The Wedding Present circa 1994

More than a year after they were first announced, an impressive set of The Wedding Present reissues will arrive this fall, a campaign that sees the first decade of David Gedge and Co.’s catalog expanded into 3CD/1DVD sets brimming with extras that include non-album singles, B-sides, BBC sessions, live concerts, music videos and much more.

Due out Oct. 20 in the U.K. on Demon Music Group’s Edsel imprint, the reissues include the band’s first five albums — 1987’s George Best, 1989’s Bizarro, 1991’s Seamonsters, 1994’s Watusi and 1996’s Saturnalia — plus compilations Tommy (1988) and The Hit Parade (1992-1993) and the Mini EP (1996).

All of the titles — including the six-song Mini EP — have been expanded with a second disc of singles and radio session material, a third disc featuring an installment of the band’s live tape series and a DVD with music videos, TV appearances and newly filmed interviews with Gedge about that album.

Additionally, George Best, Tommy, Mini and Saturnalia will be reissued on “high quality vinyl.”

The reissues also are being packaged in three different, limited-edition deluxe packages that will also include specially pressed 7-inches with new acoustic versions of some of the songs found on the reissued albums. It does not appear, however, that those packages can be ordered from the U.S.

Below, see full tracklists for the eight Wedding Present reissues.

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, George Best (1987)

CD1
GEORGE BEST
01. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
02. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
03. Don’t Be So Hard
04. A Million Miles
05. All This And More
06. My Favourite Dress
07. Shatner
08. Something And Nothing
09. It’s What You Want That Matters
10. Give My Love To Kevin
11. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
12. You Can’t Moan Can You?
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
13. All About Eve
14. Getting Nowhere Fast
15. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
16. Nothing Comes Easy
17. Don’t Laugh
18. I’m Not Always So Stupid
19. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
20. Not From Where I’m Standing
21. Give My Love To Kevin (Acoustic Version)
22. Getting Better
23. Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable?

CD2
ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS
01. I’m Not Always So Stupid (Alternate Version)
02. Anyone Can Make A Mistake (Live Version)
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 3 March 1987
03. Give My Love To Kevin
04. Something And Nothing
05. A Million Miles
06. Getting Nowhere Fast
IN CONCERT LONDON TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB 11 October 1988
07. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
08. I’m Not Always So Stupid
09. Don’t Be So Hard
10. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
11. Be Honest
12. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
13. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
14. My Favourite Dress
SWEDISH RADIO SESSION 27 March 1988
15. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
16. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
17. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
18. A Million Miles
19. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
20. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
21. I’m Not Always So Stupid
22. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
23. It’s Not Unusual

CD3
LIVE TAPE NO. 3 ROTTERDAM 30 March 1988
01. Introduction
02. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
03. Never Said
04. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
05. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
06. Not From Where I’m Standing
07. This Boy Can Wait
08. A Million Miles
09. Why are You Being So Reasonable Now?
10. Don’t Be So Hard
11. Nothing Comes Easy
12. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
13. I’m Not Always So Stupid
14. Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm

DVD
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
My Favourite Dress
Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm
Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
ADDITIONAL LIVE VIDEOS
I’m Not Always So Stupid (Live Version)
Give My Love To Kevin (Live Version)
Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft (Live Version)
TV APPEARANCE
Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm (‘Calendar’ Performance –1988)
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘George Best’, 2014
+ Something And Nothing (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, Tommy (1988)

CD1
TOMMY
01. Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy!
02. (The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again
03. Once More
04. At The Edge Of The Sea
05. Living And Learning
06. This Boy Can Wait
07. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
08. Felicity
09. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
10. Never Said
11. Every Mother’s Son
12. My Favourite Dress
ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS
13. Living And Learning (Alternate Version)
14. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (Alternate Version)
15. Living And Learning (Alternate Version)
16. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (Alternate Version)
17. Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy! (Live Version)

