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Gift to fans as Demon announce vast Wedding Present reissues

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Demon Music’s deluxe editions of the output of British indie rockers The Wedding Present have been long in the planning and are finally due for release in October 2014.

Fans will surely agree it’s been worth the wait since each of the eight albums reissued (including compilations Tommy and Hit Parade and the 6-track EP Mini) will be a offered as very generous 3CD+DVD editions. Each set will include a host of additional material including B-sides, demos, radio sessions and live tracks. The DVDs each have promo videos, TV appearances and more. These are presented in Demon’s favoured casebound book packaging.

If you think you are likely to pick up more than a few (or even all of these sets), then it may well be worth considering one of Demon’s ‘fan bundles’ which are available exclusively through their Wedding Present online store.

The eight reissues are split into two bundles – 1987-1991 and 1992-1996 – and each comes with an exclusive seven-inch single with recordings made in 2014. The mega-bundle (“The Complete Collection”) brings everything together and you get all eight sets and two seven-inch singles. Or to put it another way 34-discs!!

These are all available individually on Amazon of course, and will be released on 20 October 2014. You will find full track listings below.


George Best

Tommy

Bizarro

Seamonsters

The Hit Parade

Watsui

Mini

Saturnalia


Full Track listings

georgebest

George Best

CD1

GEORGE BEST

  • 01. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 02. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
  • 03. Don’t Be So Hard
  • 04. A Million Miles
  • 05. All This And More
  • 06. My Favourite Dress
  • 07. Shatner
  • 08. Something And Nothing
  • 09. It’s What You Want That Matters
  • 10. Give My Love To Kevin
  • 11. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
  • 12. You Can’t Moan Can You?

NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS

  • 13. All About Eve
  • 14. Getting Nowhere Fast
  • 15. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
  • 16. Nothing Comes Easy
  • 17. Don’t Laugh
  • 18. I’m Not Always So Stupid
  • 19. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
  • 20. Not From Where I’m Standing
  • 21. Give My Love To Kevin (Acoustic Version)
  • 22. Getting Better
  • 23. Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable?

CD 2

ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS

  • 01. I’m Not Always So Stupid (Alternate Version)
  • 02. Anyone Can Make A Mistake (Live Version)

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 3 March 1987

  • 03. Give My Love To Kevin
  • 04. Something And Nothing
  • 05. A Million Miles
  • 06. Getting Nowhere Fast

IN CONCERT LONDON TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB 11 October 1988

  • 07. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 08. I’m Not Always So Stupid
  • 09. Don’t Be So Hard
  • 10. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
  • 11. Be Honest
  • 12. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
  • 13. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
  • 14. My Favourite Dress

SWEDISH RADIO SESSION 27 March 1988

  • 15. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
  • 16. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
  • 17. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
  • 18. A Million Miles
  • 19. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
  • 20. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 21. I’m Not Always So Stupid
  • 22. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
  • 23. It’s Not Unusual

 CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO. 3 ROTTERDAM 30 March 1988

  • 01. Introduction
  • 02. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
  • 03. Never Said
  • 04. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
  • 05. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 06. Not From Where I’m Standing
  • 07. This Boy Can Wait
  • 08. A Million Miles
  • 09. Why are You Being So Reasonable Now?
  • 10. Don’t Be So Hard
  • 11. Nothing Comes Easy
  • 12. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
  • 13. I’m Not Always So Stupid
  • 14. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm

DVD

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

  • My Favourite Dress
  • Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
  • Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?

