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THE WEDDING PRESENT - GEORGE BEST 30 VINYL (RED)

Regular price £19.99 Sale

RED VINYL VERSION

Release Date: 22nd September 2017

 

A live studio recording to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Wedding Present's debut LP George Best recorded with the legendary Steve Albini! It was early 2008 and The Wedding Present were in Chicago recording their seventh album El Rey. The band had also recently completed a successful ‘twentieth anniversary’ concert tour for George Best and having played that entire album dozens of times live it was fresh in their minds and under their fingers. So after they’d wrapped up recording El Rey they set about recording George Best in its entirety live. One could almost imagine that this is the version of George Best that David Gedge would have liked to have recorded back in 1987. Everything is bigger - the drums on the original recording were played live but were done on a ‘Simmons’ electronic drum kit. The combination of Albini’s recording and the ultra-talented Graeme Ramsay on ‘real’ drums brings these frantic songs to life. However the real difference comes out in the way those super-fast ever-jangly guitars sound - they’re warmer they’re rockier they’re more modern. More… Albini! An essential for any Wedding Present fan and a great live experience of a cult classic album!