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  • Cinerama 'John Peel Sessions' - Cargo Records UK

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    Cinerama 'John Peel Sessions'

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    First volume of John Peel Sessions which also includes selections from live performances recorded by the BBC at Maida Vale and Peel's home studio.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Comedienne
    2. Maniac
    3. You Turn Me On
    4. Honey Rider
    5. Pacific (Acoustic Version)
    6. Dance, Girl, Dance (Acoustic Version)
    7. 146 Degrees
    8. Reel 2, Dialogue 2
    9. Film
    10. Elenore
    11. Kerry Kerry (Live Version)
    12. Hard, Fast And Beautiful (Live Version)
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  • Cinerama 'John Peel Sessions: Season 2' - Cargo Records UK

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    Cinerama 'John Peel Sessions: Season 2' CD

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    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 Cinerama web site can be found at www.cinerama.co.uk “The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong!” John Peel

    Tracklisting:
    1. Your Charms
    2. Heels
    3. Aprés Ski
    4. Superman
    5. Because I'm Beautiful
    6. Lollobrigida (French Version)
    7. Sly Curl
    8. Yesterday Once More
    9. Careless
    10. Get Smart
    11. Quick, Before It Melts
    12. Health And Efficiency
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  • Cinerama 'Live 2015' - Cargo Records UK

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    This year David Gedge finally realised a dream that he's had for about 15 years.

    He's been doing The Wedding Present since they released their first single in 1985, of course, but, since the late 1990s, he's also had a side project called Cinerama whose music is less guitar-orientated and features more in the way of strings, orchestral brass, vintage keyboards… and anything else from classic pop arrangements that’s taken his fancy, to be honest. Last June Cinerama performed live for the first time in what you might call 'all its glory’... with a string quartet, trumpeter, flautist and assorted other guest contributors.

    This spectacular event, which was held at London's 'O2 Academy Islington’, was something of a one-off, so David decided to film it and record it for posterity. ‘Live 2015’ is the result of his endeavours. From the first twang of guitar to the last twinkle of piano keys, this recording sparkles; a total departure from The Wedding Present, as David intended it to be, of course. Cinerama bring to life favourites selected from each of their four studio albums.

    With its "musical set pieces and vocal nuances fine enough to rival Bacharach and David", Cinerama’s recent studio album ‘Valentina' was described as "a truly sparkling and uplifting concerto for the modern age" by Vive Le Rock Magazine.

    Tracklisting:
    CD:
    1. 146 Degrees
    2. Kerry Kerry
    3. You're Dead
    4. Ears
    5. Careless
    6. Hard, Fast And Beautiful
    7. Mystery Date
    8. You Jane
    9. Honey Rider
    10. Your Charms
    11. The Girl From The Ddr
    12. Dance, Girl, Dance
    13. Quick, Before It Melts
    14. Airborne
    15. Après Ski
    16. End Credits
    17. Cat Girl Tights
    18. Wow

    DVD as CD tracklisting plus:
    ‘Model Spy [Live]’
    ‘Mystery Date Promotional Video’ ‘Deer Caught In The Headlights Promotional Video’ ‘Behind The Scenes’
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  • Cinerama 'Seven Wonders Of The World' - Cargo Records UK

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    A 24 Track Double Cd [18 Track Double Lp] Compiling Eps, Obscurities, Songs In German & French And A Cover Of "Diamonds Are Forever". Partly Recorded By Steve Albini. With Extensive Sleeve Notes By Cinerama's Bass Player.

    Cinerama is David Gedge’s ‘other’ band, formed in 1998 when The Wedding Present were taking a break. They have released three studio albums and three compilations, of which Seven Wonders Of The World is the third. The Cinerama compilations round up singles and EPs and principally feature tracks that were not included on the studio albums. The CD version of Seven Wonders Of The World also features a stripped down acoustic session that Cinerama recorded for the KRTU radio station in San Antonio Texas in 2009.

