Published Jun 16, 2014In 1981, legendary post-punk act Wire challenged fans with the release of their strange live album Document and Eyewitness. Now, the LP will be getting a proper reissue.
The release pulled live material from Wire's performances at the Electric Ballroom, the Notre Dame Hall and Montreaux. At these shows, the band opted to test out new material while surprising fans with "artistic actions and interventions, " including a man hammering a gas stove and a woman dragging bound men across the stage.
The double-disc CD edition of Document and Eyewitness will be expanded with singles, B-sides and rehearsal room recordings, along with a remastered version of the original album. The double-vinyl edition will include the album, along with some B-sides and singles.
There will also be a digital version of the release that includes everything on the CDs, as well as a full, unedited recording of each show that the band played.
All three formats of Document and Eyewitness will be available on August 18 via Wire's own Pink Flag imprint.
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