The Wedding Present

Live 2017 (Part 2)

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Scopitones

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In 2017, The Wedding Present played a series of concert dates to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album, George Best. With its bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs immersed in whirlwind guitars, George Best struck a chord with outsiders across the indie universe. Suddenly, here was David Gedge; a geeky pied piper for our youthful missteps. 30 years on… we have laughed, loved and lived along with The Wedding Present but are we any different to the way we were during those first meanderings into love? Gedge’s words are still golden… and we will always remember our favourite dress. The NME described George Best as “an unmitigated delight” upon its release and included it in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Allmusic says “It would be nearly impossible to name the standout tracks, since... every tune is so solid.”

The album has achieved legendary status in the hearts and minds of alternative music fans everywhere. The final concert in the 30th anniversary series took place at the O2 Academy in Leeds on 9 December 2017. This was, of course, hugely appropriate because Leeds was the city where The Wedding Present were born and where George Best was written, arranged, rehearsed and partly recorded. Appreciating the significance of the event, David Gedge decided that this Leeds show would be the last time that The Wedding Present would play George Best live... ever! 

TRACK LISTING

01. Once More
02. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
03. Corduroy
04. Broken Bow
05. Deer Caught In The Headlights
06. The Girl From The Ddr *
07. No
08. England
09. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
10. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
11. Don't Be So Hard
12. A Million Miles
13. All This And More
14. My Favourite Dress
15. Shatner
16. Something And Nothing
17. It's What You Want That Matters
18. Give My Love To Kevin
19. Anyone Can Make A Mistake
20. You Can't Moan, Can You?
21. Bewitched
22. Kennedy *DVD Only

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