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The Hit Parade (4 X 10inch)

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
4
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
16-04-2016
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Barcode:
5038622132613
Packaging:
Box Set
Catalog Number:
VIN180LP087
The Hit Parade (4 X 10inch)
The Hit Parade (4 X 10inch)

Description

Exclusively for Record Store Day, each of the 12 singles released in 1992 with its accompanying B side packaged in an newly designed Limited Edition 10inch boxed set of 750 copies. Remastered and pressed across four 10inch discs, each contained in its own archive styled inner bag and sleeve. The whole project has been under the careful eye of David Gedge himself and with brand new sleeve notes by long time Weddos fan Nick Frost this is fitting. Back the hey days of the explosion of the British indie rock scene, David Gedges Wedding Present were amongst the pioneers. Fast paced and obviously influenced by The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang Of Four the much heralded 1987 debut George Best was released on their own Reception label. After the early singles and radio sessions were compiled and released as Tommy and the follow up Ukrainian album, the band signed to RCA and released their major labels debut album Bizarro and Seamonsters. Then instead of 'that difficult third album' they took the unusual step in 1992 of releasing one limited edition single a month. This had never been done before by any band, only the legendary Elvis Presley, so it was a brave step. But this was the Wedding Present and under Gedges leadership the plan was a great success. The A side for each single would be an original composition and the B side a cover version, which gave the band the opportunity to put their unique stamp on songs and experiment with some very interesting-tracks for such a historic collection of singles. They took on Isaac Hayes 'Theme From Shaft', David Bowies 'Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family' from his Ziggy inspired Diamond Dogs album. And also looked to the more commercial pop material of Altered Images 'Think That It Might' and Bow Wow Wows 'Go Wild In The Country'. Each were given the Gedge treatment that Melody Maker once described as equivalent to 'sandpapering your ears'. All time favorites of sadly departed Radio 1 DJ John Peel they never seemed to be out of the BBC Studios' in Maida Vale. With the result- ing sessions being a bonus disc on the original vinyl pressings of the subsequent albums Hit Parade 1 and Hit Parade 2.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. BLUE EYES
  3. CATTLE AND CANE
  4. GO-GO DANCER
  5. DON'T CRY NO TEARS
  6. THREE
  7. THINK THAT IT MIGHT
  8. SILVER SHORTS
  9. FALLING
  10. COME PLAY WITH ME
  11. PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY
  12. CALIFORNIA
  13. LET'S MAKE SOME PLANS
  14. FLYING SAUCER
  15. ROCKET
  16. BOING (ALBUM VERSION)
  17. THEME FROM SHAFT
  18. LOVESLAVE
  19. CHANT OF THE EVER CIRCLING SKELETAL FAMILY
  20. STICKY
  21. GO WILD IN THE COUNTRY
  22. THE QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE
  23. U.F.O
  24. NO CHRISTMAS
  25. STEP INTO CHRISTMAS
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