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The Wake | Testament (Best Of)

Factory Benelux presents Testament, a comprehensive 'best of' collection by influential Scottish group The Wake, including tracks recorded for cult labels Factory and Sarah Records.
The Wake formed in Glasgow in early 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left future pop stars Altered Images. Joined by Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass), the band joined Factory the following year, recording debut mini album Harmony at Strawberry Studios in Stockport and subsequently hailed as the missing indiepop link between Factory and Postcard Records. After Gillespie departed for Primal Scream and the Jesus and Mary Chain, The Wake issued second album Here Comes Everybody in 1985, with standout track O Pamela later covered by artful French ensemble Nouvelle Vague.
After leaving Factory the group joined cult Bristol imprint Sarah Records, releasing a brace of indiepop singles and albums in the Nineties before going on hiatus. Caesar and Carolyn reconvened as The Wake in 2009, releasing fifth album A Light Far Out three years later, with more new material due in 2015.
Testament combines key album tracks with popular singles including On Our Honeymoon, Something Outside, Talk About The Past, Of The Matter and Crush The Flowers. Also included is a previously unreleased 7 edit of Pale Spectre and 2012 outtake Clouds Disco. CD comes in a trifold digipak. The artwork for Testament is based on the artwork for an unreleased cassette edition of Here Comes Everybody, designed by Peter Saville. Also available on LP+CD (FBN 95).

| tracklist
01 On Our Honeymoon
02 Favour
03 Heartburn
04 Something Outside
05 Talk About The Past
06 O Pamela
07 Melancholy Man
08 Here Comes Everybody
09 Of The Matter
10 Gruesome Castle
11 Pale Spectre
12 Crush The Flowers
13 Firestone Tyres
14 A Light Far Out
15 Clouds Disco


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