 ADDITIONAL LIVE VIDEOS

  • I’m Not Always So Stupid
  • Give My Love To Kevin
  • Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft

TV APPEARANCE

  • Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm (‘Calendar’ Performance – March 1988)

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘George Best’, 2014
  • + Something And Nothing (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

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Tommy

CD 1 

TOMMY

  • 01. Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy!
  • 02. (The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again
  • 03. Once More
  • 04. At The Edge Of The Sea
  • 05. Living And Learning
  • 06. This Boy Can Wait
  • 07. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
  • 08. Felicity
  • 09. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
  • 10. Never Said
  • 11. Every Mother’s Son
  • 12. My Favourite Dress

ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS

  • 13. Living And Learning (Alternate Version)
  • 14. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (Alternate Version)
  • 15. Living And Learning (Alternate Version)
  • 16. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (Alternate Version)
  • 17. Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy! (Live Version)

CD 2

BBC RADIO 1 ANDY KERSHAW SESSION 26 November 1985

  • 01. My Favourite Dress
  • 02. At The Edge Of The Sea
  • 03. Once More
  • 04. Living And Learning

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 11 February 1986

  • 05. This Boy Can Wait

BBC RADIO 1 EVENING SHOW 20 April 1986

  • 06. Felicity
  • 07. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
  • 08. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
  • 09. Shatner
  • 10. My Favourite Dress
  • 11. I Found That Essence Rare
  • 12. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 26 October 1986

  • 13. All About Eve
  • 14. Don’t Laugh
  • 15. Never Said
  • 16. Don’t Be So Hard
  • 17. Hopak

 CD 3

LIVE TAPE No.1 LEICESTER POLYTECHNIC 5 May 1987

  • 01. This Boy Can Wait
  • 02. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 03. All This And More
  • 04. A Million Miles
  • 05. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
  • 06. I Regret Everything
  • 07. Something And Nothing
  • 08. It’s What You Want That Matters
  • 09. My Favourite Dress
  • 10. Never Said
  • 11. Give My Love To Kevin
  • 12. Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy!
  • 13. Getting Nowhere Fast
  • 14. Once More

DVD – PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

  • Once More
  • My Favourite Dress
  • At The Edge Of The Sea
  • You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS

  • This Boy Can Wait (Super 8 Footage)
  • Go Out And Get Em’ Boy! (Super 8 Footage)

TV APPEARANCES

  • My Favourite Dress (BBC Leeds TV – 1986)
  • You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (The Other Side Of Midnight – 1988)

 FEATURE INTERVIEW

  •  Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Tommy’, 2014
  • + My Favourite Dress (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

bizzaro

Bizarro

CD 1

BIZARRO

  • 01. Brassneck
  • 02. Crushed
  • 03. No
  • 04. Thanks
  • 05. Kennedy
  • 06. What Have I Said Now?
  • 07. Granadaland
  • 08. Bewitched
  • 09. Take Me!
  • 10. Be Honest

 NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS

  • 11. Unfaithful
  • 12. One Day This Will All Be Yours
  • 13. It’s Not Unusual
  • 14. Brassneck (Single Version)
  • 15. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
  • 16. Gone
  • 17. Box Elder

CD 2

ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS

  • 01. Don’t Dictate
  • 02. Be Honest (Electric Demo Version)
  • 03. Kennedy (Demo Version)
  • 04. No (Demo Version)
  • 05. Take Me! (Demo Version)
  • 06. Unfaithful (Demo Version)

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 24 May 1988

  • 07. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
  • 08. Unfaithful
  • 09. Take Me!
  • 10. Happy Birthday

 JOHN PEEL’S 50TH BIRTHDAY 29 August 1989

  • 11. What Have I Said Now?
  • 12. Crushed
  • 13. Kennedy
  • 14. Thanks
  • 15. Bewitched
  • 16. Granadaland

 CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO. 6 FRANKFURT 3 November 1989

  • 01. Brassneck
  • 02. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
  • 03. Kennedy
  • 04. Granadaland
  • 05. Bewitched
  • 06. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 07. I’m Not Always So Stupid
  • 08. Crushed
  • 09. Gone
  • 10. Give My Love To Kevin
  • 11. My Favourite Dress
  • 12. Take Me!
  • 13. What Have I Said Now?