    Gedge used Cinerama to explore a different musical territory to The Wedding Present and often cited John Barry and Ennio Morricone amongst his influences. Although this gave the band a big screen filmic feel Cinerama also often incorporated classic pop as well as surf music into their sound. Some of the singles on Seven Wonders Of The World were taken from Cinerama’s 2002 album, Torino, which was described by Uncut Magazine thus : “Cinerama are escaping the shadow of Gedge’s illustrious indie-legend past. Torino is a giant beast of adulterous lyrical fantasies, cult soundtrack flourishes and the screams of Steve Albini-engineered guitars”.

    1. Health And Efficiency (6.20) 
    2. Swim (3.11) 
    3. Diamonds Are Forever (2.51) 
    4. Health And Efficiency [Version Francaise] (4.37) 
    5. Lollobrigida [Version Francaise] (3.39) 
    6. Quick, Before It Melts [Single Version] (3.24) 
    7. Ears [Acoustic Version] (3.54) 
    8. As If (4.33) 
    9. Careless (2.51) 
    10. This Isn't What It Looks Like (3.34) 
    11. Sparkle Lipstick (3.40)  
    12. Don't Touch That Dial (5.23) 
    13. The One That Got Away (4.53) 
    14. On / Off (1.40) 
    15. It's Not You, It's Me (2.41) 
    16. Erinner Dich (2.05) 
    17. I Wake Up Screaming (4.30) 
    18. Unzip [Live, At The Edge Of The Sea] (3.22) 
    Bonus Tracks [CD Only] 
    1. Your Charms [Acoustic Version] (2.54) 
    2. Get Smart [Acoustic Version] (2.51) 
    3. Honey Rider [Acoustic Version] (3.43) 
    4. Kerry Kerry [Acoustic Version] (2.17)
    5. King's Cross [Acoustic Version] (2.56) 
    6. Quick, Before It Melts [Acoustic Version] (3.04)  
    This Album Compiles Cinerama's Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth And Thirteenth Singles.

    Disc One:
    Tracks 1-3 were originally released on the Scopitones CD single "Health And Efficiency" [TONE CD 008] in 2001.
    Tracks 4-5 were originally released on the Scopitones 7" single "Health And Efficiency" [TONE 008] in 2001.
    Tracks 6-8 were originally released on the Scopitones CD single "Quick, Before It Melts" [TONE CD 010] in 2002.
    Tracks 9-11 were originally released on the Scopitones CD single "Careless" [TONE CD 012] in 2002. 
    Tracks 12-14 were originally released on the Scopitones CD single "Don't Touch That Dial" [TONE CD 016] in 2003. 
    Tracks 15-16 were originally released on the Go Metric 7" single "It's Not You, It's Me" [MM/001] in 2004. 
    Tracks 17-18 were originally released on the Artificial Head Records And Tapes 7" single "I Wake Up Screaming" [HEAD 011] in 2013. 
    Disc Two:
    Tracks 1-6 were originally recorded for a "Music For Listeners" session that was transmitted by KRTU - San Antonio, Texas, USA, in 2009 by Michael Thomas and Orlando Torres.
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  • Terry De Castro 'A Casa Verde' - Cargo Records UK

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    Terry de Castro takes a novel approach to her solo debut, one that is especially charming, likable, and well, curious. She's chosen to take a wonderfully unusual course and recorded an album comprised entirely of cover versions, but these are not necessarily well-known songs by famous artists.

    Each song is a story unto itself, and all of the songs hang together in a vivid and illuminating way. Nationality comes into play here as well: A Casa Verde is replete with the intrinsically soothing and unmistakably American strains of steel guitar and banjo, among other instruments.

    "A low key delight (8/10)" [NME] 

    "I like de Castro’s voice a lot" [Pennyblack Music] 

    "A glorious alt-pop gem… this is one of the most intimate and affecting records in years" [Rock 'n' Reel]

    "A winningly intriguing collection… in a word: magical" [Rock-A-Rolla]! 

