WIRED FOR SOUND (1986-1993)

cover of WIRED FOR SOUND retrospective

A retrospective released by Blast First! in the UK only. The CD version has two discs, "Songs With Words" and "Songs Without Words"; the vinyl version has three LPs, two of "Songs With Words" and one of "Songs Without Words." Some songs on the vinyl version are not on the CD version. Some helpful notes: The remixed versions of "Trouble Follows" and "Ice Age" are exclusive to this collection, as is the previously unreleased track "Out Of The Question." Additionally, while It's not readily obvious from the jacket or liner notes, the version of "Now Is Now" here is the remixed one from the NOW ep, and the version of "The Red And The Black" is the "hidden" one from the end of VEIL. The artwork is virtually identical; I think the vinyl version has a few pictures that aren't in the CD booklet, but that's about it. As for which version is "better" -- the CD is more portable but has less songs; however, while the vinyl version sounds a bit better, the CD cranks much louder. The "exclusive" tracks are on both versions. Choose accordingly....

Tracks:

CD version: Hope Against Hope, Throne Of Blood, You Were An Optimist, All The Wrong Reasons, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Hard Light, It's Locked Away, Birthmark, Now Is Now, Trouble Follows (1994 remix), Ice Age (1994 remix), Following My Heart, Mood Swing, The Red And The Black, Blind, Elliott Abrams In Hell, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, No God, Thorn In My Side, Sin Embargo, Bitter And Twisted, Tilt, Paint It Black, Trash Train, Out Of The Question (unreleased track), Trollbinders Theme, The Last Temptation of Susan, Guitar Trio

Vinyl version: Hope Against Hope, Sometimes, Throne Of Blood, You Were An Optimist, All The Wrong Reasons, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Hard Light, It's Locked Away, Birthmark, Because Of You, Now Is Now, Sermon On Competition Part 2, Tilt, Trouble Follows (1994 remix), Ice Age (1994 remix), Following My Heart, Mood Swing, The Red And The Black, Pearls Of Wisdom, Blind, Elliott Abrams In Hell, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, No God, Thorn In My Side, Sin Embargo, Bitter And Twisted, Paint It Black, Trash Train, Out Of The Question, Trollbinders Theme, The Last Temptation Of Susan, Guitar Trio