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Wire Reveal Official Release Of Old Bootleg, 'Not About To Die'
Christian Eede , May 10th, 2022 17:23

Dating back to the early '80s, the release includes demos recorded for the band's second and third albums

An old bootleg release by Wire is getting an official release four decades on from its initial circulation.

No Time To Die initially emerged in the early '80s via Amnesia Records, and contained some demos that Wire recorded for their second and third albums, Chairs Missing and 154. The band had recorded the demos for their label at the time, EMI, and while the cassettes were intended to be circulated among an inner circle of people, low-quality recordings of the material on the tapes were eventually leaked out collectively under the name No Time To Die.

For the new, official release of the record, Wire have remastered the original demos and refined the bootleg's original cover art. The remastered version initially made its way out last month on vinyl as part of this year's Record Store Day, but will now receive a wider digital release, with Colin Newman saying in a statement that the band appreciate that "not everyone wants to consume the music on vinyl and that indeed not everyone can get to a record shop." Check out a video for the demo version of 'Stepping Off Too Quick', from the release, above.

pinkflag will release No Time To Die on June 24, 2022.