17 Seconds Christmas Posts 2015: part 11


Hello from the greater Edinburgh area, where I seem to be fighting some hideous virus in the run-up to Christmas. Not much fun…

As I’ve mentioned numerous times on the blog, 1992 was the year the Wedding Present released a 7″ a month, the A-side an original, the b-side a cover. So for December 1992, the a-side was an original ‘No Christmas’ and the b-side was a cover of Elton John’s 1973 single ‘Step Into Christmas.’ These two tracks can still be found on the Hit Parade compilation, which pulled together all of the releases.

Not the only time the Wedding Present have alluded to Christmas, of course.

In 2008, they released the rather wonderful ‘Holly Jolly Hollywood’ single, and as far as I can tell, this is also still available.

Meanwhile, David Gedge and co. have announced that September 2, 2016 will see the release of the new Wedding Present album, entitled Going, Going…, for more details of which you can read here

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