    1. Dalliance
    2. East St. O'Neil
    3. The Sun Is Always Sweetest
    4. Sleep Drives
    5. Like You Believe It
    6. America In '54
    7. Glorious
    8. The Great Avalanche
    9. Perfect Movie
    10. Sodium
    11. Starry Eyed
    12. To Love You
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  • The Wedding Present 'El Rey' CD - Cargo Records UK

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    The Wedding Present 'El Rey' CD

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    The Wedding Present's 7th studio album.

    1. Santa Ana Winds
    2. Spider-Man On Hollywood
    3. I Lost The Monkey
    4. Soup
    5. Palisades
    6. The Trouble With Men
    7. Model Actress Whatever
    8. Don't Take Me Home Until I'm Drunk
    9. The Thing I Like Best About Him Is His Girlfriend [Santa Monica And La Brea Version]
    10. Boo Boo
    11. Swingers
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  • The Wedding Present 'George Best 30' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Wedding Present 'George Best 30'

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    It was early 2008 and The Wedding Present were in Chicago, recording their seventh album, El Rey. But they had also recently completed a successful ‘twentieth anniversary’ concert tour for their debut LP George Best and, having played that entire album dozens of times live, it was fresh in their minds and under their fingers.

    So, after they’d wrapped up recording El Rey, David suggested they lay down a 'live' version of George Best in the same studio. After all, the equipment was already set up and the band were on fire. Steve Albini, with whom they were recording, initially wasn't too keen on the idea but David assured him it would be quick and easy.

    Albini grudgingly caved. But David was right; it was quick... recorded live, more like an early Beatles LP or a Wedding Present Peel Session than a long drawn out modern recording with a bunch of overdubs and multi-tracked layering. One could almost imagine that this is the version of George Best that David would have liked to have recorded back in 1987.

    It is just so well done... as you’d expect, of course, with Albini at the controls. But you can also feel David’s 20 years older self guiding the new recording with experience and confidence. Everything is bigger… the drums on the original recording were played live, but were done on a ‘Simmons’ electronic drum kit.

    The combination of Albini’s recording and the ultra-talented Graeme Ramsay on ‘real’ drums brings these frantic songs to life. However, the real difference comes out in the way those super-fast, ever-jangly guitars sound… they’re warmer, they’re rockier, they’re more modern. More… Albini!

    To round everything off with another contemporary twist, multi award-winning mixer/producer Andrew Scheps [last heard on The Wedding Present’s ground-breaking Going, Going... album] enthusiastically agreed to mix the finished recordings, having heard the original LP for the first time in his living room in Los Angeles in 2012, when he was mixing The Wedding Present’s eighth studio album, Valentina.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    2. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
    3. Don't Be So Hard
    4. A Million Miles
    5. All This And More
    6. My Favourite Dress
    7. Shatner
    8. Something And Nothing
    9. It's What You Want That Matters
    10. Give My Love To Kevin
    11. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
    12. You Can't Moan, Can You?
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  • The Wedding Present 'I'm From Further North Than You' - Cargo Records UK

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    1. I'm From Further North Than You (Promotional Video)
    2. Interstate 5 (Promotional Video)
    3. Perfect Blue (3 Minute Film)
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  • The Wedding Present 'Live 1987' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Wedding Present 'Live 1987'

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    A double CD featuring two live concerts from 1987. These recordings were the first two releases in the band's bootleg cassette series. With new sleeve notes by the original drummer (Shaun Charman).

    CD 1:

    Leicester Polytechnic (5th May 1987)
    1. This Boy Can Wait
    2. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    3. All This And More
    4. A Million Miles
    5. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
    6. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
    7. Something And Nothing
    8. It's What You Want That Matters
    9. My Favourite Dress
    10. Never Said
    11. Give My Love To Kevin
    12. Go Out And Get 'Em Boy!
    13. Getting Nowhere Fast
    14. Once More
    CD 2:
    München Alabama - Halle (22nd November 1987)
    1. Never Said
    2. Don't Be So Hard
    3. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    4. Once More
    5. Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
    6. This Boy Can Wait
    7. A Million Miles
    8. I'm Not Always So Stupid
    9. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
    10. It's What You Want That Matters
    11. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
    12. Give My Love To Kevin
    13. Shatner
    14. My Favourite Dress
    15. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
    16. Felicity
    17. It's Not Unusual
    18. Getting Nowhere Fast
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  • The Wedding Present 'Live 1988' - Cargo Records UK

