Like The Wedding Present before them, Cinerama have had a close association with the John Peel show from the outset. This second collection of recordings made exclusively for the programme, both in live performance and in studio sessions at the BBC's famous Maida Vale Studios in London, features the earliest rendition of songs that went on to form the core of the band's second and third albums, Disco Volante and Torino.
Included are six songs that eventually became singles, among them the string-laden epic, Health And Efficiency, number 3 in 2001's Festive 50, and a French vocal version of the ultra sexy Lollobrigida. The album also features Quick, Before It Melts, Number 2 in 2002's Festive 50, and described by the NME as a candidate for "Single Of The Week Forever".
The first instalment of David Gedge's long-awaited memoir-in-comic-book-form'will be released by Scopitones Books on 6 November 2020. The stories featured in this stunning 176-page, matt-laminated, hardback book have previously only been available to readers of the Tales From The Wedding Present comic book series. This collected edition comes with forty pages of never-before-seen additional material and an introduction by Ian Rankin.
David has written this autobiography together with long-time musical associate Terry de Castro, and the stories are illustrated by virtuoso artist Lee Thacker. It's in chronological order, beginning with David's childhood in England and South Africa and continues up to the inception of The Wedding Present. On the way we learn about some of the romantic experiences that may have informed his writing, how he first met his hero - the legendary BBC presenter John Peel - and the true story behind the classic Wedding Present song My Favourite Dress'.
'An autobiography of The Wedding Present would be great on its own. An autobiography in beautiful graphic novel form? Even better!' Dan Vebber (Writer, The Simpsons)
'This is brilliant! It's like the storyboard for a Wedding Present biopic.' Marc Riley (Broadcaster, BBC)
'As informative, funny and essential as David Gedge himself. Can I be in the movie when all this is franchised?' Tony Gardner (Actor)'This is the graphic novel indie music mash up that we have all been waiting for and only David Gedge could deliver. It's amazing!' Stella Creasy (Member, British Parliament)