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The Wedding Present get under the covers with new EP

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Leeds legends The Wedding Present have released a new 4 – Track EP. The Huw Stephens Session encompasses four cover versions, recorded for BBC Radio 1 at the legendary in Maida Vale Studios in London, on 19 July 2006.

Available on 10” vinyl and CD. Covering Paul McCartney penned Cilla Black hit Step Inside Love, Minnie Ripperton’s Lovin’ You, Fun Boy Three’s Our Lips Are Sealed and Take That’s Back For Good, David Gedge said:

“In 2006 we were invited to record a session for Huw Stephens. However, this was the year after the ‘return’ of The Wedding Present & we’d been pretty much continually on tour ever since the release of ‘Take Fountain’. Accordingly, we didn’t really have any new songs of our own & so I decided that we could pursue that other favorite pastime of The Wedding Present… the recording of cover versions! I thought it would be interesting to pick a song from each of four different decades… the 1960s, 70s, 80s & 90s. So I chose four classic pop songs for us to look at. They weren’t particularly  ‘favorites’, they were just songs that I thought the band could successfully ‘re-imagine’. I have never seen the point of recording faithful copies; I have always felt that any Wedding Present cover version has to bear the stamp of The Wedding Present & I think we accomplished that particularly well on this session.”

The Huw Stephens Session 10” vinyl version can be purchased here and the CD version here.

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