Live at the Roxy, London – April 1st & 2nd 1977/Live at CBGB Theatre, New York – July 18th 1978

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Live at the Roxy, London - April 1st & 2nd 1977/Live at CBGB Theatre, New York - July 18th 1978
Live at the Roxy, London - April 1st & 2nd 1977 front cover.jpg
Live album by Wire
Released 2006
Recorded 1–2 April 1977 at The Roxy, London, England
18 July 1978 at CBGB, New York City, United States
Genre Post-punk, art punk
Label Pinkflag
Producer Colin Newman, Mike Thorne
Wire live album chronology
The Scottish Play: 2004
(2005)The Scottish Play: 20042005
Live at the Roxy, London - April 1st & 2nd 1977/Live at CBGB Theatre, New York - July 18th 1978
(2006)
Legal Bootleg Series: 25 Oct 1978 Bradford University
(2007)Legal Bootleg Series: 25 Oct 1978 Bradford University2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (favourable)[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Record Collector 3/5 stars[4]

Live at the Roxy, London – April 1st & 2nd 1977/Live at CBGB Theatre, New York – July 18th 1978 is a live double album by English rock band Wire. It was released in 2006. It comprises 1 and 2 April 1977 performances at The Roxy, London, England and an 18 July 1978 performance at CBGB, New York City, United States.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
Live at the Roxy, London - April 1st & 2nd 1977
FRI 1st April 1977
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Commercial" Graham Lewis 1:00
2. "Mary Is a Dyke" George Gill, Colin Newman 1:08
3. "Too True" Newman 1:05
4. "Just Don't Care" Lewis, Newman 1:21
5. "Strange" Bruce Gilbert, Newman 2:29
6. "Brazil" Lewis, Newman 0:47
7. "It's So Obvious" Lewis, Newman 0:56
8. "Three Girl Rhumba" Newman 1:29
9. "TV" Gilbert, Newman 1:26
10. "Straight Line" Gilbert, Newman 0:53
11. "Lowdown" Lewis, Newman 2:23
12. "Feeling Called Love" Newman 1:20
13. "NYC" Lewis, Newman 1:12
14. "After Midnight" J.J. Cale 1:27
15. "12XU" Gilbert, Lewis, Newman 2:03
16. "Mr Suit" Newman 1:50
17. "Glad All Over" Dave Clark, Mike Smith 1:43
SAT 2nd April 1977
No. Title Writer(s) Length
18. "The Commercial" Lewis 1:02
19. "Mary Is a Dyke" Gill, Newman 1:39
20. "Too True" Newman 1:06
21. "Just Don't Care" Lewis, Newman 1:27
22. "Strange" Gilbert, Newman 2:40
23. "Brazil" Lewis, Newman 1:04
24. "It's So Obvious" Lewis, Newman 1:00
25. "Three Girl Rhumba" Newman 1:39
26. "TV" Gilbert, Newman 1:18
27. "Straight Line" Gilbert, Newman 1:40
28. "Lowdown" Lewis, Newman 1:48
29. "Feeling Called Love" Newman 1:21
30. "NYC" Lewis, Newman 1:10
31. "After Midnight" Cale 1:08
32. "12XU" Gilbert, Lewis, Newman 2:01
33. "Glad All Over" Clark, Smith 1:21
34. "Mr Suit" Newman 2:07
Disc two
Live at CBGB Theatre, New York - July 18th 1978
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Men 2nd" Lewis, Newman 1:41
2. "Reuters" Lewis, Newman 2:34
3. "106 Beats That" Lewis, Newman 1:02
4. "From the Nursery" Lewis, Newman 2:38
5. "Dot Dash" Lewis, Newman 2:19
6. "Another the Letter" Gilbert, Newman 1:07
7. "Practice Makes Perfect" Gilbert, Newman 2:34
8. "Marooned" Gilbert, Lewis, Newman 2:19
9. "I Am the Fly" Lewis, Newman 3:12
10. "Lowdown" Lewis, Newman 2:10
11. "Mercy" Lewis, Newman 5:41
12. "Outro"   1:31

Personnel[edit]

Wire
Production
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • David Coppenhall – design
  • Chris Hollebone – engineering (track 1 and tracks 1–34)
  • Charles Martin – mixing (tracks 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Phil Newell – engineering (track 1 and tracks 1–34)
  • Colin Newman – liner notes, production (post-production)
  • Gus Stewart – cover photography
  • Mike Thorne – original project production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson Neate. "Live at the Roxy/Live at the CBGB Theatre". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Nick Reynolds (30 January 2007). "Wire Live At The Roxy/Live At CBGB Theatre Review". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Robert Christgau. "Wire". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Grahame Bent. "Wire - Live At The Roxy, London (April 1st & 2nd 1977) Live At CBGB Theatre, New York (July 18th 1978)". Record Collector (332). Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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