We’ve just learnt that this summer Edsel Records will be presenting a series of deluxe reissues from Peel favourites The Wedding Present, a selection of their output that includes “undoubtedly the definitive editions of the band’s catalogue.” Full details below, along with news of a special “fan only” launch event.
“The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong!” John Peel.
In September, Edsel Records will be presenting a series of deluxe 3CD + DVD reissues from much-loved indie rockers The Wedding Present, a series they consider to be “undoubtedly the definitive editions of the band’s catalogue.”
“Of all the great song-writers emerging from the independent music scene of the late nineteen eighties, David Gedge was the unrivalled master at observing human relationships in the simple parlance of the working classes but with the touch and artistry of a poet.”
The series will include 8 classic albums reissued on CD and vinyl boasting previously unavailable audio, promo videos, TV footage, original artwork, high quality new packaging, new sleevenotes and ephemera from David Gedge’s extensive collection + new interviews + selected vinyl and digital.
The full list includes:
‘George Best’ (1987), ‘Tommy’ (1988), ‘Bizarro’ (1989), ‘Seamonsters’ (1991), ‘The Hit Parade’ (1992), ‘Watusi’ (1994), ‘Mini’ (1995) and ‘Saturnalia’ (1996) all receive the deluxe treatment, boasting 3 x CD and DVD including the remastered original album, extensive BBC Sessions and live material, previously unavailable audio, promo videos, TV footage, original artwork, high quality new packaging, new sleevenotes and ephemera from David Gedge’s extensive collection + new interviews. Released 15th September, ‘Tommy’, ‘George Best’, ‘Mini’ and ‘Saturnalia’, are also reissued on high quality, 180-gram vinyl and digitally.
Fans will be able to purchase a choice of unique bundles via an exclusive online store offering the CD packages along with collectable 7” EPs.
There will also be a launch event taking place at the Barfly, Camden Monday 15th September, hosted by journalist and The Wedding Present aficionado Keith Cameron. This will be fan only with tickets being offered as prizes via social media. Fans will have the chance to see David perform tracks from the albums and be part of a Q+A where he will discuss the recording of the albums, answer fan questions along with a signing session.
Demon Records can be found online here: demonrecords.co.uk.