GETTING YOUR TWO BANDS TO DO THE SAME SONG

 

leeds754The story is thus.

Back in 2003, Cinerama released a single called Don’t Touch That Dial. Like all other releases by the band, it didn’t sell in any great numbers.

A few months later David Gedge, decided it was time to put Cinerama on hold and resuscitate The Wedding Present.

Fast forward to 2005 and the release of the TWP comeback album, Take Fountain, and track 7 turns out to be a song called Don’t Touch That Dial.

Both versions are rather splendid in their own right.  One sounds like Cinerama (with keyboards to the fore)and the other sounds like The Wedding Present (with backing vocals and much more guitar). They simply have a lead singer (and songwriter) in common.

mp3 : Cinerama – Don’t Touch That Dial
mp3 : The Wedding Present – Don’t Touch That Dial (Pacific Northwest Version)

Enjoy

 

3 thoughts on “GETTING YOUR TWO BANDS TO DO THE SAME SONG

  1. Did you know that he’s gone and expanded the concept with an entire album? The Weddoes’ most recent album ‘Valentina’ has been rerecorded by Cinerama. The latter version came out earlier this year. I’m not entirely convinced of all the arrangements, but it’s definitely an interesting project.

  2. Both excellent songs. He also did really different versions of some songs from Watusi, which were released on b-sides – Spangle, Gazebo, So Long Baby, etc., and those tracks work too. He’s a very talented man. He’s also the pop star I’d most like to have as my friend. Oops, did I say that out loud?

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