 DVD

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

  • Kennedy
  • Brassneck

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS

  • Don’t Talk, Just Kiss (Live Version)
  • Granadaland (Live Version)
  • Bewitched (Live Version)
  • Take Me! (Super 8 Video)
  • What Have I Said Now? (Studio Footage)

TV APPEARANCES

  • Brassneck (Top Of The Pops – February 1990)
  • Happy Birthday (Club X – August 1989)

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Bizarro’, 2014
  • + Thanks (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

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Seamonsters

CD1

SEAMONSTERS

  • 01. Dalliance
  • 02. Dare
  • 03. Suck
  • 04. Blonde
  • 05. Rotterdam
  • 06. Lovenest
  • 07. Corduroy
  • 08. Carolyn
  • 09. Heather
  • 10. Octopussy

 NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS

  • 11. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
  • 12. Crawl
  • 13. Corduroy (Single Version)
  • 14. She’s My Best Friend
  • 15. Niagara
  • 16. Mothers
  • 17. Dan Dare
  • 18. Fleshworld

CD 2

ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS

  • 01. Take Me! (Live Version)
  • 02. What Have I Said Now? (Live Version)
  • 03. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (Alternate Version)

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 14 October 1990

  • 04. Dalliance
  • 05. Heather
  • 06. Blonde
  • 07. Niagara

 LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA 19 January 1991

  • 08. Dalliance
  • 09. Corduroy
  • 10. Crawl
  • 11. Brassneck
  • 12. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
  • 13. Kennedy
  • 14. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

BBC RADIO 5 ‘HIT THE NORTH’ SESSION 1991

  • 15. Heather
  • 16. Dalliance
  • 17. Dare
  • 18. Carolyn
  • 19. Crawl

CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO.10 UPPSALA 13 November 1991

  • 01. Dalliance
  • 02. Go-Go Dancer
  • 03. Corduroy
  • 04. Crawl
  • 05. Heather
  • 06. Rotterdam
  • 07. Brassneck
  • 08. Come Play With Me
  • 09. Blonde
  • 10. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • 11. Silver Shorts
  • 12. Suck
  • 13. Lovenest
  • 14. Blue Eyes
  • 15. Dare
  • 16. Octopussy

DVD

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

  • Crawl
  • Dalliance

TV APPEARANCE – TOP OF THE POPS

  • Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (27 September 1990)

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Seamonsters’, 2014
  • + Dare (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

hitparade

The Hit Parade

CD1

THE HIT PARADE SINGLES

#1 6 January 1992

  • 01. Blue Eyes
  • 02. Cattle And Cane

#2 3 February 1992

  • 03. Go-Go Dancer
  • 04. Don’t Cry No Tears

#3 2 March 1992

  • 05. Three
  • 06. Think That It Might

 #4 6 April 1992

  • 07. Silver Shorts
  • 08. Falling

#5 4 May 1992

  • 09. Come Play With Me
  • 10. Pleasant Valley Sunday

#6 1 June 1992

  • 11. California
  • 12. Let’s Make Some Plans

#7 6 July 1992

  • 13. Flying Saucer
  • 14. Rocket

#8 3 August 1992

  • 15. Boing! (7” Version)
  • 16. Theme From Shaft

#9 7 September 1992

  • 17. Loveslave
  • 18. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family

#10 5 October 1992

  • 19. Sticky
  • 20. Go Wild In The Country

#11 2 November 1992

  • 21. The Queen Of Outer Space
  • 22. U.F.O.

