This week’s new releases include a huge number of reissues, with re-released titles coming from Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, The Afghan Whigs, The Wedding Present and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, plus a brand-new live album from The Fall compiled by Mark E. Smith.
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.
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.
The Wedding Present this morning announced the release of its eighth studio album, the 10-track Valentina, which was recorded in France, California and England throughout 2011 and will be released worldwide in March in conjunction with the band’s previously announced South By Southwest appearance and North American tour.
The Wedding Present this month will release ‘Live 1990,’ the fourth in its series of archival live albums, collecting remastered versions of the seventh and eighth of the band’s live cassettes that were only sold at shows and through the group’s fanzine. The set includes the band’s first North American concert.
The Wedding Present plans to release its eighth studio album in March, frontman David Gedge announced Tuesday, then embark on a 14-date North American tour that will see the band performing those new songs in addition to playing 1991’s ‘Seamonsters’ in its entirety as part of that record’s 21st anniversary.