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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

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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 bands 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.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

"Great book, with contributions from David Gedge throughout, interspersed with many stories from fans, former band members and celebrity fans covering the last 30 years."
- Amazon
"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"."
- Amazon
"It's so much more than your average (or above average) book written by or about an artist. Firstly it's both, the story of the band told chronologically by the band themselves and the also the fans... Illustrated throughout there are 'cuttings' from the earliest of times to the present day, reports from local papers, music papers etc... then there are photographs, most of which have never been seen before from the private collections of the band and fans I really really can't rate this book highly enough, if you're a fan of the band it's essential... do yourself a favour and buy it!"
- Amazon
"This book is absolutely FANTASTIC. From "Early Days" to "End Credits" 448 pages of words from band members, music presenters and most importantly fans of this wonderful band. What Richard Haughton and David Gedge have done here is to bring together a masterpiece that I doubt will ever be matched. This book is from another dimension. It doesn't stop here ... get this on your hit list. "Enjoy The Ride" - I most certainly am!"
- Amazon