David Gedge’s veteran indie troupe The Wedding Present have proven themselves to be true survivors in a scene that often favours the flavour of the month.
Almost thirty years after their genesis the band are still going strong, and now are about to embark on a campaign to give each of their classic albums the reissue treatment it deserves. Released on the Edsel imprint, each album will be bumped up with a host of bonus material; new artwork, new packaging, previously unavailable bonus audio and notes and “ephemera” from David Gedge’s own collection. Also, most of the albums are to be packaged with a DVD including the release’s promo videos, live footage and brand new interviews with Gedge himself.
The albums to be released are 1987’s George Best, which looks to have been repackaged to fit in with their recent seaside tour as George Best at the Seaside and will be on 3 CDs and a DVD, 1988’s compilation record Tommy on 3 CDs and DVD, 1989’s Bizarro on 2 CDs and DVD, 1991’s stone-cold classic Seamonsters on 2 CDs and DVD, 1994’s Watusi also on 2 CDs and DVD, 1996’s Saturnalia on 3 CDs and DVD, 1996 EP Mini on 3 CDs and the band’s collection of ‘one-per-month’ singles The Hit Parade on 3 CDs and DVD.
The Wedding Present will be touring The Hit Parade throughout October until November 1.
10/22 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
10/23 – The Glee Club, Cardiff
10/24 – O2 Academy, Leeds
10/25 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
10/27 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
10/28 – Warehouse 34, Newcastle
10/29 – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
10/30 – O2 Academy, Leicester
10/31 – Roadmender, Northampton
11/01 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London