Take Fountain - The Wedding Present
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  • Summary: Eight years ago, Wedding Present leader David Gedge put that band on hold to pursue--at first--a more cinematic sound with his new outfit, the aptly named Cinerama. With Cinerma's sound more closely approximating the Wedding Present's in recent years, Gedge has revived the WP name (butEight years ago, Wedding Present leader David Gedge put that band on hold to pursue--at first--a more cinematic sound with his new outfit, the aptly named Cinerama. With Cinerma's sound more closely approximating the Wedding Present's in recent years, Gedge has revived the WP name (but retained the most recent Cinerama lineup) for this latest release, produced by Steve Fisk. Expand
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  1. A glorious union of Gedge's romantic past and his latter-day pursuit of lust.
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    Gedge hasn't sounded this belligerently broken-hearted since 1987's "My Favourite Dress." [Mar 2005, p.100]
  3. The band's return to the name might initially smack of a desperate reunion, but it's more than just symbolic: With Take Fountain, The Wedding Present reclaims its place as a thoroughly convincing vessel for pop heartache and joy.
  4. Take Fountain... does little to expand on the formulaic offerings their followers have released. Instead, the album risks running itself into a dead end it creates, all on its own.
  5. Take Fountain is a solid Wedding Present album, one that will satisfy those who have been following Gedge all along.
  6. On Take Fountain Gedge uses his sharpened songwriting chops to present his case and again proves himself a master of the pop song. It’s just that sometimes it feels like routine.
  7. Inevitably, it sounds dated. [Feb 2005, p.102]

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  1. fabioe
    Feb 21, 2005
    10
    superb, brilliant, moving, inspired
  2. michaelg
    Jun 26, 2005
    10
    Best thing David Gedge has done since "Va Va Voom"; and one of the best Weddoes albums. Bravo!
  3. paul
    Feb 28, 2005
    10
    saw them live in birmingham tonight. Brilliant, and new album is a classic! Been with them since day one and still love them as dearly.
  4. Ianl
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    First album in 8 years doesnt disappoint with Ringway to Seatac, Its for You and Perfect Blue the highlights
  5. mattr
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    Fantastic! Kick ass - when's the next one coming out?
  6. fredd
    Feb 16, 2005
    9
    So pleased to get to hear new material after 7 years from this unique band!!!. Production is in line with previous late period work. If you So pleased to get to hear new material after 7 years from this unique band!!!. Production is in line with previous late period work. If you don't know this band you're almost guaranteed to like them just after hearing a few songs. Don't miss them live in support for this new release. Expand
  7. ChristyD
    Feb 25, 2005
    9
    Love,Lies,Regret,Hurt,Loss. A Classic Guitar driven pop album Best of the year, David Gedge is GOD

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