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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
This huge collection summarizes the early portion of the Wedding Present's career, the C-86 era of jangly, revved-up indie-pop. The release compiles the band's first album and its first two singles "Nobody's Twisting You Arm" and "Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now" -- 23 tracks worth of the hyper pop the band is known for. Apart from the dark and majestic Seamonsters, George Best + is easily the best possible introduction to the band's work; it's also a fine introduction to the entire C-86 scene that's had such an impact on British rock. It would be impossible to name the "standout" tracks, since the band's strength lies in the fact that every tune is so solid: it should...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
This huge collection summarizes the early portion of the Wedding Present's career, the C-86 era of jangly, revved-up indie-pop. The release compiles the band's first album and its first two singles "Nobody's Twisting You Arm" and "Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now" -- 23 tracks worth of the hyper pop the band is known for. Apart from the dark and majestic Seamonsters, George Best + is easily the best possible introduction to the band's work; it's also a fine introduction to the entire C-86 scene that's had such an impact on British rock. It would be impossible to name the "standout" tracks, since the band's strength lies in the fact that every tune is so solid: it should suffice to mention "Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft," "My Favourite Dress," "Anyone Can Make a Mistake," a cover of the Beatles' "Getting Better," and a French version of "Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?" the last two featuring Heavenly/Talulah Gosh singer Amelia Fletcher -- then remember that nearly every song in the Wedding Present catalog is just as good as those that have been picked out as singles. This here is a definite classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • UPC: 711297153422
  • Catalog Number: 134
  • Sales rank: 101,356

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Wedding Present Primary Artist
David Gedge Guitar, Vocals
Keith Gregory Bass
Simon Smith Drums
Peter Solowka Guitar
Shaun Charman Drums, Background Vocals, Snare Drums
Amelia Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Lyon Engineer
Mick Williams Engineer
Alan Jakoby Engineer
Chris Allison Producer
The Hitch Artwork
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