Price: £14.75
Format: CD
Artist: The Wake
CatNo: FBN29CD_40th
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The Wake Harmony 2CD 40th Anniversary
A 2022 double CD edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Factory label group The Wake
Originally released in December 1982, this expanded edition marks the 40th anniversary of this landmark post-punk release. Featuring rare extras including Peel sesssions, previous 'lost recordings' and debut single Our Honeymoon.
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 (formerly Martin Hannett’s preferred engineer), by which time the group comprised Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass). On release as Fact 60 the original 7 track mini album earned a 5 star review in Sounds magazine, hailed as the missing indiepop link between Factory and Postcard Records.
Bonus tracks on CD1 include The Wake’s dub-informed second single, Something Outside, rare debut single On Our Honeymoon, and also their John Peel session from July 1983 – the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream. 
CD2 is a fascinating collection of 21 lost recordings compiled from live and demo cassettes located in the Rob Gretton tape archive, all taped between 1981 and 1983.
The enhanced artwork for this new edition includes images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar. A triple vinyl edition is also available (FBN 29).
After releasing several further albums on Factory and Sarah Records during the 1980s and 1990s, The Wake returned to recording with A Light Far Out in 2012. A new studio album is expected in 2023.
CD1 tracklist (Harmony + Singles)
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 Our Honeymoon
15. Give Up
CD2 tracklist (Lost Recordings 1981-83)
1. Move With the Times 2.36
2. Communion 2.39
3. No More Green Space 2.48
4. Move With the Times (reprise) 0.46
5. Move With the Times 2.35
6. Cold Home 3.03
7. Communion 2.19
8. No More Green Space 2.07
9. Patrol 1.55
10. Give Up 2.04
11. Careering 2.34
12. Favour 2.21
13. Cold Home 2.22
14. Forced to Think  1.40
15. Patrol 2.38
16. Give Up 2.01
17. Move With the Times 2.04
18. An Immaculate Conception 3.47
19. Chance 3.49
20. Judas 3.49
21. Company 4.07