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SECOND SINGLE BY THE WEDDING PRESENT TO BE RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present are set to re-release their second single, ‘Once More’ on the Preston label Optic Nerve Records on 20 March 2020. This two track 7” – which will be limited to 1,000 copies – will be released as part of Optic Nerve’s ‘Optic Sevens 2.0’ reissue series. The label re-released ‘Go Out And […]

DAVID GEDGE RELEASES AUTO-BIOGRAPHY IN COMIC BOOK FORM

Scopitones has been publishing David Gedge’s biographical comic book since 2012. Tales From The Wedding Present chronicles the enthralling adventures of David and the band. Together with his long-time bass player, Terry de Castro, David has teamed up with celebrated cartoonist Lee Thacker to share stories from his life. David has been leading The Wedding […]

GEORGE BEST AND TOMMY RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present’s debut album George Best and accompanying compilation Tommy were re-issued by Play It Again Sam Records on 11 October 2019. George Best was originally released on the band’s own label, Reception Records, in 1987. This new version will be available as a limited edition green vinyl LP comprising the original twelve tracks […]

WEDDING PRESENT BOOK PUBLISHED

THE WEDDING PRESENT : SOMETIMES THESE WORDS JUST DON’T HAVE TO BE SAID ‘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 […]

LIVE BIZARRO CONCERT RELEASED ON CD & DVD

THE WEDDING PRESENT LIVE 2010 BIZARRO PLAYED LIVE IN MUNICH Released : 6 August 2019 In 2010, The Wedding Present played a series of concert dates to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the release of their classic major label debut album, Bizarro. The band decided to record and film the Munich show on that tour […]

DAVID GEDGE DISCUSSES KEY SONGS IN NEW BOOK

Pomona Books published a new book written by David Gedge on 31 July 2019. This is the fourth release in the imprint’s highly collectable ‘Sleevenotes’ series, where musicians choose tracks from their back catalogue and provide telling insights into their creation, meaning or mood. David follows on from Bob Stanley [St. Etienne], Mark Lanegan [Screaming […]

RE-RECORDING OF ‘TOMMY’ RELEASED

The Wedding Present released ‘Tommy 30’ – featuring new re-recordings of the tracks from their ‘Tommy’ compilation album of 1989 – on 9 August 2019 via Scopitones Records. The album was released in three forms: CD, LP [with CD included], and blue vinyl LP [with CD included]. The tracks on ‘Tommy 30’ were recorded at […]

FIRST EVER WEDDING PRESENT PICTURE DISC RELEASED

The Wedding Present released a new single on Come Play With Me Records on 2 August 2019. The single – ‘Jump In, The Water’s Fine’ c/w ‘Panama’ – came in the form of a 7″ and a limited edition 10″ picture disc featuring specially commissioned artwork from Darren Hayman. There was also a clear vinyl […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT’S UKRAINIAN PEEL SESSIONS GET 30TH ANNIVERSARY RE-RELEASE

Hatch Records of Leeds released The Complete Ukrainian John Peel Sessions – by The Wedding Present – on 26 April 2019. This new release includes all three Ukrainian Wedding Present Peel sessions [re-mastered here for the first time] along with extensive sleeve-notes and a new sleeve design from the original artist Jonathan ‘Hitch’ Hitchen. Also […]

‘SINGLE THAT NEVER WAS’ TO BE RELEASED AFTER 30 YEARS

‘The Single That Never Was’ On Saturday 13 April, Hatch Records of Leeds released a new Wedding Present Ukrainian style 7” single for Record Store Day 2019. When The Wedding Present signed to RCA Records in December 1988 they set about persuading their new label to release ‘Ukrainski Vistupi V Johna Peela’ – a compilation […]