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 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 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 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 Take Fountain The Wedding Present's 7th album, releasedn in 2005. Take Fountain' was the first Wedding Present album for nine years. During the ’time off', the band's singer and songwriter, David Gedge, had released albums by Cinerama, the group he'd started with his girlfriend, Sally Murrell. At the end of 2002, Gedge and Murrell unexpectedly split up and he decided to leave Leeds, his home for the preceding twenty-four years, and move to Seattle. Following the end of this fourteen-year relationship, Gedge began writing a collection of songs apparently influenced by his despair over the split. ’Take Fountain', the resultant album, was released, perhaps ironically, on St. Valentine’s Day 2005. This saw Gedge reviving the Wedding Present name for the first album since 1996′s Saturnalia to a torrent of critical acclaim. Scopitones CD | LP
The Wedding Present Tommy Reissue of the 1988 The Wedding Present compilation album Collecting songs from the band’s first four singles, plus four tracks recorded for BBC Radio sessions. Bringing together material written in the band’s first two years of existence, 'Tommy' proved that The Wedding Present’s essence was in place from the start. These kinetic blasts of homespun high-velocity bedsit drama presaged the more finessed 'George Best', but represented the band’s definitive portrayal. Edsel Records LP
The Wedding Present Saturnalia Reissue of The Wedding Present's fifth album released in 1996 Saturnalia witnessed songwriter David Gedge deftly balancing his band's traditional pop brio with complex arrangements and unorthodox instrumentation. It felt like a Wedding Present greatest hits album, only with brand new songs, new ideas - and no reservations. Edsel Records LP
The Wedding Present George Best [National Album Day 2019] A reissue of a classic record from The Wedding Present to celebrate National Album Day 2019. Reflecting on the impact of their debut album frontman David Gedge explains; “George Best will obviously always hold a special place in my heart because it’s the first album I recorded. All those years of playing my parents’ LPs and then creating my own record collection - all the time dreaming about being in a band myself - were essentially building to the moment when George Best was released. And, although I think The Wedding Present have made better albums since, there’s no denying that there’s spirit and passion and ambition running through these tracks. It wasn’t particularly planned, but I think the efforts of the four people in the group combined to create a unique and original sound. And it was always going to be a ‘Peel’ album because we were such passionate followers of that programme... even though the ardent Liverpool F.C. supporter could hardly bring himself to announce the title on his show - If you’re going to name your record after old footballers, why not Steve Heighway?” he complained. Play It Again Sam CD | LP