28 July 2013The Wake - Harmony FBN 29 double vinyl LP
Factory Benelux is set to release a new double vinyl edition of Harmony, the debut album by The Wake, originally released by Factory Records at FACT 60 in December 1982.
Bonus tracks on this special edition 2LP include the Factory Benelux single Something Outside b/w Host, as well as their John Peel session from July 1983.
The Harmony double vinyl edition is released on 28 October 2013.
4. The Old Men
3. An Immaculate Conception
1. Something Outside
1. The Drill (Peel session)
2. Uniform (Peel session)
3. Here Comes Everybody (Peel session)
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