Saturnalia is the fifth album by The Wedding Present; originally released in 1996.
Saturnalia witnessed the band deftly balancing their traditional pop brio with more complex arrangements and unorthodox instrumentation. It felt like a Wedding Present greatest hits album, only with brand new songs, avant gard ideas – and no reservations.
This 3CD + DVD Expanded Edition includes the original album [remastered], non-album single tracks, acoustic sessions for BBC Radio London and Virgin Radio and concert recordings plus a promotional video and a newly 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.
Venus / Real Thing / Dreamworld / 2, 3, Go / Snake Eyes / Hula Doll / Big Boots / Montreal / Skin Diving / Jet Girl / Kansas / 50s
NON-ALBUM SINGLE TRACKS
Project Cenzo / Where Everybody Knows Your Name [The Theme From ‘Cheers’] / Sports Car [Acoustic Version] / Jet Girl [Acoustic Version] / Real Thing [Acoustic Version] / Up
LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL 25 August 1996
Go-Go Dancer / Sports Car / Kansas / 2, 3, Go / Bewitched / Venus / Loveslave / Real Thing / Drive / Montreal / Come Play With Me / Brassneck / Crawl
VIRGIN RADIO ACOUSTIC SESSION 1996
Rotterdam / Montreal
BBC RADIO LONDON ACOUSTIC SESSION 17 January 1997
Rotterdam / Real Thing
‘LIVE TAPE NO. 17′ – MUNICH 21 December 1996
Drive / Gazebo / Venus / Loveslave / Real Thing / Swimming Pools, Movie Stars / Heather / Crawl / Montreal / 2, 3, Go / Blue Eyes / Snake Eyes / Sports Car / Kansas / Dreamworld / Kennedy / Come Play With Me / What Have I Said Now?
Keith Cameron interviews David Gedge about ‘Saturnalia’, 2014
Jet Girl [Live Acoustic Version] filmed in Hove, East Sussex