CD2
BBC RADIO 1 ANDY KERSHAW SESSION 26 November 1985
01. My Favourite Dress
02. At The Edge Of The Sea
03. Once More
04. Living And Learning
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 11 February 1986
05. This Boy Can Wait
06. Felicity
07. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
08. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
BBC RADIO 1 EVENING SHOW 20 April 1986
09. Shatner
10. My Favourite Dress
11. I Found That Essence Rare
12. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 26 October 1986
13. All About Eve
14. Don’t Laugh
15. Never Said
16. Don’t Be So Hard
17. Hopak

CD3
LIVE TAPE No.1 LEICESTER 5 May 1987
01. This Boy Can Wait
02. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
03. All This And More
04. A Million Miles
05. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
06. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
07. Something And Nothing
08. It’s What You Want That Matters
09. My Favourite Dress
10. Never Said
11. Give My Love To Kevin
12. Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy!
13. Getting Nowhere Fast
14. Once More

DVD
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
Once More
My Favourite Dress
At The Edge Of The Sea
You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
ADDITIONAL VIDEOS
This Boy Can Wait (Super 8 Footage)
Go Out And Get Em’ Boy! (Super 8 Footage)
TV APPEARANCES
My Favourite Dress (BBC Leeds TV – 1986)
You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (The Other Side Of Midnight – 1988)
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Tommy’, 2014
+ My Favourite Dress (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, Bizarro (1989)

CD1
BIZARRO
01. Brassneck
02. Crushed
03. No
04. Thanks
05. Kennedy
06. What Have I Said Now?
07. Granadaland
08. Bewitched
09. Take Me!
10. Be Honest
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
11. Unfaithful
12. One Day This Will All Be Yours
13. It’s Not Unusual
14. Brassneck (Single Version)
15. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
16. Gone
17. Box Elder

CD2
ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS
01. Don’t Dictate
02. Be Honest (Electric Demo Version)
03. Kennedy (Demo Version)
04. No (Demo Version)
05. Take Me! (Demo Version)
06. Unfaithful (Demo Version)
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 24 May 1988
07. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
08. Unfaithful
09. Take Me!
10. Happy Birthday
JOHN PEEL’S 50TH BIRTHDAY 29 August 1989
11. What Have I Said Now?
12. Crushed
13. Kennedy
14. Thanks
15. Bewitched
16. Granadaland

CD3
LIVE TAPE NO. 6 FRANKFURT 3 November 1989
01. Brassneck
02. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
03. Kennedy
04. Granadaland
05. Bewitched
06. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
07. I’m Not Always So Stupid
08. Crushed
09. Gone
10. Give My Love To Kevin
11. My Favourite Dress
12. Take Me!
13. What Have I Said Now?

DVD
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
Kennedy
Brassneck
ADDITIONAL VIDEOS
Don’t Talk, Just Kiss (Live Version)
Granadaland (Live Version)
Bewitched (Live Version)
Take Me! (Super 8 Video)
What Have I Said Now? (Studio Footage)
TV APPEARANCES
Brassneck (Top Of The Pops –1990)
Happy Birthday (Club X – 1989)
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Bizarro’, 2014
+ Thanks (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

The Wedding Present, Seamonsters (1991)

CD1
SEAMONSTERS
01. Dalliance
02. Dare
03. Suck
04. Blonde
05. Rotterdam
06. Lovenest
07. Corduroy
08. Carolyn
09. Heather
10. Octopussy
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
11. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
12. Crawl
13. Corduroy (Single Version)
14. She’s My Best Friend
15. Niagara
16. Mothers
17. Dan Dare
18. Fleshworld

CD2
ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS
01. Take Me! (Live Version)
02. What Have I Said Now? (Live Version)
03. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (Alternate Version)
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 14 October 1990
04. Dalliance
05. Heather
06. Blonde
07. Niagara
LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA 19 January 1991
08. Dalliance
09. Corduroy
10. Crawl
11. Brassneck
12. Don’t Talk, Just Kiss
13. Kennedy
14. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
BBC RADIO 5 ‘HIT THE NORTH’ SESSION 1991
15. Heather
16. Dalliance
17. Dare
18. Carolyn
19. Crawl

