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Wet Wet Wet / Picture This / 4-disc super deluxe edition box set

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Wet Wet Wet‘s sixth album Picture This will be reissued in October as a four-disc super deluxe edition box set and a two-CD deluxe set.

The 1995 release spawned six singles including Love Is All Around which spent a staggering 15 consecutive weeks at number one in the UK chart, thanks in no small part to the song being featured in the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The Super Deluxe Edition will comprise of three CDs and a DVD. The set will feature the original album remastered and two bonus CDs with the first featuring “B-sides, rarities and demos” and the second containing live tracks (largely BBC-related). The DVD will be 1995’s All Around and In The Crowd Wembley Arena concert and will add promo videos and Top of the Pops appearances. Full track listing below.

As well as an exclusive booklet with new sleeve notes and interviews, this comes with a recreation of one of the official fan club magazines Splash from 1995.

The two-CD deluxe edition contains the remastered album and the B-sides, rarities and demos disc.

Picture This is released on 30 October 2015.

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Disc 1 – Picture This
Julia Says
After The Love Goes
Somewhere Somehow
Gypsy Girl
Don’t Want To Forgive Me Now
She Might Never Know
Someone Like You
Love Is My Shepherd
She’s All On My Mind
Morning
Home Tonight
Love Is All Around

Disc 2 – B-Sides, Rarities and Demos
I Can Give You Everything (7″ Arthur Baker House Remix)
Morning (Youth 1995 Remix)
Dixie
Ain’t No Stoppin’ / Le Freak (Live From Wembley Arena, 11 December 1993)
Is This Love (Live From Wembley Arena, 11 December 1993)
Roll ‘Um Easy (Live From The London Arena, June 1995)
Celebration (Live From Wembley Arena, June 1995)
Somewhere Somehow (Live From Glasgow SECC, July 1995)
She Might Never Know (Live From Sheffield Arena, June 1995)
All You Need Is Love (Live From Glasgow SECC, July 1995)
She’s All On My Mind (Live From Newcastle Arena, December 1995)
Julia Says (Live From Jakarta Plenary Hall, 4 October 1995)
Goodnight Girl ( Live From Melbourne The Carousel, 25 September 1994)
Home Tonight (Demo Version)
Gypsy Girl (Demo Version)
After The Love Goes (Demo Version)
Morning V1 ( Demo Version 1)
Morning V2 ( Demo Version 2)

Disc 3 – Live at the BBC and Beyond
Julia Says (Live From The Tarlair Music Festival, 26 June 1994)
In The Ghetto (Live From BBC1 Comic Relief, 17 March 1995)
Angel Eyes (Live Acoustic Session From BBC Radio 1, 17 March 1995)
Julia Says (Live Acoustic Session From BBC Radio 1, 17 March 1995)
Gypsy Girl (Live Acoustic Session From BBC Radio 1, 17 March 1995)
Somewhere Somehow (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
East Of The River (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
I Can Give You Everything (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Wishing I Was Lucky (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Julia Says (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Goodnight Girl (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Lip Service (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Temptation (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Love Is All Around (Live From The BBC Hippodrome, 3 April 1995)
Love Is My Shepherd (Live From Dubai Congress Centre, 17 October 1995)
Pulling Mussels From The Shell (Live From Wembley Arena, 5 December 1995)
Hourglass (Live From Wembley Arena, 5 December 1995)
Morning (Live From Glasgow SECC, July 1995)
It’s Now Or Never (Live From Elvis: The Tribute, Memphis Pyramid, 8 October 1994)

Disc 4 – Picture This DVD

Picture This – All Around and In The Crowd Concert Wembley Arena, July 30, 1995

Don’t Want To Forgive Me Now
Wishing I Was Lucky
Get Ready
Temptation
She Might Never Know
Somewhere Somehow
Love Is My Shepherd
Someone Like You
Julia Says
East Of The River
Lip Service
I Can Give You Everything
Roll ‘Um Easy
Celebration
Gypsy Girl
With A Little Help From My Friends
Goodnight Girl
High On The Happy Side
Love Is All Around
Home Tonight
All You Need Is Love

Promo Videos

Love Is All Around
Julia Says
Don’t Want To Forgive Me Now
Somewhere Somehow
She’s All On My Mind
Morning

Top Of The Pops Performances
Love Is All Around (1 September 1994)
Julia Says (9 March 1995)
Don’t Want To Forgive Me Now (15 June 1995)
She’s All On My Mind (7 December 1995)
Morning (28 March 1996)

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20 responses to Wet Wet Wet / Picture This / 4-disc super deluxe edition box set

  1. omar says:

    I’m surprised they haven’t had their older albums remastered and reissued. They’re past due, aren’t they?

