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, United States
Genre Post-punk, art punk
Label Pinkflag
Producer Colin Newman, Mike Thorne
Wire live album chronology
The Scottish Play: 2004
(2005)
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)
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, 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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