CD 2

#12 7 December

  • 01. No Christmas
  • 02. Step Into Christmas

ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS

  • 03. Boing! (Single Version)
  • 04. Blue Eyes (Radio Remix)
  • 05. Cumberland Gap
  • 06. Signal

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 17 March 1992

  • 07. California
  • 08. Flying Saucer
  • 09. Softly Softly
  • 10. Come Play With Me

BBC RADIO 1 MARK GOODIER SESSION 17 October 1992

  • 11. Sticky
  • 12. No Christmas
  • 13. Loveslave
  • 14. The Queen Of Outer Space

BBC RADIO LEEDS SESSION January 1992

  • 15. Blue Eyes
  • 16. Go-Go Dancer
  • 17. Three
  • 18. Silver Shorts

BBC WORLD SERVICE SESSION June 1992

  • 19. Silver Shorts
  • 20. Flying Saucer
  • 21. Boing!
  • 22. California

CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO. 11 DEN HAAG 30 October 1992

  • 01. Boing!
  • 02. Go-Go Dancer
  • 03. Lovenest
  • 04. Silver Shorts
  • 05. Blue Eyes
  • 06. Blonde
  • 07. Kennedy
  • 08. Suck
  • 09. Loveslave
  • 10. Silver Shorts
  • 11. The Queen Of Outer Space
  • 12. Bewitched
  • 13. Crawl
  • 14. Heather
  • 15. Sticky
  • 16. Come Play With Me
  • 17. Brassneck
  • 18. Corduroy
  • 19. Dare
  • 20. Dalliance
  • 21. Flying Saucer

DVD

DICK YORK’S WARDROBE THE HIT PARADE VIDEOS

  • No Christmas
  • The Queen Of Outer Space
  • Sticky
  • LoveSlave
  • Boing!
  • Flying Saucer
  • California
  • Come Play With Me
  • Silver Shorts
  • Three
  • Go-Go Dancer
  • Blue Eyes
  • Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
  • Step Into Christmas

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS

  • Blue Eyes (Alternate Version)
  • Boing! (Alternate Version)

TV APPEARANCES – TOP OF THE POPS

  • Blue Eyes (1992)
  • Three (1992)
  • California (1992)
  • Flying Saucer (1992)

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘The Hit Parade’, 2014
  • + The Queen Of Outer Space (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

watusi

WATUSI

CD 1

WATUSI

  • 01. So Long, Baby
  • 02. Click Click
  • 03. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
  • 04. Let Him Have It
  • 05. Gazebo
  • 06. Shake It
  • 07. Spangle
  • 08. It’s A Gas
  • 09. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
  • 10. Big Rat
  • 11. Catwoman
  • 12. Hot Pants

NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS

  • 13. Le Bikini
  • 14. Flame On
  • 15. Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be?)
  • 16. Jumper Clown
  • 17. It’s A Gas (Acoustic Version)
  • 18. Bubbles
  • 19. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (Alternate Version)
  • 20. Spangle (Alternate Version)
  • 21. Gazebo (Alternate Version)
  • 22. So Long, Baby (Alternate Version)
  • 23. It’s A Gas (Single Version)

CD 2

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 22 March 1994

  • 01. Gazebo (Electric Version)
  • 02. So Long, Baby
  • 03. Spangle (Electric Version)
  • 04. Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be?)

BBC RADIO 1 EVENING SHOW 17 September 1994

  • 05. Click Click
  • 06. It’s A Gas
  • 07. Hot Pants
  • 08. Catwoman

LIVE AT PHOENIX FESTIVAL 14 July 1995

  • 09. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
  • 10. Kennedy
  • 11. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
  • 12. Click Click
  • 13. It’s A Gas
  • 14. Spangle (Acoustic Version)
  • 15. Gazebo (Acoustic Version)
  • 16. Fleshworld
  • 17. Sucker
  • 18. The Queen Of Outer Space

BBC RADIO 5 ‘HIT THE NORTH’ SESSION 1993

  • 19. Let Him Have It
  • 20. Catwoman
  • 21. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
  • 22. Bubbles
  • 23. Flame On

CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO. 14 ROUEN 17 March 1995

  • 01. So Long, Baby
  • 02. Blue Eyes
  • 03. It’s A Gas
  • 04. Dare
  • 05. Dalliance
  • 06. Click Click
  • 07. Silver Shorts
  • 08. Spangle
  • 09. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
  • 10. Loveslave
  • 11. Jet Girl
  • 12. Kennedy
  • 13. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
  • 14. Come Play With Me
  • 15. Gazebo
  • 16. California
  • 17. Catwoman

