Archive for the ‘Releases’ category

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 […]

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 […]

WEDDING PRESENT BBC SESSION E.P. RELEASED

Hatch Records released a new 10″ by The Wedding Present entitled Huw Stephens Session on 9 November 2018. This E.P. comprises four tracks recorded for BBC Radio 1 at the legendary BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, on 19 July 2006. Track-listing Step Inside Love Lovin’ You Our Lips Are Sealed Back For Good David […]

CINERAMA BBC SESSION E.P. RELEASED

Hatch Records released a new 10″ by Cinerama entitled Marc Riley Session on 16 February 2018. This E.P. comprises four tracks recorded live for BBC Radio 6 Music at the legendary BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, on 14 July 2015. On this occasion the band were augmented by a string section, a flautist and […]

THE WEDDING PRESENT RE-RECORD ‘GEORGE BEST’ WITH STEVE ALBINI

On 22 September 2017, Scopitones released George Best 30, a re-recorded version of The Wedding Present’s debut album, on LP and CD. 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 […]

INSTRUMENTAL E.P. RELEASED

The Wedding Present have released a four track instrumental EP called Home Internationals which features the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. The EP was released by the El Segell Del Primavera record label on vinyl on Record Store Day 2017 [22 April 2017] and on CD on 19 May 2017. Track-listing : Scotland / Northern Ireland […]

SERIES OF CLASSIC LIVE WEDDING PRESENT ALBUMS RELEASED

The Wedding Present have released a series of live albums on their own label, Scopitones. This series of re-mastered double CDs collects recordings from The Wedding Present’s infamous ‘live tapes’; cassettes that the band sold at shows and through their fanzine in the 1980s and 1990s. The recordings were not available from anywhere else. Fans […]