Wedding Present - 24 Songs 3LP
Wedding Present - 24 Songs 3LP (HHBTM/USA)
There are two versions to chose from, the blue version or the black version.
Black vinyl version: This package includes 3 black vinyl LPs in full color inner sleeves, full-color jacket, download code, liner notes, and DVD. The DVD features the band playing live during the 24 Songs launch event at the Old Market in Hove in January 2022, plus a fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed as the songs were being written, arranged, and recorded.
Color vinyl version: This package includes 3 light blue vinyl LPs in full color inner sleeves, full-color jacket, download code, liner notes, and DVD.
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 have 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.”