THE WEDDING PRESENT RELEASE BBC SESSIONS COMPILATION
On 9 December 2016, Hatch Records, in conjunction with BBC Radio 6 Music, released the first in a series of compilations of radio sessions by The Wedding Present. ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volume 1’ consists of three studio sessions from 2007, 2008 & 2010.
Highlighting the incredible consistency of David Gedge´s prolific songwriting over the period of three decades, the release includes a rollicking ‘Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft’, a sterling rendition of stone-cold proto-indie classic ‘Brassneck’, an anger-filled ‘Heather’ and a ripping version of ‘Don’t Take Me Home Until I’m Drunk’. Also included is live favourite ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name’, a cover of the theme music to the classic US sitcom ‘Cheers’.
One of the most listened-to music shows on 6 Music, Marc Riley is synonymous with popular radio; his long-running, Sony Radio Academy Award-nominated weekday evening show mixes classics with the cutting-edge.