CD3
LIVE TAPE NO.10 UPPSALA 13 November 1991
01. Dalliance
02. Go-Go Dancer
03. Corduroy
04. Crawl
05. Heather
06. Rotterdam
07. Brassneck
08. Come Play With Me
09. Blonde
10. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
11. Silver Shorts
12. Suck
13. Lovenest
14. Blue Eyes
15. Dare
16. Octopussy

DVD
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
Crawl
Dalliance
TV APPEARANCE – TOP OF THE POPS
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (1990)
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Seamonsters’, 2014
+ Dare (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, The Hit Parade (1992-1993)

CD1
THE HIT PARADE SINGLES
#1 6 January 1992
01. Blue Eyes
02. Cattle And Cane
#2 3 February 1992
03. Go-Go Dancer
04. Don’t Cry No Tears
#3 2 March 1992
05. Three
06. Think That It Might
#4 6 April 1992
07. Silver Shorts
08. Falling
#5 4 May 1992
09. Come Play With Me
10. Pleasant Valley Sunday
#6 1 June 1992
11. California
12. Let’s Make Some Plans
#7 6 July 1992
13. Flying Saucer
14. Rocket
#8 3 August 1992
15. Boing! (7” Version)
16. Theme From Shaft
#9 7 September 1992
17. Loveslave
18. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
#10 5 October 1992
19. Sticky
20. Go Wild In The Country
#11 2 November 1992
21. The Queen Of Outer Space
22. U.F.O.

CD2
#12 7 December
01. No Christmas
02. Step Into Christmas
ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS
03. Boing! (Single Version)
04. Blue Eyes (Radio Remix)
05. Cumberland Gap
06. Signal
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 17 March 1992
07. California
08. Flying Saucer
09. Softly Softly
10. Come Play With Me
BBC RADIO 1 MARK GOODIER SESSION 17 October 1992
11. Sticky
12. No Christmas (Instrumental Version)
13. Loveslave
14. The Queen Of Outer Space
BBC RADIO LEEDS SESSION January 1992
15. Blue Eyes
16. Go-Go Dancer
17. Three
18. Silver Shorts
BBC WORLD SERVICE SESSION June 1992
19. Silver Shorts
20. Flying Saucer
21. Boing!
22. California

CD3
LIVE TAPE NO. 11 DEN HAAG 30 October 1992
01. Boing!
02. Go-Go Dancer
03. Lovenest
04. Silver Shorts
05. Blue Eyes
06. Blonde
07. Kennedy
08. Suck
09. Loveslave
10. Silver Shorts
11. The Queen Of Outer Space
12. Bewitched
13. Crawl
14. Heather
15. Sticky
16. Come Play With Me
17. Brassneck
18. Corduroy
19. Dare
20. Dalliance
21. Flying Saucer

DVD
DICK YORK’S WARDROBE THE HIT PARADE VIDEOS
No Christmas
The Queen Of Outer Space
Sticky
Loveslave
Boing!
Flying Saucer
California
Come Play With Me
Silver Shorts
Three
Go-Go Dancer
Blue Eyes
Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
Step Into Christmas
ADDITIONAL VIDEOS
Blue Eyes (Alternate Version)
Boing! (Alternate Version)
TV APPEARANCES – TOP OF THE POPS
Blue Eyes (1992)
Three (1992)
California (1992)
Flying Saucer (1992)
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘The Hit Parade’, 2014
+ The Queen Of Outer Space (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, Watusi (1994)

CD1
WATUSI
01. So Long, Baby
02. Click Click
03. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
04. Let Him Have It
05. Gazebo
06. Shake It
07. Spangle
08. It’s A Gas
09. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
10. Big Rat
11. Catwoman
12. Hot Pants
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
13. Le Bikini
14. Flame On
15. Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be?)
16. Jumper Clown
17. It’s A Gas (Acoustic Version)
18. Bubbles
19. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (Alternate Version)
20. Spangle (Alternate Version)
21. Gazebo (Alternate Version)
22. So Long, Baby (Alternate Version)
23. It’s A Gas (Single Version)

