I think the following may be close...

    01 Don't Bring Me Reminders
    02 No Doubt
    03 5/10
    04 1, 2, 3 Beep Beep
    05 Not Here Today (?)
    06 Fish Nine
    07 Remove For Improvement
    08 This Picture
    09 The Gymnast (?)
    10 Truculent Yet
    11 We Meet Under Tables
    12 (?)
    13 You, Me And Happy
    14 Indians!
    15 I've Waited Ages

    Any help with the question marks would be greatly appreciated.
  11.  
    Track 5 Optmists
    Track 9 The Gymnast
    Track 12 Man the Lifeboats
  12.  
    Thank you so much, Kevin. The Gymnast and Man The Lifeboats were Desmond Simmons tracks. Were these part of the set list because he was in the band or did Colin have any writing involvement?
  13.  
    hello

    no they were Desmonds tracks and the idea was that all Soft Option members should have an opportunity to contribute material for the band.
  14.  
    Thanks again, Kevin. It's great to have all this background information while listening to this show.
  15.  
    Another show on Dime:

    http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=481353

    Wire
    1979, March the 4th
    Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany

    34:50 minutes - Opening for Roxy Music

    Audience Tape > ? > Cassette > Total Recall > wav >
    Audacity (track separation) > FLAC

    1. Another The Letter 2:05
    2. Practice Makes Perfect 2:42
    3. Two People In A Room 1:40
    4. I Feel Mysterious Today 1:50
    5. Being Sucked In Again 2:31
    6. Blessed State 2:54
    7. Question of Degree 2:27
    8. Mercy 5:21
    9. A Touching Display 5:13
    10. Former Airline 1:09
    11. French Film Blurred 2:28
    12. Men 2nd 1:33
    13. Heartbeat 2:53
  16.  
    I don't think these recordings sound bad at all!! yeah they are not studio quality but sound pretty good to my ears! I'm a demo/rehearsal sound type freak, but it sounds good anyway. And wow, the first 2 rehearsals are GEMS. Love them!