Archive for the ‘Releases’ category

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 Pomona’s 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 Trees] and […]

RE-RECORDING OF ‘TOMMY’ RELEASED

The Wedding Present released ‘Tommy 30’ – featuring 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 the […]

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. Co-written by David Gedge and Wedding […]

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 […]

DEBUT SINGLE BY THE WEDDING PRESENT RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present re-released their debut single, ‘Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy!’ on the Preston label Optic Nerve Records on 26 April 2019. Track-listing A : Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy! B : (The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again This two track 7” – which is limited to 1,000 copies – was released […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

BBC SESSIONS COMPILATIONS RELEASED

On 15 February 2019, Hatch Records released the third in their series of compilations of BBC radio sessions by The Wedding Present. ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volume 3’ consists of two studio sessions from 2015 & 2016 and follows, rather unsurprisingly, ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volume 1’ and ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volume 2’. Few […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT AND CINERAMA RELEASE ‘49TH’ SINGLE

Wiaiwya Records released a split 7″ single from The Wedding Present and Cinerama on 7 December 2018. The single features covers of two hits originally released in 1977 – The Clash’s ‘White Riot’ [by The Wedding Present] and ABBA’s ‘The Name Of The Game’ [by Cinerama]. This is the 49th [and final] single of the […]