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Wire – Chairs Missing
(Harvest Records  1978  SHSP4093)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2 – UK Pressing

G&L Sleeve in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
– some wear to edges/corners & a couple of pinholes in each top corner
Round Cornered Lilac Inner Sleeve has a 4 inch split in the bottom

Vinyl in Nr MINT- condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some clicks/crackles on the run in to side two before the track starts)

Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), George Gill (lead guitar) and Robert Grey (aka Robert Gotobed; drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album, and were instrumental to the development of post-punk, while their debut album Pink Flag was influential for hardcore punk.

Chairs Missing is the second studio album by English rock band Wire. It was released in August 1978. The album peaked at N°48 in the Uk albums chart.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Practice Makes Perfect” Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman 4:11
2. “French Film Blurred” Graham Lewis, Newman 2:34
3. “Another the Letter” Gilbert, Newman 1:07
4. “Men 2nd” Lewis 1:43
5. “Marooned” Gilbert, Lewis, Newman 2:21
6. “Sand in My Joints” Lewis 1:50
7. “Being Sucked in Again” Newman 3:14
8. “Heartbeat” Newman 3:16
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
9. “Mercy” Lewis, Newman 5:46
10. “Outdoor Miner” Lewis, Newman 1:44
11. “I Am the Fly” Lewis, Newman 3:09
12. “I Feel Mysterious Today” Lewis, Newman 1:57
13. “From the Nursery” Lewis, Newman 2:58
14. “Used To” Gilbert, Lewis 2:23
15. “Too Late” Gilbert 4:14


  • Colin Newman – vocals, guitars
  • Bruce Gilbert – guitars
  • Graham Lewis – bass guitar, vocals
  • Robert Gotobed – drums
Additional personnel
  • Kathryn Lukas – flute on “Heartbeat”
  • Mike Thorne – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Denis Blackham – arrangement
  • Chris Blair – cutting engineering
  • Tim Chacksfield – project co-ordination
  • Andrew Day – reissue design
  • Bruce Gilbert – arrangement, concept
  • Robert Gotobed – arrangement
  • Annette Green – photography
  • Paul Hardiman – engineering
  • Graham Lewis – arrangement, concept, original sleeve design
  • Colin Newman – arrangement
  • Brian Palmer – art direction
  • Phil Smee – packaging
  • Ken Thomas – assistant engineering
  • Mike Thorne – arrangement, production
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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