19 November 2012The Wake - Harmony [FBN 29 CD]
The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images, and joined Factory the following year. Harmony was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with producer Chris Nagle, by Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass) and was originally releasedas Fact 60.
The Wake carried on, releasing several further albums on Factory and Sarah Records, and more recently A Light Far Out in 2012.
This new CD version includes bonus include second single, Something Outside, and their John Peel session from July 1983, plus enhanced artwork featuring previously unseen images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.
3. An Immaculate Conception
7. The Old Men
9. Something Outside
11. The Drill
13. Here Comes Everybody
14. On Out Honeymoon
15. Give Up
Artist: The Wake
Label: Factory Benelux
Catalogue number: FBN 29 CD (15 tracks)
Release date: 11 February 2013
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography