On the 2nd August there was a single release for new songs “Panama” and “Jump In, The Water’s Fine” from Come Play With Me records in Leeds.

Tours in May and June unveiled a new song, “Don’t Ask Me” and subsequently in September and October, we’ve heard “Telemark” and “Don’t Give Up Without a Fight”.


‘Bond Girls’ (Cinerama – unreleased)

There are also several songs written as either The Lost Pandas or in the early days of The Wedding Present but never officially released. These include:

‘I Told You I Care’
‘Lay Off’**
‘Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room’*
‘Story Of My Life’
‘Twenty Two’ (riff later used on ‘I’m Not Always So Stupid)
‘Will You Be Up There?’*
‘You Can’t Make It On Your Own’

*These two songs were on a demo cassette (Recorded at The Billiard Room, Leeds in 1984) along with ‘(The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again’ and a cover of ‘White Christmas’.

** There’s a fun video using the rehearsal recording of this song here