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The Wedding Present - The Hit Parade (10inch 4LP)

The Wedding Present - The Hit Parade (10inch 4LP)

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Exclusive RSD Edition Released 16th April 2016

Exclusively for Record Store Day, each of the 12 singles released in 1992 with its accompanying B side packaged in an newly designed Limited Edition 10inch boxed set of 750 copies.
Remastered and pressed across four 10inch discs, each contained in its own archive styled inner bagand sleeve. The whole project has been under the careful eye of David Gedge himself and with brand new sleeve notes by long time Weddos fan Nick Frost this is a fitting package for such a historic collection of singles.
Back the hey days of the explosion of the British indie rock scene, David Gedges Wedding Present were amongst the pioneers. Fast paced and obviously influenced by The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang Of Four the much heralded 1987 debut George Best was released on their own Reception label.
After the early singles and radio sessions were compiled and released as Tommy and the follow up Ukrainian album, the band signed to RCA and released their major labels debut album Bizarro and Seamonsters.
Then instead of ‘that difficult third album’ they took the unusual step in 1992 of releasing one limited edition single a month. This had never been done before by any band, only the legendary Elvis Presley, so it was a brave step. But this was the Wedding Present and under Gedges leadership the plan was a great success (for more info & tracklsting click product image).


The Wedding Present - The Hit Parade 2LP

The Wedding Present - The Hit Parade 2LP

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For the first time presented on one double album, each of the 12 singles released in 1992 with its accompanying B side.


Released 11th December 2015.

Remastered and pressed on 180g WHITE & BLACK vinyl, each disc comes in a newly designed artwork inner bag and packaged in a heavyweight outer sleeve all under the tutelage of David Gedge

After the early singles and radio sessions were compiled and released as Tommy and the follow up Ukrainian album, the band signed to RCA and released their major labels debut album Bizarro and Seamonsters. Then instead of 'that difficult third album' they took the unusual step in 1992 of releasing one limited edition single a month. This had never been done before by any band, only the legendary Elvis Presley, so it was a brave step. But this was the Wedding Present and under Gedges leadership the plan was a great success.

The A side for each single would be an original composition and the B side a cover version, which gave the band the opportunity to put their unique stamp on songs and experiment with some very interesting choices. They took on Isaac Hayes 'Theme From Shaft', David Bowies 'Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family' from his Ziggy inspired Diamond Dogs album. They also looked to more commercial pop material of Altered Images 'Think That It Might' and Bow Wow Wows 'Go Wild In The Country'. Each were given the Gedge treatment that Melody Maker once described as equivalent to 'sandpapering your ears'.



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