19 Nov 2012
The Wake - Harmony [FBN 29 CD] 
Factory Benelux presents a new CD edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in December 1982.

The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images, and joined Factory the following year. Harmony was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with producer Chris Nagle, by Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass) and was originally releasedas Fact 60.

The Wake carried on, releasing several further albums on Factory and Sarah Records, and more recently A Light Far Out in 2012.

This new CD version includes bonus include second single, Something Outside, and their John Peel session from July 1983, plus enhanced artwork featuring previously unseen images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.

The Wake - Harmony (FBN 29 CD)

Tracklisting

1. Favour
2. Heartburn
3. An Immaculate Conception
4. Judas
5. Testament
6. Patrol
7. The Old Men
8. Chance
9. Something Outside
10. Host
11. The Drill
12. Uniform
13. Here Comes Everybody
14. On Out Honeymoon
15. Give Up

Artist: The Wake
Title: Harmony
Label: Factory Benelux
Format: CD
Catalogue number: FBN 29 CD (15 tracks)
Release date: 11 February 2013

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