Colin Newman ‎– A-Z (1980)

A-Z is the debut solo album by English New Wave/art-pop musician Colin Newman, released in 1980 on Beggars Banquet. Produced by Wire fifth-wheel Mike Thorne and retaining that band’s drummer, the album serves as a musical continuation of Chairs Missing and 154.

Tracklist:
A1. “I’ve Waited Ages” (5:07)
A2. “& Jury” (2:47)
A3. “Alone” (3:57)
A4. “Order for Order” (2:44)
A5. “Image” (4:09)
A6. “Life on Deck” (3:06)
B1. “Troisième” (4:09)
B2. “S-S-S-Star Eyes” (2:12)
B3. “Seconds to Last” (7:09)
B4. “Inventory” (2:13)
B5. “But No” (3:08)
B6. “B” (2:58)

CD reissue bonus tracks:
13. “The Classic Remains” (3:52)
14. “Alone on Piano” (1:56)
15. “This Picture” (3:31)
16. “Not Me” (2:39)
17. “Don’t Bring Reminders” (2:22)

Credits:
Colin Newman – guitar, vocals, album cover
Desmond Simmons – bass guitar, guitar
Mike Thorne – synthesizer, keyboards, production
Robert Gotobed – drums
Charles Bullen – Clarinet (B1)

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