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    This is the second in the series of these much-demanded, re-mastered recordings. ‘Live 1987′ was released in 2007 to popular acclaim. ‘Live 1988′ is especially interesting because it includes some early versions of tracks that went on to appear on their major label debut, ‘Bizarro’.

    CD 1:
    Rotterdam 30th March 1988
    1. Introduction
    2. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
    3. Never Said
    4. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
    5. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    6. Not From Where I'm Standing
    7. This Boy Can Wait
    8. A Million Miles
    9. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
    10. Don't Be So Hard
    11. Nothing Comes Easy
    12. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
    13. I'm Not Always So Stupid
    14. Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
    CD 2:
    Valencia Arena 18th November 1988
    1. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
    2. This Boy Can Wait
    3. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    4. Kennedy
    5. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
    6. No
    7. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
    8. Give My Love To Kevin
    9. Be Honest
    10. I'm Not Always So Stupid
    11. Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
    12. Take Me!
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  • The Wedding Present 'Live 1989' - Cargo Records UK

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    This is the third in the series of these much-demanded, re-mastered recordings. ‘Live 1987′ was released in 2007 and ‘Live 1988′ was released earlier this year, both to popular acclaim. ‘Live 1989′ is especially interesting because it includes some early versions of tracks that went on to appear on the band’s major label debut, ‘Bizarro’.

    This year the band are celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the release of Bizarro by playing the album live. One of the discs also features The Wedding Present in ‘Ukrainian’ style, as they perform their versions of Ukrainian folk music.

    CD 1:
    Manchester Middleton Civic Hall - 30th April 1989
    1. Katrusya
    2. Davni Chasy
    3. Sertsem I Dusheyu
    4. Oi Divchino
    5. Vasya Vasyliok
    6. Hude Dnipro Hude
    7. Zavtra Ya Buda Did Nesom Chuzin
    8. Buv Holodin, Konya Vrkraw
    9. Vesna
    10. Tiutiunyk
    11. Cherez Richku, Cherez Hai
    12. Svitit Misyats
    13. Hopak
    14. Verkhovyno
    CD 2:
    Frankfurt Batschkapp - 3rd December 1989
    1. Brassneck
    2. Don't Talk, Just Kiss
    3. Kennedy
    4. Granadaland
    5. Bewitched
    6. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    7. I'm Not Always So Stupid
    8. Crushed
    9. Gone
    10. Give My Love To Kevin
    11. My Favourite Dress
    12. Take Me!
    13. What Have I Said Now?
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  • The Wedding Present 'Live 1990' - Cargo Records UK

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    'LIVE 1990' collects the seventh and eighth of The Wedding Present's infamous 'live tapes'; cassettes that the band sold at shows and through their fanzine in the late 1980s. The recordings were unavailable anywhere else. Fans eagerly collected them and they became very rare.

    This is the fourth in the series of these much-demanded, re-mastered recordings. 'Live 1990' is especially interesting because it includes a recording of The Wedding Present's first ever concert in North America. The live set at this time drew heavily from the band's recently released major label debut album, 'Bizarro' but there are also early versions of tracks that were to end up on Bizarro's critically acclaimed successor, 'Seamonsters.'

