George Best played live for the final time
In 2017, The Wedding Present played a series of concert dates to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album, George Best.
The final concert in the series took place at the O2 Academy in Leeds on 9 December 2017. This was, of course, hugely appropriate because Leeds was the city where The Wedding Present were born and where George Best was written, arranged, rehearsed and partly recorded. Appreciating the significance of the event, David Gedge decided that this Leeds show would be the last time that The Wedding Present would play George Best live… ever!
The band decided to record and film the concert for posterity and this has now been released on CD and DVD by Scopitones.
Once More / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Corduroy / Broken Bow / Deer Caught In The Headlights / The Girl From The DDR* / No / England / Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft / What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? / Don’t Be So Hard / A Million Miles / All This And More / My Favourite Dress / Shatner / Something And Nothing / It’s What You Want That Matters / Give My Love To Kevin / Anyone Can Make A Mistake / You Can’t Moan, Can You? / Bewitched / Kennedy
[Part 1, yet to be released will be Going, Going… live at Cadogan Hall]