In 2019, we’ve already had a release of the third volume of radio sessions from the Marc Riley show on Hatch Records.
Later in the year there is a re-recorded version of Bizarro coming for its 30th anniversary. On the 2nd August there is a single release for new songs “Panama” and “Jump In, The Water’s Fine” from Come Play With Me records in Leeds. Recent tours in May and June have unveiled a new song, “Don’t Ask Me”.
‘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’
‘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