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The Wedding Present Live 2010: Bizarro Played Live In Germany The Wedding Present, recorded and filmed at the Atomic Café, Munich, on 24 October 2010. This double disc release includes both a CD and a DVD of the concert. Of the original Bizarro release, Allmusic says: The Wedding Present's second proper studio album, Bizarro, cut down a bit on the frenetic jangle the band was known for in its early days and replaced it with healthy doses of darkness and power. Adding some fuzzy, crunchy distortion to give the guitars some hefty impact, slowing the tempos down to speeds that allow vocalist David Gedge to squeeze more heartbroken despair and bleak sarcasm out of every line, and generally upping their game in every way, the album was the fullest realization of The Wedding Present's sound yet. Leading off with the unstoppably hooky ‘Brassneck’ which features a brilliant Gedge reading of lines that rhyme "grow up" and "throw up," the album plays like a collection of thematically related singles. The most single-y among them is ‘Kennedy’ which has some brilliant sing-along lyrics and an intensely dramatic guitar strum buildup that crescendos into a maelstrom of sound. The rest of the record isn't far behind; whether it's the sparse ‘What Have I Said Now?’ or the slowly grinding ‘Bewitched’ one could extract any song and it would feel like a highlight - even the epic-length ‘Take Me!’ which closes the album in a fury of strums, drum fills, and chugging bass that builds and builds until it seems like the song is going to levitate and take the listener right along with it. The Wedding Present didn't necessarily need to improve their already winning template, but they did and it pays off big time on Bizarro Scopitones CD
The Wedding Present Tommy 30 The 30th Anniversary edition of Tommy from The Wedding Present. Tommy 30 – a brand new re-recording of Tommy – did not come about simply as a ‘follow on’ to George Best 30. The band felt – during a Tommy 30th anniversary concert tour – that the songs had grown and evolved. Enter a more confident vocalist… an altogether growlier guitar. A bigger sound. The urgency of a 25 year old Gedge is replaced with a charming vocalist with years of experience. Everything’s warmer and, maybe, gentler… but in a satisfying way. It’s like your old friends have come home to see you. You’ve all changed, you’ve all had broken hearts… but you’re all still friends and you still enjoy each other’s company after all these years. Scopitones CD | LP
The Wedding Present Jump in, The Waters Fine Two new tracks from the legendary The Wedding Present, available as a 7" and a limited edition 10" picture disc (the band's first one!). Co-written by David Gedge and new guitarist Danielle Wadey – she was previously the band’s bass player – both tracks were recorded at the legendary Monnow Valley studios in Wales under the watchful eye of multi-Grammy award winning producer Andrew Scheps and engineer Matt Glasbey. COME PLAY WITH ME 7" | 10"
The Wedding Present Go Out And Get 'Em Boy! Originally released in 1985 on Reception Records. The debut single by The Wedding Present is reissued here on white vinyl using the original (Reception Records) artwork. Optic Nerve 7"
The Wedding Present The Complete Ukrainian John Peel Sessions Includes all 3 John Peel sessions re-mastered for the first time. TRACK LISTING 1. ????? ???? Davni Chasy (2nd Session Recorded 15.03.88) 2. ????? ?????, ????? ??? Cherez Richku, Cherez Hai (3rd Session Recorded 02.05.89) 3. ??????? ?????? Svitit Misyats (1st Session Recorded 06.10.87) 4. ???????? Tiutiunnyk (1st Session Recorded 06.10.87) 5. ??????? ??????? Zadumav Didochok (2nd Session Recorded 15.03.88) 6. ???? ????? ?? ????? Yikhav Kozak Za Dunai (1st Session Recorded 06.10.87) 7. ???? ?????? ???? Hude Dnipro Hude (1st Session Recorded 06.10.87) 8. ??????? Katrusya (1st Session Recorded 06.10.87) 9. ???? - ???????? Vasya Vasilyok (2nd Session Recorded 15.03.88) 10. ?????? I ????? Sertsem I Dusheyu (3rd Session Recorded 15.03.89) 11. ?????? Zavtra (3rd Session Recorded 15.03.89) 12. ????????? Verkhovyno (2nd Session Recorded 15.03.88) Sessions 1 + 2 Recorded At BBC Maida Vale Studio 4 And Session 3 At Wessex Studios, London. DVD: - Interview With David Gedge, Peter Solowka And Len Liggins By Ken Garner (author Of The Definitive BBC John Peel Sessions Book 'In Session Tonight') At The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 10.11.2018 - The Wedding Present Performing 'Vasya Vasilyok' And 'Hude Dnipro Hude' At Leeds Polytechnic 28.04.1989 - The Wedding Present Performing 'Verkhovyno' On BBC 2's 'On A Personal Note' 23.09.1988 - The Ukrainians Performing 'Davni Chasy' At The 'At The Edge Of The Sea' Festival, Brighton 28.08.2010. HATCH CD | LP
The Wedding Present Davni Chasy [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. This single was due to be released in 1988/9 when the band signed to RCA and is ‘The single that never was.’ Test pressings exist but the band pulled the release feeling that it was not appropriate to be the band’s first single on a major label. It has been re-mastered and is now finally getting that release ahead of the 30 year anniversary re-release of ‘The Complete Ukrainian John Peel Sessions’ with artwork re-designed by Jonathan Hitchen, designer of the original 1989 Ukrainski Vistupi LP artwork! Hatch 7" RSD 2019
The Wedding Present Live 2017 [Part 2] In 2017, The Wedding Present played a series of concert dates to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album, George Best. With its bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs immersed in whirlwind guitars, George Best struck a chord with outsiders across the indie universe. Suddenly, here was David Gedge; a geeky pied piper for our youthful missteps. Scopitones CD
The Wedding Present Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3 The third volume of The Wedding Present's Marc Riley Sessions. Volume 3 collects some tracks that were recorded inbetween the 2015 and 2016 sessions, including some classics as well as a Nancy Sinatra cover of the Bond theme. Hatch CD | LP