The Wedding Present will embark on an extensive reissue campaign later this years as Edsel Records re-releases much of David Gedge and Co.’s ’80s and ’90s output — five albums, two compilations and an EP — in expanded multi-disc sets crammed with as-yet-unspecified bonus material in both audio and video form.
Tracklists are not yet available, but, according to the band’s publicist, the albums will be reissued “with original artwork, high-quality new packaging, previously unavailable bonus audio, plus new sleevenotes and ephemera from David Gedge’s extensive collection. Several of the packages will include DVDs with promo videos, TV footage and new interviews with David Gedge.”
Most of the sets — which vary from 3 to 4 discs, with all but the Mini EP including a DVD — are up for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk, with release dates that begin in late October and stretch into December.
We’ll update with tracklists as they become available.
As for the band’s current activities, the Weddoes are touring the U.K. this fall performing the tracks off their Hit Parade singles collection (see dates below).
The Wedding Present reissues:
George Best (1987): 3CD/DVD — out Nov. 4
Tommy (1988): 3CD/DVD — out Nov. 16
Bizarro (1989): 2CD/DVD — out Dec. 2
Seamonsters (1991): 2CD/DVD — out TBA
The Hit Parade (1992-1993): 3CD/DVD — out Oct. 21
Watusi (1994): 2CD/DVD — out Dec. 2
Mini EP (1996): 3CD — out Nov. 4
Saturnalia (1996): 3CD/DVD — out Oct. 21
The Wedding Present’s Hit Parade tour dates:
Oct. 22: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
Oct. 23: The Glee Club, Cardiff, UK
Oct. 24: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Oct. 25: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
Oct. 27: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
Oct. 28: Warehouse 34, Newcastle, UK
Oct. 29: O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
Oct. 30: O2 Academy, Leicester, UK
Oct. 31: Roadmender, Northampton, UK
Nov. 1: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Video: The Wedding Present at SXSW — full KEXP set at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
- Video: The Wedding Present, ‘You’re Dead’ — spot references to 29 songs/albums
- The Wedding Present to release ‘Valentina,’ band’s eighth studio album, in March
- The Wedding Present to release ‘Live 1990’ — featuring band’s first North American concert