The Wake - Harmony 3LP

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The Wake - Harmony 3LP

The Wake - Harmony 3LP (Factory Benelux/Belgium)

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Factory Benelux presents an expanded vinyl edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in December 1982.

The group formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images, and joined Factory the following year. Harmony was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with producer Chris Nagle (Martin Hannett's preferred engineer), by which time The Wake comprised Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass). On release as Fact 60 the original 7 track mini album earned a 5 star review in Sounds magazine, hailed as the missing indiepop link between Factory and Postcard Records.

Bonus tracks on this extended remaster include dub-informed second single Something Outside b/w Host (FBN 24), and their popular John Peel session from July 1983 - the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

The 3 disc vinyl version is packaged in an attractive trifold sleeve and includes 8 live tracks desk recorded at Ayr Pavilion on 15 April 1983, while on tour with New Order. The vinyl also includes a digital copy.

The artwork for these 40th anniversary editions includes images of the band by photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar.

Vinyl tracklist:

A1. Judas
A2. Testament
A3. Patrol
A4. The Old Men
B1. Favour
B2. Heartburn
B3. An Immaculate Conception
B4. Chance
C1. Something Outside
C2. Host
D1. The Drill (Peel Session)
D2. Uniform (Peel Session)
D3. Here Comes Everybody (Peel Session)
E1. Heartburn (live)
E2. Host (live)
E3. Recovery (live)
E4. Uniform (live)
F1. The Old Men (live)
F2. Something Outside (live)
F3. Country of the Blind (live)
F4. The Drill (live)