DVD

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

  • Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

TV APPEARANCE

  • Swimming Pools, Movie Stars (The Esther Rantzen Show – 1994)

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Watusi’, 2014
  • + Gazebo (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

mini

MINI

CD 1

MINI

  • 01. Drive
  • 02. Love Machine
  • 03. Go, Man, Go
  • 04. Mercury
  • 05. Convertible
  • 06. Sports Car

NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS

  • 07. Sucker
  • 08. Waiting On The Guns
  • 09. Jet Girl (Original Version)
  • 10. Red Shoes By The Drugstore

CD 2

BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 3 December 1995

  • 01. Drive
  • 02. Love Machine
  • 03. Sports Car
  • 04. Go, Man, Go

BBC SOUND CITY 12 April 1996

  • 05. John Peel Introduces The Wedding Present
  • 06. Silver Shorts
  • 07. Love Machine
  • 08. Snake Eyes
  • 09. Sports Car
  • 10. Convertible
  • 11. Click Click
  • 12. My Favourite Dress
  • 13. Real Thing
  • 14. It’s A Gas
  • 15. Skin Diving
  • 16. Sucker
  • 17. Corduroy
  • 18. Mini Prize Draw

CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO. 16 DETROIT 21 March 1996

  • 01. Sucker
  • 02. Skin Diving
  • 03. Dare
  • 04. Love Machine
  • 05. Convertible
  • 06. Click Click
  • 07. Drive
  • 08. Go, Man, Go
  • 09. Mercury
  • 10. It’s A Gas
  • 11. Corduroy
  • 12. Snake Eyes
  • 13. Bewitched
  • 14. Real Thing
  • 15. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
  • 16. Sports Car
  • 17. Flying Saucer

DVD

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Mini’, 2014
  • + Drive (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

saturnalia

Saturnalia

CD1

SATURNALIA

  • 01. Venus
  • 02. Real Thing
  • 03. Dreamworld
  • 04. 2, 3, Go
  • 05. Snake Eyes
  • 06. Hula Doll
  • 07. Big Boots
  • 08. Montreal
  • 09. Skin Diving
  • 10. Jet Girl
  • 11. Kansas
  • 12. 50s

NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS

  • 13. Project Cenzo
  • 14. Where Everybody Knows Your Name (The Theme From ‘Cheers’)
  • 15. Sports Car (Acoustic Version)
  • 16. Jet Girl (Acoustic Version)
  • 17. Real Thing (Acoustic Version)
  • 18. Up

 CD 2

LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL 25 August 1996

  • 01. Go-Go Dancer
  • 02. Sports Car
  • 03. Kansas
  • 04. 2, 3, Go
  • 05. Bewitched
  • 06. Venus
  • 07. Loveslave
  • 08. Real Thing
  • 09. Drive
  • 10. Montreal
  • 11. Come Play With Me
  • 12. Brassneck
  • 13. Crawl

VIRGIN RADIO ACOUSTIC SESSION 1996

  • 14. Rotterdam
  • 15. Montreal

 BBC RADIO LONDON ACOUSTIC SESSION 17 January 1997

  • 16. Rotterdam
  • 17. Real Thing

CD 3

LIVE TAPE NO. 17 MUNICH 21 December 1996

  • 01. Drive
  • 02. Gazebo
  • 03. Venus
  • 04. Loveslave
  • 05. Real Thing
  • 06. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
  • 07. Heather
  • 08. Crawl
  • 09. Montreal
  • 10. 2, 3, Go
  • 11. Blue Eyes
  • 12. Snake Eyes
  • 13. Sports Car
  • 14. Kansas
  • 15. Dreamworld
  • 16. Kennedy
  • 17. Come Play With Me
  • 18. What Have I Said Now?

