04 January 2013The Wake - A Light Far Out [FBN 64]
This is a strict limited of 500 copies and is released to mark Record Store Day, the annual celebration of everything vinyl, which falls on Saturday 20 April 2013.
2. If the Ravens Leave
4. The Back of Beyond
5. Starry Day
7. A Light Far Out
8. The Sands
Artist: The Wake
Title: A Light Far Out
Catalogue number: FBN 64 (Factory Benelux)
Format: Vinyl LP [500 copies only]
Release date: 20 April 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