The Wake

Here Comes Everybody & Singles

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Factory Benelux

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Factory Benelux presents a special 30th anniversary edition of Here Comes Everybody, the highly-regarded second album by Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in 1985.

The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images. Joining Factory the following year, the group toured with New Order and released popular mini-album Harmony. Trailed by sprightly single Talk About the Past in 1984, second album Here Comes Everybody was eventually recorded as a trio, combining dreampop melodies and wistful lyricism typified by standout track O Pamela (later interpreted by artful French new wave covers project Nouvelle Vague).

Praise for Here Comes Everybody: “Holds up as a touchstone for aching, atmospheric synth-pop, all slinky guitars, crispy percussion, textured keyboards and limber bass" (Pitchfork); “The album stands as a pillar of moody synth pop, still bearing passing resemblance to New Order while retaining the bounce of the Postcard label bands and the cavernous production of Closer-era Joy Division, covering it all in some of the heaviest synth wash this side of Klaus Schulze" (Dusted)

Now remastered for this special edition double disc package, the album is joined on Disc 1 by companion singles Talk About the Past and Of the Matter, a radio session, and a previously unreleased dub take of Torn Calendar. Disc 2 combines their final Factory EP Something That No-One Else Could Bring (produced by John Leckie) with no less than seven previously unreleased demos cut between 1988 and 1990, including unheard songs as well as material later re-recorded for Sarah Records.

TRACK LISTING

Disc 1:
1. O Pamela
2. Send Them Away
3. Sail Through
4. Melancholy Man
5. World Of Her Own
6. Torn Calendar
7. All I Asked You To Do
8. Here Comes Everybody
9. Talk About The Past (7” Version)
10. Of The Matter
11. Talk About The Past (radio Session)
12. Rise And Shine (radio Session)
13. Make You Understand (radio Session)
14. The Calendar (radio Session)
15. Torn Calendar (dub Version)
16. Everybody Works So Hard (7” Version)

Disc 2:
1. Gruesome Castle
2. Pale Spectre
3. Furious Sea
4. Plastic Flowers
5. Hated Forsaken (demo)
6. English Rain (demo)
7. The Plastic Flowers (demo)
8. Bob’s Empty Head (demo)
9. Are They Chaste? (demo)
10. Crush The Flowers (demo)
11. Carbrain (demo)
12. Pale Spectre (7” Edit)
13. Talk About The Past (12” Version)

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