  2. Griffin says:

    I’d like to see their first & second album in super deluxe edition with all the mixes. From this album I only liked the 2 singles Love is all around & Julia says. I bought the 2 CD singles back then with:
    Love is all around TV Mix,
    I can give you everything 12″ House Mix by Arthur Baker &
    Julia says Synth String Version by Bob Clearmountain.

    All of these are not here. Instead it’s with almost 2 CD’s Live stuff, not my thing. I’ll pass! Record companies really have no clue of what the fans want. They chose the album(s) with no/less unreleased on CD tracks/mixes so they can put lots of live stuff on!?!? If they went for Popped in souled out or Holding back the river with all the unreleased or vinyl on remixes on them. They will sell a lot of them ;)

  3. Soren says:

    agree with Griffin. To much live stuff (again…)

  4. Kauwgompie says:

    All the live stuff is seriously disappointing. What about the remixes? No thanks, not for me. Again, a wasted opportunity to give fans what they want. Why 2 live discs if there are remixes available? Pfff….

  5. AnonyMousE says:

    Dear Phil and dear Garbage,
    I know it can be improved, but the Wets reissue is way, way better than yours. I know, the Wets !!!
    I feel so sorry for you both !

    • Mike says:

      The complaints with PC and here are virtually the same, no remixes and too much live stuff (except that in PCs Face Value case there are not really any remixes, so the complaint is a little unfair…), so I am nkt seeing how this offer is any better, by piling on more unwanted stuff ?

      As to DVDs, I never care for them, I do not even play them once, so they do not add any value when I decide whether to buy a reissue or not

  6. bob says:

    What is it with all this live stuff on these box sets? I hate live recordings and even people who don’t mind them only listen to them once.
    Maybe it is a cheap way of filling a CD?

  7. CJ Feeney says:

    Have to disagree with the commentators here and on the Phil Collins thread, live recordings from many artists are preferable to quota-quickie remixes in most cases. Wet Wet Wet had a good appreciation of the history of soul music, and the live tracks here have a good amount of well chosen cover versions. I think that WWW have more control over their live sets than they do over their remixes and the live material, thirty years later, is where you see the “real” band.

  8. Daniel says:

    I agree CJ…a good live recording can be amazing! IMO 90% of remixes can ruin an album track and be mind numbingly boring. There are exceptions but…you know what I mean.

  9. Eric says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have truly jumped the SDE shark. A four-disc set of an album that’s filled up the charity shops for years, bloated up with live material.

    I like WWW, I’d probably buy 2CD editions of their first few albums, but this?! Surreal.

  10. Christophe Allier says:

    It’s not as simple as “b-sides and remixes are AWOL and we get boring live versions instead…”

    In fact, at this point in their career most of the Wets b-sides were live versions…

    ************ Tracks taken from CD singles

    Tracks 1, 4 & 5 from the second CD are from “Love Is All Around” CD singles,
    Tracks 3 from CD 2, and tracks 1 & 19 from CD 3 are from “Julia Says” CD singles,
    Tracks 2, 3 & 5 from the third CD are from “Don’t Want to Forgive Me Now” CD singles,
    Tracks 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 from the second CD are from “Somewhere Somehow” CD singles,
    Tracks 11 & 12 from CD 2, and tracks 15, 16, 17 & 18 from CD 3 are from “Morning” CD singles,
    Track 13 from CD2 is taken from a 4-track CD promo “The Little Picture”.

    (“She’s All on My Mind” CD singles were only filled with songs taken from a previous cover album, “Cloak & Dagger”)

    ************ Previously Unreleased Tracks

    5 demo versions on the second disc (tracks 14 to 18),
    9 tracks from a BBC Hippodrome show on the third disc (tracks 6 to 14).

    There is also a version of “Julia Says” recorded live at BBC Radio 1 – 1995/03/27 (CD 3, track 4).

    ************ Sadly missing tracks

    So what is really missing from the era?

    “I Don’t Want to Know”, from “Julia Says” CD single, (THAT is the real shame !)

