Behind the Curtain (album)

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Behind the Curtain
Compilation album by Wire
Released 1995
Label EMI
Producer Mike Thorne
Wire chronology
1985-1990: The A List
(1993)
Behind the Curtain
(1995)
Turns and Strokes
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Behind the Curtain is a compilation album by English rock band Wire. It was released in 1995.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mary Is a Dyke"   Bruce Gilbert, Robert Gotobed, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman 1:08
2. "Too True"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:05
3. "Just Don't Care"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:22
4. "TV"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:26
5. "New York City"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:12
6. "After Midnight"   J.J. Cale 1:30
7. "Pink Flag"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 2:35
8. "Love Ain't Polite"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:05
9. "Oh No Not So"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:37
10. "It's the Motive"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:24
11. "Practice Makes Perfect"   Gilbert, Newman 3:49
12. "Sand in My Joints"   Lewis 1:51
13. "Stablemate"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 2:17
14. "I Feel Mysterious Today"   Lewis, Newman 1:41
15. "Underwater Experiences"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 3:15
16. "Dot Dash"   Lewis, Newman 2:20
17. "Options R"   Lewis 1:51
18. "From the Nursery"   Lewis, Newman 2:53
19. "Finistaire"   Lewis, Newman 2:17
20. "No Romans"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:12
21. "Another the Letter"   Gilbert, Newman 1:07
22. "40 Versions"   Gilbert 3:19
23. "Blessed State"   Gilbert 3:14
24. "A Touching Display"   Lewis 5:19
25. "Once Is Enough"   Newman 2:39
26. "Stepping Off too Quick"   Gilbert, Gotobed, Lewis, Newman 1:24
27. "Indirect Inquiries"   Lewis, Newman 3:20
28. "Map Ref. 41 Degrees North 93Degrees West"   Gilbert, Lewis, Newman 3:50
29. "A Question of Degree"   Lewis, Newman 2:58
30. "Two People in a Room"   Gilbert, Newman 2:04
31. "Former Airline"   Gilbert 1:12

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Tim Chacksfield – project co-ordination
  • Kevin S. Eden – compilation, liner notes
  • Bruce Gilbert – concept
  • Graham Lewis – concept
  • Jon Savage – compilation, liner notes
  • Mike Thorne – producer
  • Jon Wozencroft – compilation, liner notes, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Kellman. "Behind the Curtain". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Robert Christgau. "Wire". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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