Wedding Present, The "24 Songs" 3 x Black or Blue LP (2023)
Details: The Wedding Present "24 Songs" 3 x Black or Blue LP (HHBTM Records, 2023). New stock, comes in a resealable clear poly sleeve.
Description: "Throughout 2022, The Wedding Present’s 24 Songs series saw the legendary indie band release two new tracks a month as double A-sided 7”s, ultimately creating a much-sought-after box set. David Gedge has now re-curated full-length versions of all twenty-four tracks for a new compilation album that will also include five bonus recordings, including one featuring The Wedding Present’s first guitarist, Peter Solowka.
24 Songs was a doff of the cap to The Wedding Present’s Hit Parade project of 30 years previous. That series proved to be a real milestone for the band with them becoming only the second-ever artist to achieve twelve Official UK Top 40 hits in a calendar year – at the time something that only Elvis had achieved!
David Gedge says: “When it came to compiling the 24 Songs album, I decided not to sequence the tracks in chronological order. With six sides of vinyl, you have six ‘beginnings’ and six ‘ends’ to play with, and I felt that the opportunity to build some kind of a musical journey was too good to miss! Listening back to this collection, I have to say that I genuinely believe that, for this project, The Wedding Present has recorded some of the best tracks in our history. I loved releasing the singles, but it’s satisfying to have them all rounded up together.”
Grade: M (new stock)