The notion of issuing a monthly 7” single is, of course, not new to The Wedding Present – they did the same thing with the ‘Hit Parade’ in 1992 – but ‘24 Songs’ shows that even classic concepts can be reinvented.
David Gedge has re-curated full-length versions of all twenty-four tracks for a spectacular album that will also comprise five bonus recordings, including one featuring the band’s first guitarist, Peter Solowka.
He says: “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 have recorded some of our best tracks yet. I loved releasing the singles, but it’s satisfying to have them all rounded up together.”
THE WEDDING PRESENT
’24 SONGS’ UK TOUR 2023
FEATURING THE BAND PLAYING TRACKS FROM THE SINGLE
SERIES TOGETHER WITH OTHER CLASSICS FROM THEIR
LIMELIGHT 2, BELFAST
DOORS 6.30 PM
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