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Wire: Colin Newman discography (to 1997)

ALBUMS

A-Z

(Beggars Banquet – BEG 20 – October 1980)

I’ve Waited Ages, & Jury, Alone, Order For Order, Image, Life On Deck :: Troisieme, S-S-S-Star Eyes, Seconds To Last, Inventory, But No, B

Issued on CD (Beggars Banquet – BBL 20CD – September 1988) with extra tracks:

The Classic Remains, Alone On Piano, This Picture, Not Me, Don’t Bring Reminders

 

provisionally entitled the singing fish

(4AD – CAD 108 – August 1981)

fish 1, fish 2, fish 3, fish 4, fish 5, fish 6 :: fish 7, fish 8, fish 9, fish 10, fish 11, fish 12, reprise

Issued on CD with Not To (see below) (4AD – CAD 108/201CD – April 1988)

 

NOT TO

(4AD – CAD 201 – January 1982)

Lorries, Don’t Bring Reminders, You Me & Happy, We Meet Under Tables, Safe, Truculent Yet :: 5/10, 1-2-3 Beep Beep, Not To, Indians!, Remove For Improvement, Blue Jay Way

Issued on CD with provisionally entitled the singing fish (see above) (4AD – CAD 108/201CD – April 1988)

First 3000 copies released with free 6 track CD (CN 1):

We Means We Starts, Not To (remix), You And Your Dog, H.C.T.F.R., No Doubt, The Grace You Know

 

COMMERCIAL SUICIDE

(Crammed Discs – CRAM 045 – October 1986)

Their Terrain, 2-Sixes, Metarkest, But I… :: Commercial Suicide, I’m Still Here, Feigned Hearing, Can I Explain The Delay?, I Can Hear Your…

Issued on CD (Crammed Discs – CDCRAM 045)

 

IT SEEMS

(Crammed Discs – CRAM 058 – May 1988)

Quite Unrehearsed, Can’t Help Being, The Rite Of Life, An Impressive Beginning, It Seems :: Better Late Than Never, Not Being In Warsaw, At Rest, Convolutions, Round & Round

Issued on CD (Crammed Discs – CDCRAM 058) with extra track:

Si Tu Attends

 

BASTARD

(Swim – WM 3 – July 1997) CD

Sticky, May, Slowfast (Falling Down The Stairs With A Drumkit), Without, G-Deep, Spaced In, Spiked, The Orange House & The Blue House, Turn

Issued with limited edition bonus CD single:

Voice: Automation, Faq , Voice, Output (WM 3.1)

 

SINGLES

 

B / Classic Remains, Alone On Piano

(Beggars Banquet – BEG 48 – October 1980)

Inventory / This Picture

(Beggars Banquet – BEG 52 – March 1981)

We Means, We Starts / Not To (remix)

(4AD – AD 209 – May 1982)

Feigned Hearing / I Can Hear Your.. (remix)

(Crammed Discs – CRAM 13457 – October 1986)

Interview / Interview (dub-mix)

(Crammed Discs – CRAM 12 051 – October 1986) 12″

Better Late Than Never / At Rest

(Crammed Discs – CRAM 17457 – May 1988)

Voice:

Automation, Faq / Voice, Output

(Swim – VWM 3 – April 1995) 12″

Released as limited edition CD single (Swim – WM3.1 – July 1997) with BASTARD (WM 3)

 

COLLABORATIONS

(See Swim~ discography below for details)

 

OTHER APPEARANCES

 

FAST FORWARD (Issue #12 – August 1982) Australian magazine

one track: H.C.T.F.R. plus interview (on free cassette)

IT’S A CRAMMED CRAMMED WORLD VOL. 2 (Crammed Discs – CRAM 053 – May 1988) LP

one track: But I…

REFLEX (Vol.1 Issue #6 – August 1988) US magazine

one track: Si Tu Attends (on free flexi-disc)

DESMOND SIMMONS – ALONE ON PENGUIN ISLAND (WMO – WMO 1CD – September 1995) CD

two tracks: Man The Lifeboats (demo) (melodica and vocals), The Gymnast (live) (guitar)

SLOW DEATH IN THE METRONOME FACTORY (World Domination – WDM 10068-2 – October 1997) US CD

one track: May

 

PRODUCTIONS AND REMIXES

(All productions and remixes for the Swim~ label are detailed below)

 

VIRGIN PRUNES

Baby Turns Blue / Yeo

(Rough Trade – RT 119 – October 1982) 7″

Baby Turns Blue / Chance Of A Lifetime, Yeo

(Rough Trade  – RT T119 – October 1982) 12″

IF I DIE, I DIE (Rough Trade – ROUGH 49 – November 1982) LP

Ulakanakulot, Decline And Fall, Sweethome Under White Clouds, Bau-Dachong :: Baby Turns Blue, Ballad Of The Man, Walls Of Jericho, Caucasian Walk, Theme For Thought

OVER THE RAINBOW (Baby – BABY 002 – 1985) LP

one track: The King Of Junk

 

PARADE GROUND

Dual Perspective

(Play It Again Sam – BIAS 60 – 1986) EP

one track: Moans

STRANGE WORLD (Play It Again Sam – BIAS 81 – 1987) LP

one track: Action Replay

CUT UP (Play It Again Sam – BIAS 93 – 1989) LP

one track: The Chosen One

 

MINIMAL COMPACT

RAGING SOULS (Crammed Discs – CRAM 042 – 1986) LP

The Traitor, My Will, This World, When I Go, Autumn Leaves :: Raging Souls, Returning Wheel, Sananat, Shouts & Kisses

My Will / Sananat

(Crammed Discs – CRAM 11457 – 1986) 12″

 

SONOKO

LA DEBUTANTE (Crammed Discs – CRAM 050 – 1986) LP

Balcony Scene, Sirene, Souvenir De La Mer, In Heaven :: Wedding With God (a Nijinski), George Boy, Dreamy, Sanctus, Requiem

(co-produced with Aksak Maboul)

 

OTHER ARTISTS COVER VERSIONS

 

THIS MORTAL COIL – THIS MORTAL COIL (4AD – CAD 411 – 1984) LP

one track: Not Me

THIS MORTAL COIL – FILAGREE AND SHADOW (4AD – DAD 609 – 1986) Double LP

one track: Alone

THIS MORTAL COIL – 1983-1991 (4AD – 9 451 35-2 – 1993) 4CD

two tracks: Not Me and Alone

THURTENE: A COLLECTION OF 4AD COVERS (Dewdrops – DEW 001 – 1993) US CD

one track: RED ZOO – 5/10

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

ALAIN BASHUNG

NOVICE (Barclay – 839246-2 – 1989) French CD

(wrote arrangements for songs)

Bombez, Intrepide, Not Tonight Josephine

(Barclay – 871 939-2 – 1989) CD single

(wrote arrangements for first two tracks)