    CD 1:
    Hoboken Maxwell's 10th June 1990
    1. Don't Talk, Just Kiss
    2. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
    3. Corduroy
    4. Kennedy
    5. I'm Not Always So Stupid
    6. Heather
    7. Brassneck
    8. Bewitched
    9. Take Me!
    10. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    11. Crawl
    12. What Have I Said Now?
    CD 2:
    Kilburn National Ballroom 20th November 1990
    1. Dalliance
    2. Don't Talk, Just Kiss
    3. Kennedy
    4. Crawl
    5. Heather
    6. Brassneck
    7. Corduroy
    8. Take Me!
    9. Bewitched
    10. Dare
    11. What Have I Said Now?
    12. I'm Not Always So Stupid
    13. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    14. Niagara
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    ‘LIVE 1991’ collects the ninth and tenth of The Wedding Present’s infamous ‘live tapes’ - cassettes that the band sold at concerts and through their fanzine in the 80s & 90s. The recordings were unavailable anywhere else. Fans eagerly collected them and they became very rare.

    This is the fifth in the series of these much-demanded and beautifully mastered CD re-releases - Lives 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1990 have all been graciously received by the press and public.

    ‘Live 1991’ includes mixing-desk recordings of Wedding Present concerts in Sweden and their home county of Yorkshire. The live set at this time drew heavily from the band’s recently released and critically acclaimed third album, ‘Seamonsters.’

    Tracklisting:
    Wakefield Rooftop Gardens 28th August 1991:
    1. Lovenest
    2. Dalliance
    3. Blue Eyes
    4. Suck
    5. Kennedy
    6. Blonde
    7. Crawl
    8. Come Play With Me
    9. Corduroy
    10. Dare
    11. Carolyn
    12. California
    13. Heather

    Uppsala Barowiak 13th November 1991:
    1. Dalliance
    2. Go Go Dancer
    3. Corduroy
    4. Crawl
    5. Heather
    6. Rotterdam
    7. Brassneck
    8. Come Play With Me
    9. Blonde
    10. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    11. Silver Shorts
    12. Suck
    13. Lovenest
    14. Blue Eyes
    15. Dare
    16. Octopussy
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    ‘LIVE 1992’ takes the eleventh of The Wedding Present’s infamous ‘live tapes’ - cassettes that the band sold at concerts and through their fanzine in the 80s & 90s – and pairs it with a previously unreleased live recording. The Wedding Present’s ‘live tapes’ were unavailable anywhere else. Fans eagerly collected them and they became very rare.

    This is the sixth in the series of Scopitones’ much-demanded and beautifully mastered CD re-releases - Lives 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1991 have all been graciously received by the press and the band’s loyal record buying public.

    ‘Live 1992’ includes mixing-desk recordings of Wedding Present concerts in The Netherlands and at Brixton Academy in London and contains 38 tracks.

    The live set at this time drew heavily from The Wedding Present’s critically acclaimed ‘Hit Parade’ series where the band released a single a month throughout 1992, equalling Elvis Presley’s 1957 record of twelve hits in a year.

    Den Haag Paard 30th October 1992
    1. Boing!
    2. Go Go Dancer
    3. Lovenest
    4. Three
    5. Blue Eyes
    6. Blonde
    7. Kennedy
    8. Suck
    9. Loveslave
    10. Silver Shorts
    11. The Queen Of Outer Space
    12. Bewitched
    13. Crawl
    14. Heather
    15. Sticky
    16. Come Play With Me
    17. Brassneck
    18. Corduroy
    19. Dare
    20. Dalliance
    21. Flying Saucer
    London Brixton Academy 12th December 1992
    1. Dalliance
    2. Dare
    3. Boing!
    4. Three
    5. Blue Eyes
    6. Crawl
    7. Come Play With Me
    8. Sticky
    9. Heather
    10. Blonde
    11. Loveslave
    12. Silver Shorts
    13. The Queen Of Outer Space
    14. Suck
    15. Corduroy
    16. Lovenest
    17. Flying Saucer
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    In November 2007 The Wedding Present performed their classic debut album “George Best” live, in its entirety, in Dublin, Ireland. The concert, which took place in front of a thrilled crowd at the city’s ‘Village’ venue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the LP, was recorded and filmed for posterity is now released for the first time here on DVD and CD.

