05 July 2014The Wake - Testament (Best Of) [FBN 95]
Factory Benelux has announced a compilation of material by The Wake for 8 September 2014 release with the FBN 95 catalogue number.
Testament (Best Of) looks set to revive the never-used Wake brown boxed cassette style (for more info on box colours etc see our sister site factoryrecords.org).
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