Around August of 2011, news of Wire's upcoming The Black Session - Paris, 10 May 2011 live album was posted. Spin (unfortunately) is hosting a clip of "Drill," a live track featured on the album. Information and links were provided by Terrorbird Media. A review of Wire's 2011 release, Red Barked Tree, was posted at No Ripcord.
Wire To Release The Black Session - Paris, 10 May 2011
Download "Drill" At Spin
Download: "Drill" via Spin Magazine
On February 7 Wire will release The Black Session - Paris, 10 May 2011. Previously only available as tour-exclusive recording, the album was recorded in front of a live audience in Radio France's Paris Studios last year. Spin has an exclusive premiere of “Drill” from The Black Session. The track is available as an MP3 to download and post.
2011 saw the release of Wire’s most critically acclaimed and fastest-selling album in recent years, Red Barked Tree. The band also embarked on its most ambitious tour to date, embracing four continents and dozens of cities, many of which Wire had never played before. The final leg of the tour saw Wire performing in front of UK audiences for the second time in a year, something not undertaken for more than three decades.
In celebration of this extraordinary year, Pinkflag presents a special keepsake for those many thousands that saw the band live, as well as those who weren’t able to make it. Named for the legendary series of radio broadcasts hosted by Bernard Lenoir for Radio France, The Black Session – Paris 10 May 2011 was initially available as an exclusive tour item during Wire’s UK autumn dates, but will see a worldwide release next month.
The Black Session – Paris 10 May 2011 was recorded at Radio France’s Paris studios in May 2011, with Wire performing in front of an invited — and enthusiastic — audience. The album captures the band in razor-sharp form, tightly honed after months of touring. The selection of tracks marries live versions of songs from Red Barked Tree with choice cuts from Wire’s extensive back catalogue, including much-loved classics Kidney Bingos, Map Ref 41°N 93°W and Two People In A Room. The recording is also the first album to feature guitarist Matt Simms alongside the core trio of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey.
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