Live 1988 (Live Recording) (2xCD)
Released: March 29, 2010
Release InfoThe Wedding Present have always been a dynamic and exciting live band and that energy is captured on the two concert recordings featured on Live 1988. The sets recorded in Valencia, Spain and Rotterdam, Holland have much overlap, mainly consisting of early singles and songs taken from their first album, George Best. Some songs from 1989ís Bizarro were in the set list for the Valencia show and itís fun to hear early airings of great tracks like "Kennedy," "No," and the epic "Take Me!" David Gedge and the group are predictably full of fire and manic energy throughout; the trebly guitars of Gedge and Peter Solowka sound almost unhinged at times. Itís a shame the recording quality wasnít just a little bit higher, as sometimes the bass is quite muddy, the vocals lost in the mix, and the guitars painfully thin. It can be a bit of a struggle making it through the whole set in one listen, but when the performances are so strong and the songs so good, a less than pristine sound is easy to overlook. ~ Tim Sendra
2. You Should Always Keep in Touch with Your Friends
3. Never Said
4. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
5. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
6. Not from Where I'm Standing
7. This Boy Can Wait
8. A Million Miles
9. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
10. Don't Be So Hard
11. Nothing Comes Easy
12. Anyone Can Make a Mistake
13. I'm Not Always So Stupid
14. Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
1. Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
2. This Boy Can Wait
3. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
5. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
7. Anyone Can Make a Mistake
8. Give My Love to Kevin
9. Be Honest
10. I'm Not Always So Stupid
11. Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
12. Take Me!