I know from the always welcomed and appreciated comments that a number of you are only discovering just how great a band Cinerama were in their own right and just as worthy of the sort of lavish praise and attention that had and has always been given to The Wedding Present.
The band’s tenth single came out in 2002 and is a shorter version of an outstanding pop song from the LP Torino, a record that you can pick up relatively cheaply out there on the second-hand market via the internet. It’s well worth it.
mp3 : Cinerama – Quick, Before It Melts (single version)
Ten singles in and still no hits. Worse than that, very little acknowledgement of how good the band is with too many still harking back to the era of TWP. Criminal.
Two b-sides this time round, but no vinyl release meaning we weren’t given any foreign language takes:-
mp3 : Cinerama – Ears (acoustic version)
mp3 : Cinerama – As If
The former is a re-recording of a track that had originally featured the lovely and talented Emma Pollock on co-vocal. Sally Murrell does a very good job on this version which makes very fine use of a cello and other string instruments. Yet another wonderful song about infidelity from the pen of the boy Gedge.
The latter is, for once, a little bit of a let-down. Strictly b-side material.
Bonus time. Here’s the original version of Ears together with the extended version of today’s single:-
mp3 : Cinerama – Ears
mp3 : Cinerama – Quick Before It Melts
Enjoy. I’ve no doubt you will.