    The NME described George Best as “an unmitigated delight” upon its release and included it in its 2014 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

    Allmusic says “It would be nearly impossible to name the standout tracks, since... every tune is so solid.”

    The album has achieved legendary status in the hearts and minds of alternative music fans everywhere. The band returns to Dublin on 17 June to perform George Best live once again... but this time it will be for the final time ever.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Blonde
    2. Brassneck
    3. Don’t Take Me Home Until I’m Drunk
    4. King’s Cross
    5. Convertible
    6. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah [Extended Version]
    7. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
    8. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
    9. Don't Be So Hard
    10. A Million Miles
    11. All This And More
    12. My Favourite Dress
    13. Shatner
    14. Something And Nothing
    15. It's What You Want That Matters
    16. Give My Love To Kevin
    17. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
    18. You Can't Moan, Can You?
    19. Perfect Blue
    20. Kennedy
    21. Flying Saucer
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  • The Wedding Present 'Live 2010: Bizarro Played Live In Germany' CD + DVD

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    The Wedding Present 'Live 2010: Bizarro Played Live In Germany' CD + DVD

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    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.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Heather
    2. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
    3. Interstate 5 [Dvd Only]
    4. End Credits
    5. Real Thing
    6. Mystery Date
    7. Brassneck
    8. Crushed
    9. No
    10. Thanks
    11. Kennedy
    12. What Have I Said Now?
    13. Granadaland
    14. Bewitched
    15. Take Me!
    16. Be Honest

    Release Date: 06/09/2019
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  • The Wedding Present 'Search For Paradise' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Wedding Present 'Search For Paradise'

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    Search For Paradise, released in 2006, collects the three singles and accompanying B-sides from the critically acclaimed Take Fountain album [which was released the preceding year] together with previously unreleased acoustic versions of the A-sides and a pop remix by the German group Klee. 

    It comes with a bonus DVD of the videos that were made for the singles and the stand out album track "Don't Touch That Dial", plus a three minute film made for an acoustic live version of "Perfect Blue" with bonus "behind the scenes" footage.

    CD:
    1. Interstate 5
    2. Bad Thing
    3. Snapshots
    4. I'm From Further North Than You
    5. Rekindling
    6. The Girl With The Curious Smile
    7. Nickels And Dimes
    8. I'm From Further North Than You (Klee Remix)
    9. Ringway To Seatac
    10. Shivers
    11. American Tan
    12. Interstate 5 (Acoustic Version)
    13. I'm From Further North Than You (Acoustic Version)
    14. Ringway To Seatac (Acoustic Version)
    DVD:
    1. Don't Touch That Dial
    2. Interstate 5
    3. I'm From Further North Than You
    4. Ringway To Seatac
    5. Perfect Blue (Live Acoustic Version)
    6. Filming Furrther North
    7. I5 Outtakes
    8. Making Of Seatac
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  • The Wedding Present 'Take Fountain' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Wedding Present 'Take Fountain'

    £8.99

    At the time of its release in 2005, Take Fountain was the first Wedding Present album for nine years. David Gedge had spent the intervening period releasing recordings by Cinerama and you can certainly hear the influence of his ‘other’ group on this LP. 

    “Take Fountain is as eloquent an emotional discourse as he has mustered” [Mojo]. 

    “Fans have long since recognised Gedge as more poet than pop star. Like Byron without the marsh fever, Take Fountain confirms his status as an extraordinary songwriter” [The Times]. 


    Fountain, incidentally, is a main East to West avenue in Los Angeles. When an aspiring starlet asked the film-star Bette Davis for advice on "the best way to get into Hollywood", Ms Davis replied "Take Fountain!"

    Tracklisting:
    1. On Ramp
    2. Interstate 5 (Extended Version)
    3. Always The Quiet One
    4. I'm From Further North Than You
    5. Mars Sparkles Down On Me
    6. Ringway To Seatac
    7. Don't Touch That Dial (Pacific Northwest Version)
    8. It's For You
    9. Larry's
    10. Queen Anne
    11. Perfect Blue
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