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Tommy [CD+DVD, Box set]

The Wedding Present Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong!‘ John Peel.

The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. In 1985 David Lewis Gedge boarded a ... Read more in Amazon's The Wedding Present Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Oct 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: CD+DVD, Box set
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Disc: 1
1. Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy!
2. (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again
3. Once More
4. At The Edge Of The Sea
5. Living And Learning
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Disc: 2
1. My Favourite Dress (BBC Radio 1 Andy Kershaw Session 26 November 1985)
2. At The Edge Of The Sea (BBC Radio 1 Andy Kershaw Session 26 November 1985)
3. Once More (BBC Radio 1 Andy Kershaw Session 26 November 1985)
4. Living And Learning (BBC Radio 1 Andy Kershaw Session 26 November 1985)
5. This Boy Can Wait (BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session 11 February 1986)
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Disc: 3
1. This Boy Can Wait (Live Tape No.1 Leicester 5 May 1987)
2. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
3. All This And More
4. A Million Miles
5. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
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Disc: 4
1. Once More (Promotional Video)
2. My Favourite Dress (Promotional Video)
3. At The Edge Of The Sea (Promotional Video)
4. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (Promotional Video)
5. This Boy Can Wait (Super 8 Footage)
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Product Description

Tommy is a compilation album by The Wedding Present, originally released in 1988, collecting songs from the band’s first four singles, plus four tracks recorded for BBC Radio sessions. Bringing together material written in the band’s first two years of existence, Tommy proved that The Wedding Present’s essence was in place from the start. These kinetic blasts of homespun high-velocity bedsit drama presaged the more finessed George Best, but represented the band’s definitive portrayal. The 3CD + DVD Expanded Edition includes the original album, bonus tracks, BBC sessions and live material plus promo and live videos, TV appearances & a new acoustic performance of ‘My Favourite Dress’ plus an interview with David Gedge discussing the collection. All the content is housed in a hardback book which includes lyrics, imagery and memorabilia scans and extended notes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars When Indie was still cool........... 9 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album when it came out and am still listening to it now. It shows the band in familiar jangly guitar mode but the production is nice and raw, and it also highlights that the Weddoes could come up with some excellent tunes and lyrics. For me this album and "George Best" are both great examples of late 80's indie.The intro to "Living and Learning" still puts a shiver down my spine now whenever I hear it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Wedding Presents first offering 21 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
I remember well when I first bought this album...the distinctive sound of the Wedding Present! Dave Gedge, the singer, always used to joke that they were the Smiths fans second favourite band. This is an understandable sentiment and Gedge always manages to express relationships and situations in a heartfelt and honest way. Alongside this the band have a distinctive sound. Yes there are the jangly guitars but these songs are often muscular too - just don't go expecting twee indie music here - you won't get it. Go Out and Get Em Boy veers from arpeggio opening to chiming chords to a rather optimistic sounding verse..and this is just the start. I think one of the strengths of the Wedding Present is their absolute lack of pretension and their reflection on everyday life - often injected with wry humour. Yes the band grow ever tighter with each record they released but the tunes here still stand on their own merits. Personal favourite is Never Said declaring, "I walked behind you for more than an hour, I don't even think that I know this part of town....." - in the context of the song this is a sweet lovelorn sentiment set to a fast paced guitar workout. I don't listen to Tommy that much now - Bizarro probably is my favourite Wedding Present album but Tommy is worth checking out. It has some gems on it. Its unpolished and perhaps all the better for that.....
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Young, angry, bright, wonderful and loud 29 July 1998
By Michael Gonsiska - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
To understand the essence that is the Wedding Present, you must understand their roots. That is what 'Tommy' is all about. With each song you can hear the band get tighter and the song writing maturing. Great stuff for any lover of British guitar pop.
5.0 out of 5 stars YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH 4 Mar 2002
By Upsaka Jc - Published on Amazon.com
This CD really shows off the Best of 1980's era Weddoes work. I can listen to this Cd over and over esp. songs like this boy can wait. Its catchy Jingle Janglely cat scratchy music and I'm sure any indie rock fan would love this.
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