Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004

Performers The Wedding Present

Castle Music Ltd. | March 26, 2007 | Compact Disc

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Of all the bands he recorded over the years, none of them had quite as close as relationship with John Peel as the Wedding Present. He had a big hand in breaking the band and helped cultivate their development through many session performances. The exhaustive COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS 1986-2004 collects all of those shows in one beautifully packaged box set. The sheer volume of sessions the band and Peel collaborated on is staggering, and the box spreads tracks over six discs.
All the touchstones of the band's inimitable career are here: the high tension guitars of the GEORGE BEST era, the immersion into Ukrainian folk music, and the penchant for oddball covers. While the band worked with Steve Albini, who also tried to capture Peel's rawer-is-better approach, they never quite sounded as good as when they were working with the man himself. Thusly, COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS 1986-2004 is the best possible Wedding Present retrospective, even while foregoing any tracks from their studio albums. They sound looser on these sessions than they ever did in the studio, and their sometimes strange choices sound perfectly natural in a less rarified setting.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 26, 2007

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 6

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Castle Music Ltd.

UPC: 5050749414472

Found in: Alternative

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Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004

Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004

Performers The Wedding Present

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 26, 2007

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 6

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Castle Music Ltd.

UPC: 5050749414472


Title Track Time
1.You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends --
2.It's What You Want That Matters --
3.This Boy Can Wait --
4.Felicity --
5.All About Eve --
6.Don't Laugh --
7.Never Said --
8.Don't Be So Hard --
9.Hopak --
10.Give My Love To Kevin --
11.Something And Nothing --
12.Million Miles --
13.Getting Nowhere Fast --
14.Katyusha --
15.Svitit Misyats --
16.Tiutiunyk --
17.Yikhay Kozak Za Dunai --
18.Hude Dripro Hyde --
19.Davni Chasy --
20.Vasya Vasyliok --
21.Zadumav Didochok --
22.Verkhovyno --
23.Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? --
24.Unfaithful --
25.Take Me --
26.Happy Birthday --
27.Zavtra --
28.Sertsem I Dusheyev --
29.Cherez Richku, Cherez Hai --
30.Dalliance --
31.Heather --
32.Blonde --
33.Niagara --
34.California --
35.Flying Saucer --
36.Softly Softly --
37.Come Play With Me --
38.Gazebo --
39.So Long , Baby --
40.Spangle --
41.Him Or Me (What's It Gonna Be?) --
42.Drive --
43.Love Machine --
44.Sports Car --
45.Go, Man, Go --
46.Blue Eyes --
47.Ringway To Seatal --
48.Shivers --
49.Queen Anna --
50.White Horses --
51.What Have I Said Now? --
52.Crushed --
53.Kennedy --
54.Thanks --
55.Bewitched --
56.Granadaland --
57.Lengthy Interview! --
58.Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah --
59.Kennedy --
60.Swimming Pools, Movie Stars --
61.Click Click --
62.It's A Gas --
63.Spangle --
64.Gazebo --
65.Fleshworld --
66.Sucker --
67.Queen Of Outer Space --
68.Interview With John Peel --
69.John Peel Introduces The Wedding Present --
70.Silver Shorts --
71.Love Machine --
72.Snake Eyes --
73.Sports Car --
74.Convertible (Cut Short) --
75.Click Click --
76.My Favourite Dress --
77.Real Thing --
78.It's A Gas --
79.Skin Diving --
80.Sucker --
81.Corduroy --
82.Mini Prize Draw --
83.Go Go Dancer --
84.Sports Car --
85.Kansas --
86.2,3, Go --
87.Bewitched --
88.Venus --
89.Loveslave --
90.Real Thing --
91.Drive --
92.Montreal --
93.Come Play With Me --
94.Brassneck --
95.Crawl --
1.Davni Chasny --
2.Vasya Vasyliok --
3.Zadumav Didochok --
4.Verkhovyno --
5.Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now --
6.Unfaithful --
7.Take Me --
8.Happy Birthday --
9.Zavtra --
10.Sertsem I Dusheyev --
11.Cherez Richku Cherez Hai --
12.Dalliance --
13.Heather --
14.Blonde --
15.Niagra --
1.California --
2.Flying Saucer --
3.Softly Softly --
4.Come Play With Me --
5.Gazebo --
6.So Long Baby --
7.Spangle --
8.Him Or Me (What's It Gonna Be) --
9.Drive --
10.Love Machine --
11.Sports Car --
12.Go Man Go --
13.Blue Eyes --
14.Ringway To Seatal --
15.Shivers --
16.Queen Anne --
17.White Horses --
1.What Have I Said Now --
2.Crushed --
3.Kennedy --
4.Bewitched --
5.Granadaland --
6.Lengthy Interview --
7.Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah --
8.Kennedy --
9.Swimming Pools Movie Stars --
10.Click Click --
11.It's A Gas --
12.Spangle --
13.Gazebo --
14.Fleshworld --
15.Sucker --
16.Queen Of Outer Space --
17.Interview --
1.Introduction --
2.Silver Shorts --
3.Love Machine --
4.Snake Eyes --
5.Sports Car --
6.Convertible --
7.Click Click --
8.My Favourite Dress --
9.Real Thing --
10.It's A Gas --
11.Skin Diving --
12.Sucker --
13.Corduroy --
14.Mini Prize Draw --
1.Go Go Dancer --
2.Sports Car --
3.Kansas --
4.2 3 Go --
5.Bewitched --
6.Venus --
7.Loveslave --
8.Real Thing --
9.Drive --
10.Montreal --
11.Come Play With Me --
12.Brassneck --
13.Crawl --

Editorial Notes

Of all the bands he recorded over the years, none of them had quite as close as relationship with John Peel as the Wedding Present. He had a big hand in breaking the band and helped cultivate their development through many session performances. The exhaustive COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS 1986-2004 collects all of those shows in one beautifully packaged box set. The sheer volume of sessions the band and Peel collaborated on is staggering, and the box spreads tracks over six discs.
All the touchstones of the band's inimitable career are here: the high tension guitars of the GEORGE BEST era, the immersion into Ukrainian folk music, and the penchant for oddball covers. While the band worked with Steve Albini, who also tried to capture Peel's rawer-is-better approach, they never quite sounded as good as when they were working with the man himself. Thusly, COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS 1986-2004 is the best possible Wedding Present retrospective, even while foregoing any tracks from their studio albums. They sound looser on these sessions than they ever did in the studio, and their sometimes strange choices sound perfectly natural in a less rarified setting.
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