‘Sometimes These Words Just Don’t Have To Be Said’ - a Wedding Present ‘fanthology’ – was published by Red Planet on 15 September 2017.

With an introduction and commentary from David Gedge, ‘Sometimes These Words Just Don’t Have To Be Said’ is a collection of over 400 fan memories interspersed with contributions and insights from fellow Wedding Present founder members Peter Solowka and Shaun Charman.

Published in hardback [and, in 2019, in paperback], the book contains stories from a host of collaborators from throughout the band’s career, including ‘George Best’ & ‘Bizarro’ producer Chris Allison, Steve Albini, Steve Fisk and the Grammy Award winning Andrew Scheps.

From David Gedge’s school days through to concerts in 2016, the book is packed with full colour images, many previously unseen, including several from David’s personal archive.

It also contains contributions from many musician fans including Gaz Coombes [Supergrass], Mark Burgess [The Chameleons], Martin Noble [British Sea Power], Emma Pollock [The Delgados], John Robb [The Membranes], William Potter [CUD], Rolo McGinty [The Woodentops] and bands who have performed at David’s annual ‘At The Edge Of The Sea’ festival.

Other luminaries who have contributed to the book include actors Nick Frost & Ben Crompton, broadcasters Marc Riley, Shaun Keaveny, Andy Kershaw, Andrew Collins & Robin Ince, journalists Mark Beaumont & Ian Gittins and writers Ian Rankin, Mike Gayle & Peter Bowker.

The book gives a real insight into what it’s like to attract – or become one of – a coterie of passionate fans who have followed the group since the beginning. Many have fallen in love with – and to – the band’s music. As one fan describes it, ‘They have been the sound-track to my life.’

At 450 pages long The Wedding Present : Sometimes These Words Just Don’t Have To Be Said is published by Red Planet Books and you can purchase it via this web site by clicking here.

You can also download a digital version by clicking one of these links: Amazon, Google or Apple