The Wedding Present – Sometimes These Words Just Don’t Have To Be Said

The Wedding Present – Sometimes These Words Just Don’t Have To Be Said

Softback Edition

This fanthology is the first ever authorised book about indie legends The Wedding Present. With an introduction and commentary from band founder and mainstay David Gedge, The Wedding Present: Sometimes These Words Don t Have To Be Said is a collection of over 400 fan memories interspersed with insights from collaborators from across the band s career. These include former band members Peter Solowka, Shaun Charman, Paul Dorrington, Terry De Castro, Simon Cleave, Graeme Ramsay and Patrick Alexander and the band s producers and engineers including Chris Allison, Steve Lyon, Steve Albini and Grammy Award-winning Andrew Scheps.

From David Gedge s school days through to concerts in 2016, the book is packed with full colour images, including many from David s personal archive. It contains stories from a host of celebrity fans, including Gaz Coombes (Supergrass), Mark Burgess (The Chameleons), Martin Noble (British Sea Power), Emma Pollock (The Delgados), John Robb (The Membranes), William Potter (CUD), Rolo McGinty (The Woodentops), Ben Lambert (Carter USM), and bands who have performed at David s annual At The Edge Of The Sea festival.

Published 1st August 2019 Price £20.00

448 pages

7.44 x 9.69 in or 246 x 189 mm




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"The perfect book for any Wedding Present fan. Great cover photo, great title (from one of my favourite songs), choc-a-bloc full of lovely photos (even David as a schoolboy!) and nearly 450 pages of anecdotes from fans and stories from band members themselves. I was initially a bit dubious about the idea of so many fan recollections as you can surely only have so many "he's such a nice bloke" (and of course he is), he's always at the merchandise stall (which he is), the moshpit is mental (it is) and they play loads of gigs off the normal circuit (which they do).....but.....it actually works pretty well overall. Some of the memories are so fleeting as to be almost pointless but lots of them are very touching and although i generally preferred all the band member quotes the fan sections were a great addition and made this book better than your average history of a band. As David says in a moving speech at the end of the book "these are my people"."
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