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Label : Hatch
Released : 2019
Catalogue Number :  HAT24 LP


Product Information :


  • Compilation of sessions recorded for Marc Riley's BBC Radio 6 Music programme
  • Also contains a CD of all the tracks
  • ‘Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3’ features nine tracks recorded for the award-winning BBC Radio 6 Music show in 2015 and 2016
  • The two sessions on this compilation feature many songs that appear on the ‘Going, Going...’ album
  • "The Wedding Present were touring the UK (playing ‘Going, Going...’ in its entirety) and so, in-between our Cardiff and Gateshead concerts, we stopped off in Salford to record some tracks for Marc. As a result, you can hear the ‘live’ feel in these performances. This was a band that was literally on the road!” [David Gedge]
  • The album also features two glorious cover versions, including a heartfelt cover of the theme music from the fifth James Bond film, ‘You Only Live Twice’. “I’ve always been fond of recording cover versions and there are a couple of great ones on this LP. In 2015 we had a go at John Barry’s ‘You Only Live Twice’" [David Gedge]. The second cover is the off-kilter ‘Jumper Clown’, an actual Marc Riley composition! “Marc’s band The Creepers released this song – which poked fun at his previous band’s singer [Mark E. Smith from The Fall] – in 1983 and The Wedding Present covered it eleven years later for the B-side of our ‘It’s A Gas’ single. We decided that an unannounced rendering for a live session while Marc himself was sat in the room watching would be a great surprise to spring on our DJ pal. We managed to keep the whole thing secret with the help of the show’s producer, Michelle. This involved hastily rehearsing and sound-checking the song whenever we got the nod from the recording engineer that Marc was out of earshot!” [David Gedge]

Track listing :

Ten Sleep / Broken Bow / You Only Live Twice / 1000 Fahrenheit / Rachel / Bear / Jumper Clown / Kill Devil Hills / Santa Monica

Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3 : 12" Vinyl Album

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