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THE WEDDING PRESENT at the Limelight, Belfast

LIMELIGHT BELFAST BY ARRANGEMENT WITH SPIDER TOURING PRESENTS ;THE WEDDING PRESENT  ’24 SONGS’ UK TOUR 2023  FEATURING THE BAND PLAYING TRACKS FROM THE SINGLE SERIES TOGETHER WITH OTHER CLASSICS FROM THEIREXTENSIVE REPERTOIRE  SEPTEMBER 7THLIMELIGHT 2, BELFAST  DOORS 6.30PM  TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FROM TICKETMASTER.IE 

The notion of issuing a monthly 7” single is, of course, not new to The Wedding Present – they did the same thing with the ‘Hit Parade’ in 1992 – but ‘24 Songs’ shows that even classic concepts can be reinvented. David Gedge has re-curated full-length versions of all twenty-four tracks for a spectacular album that will also comprise five bonus recordings, including one featuring the band’s first guitarist, Peter Solowka. 

He says: “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 our best tracks yet. I loved releasing the singles, but it’s satisfying to have them all rounded up together.” The ‘24 Songs’ album will be available in four versions which are all available for pre-ordering now 

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Maurice Bradley