DVD

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS

  • Montreal

FEATURE INTERVIEW

  • Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Saturnalia’, 2014
  • +Jet Girl (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

George Best

Tommy

Bizarro

Seamonsters

The Hit Parade

Watsui

Mini

Saturnalia


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24 responses to Gift to fans as Demon announce vast Wedding Present reissues

  1. dudemeister says:

    That is a pretty amazing re-issue set they’ve put together here. I’m actually disappointed that I don’t like the Wedding Present enough to want this.

  2. Tim says:

    This is so amazing! They even included all of the mail-order tapes!

  3. Tim says:

    So much for the fans in the States.

  4. DP says:

    Although I can’t get the bundles since I live in the states, I did order these quite some time ago on Amazon for 2-4 pounds less than they are currently. Score!

  5. Gazelle says:

    Wow, what an exhaustive track listing!

    A few minor quibbles/comments that have sprung to mind after an initial perusal:

    1) ‘Living And Learning’ from the original Tommy track listing is from the Andy Kershaw Evening Session. Has this version been inadvertently duplicated on CD2?

    2) ‘Felicity’, ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ and ‘You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends’ from the original Tommy track listing are from the first John Peel session. Have these versions been inadvertently duplicated on CD2 and labelled ‘Evening Show sessions’?

    3) ‘This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer)’ from the legendary NME C86 cassette has not been added as an extra track on Tommy. (Possibly due to the recent CD86 reissue?)

    4) There are two alternate versions of ‘You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends’ and ‘Living And Learning’ listed for CD1 of Tommy. Is this a typo? Also, is the alternate version of ‘You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends’ the original 7″ single version (which to my knowledge has never been released on CD)?

    5) Single edits for ‘Dalliance’ and ‘Lovenest’ from Seamonsters appear to be missing.

    6) The single edit for ‘2, 3, Go’ from Saturnalia also appears to be missing.

    7) The Ukrainian Peel Sessions have not been included as extra tracks. (However, these are available on The Complete Peel Sessions box set.)

    8) Several live tapes have not been included as extra tracks. (However, these are (will be?) available on the yearly Live series of CDs.)

    • DJB says:

      1) Fully aware of the duplication! CD 2 now houses the complete session available

      2) Yes, this is an older version of tracklist – tracks 6 – 8 are all from Peel Session recorded 11 February 1986

      3) Spot on

      4) No typo, 2 versions of each! Here are the credits for the alternative tracks

      13. LIVING AND LEARNING
      (ALTERNATE VERSION) 2:38
      B Side of REC003/12 – This Boy Can Wait

      14. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS KEEP IN TOUCH
      WITH YOUR FRIENDS (ALTERNATE VERSION) 2:55
      B Side of REC003/12 – This Boy Can Wait

      15. LIVING AND LEARNING (ALTERNATE VERSION) 3:02
      B Side of RANT 001 – Raging Sun Compilation

      16. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS KEEP IN TOUCH
      WITH YOUR FRIENDS (ALTERNATE VERSION) 2:59
      A Side of SHELTER 1 – Ideal Guest House Compilation

      5/6) Didn’t make the cut

      7) It was decided to keep the Ukrainian material separate early on.

      8) The live tapes were specifically selected to best match the era and for the performance. Sure the rest will surface!

      • Gazelle says:

        Many thanks for clarification. I’m pleased to hear the original ‘single’ versions of ‘You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends’ and ‘Living And Learning’ are included as I do not have these on CD. (The fact they were labelled ‘alternate’ versions threw me, as to my mind these are the definitive original versions.) Not sure I agree with the logic to intentionally have duplicated tracks on an album, but understand the motivation to keep both the original Tommy track listing and the original radio sessions intact. Roll on October…

  6. Bert Hopkins says:

    “No, you’ll go away
    OF COURSE THAT’S NOT WHAT I WANT
    Oh, I’ve missed you
    That’s what I thought you’d say
    But you must know that I can’t resist you”

  7. Tim H says:

    Agree with dudemeister…a bar setting example of reissues….but sadly the music is lost on me so I won’t be benefitting from these corkers…

  8. JL says:

    As enticing as these sound I’m not preordering anything anymore as half of what I get are remastered at ear bleeding levels. Hope these turn out good for later purchase.

