Bizarro is the second album by The Wedding Present; originally released in 1989.
The band’s first album on a major label, Bizarro saw the band toughening up rather than selling out. Toying with extremes of tempo and mood, the result was a vibrant hybrid of astringency and the band’s quintessential pop euphoria.
This 3CD + DVD Expanded Edition includes the original album [remastered], non-album single tracks, recordings for BBC Radio 1’s John Peel and concert and demo recordings plus promotional videos, live, Super-8, studio and concert footage, TV appearances and a specially filmed acoustic song and interview with David Gedge discussing the album.
All the content is housed in a hardback book which includes lyrics, photos, memorabilia scans and extended notes.
Brassneck / Crushed / No / Thanks / Kennedy / What Have I Said Now? / Granadaland / Bewitched / Take Me! / Be Honest
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
Unfaithful / One Day This Will All Be Yours / It’s Not Unusual / Brassneck [Single Version] / Don’t Talk, Just Kiss / Gone / Box Elder
ADDITIONAL EXTRA TRACKS
Don’t Dictate / Be Honest [Electric Demo Version] / Kennedy [Demo Version] / No [Demo Version] / Take Me! [Demo Version] / Unfaithful [Demo Version]
BBC RADIO 1 JOHN PEEL SESSION 24 May 1988
Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? / Unfaithful / Take Me! / Happy Birthday
JOHN PEEL’S 50TH BIRTHDAY 29 August 1989
What Have I Said Now? / Crushed / Kennedy / Thanks / Bewitched / Granadaland
‘LIVE TAPE NO. 6’ – FRANKFURT 3 November 1989
Brassneck / Don’t Talk, Just Kiss / Kennedy / Granadaland / Bewitched / Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft / I’m Not Always So Stupid / Crushed / Gone / Give My Love To Kevin / My Favourite Dress / Take Me / What Have I Said Now?
Kennedy / Brassneck
Don’t Talk, Just Kiss [Live Version] / Granadaland [Live Version] / Bewitched [Live Version] / Take Me! [Super 8 Footage] / What Have I Said Now? [Studio Footage]
Brassneck [Top Of The Pops – 1990] / Happy Birthday [Channel 4’s Club X – 1989]
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Bizarro’, 2014
Thanks [Live Acoustic Version] filmed in Hove, East Sussex