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CD released: Feb 26, 2021

Tracklisting:
1. A Million Miles
2. California
3. Starry Eyed
4. We Should Be Together
5. You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
6. Granadaland
7. You'Re Just A Habit That I'M Trying To Break
8. Crawl
9. Sports Car
10. Deer Caught In The Headlights
11. Blonde
12. My Favourite Dress
THE WEDDING PRESENT
LOCKED DOWN AND STRIPPED BACK
Label: SCOPITONES
Cat No: TONECD088
Barcode: 5024545917628
Packaging: CD Regular

Locked Down And Stripped Back features home
recordings of Wedding Present classics, along with two previously unreleased songs: 'You're Just A Habit That I'm Trying To Break'
and 'We Should Be Together'. The former is the first fruit of David Gedge's songwriting partnership with Wedding Present guitarist Jon
Stewart [of Sleeper fame] whilst the latter was originally written [but never released] by Sleeper themselves. This new Wedding Present
version features Louise Wener on vocals. With each band member recording and filming their parts at home under lock-down
restrictions, the recording process was far from easy, but the end result illustrates splendidly how The Wedding Present have adapted
to the impact of COVID-19.David Gedge says:"As the summer of 2020 wore on it became increasingly obvious that At The Edge Of
The Sea - my annual festival in Brighton - was sadly going the way of other live music events. Following its cancellation, I decided to
replace it with an 'online' version, presented live from my own living room and featuring home-recorded videos from many of the artists
that had appeared at the festival over the years. For The Wedding Present's contribution, we picked twelve tracks to re-work in a 'semi-
acoustic' style, and it was fascinating to see how stripped-back arrangements brought out different aspects of the songs. The
Seamonsters track 'Blonde' was a prime example of this, with a 'just-two-guitars' approach resulting in a na ve and stark-sounding
interpretation. "In addition to the brilliant contributions from Louise and Jon from Sleeper, my long-time writing associate Terry de
Castro fired over contributions from Los Angeles and, fresh from finishing her first Such Small Hands solo album, Wedding Present
bass player Melanie Howard took over lead vocals for a version of 'Sports Car'."

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