  9. John says:

    I am cautiously optimistic. The original CD releases and the later expanded releases were reasonably well mastered, and retained a good dynamic range in a genre that is infamous for ear-piercing compression. TWP have some great songs, though some might find DG’s vocals an acquired taste. Like ‘JL’ above, I’ll will wait to hear news and reviews before I dive in.

  10. johnny says:

    Those ‘bundles’ aren’t particularly great value…Unless you place much value in the 2 limited edition 2014 7″ singles (yawn…) then they work out at £14 – £15 per album…. They even charge you for P&P…

  11. Phil Wilson says:

    The bundle of all 8 albums, plus the 2 x 7″ singles signed by David Gedge costs £111 overall, so £13.87 per album (with the 7″s effecitvely free). Not sure why the individual sets of 4 CDs + 7″ are £59.99 (+ postage) and the set of 8 £104.99 (+postage).

    Be quick though, only 3oo bundles with the signed 7″s

  12. auteur55 says:

    I own the reissues that have a lot of the same bonus tracks as these and really good remastering. But damn I love TWP so much I just have to buy these. Going to cost about 130 to order them from UK

  13. Ross says:

    Where’s Undercurrent?

    • Gazelle says:

      Good question – I’d not considered that one. Originally found on a flexi attached to issue 5 of Ablaze! magazine, this is a cover of a Pacific Surfers’ number from Surfin’ Wild. Released in 1993, this would logically relate to either the Hit Parade or Watusi reissues although I’m not sure there would be room on either of their respective second CDs to house this (albeit short) instrumental track.

  14. Gary C says:

    Amazing sets, surely the envy of other bands at that level of success who still have not got their respective catalogues in order and released properly.
    Save the SDE complete Smiths, which I couldn’t afford to buy (and it was mostly old ground) I’m hoping somewhere along the line, we shall se something like this presided over by Johnny at some stage.
    Shall be picking up George Best at least.
    I saw TWP at Primavera 2014 and they can still crank it out with the best of them.

    • Stan Butler says:

      Gary, The Smiths reissues pale into insignificance compared to these fantastic sets.

      The Smiths reissues were simply remastered. The packaging was exactly as the original CDs (minimal), even repeating the wrong artwork on Hatful of Hollow and Meat is Murder (the stand alone releases). The 12″ tracks not on the compilations were not included in the physical releases. Likewise the BBC Session tracks not on Hatful of Hollow were nowhere to be seen.

      • Gary C says:

        As I said Stan, wishing someone would allow the same treatment on the Smiths catalogue as has been lavished on TWP with these individual SDE’s

        I’m well aware of The Smiths SDE shortcomings…Stephane at Passions Just like Mine did some splendid mock ups a few months back which would be ideal…

  15. Yoshiaki says:

    Where’s “This Boy Can Wait” 7″ Edit? and “Flying Saucer” original 7″ Edit? “Lay Off”, “Will You Be Up There?” and lots of rare tracks have not been issued on CD.

    • Gazelle says:

      I wasn’t previously aware of ‘Lay Off’ and ‘Will You Be Up There?’, but the former is currently available to view in rehearsal recording format on YouTube and the latter is listed on Discogs as a track from a self-released four track cassette recorded at the Billiard Room, Leeds in 1984. (The other three tracks on the cassette are ‘(The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again’, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room’.)

  16. hyperfex says:

    Anyone’s order got also canceled?

  17. Jan says:

    I’ve just had a ‘refund’ for two of the collections from MyPlay who were doing the official; Wedding Present site orders. No message. I’m guessing they have over subscribed? Any one else getting refunds?

  18. Liam Bastick says:

    I can confirm I had one of my orders cancelled too.

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