    “Love Is All Around (live at BBC Radio 1 – 1995/03/17)”, from “Don’t Want to Forgive Me Now” CD single (looks like it’s been dropped in favour of the “Julia Says” rendition from the same show… Why?),

    “Gypsy Girl (live from Manchester Arena – 1995/07/25)”, from “Somewhere Somehow” CD single,

    There are other tracks missing, but they may only very slightly differ from the album version, or may just be a version with a different title :
    “Love Is All Around (TV Mix)” (is it really a different version?),
    “I Can Give You Everything (Soul Mix)” (same as the “House Mix”, and whether it’s labelled 7″ or 12″ it’s always 4:24),
    “Julia Says (Synth String Version)” and “Somewhere Somehow” (Synth String Version)”,
    “Morning (96 Remix)”, does anybody know if it is the same as the “Youth 95 Mix” ?

    I hope this listing helps you to decide whether you want or not to buy this set…

    • Christophe Allier says:

      It appears to me that “Home Tonight (demo version)” may be “I Don’t Want to Know”… Guess we’ll have to wait to be sure…

    • Terence Delaney says:

      “Love Is All Around (TV Mix)” (is it really a different version?), YES it’s full version, No fade at the end.
      “I Can Give You Everything (Soul Mix)” (same as the “House Mix”, and whether it’s labelled 7″ or 12″ it’s always 4:24), I Think this is different.
      “Julia Says (Synth String Version)” and “Somewhere Somehow” (Synth String Version)”, These 2 always sounded the same to me, Like Goodnight Girl (Synth String Version) is the same as album version to me.
      “Morning (96 Remix)”, does anybody know if it is the same as the “Youth 95 Mix” ? Not sure about this one

  11. Mike says:

    Popped In Deluxe please incl. all remixes!

  12. Griffin says:

    It’s not the point whether a remix can ruin a song. The “now” remixes or actually alternate versions (it’s another song strictly speaking) from about 2000 and on ruined the original songs (mostly)! But what we (80’s/90’s remixes collectors/lovers) had bought those vinyl 7″/12″, we liked of what we heard, and now when there’s a chance (10th, 15th, 20th, etc ann.) we hope to get those back to listen to them again as most of us don’t even have a turntable anymore. We’re just holding on to our vinyl 7″/12″ hoping one day we will get those again.

    @Christophe, I’m not an expert of Wet Wet Wet, especially their later works. So I appraeciate your more in-depth comment ;)
    I didn’t find my Love is all around CD single. I vaguely remember. I was hoping to get the TV Mix/Karaoke/Instrumental of it. Back I believed record company messed it up & used a vocal version instead. So you might be right tgat there were no difference. I hope they have the real TV Mix in the vault then :D

  13. Chris Squires says:

    I was a Wet3 fanatic up until the end of the High on the Happy Side Era and then I just plain stopped like a lot of people did when work, marriage and life get in the way and that creates the eternal problem. If you are going to invest money as a label into an SDE why go for the later less popular (but possibly better) albums. Get the cash cow in early and use the money made to invest in the later stuff. If they had done this chronologically and done 1, 2 & 3 (the ones that sold) they would have made buckets and the figures would be high and they could then do 4 & 5. What it might also do is actually increase sales of the 4 & 5 SDE by dragging some people along who bought 1,2 & 3. As it is most wet fans had sloughed off by 1995 and only Love is all Around saved what would have been an unremarkable album from being ignored by all but the most ardent fan. So why oh why start here? It doesn’t make sense. I could pick 20 best selling artists (70s/80s) with a 4 plus album roster and they would pretty much all be mad to start with an SDE of their later albums. I can only think this happens when an artist is too involved in the projects (what do they know, they always think the latest thing they have done is their best work), or they spend too long looking at the fan club forums with the die hards. As a Kate Bush fan I think The Dreaming (4th album) is her best album but EMI / Fish People would be mad to start from there.

    I wonder whether this is label sabotage in some cases.

  14. Terence Delaney says:

    Why start with a later album, why not Popped In, Souled Out?
    That is in dire need of a remaster, this one doesn’t really need to be remastered, expanded yes maybe. but they failed in putting all the B-sides & mixes on it, And i bet Love is all around is not the TV Mix just the Single/Album version. and why not release the DVD Bluray instead?
    and Love is all around Which video is it? Band or Movie? should be both for the Price. Please don’t fail when the older albums get a Deluxe release.

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