Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Wedding Present Discography

I first fell in love with The Wedding Present after seeing them on The Chart Show in 1988. The Saturday morning ITV show had an Indie Chart section, which featured the promo video for the band's single ‘Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm’ and after that I was hooked, buying the 12’ single and seeking out their back catalogue.


The band have recently released two long players to add to my ever growing collection. The band’s classic debut LP ‘George Best’ has been rebooted as a live studio album in celebration of it’s 30th birthday, which was recorded by Steve Albini in January 2008.

Also released this month is the second in a series of three compilations, made up of tracks recorded for the Marc Riley show on 6 Music.
Studio Albums
George Best (Reception 1987) ✔VINYL
Bizarro (RCA 1989) ✔CD
Seamonsters (RCA 1991) ✔CD
Watusi (Island 1994) ✔CD
Saturnalia (Cooking Vinyl 1996) ✔CD & VINYL
Take Fountain (Scopitones 2005) ✔CD & VINYL
El Rey (Vibrant Records 2008) ✔CD & VINYL
Valentina (Scopitones 2012) ✔VINYL
Going Going (Scopitones 2016) ✔VINYL/CD/DVD

EP
The Peel Sessions EP (Strange Fruit 1986) ✔CD
Radio 1 Sessions: The Evening Show (Strange Fruit 1998) ✔CD
3 Songs EP (RCA 1990) ✔CD
Mini (Cooking Vinyl 1996) ✔VINYL
4 Chansons EP (RSD release Scopitones 2012) ✔VINYL
4 Lieder EP (RSD release Scopitones 2013) ✔VINYL
4 CÂNEP (RSD release Scopitones 2014) ✘
The Home Internationals EP (RSD release El Segell Del Primavera 2017) ✔VINYL

Compilations
Tommy 1985-1987 (Reception 1988) ✔VINYL
Українські Виступи в Івана Піла (RCA 1989) ✔VINYL
Hit Parade 1 (RCA 1992) ✔CD
Hit Parade 2 (RCA 1992) ✔CD
John Peel Sessions 1987-1990 (Strange Fruit 1993) ✔CD
Evening Sessions 1986-1994 ✘
John Peel Sessions 1992-1995 (Cooking Vinyl 1998) ✘
Singles 1989-1991 (Manifesto 1999) ✘
Singles 1995-1997 (Cooking Vinyl 1999) ✔CD
Search For Paradise Singles 2004-05 (Scopitones 2006) ✔CD
The Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004 (Sanctuary 2007) ✘
Ye Ye (The Best of the RCA Years) (Sony BMG 2007) ✘
How The West Was Won (Vibrant 2008) ✘
Marc Riley Sessions Volume 1 (Hatch 2016) ✔VINYL/CD
George Best 30 (Scopitones 2017) ✔VINYL/CD
Marc Riley Sessions Volume 2 (Hatch 2017) ✔VINYL/CD
I have the complete works of the band, with just a couple of compilations missing from the entire collection.

The band have also released a series of live albums and I have a large collection of their singles(which I may feature in a future post)

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