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  1.  
    New article confirms a RSD day release that will be a sequel of sorts to "Strays"

    No tracklisting but I am guessing at the very least an appearance from Art of Persistence and Small Black Reptile among others.
  2.  
    Given all the trouble I went to to try to get the 7" box set a couple of years ago (and completely failing on the day unless I wanted to buy it for twice the price on eBay), coupled with being able to buy it easily a few weeks later on here, I think I'll wait this time.

    That does sound interesting though.
  3.  
    From the Rough Trade site;

    2010 SIDE. 1. Boiling Boy. 2. German Shepherds.3. He Knows.4. Underwater Experiences. 2020 SIDE. 7. The Art of Persistence.8. Small Black Reptile. 9.Wolf Collides.10. Over Theirs
  4.  
    A bit more detail on the RSD site:

    '10:20 is a glimpse into the working practice of the band and may perhaps give clues as to why Wire has retained such a singular identity through the years. The album divides in to two halves - the 2010 side & the 2020 side - hence the title. When Wire plays live there are, in the main, three classes of piece:, new songs, old songs and 'new old' songs. The latter often involves taking something that existed on a previous release and re-working it, very often evolving a stage highlight from it. There also pieces that have never seen a major release but for some reason never fitted on an album. The best of these ideas have been recorded in two sessions - one relating to Red Barked Tree but recorded in 2010 and another relating to Mind Hive & released in 2020. Incidentally celebrating the decade Matt Simms has been with them.

    2010 SIDE:1.Boiling Boy 2.German Shepherds 3.He Knows 4.Underwater Experiences
    2020 SIDE: 5.The Art of Persistence 6.Small Black Reptile 7.Wolf Collides 8.Over Theirs

    https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/12110
  5.  
    RSD 2020 now postponed until 20 June.
  6.  
    Small Black Reptile to whet appetites in the meantime.
  7.  
    I'm blown away at how much better "Small Black Reptile" is this time around. Colin's voice still sounds fantastic (compared with in 1990). I'm curious to see what they do with "German Shepherds," which I consider perfect in its current form.
  8.  
    Re German Shepherds - this and the other three tracks on the 2010 side were previously released on the limited EP "Strays" that came with the first run of "Red Barked Tree"
  9.  
    This version of "German Shepherds" is notable for having three distinct solo vocals - Colin, Graham - and the only solo vocal from Margaret. The only other Wire track that has three solo vocals - Colin, Graham and Bruce - is "Pieta".
  10.  
    Ah. Thank you. I dislike that version of GS, but it makes me appreciate the original that much more. "Small Black Reptile" would seem to be about the entitled woman I'm dating and has me reconsidering that relationship.
  11.  
    Small Black Reptile... wonderful.

    A timely lifting of spirits. x