CD2
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 22 March 1994
01. Gazebo (Electric Version)
02. So Long, Baby
03. Spangle (Electric Version)
04. Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be?)
BBC RADIO 1 EVENING SHOW 17 September 1994
05. Click Click
06. It’s A Gas
07. Hot Pants
08. Catwoman
LIVE AT PHOENIX FESTIVAL 14 July 1995
09. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
10. Kennedy
11. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
12. Click Click
13. It’s A Gas
14. Spangle (Acoustic Version)
15. Gazebo (Acoustic Version)
16. Fleshworld
17. Sucker
18. The Queen Of Outer Space
BBC RADIO 5 ‘HIT THE NORTH’ SESSION 1993
19. Let Him Have It
20. Catwoman
21. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
22. Bubbles
23. Flame On

CD3
LIVE TAPE NO. 14 ROUEN 17 March 1995
01. So Long, Baby
02. Blue Eyes
03. It’s A Gas
04. Dare
05. Dalliance
06. Click Click
07. Silver Shorts
08. Spangle
09. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
10. Loveslave
11. Jet Girl
12. Kennedy
13. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
14. Come Play With Me
15. Gazebo
16. California
17. Catwoman

DVD
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
TV APPEARANCE
Swimming Pools, Movie Stars (The Esther Rantzen Show – 1994)
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Watusi’, 2014
+ Gazebo (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, Mini EP (1996)

CD1
MINI
01. Drive
02. Love Machine
03. Go, Man, Go
04. Mercury
05. Convertible
06. Sports Car
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
07. Sucker
08. Waiting On The Guns
09. Jet Girl (Original Version)
10. Red Shoes By The Drugstore

CD2
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 3 December 1995
1. Drive
2. Love Machine
3. Sports Car
4. Go, Man, Go
BBC SOUND CITY 12 April 1996
05. John Peel Introduces The Wedding Present
06. Silver Shorts
07. Love Machine
08. Snake Eyes
09. Sports Car
10. Convertible
11. Click Click
12. My Favourite Dress
13. Real Thing
14. It’s A Gas
15. Skin Diving
16. Sucker
17. Corduroy
18. Mini Prize Draw

CD3 LIVE TAPE NO. 16 DETROIT 21 March 1996
01. Sucker
02. Skin Diving
03. Dare
04. Love Machine
05. Convertible
06. Click Click
07. Drive
08. Go, Man, Go
09. Mercury
10. It’s A Gas
11. Corduroy
12. Snake Eyes
13. Bewitched
14. Real Thing
15. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
16. Sports Car
17. Flying Saucer

DVD
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Mini’, 2014
+ Drive (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

Tracklist: The Wedding Present, Saturnalia (1996)

CD1
SATURNALIA
01. Venus
02. Real Thing
03. Dreamworld
04. 2, 3, Go
05. Snake Eyes
06. Hula Doll
07. Big Boots
08. Montreal
09. Skin Diving
10. Jet Girl
11. Kansas
12. 50s
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
13. Project Cenzo
14. Where Everybody Knows Your Name (The Theme From ‘Cheers’)
15. Sports Car (Acoustic Version)
16. Jet Girl (Acoustic Version)
17. Real Thing (Acoustic Version)
18. Up

CD2
LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL 25 August 1996
01. Go-Go Dancer
02. Sports Car
03. Kansas
04. 2, 3, Go
05. Bewitched
06. Venus
07. Loveslave
08. Real Thing
09. Drive
10. Montreal
11. Come Play With Me
12. Brassneck
13. Crawl
VIRGIN RADIO ACOUSTIC SESSION 1996
14. Rotterdam
15. Montreal
BBC RADIO LONDON ACOUSTIC SESSION 17 January 1997
16. Rotterdam
17. Real Thing

CD3
LIVE TAPE NO. 17 MUNICH 21 December 1996
01. Drive
02. Gazebo
03. Venus
04. Loveslave
05. Real Thing
06. Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
07. Heather
08. Crawl
09. Montreal
10. 2, 3, Go
11. Blue Eyes
12. Snake Eyes
13. Sports Car
14. Kansas
15. Dreamworld
16. Kennedy
17. Come Play With Me
18. What Have I Said Now?

DVD
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Montreal
FEATURE INTERVIEW
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Saturnalia’, 2014
+Jet Girl (Live Acoustic Version) filmed in Hove, East Sussex

 

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