RSD 2013 release. Includes download code. Four songs from The Wedding Present's 2012 album Valentina (SCOPITONE 037CD) sung in German. The music was recorded in France, the lyrics translated in Brighton, and the vocals recorded in L.A, with bassist Pepe le Moko singing backing vocals in her native language. These songs would sound magnificent in any language... "The Girl From The DDR" (originally a duet in German and English) features the mighty Swollen Pickle pedal on Graeme Ramsay's guitar; "524 Fidelio" is the oddball, with it's eccentric timing, hypnotizing backing vocals, and huge pop chorus.
State of Ainu: Dance (3:44)
Admidst the Notes (Yosano Akiko 1878-1942) (2:41)
The Rock and the Rock (Ito Noe 1895-1923) (4:26)
Yugure Wa (Izumi Shikibu 976-?) (3:52)
For Kaneko Fumiko (1903-1926) (3:48)
I Am: New Woman (Hiratsuka Raicho 1886-1971) (4:37)
A Secret Code (Kurahara Shinjiro 1889-1965) (2:32)
Oto (The Lady Ki around 1100) (3:31)
River of Ice (Tsuboi Shigeji 1897-1975) (3:12)
Complicity (Misumi Mizuki 1981) (3:39)
Crows of Sapporo (2:05)
If I Could (Ibaraki Noriko 1926-2006) (5:19)
Falling (Muro Saisei 1889-1962) (3:14)
Tanka & Haiku (0:48)
Ono [in dedication to Yoko Ono] (Ono no Komachi 825-900) (2:15)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.