There was just one release from Cinerama in 2003 and it was in the shape of a three-track CD single:-

mp3 : Cinerama – Don’t Touch That Dial
mp3 : Cinerama – The One That Got Away
mp3 : Cinerama – On/Off

It later emerged that the romantic relationship between David Gedge and Sally Murrell had ended around the time of recording this single. The band still continued to tour into 2004 at which point it was announced that Cinerama would be no more and that when they next went into the studio, the resultant music would be the first releases in eight years by The Wedding Present.

The next single was Interstate 5, released in September 2004, followed by the LP Take Fountain in February 2005, both of which are among the finest records of the very many recorded by TWP. The band was, with the exception of Sally Murrell, identical to that of the latter-day Cinerama. The new material was picked up by the media in a way that none of the Cinerama stuff had enjoyed and the gigs began again to be played in larger venues.

You couldn’t make it up!!

Cinerama still exist in that David brings them out of storage every now and again for gigs while he released an album under the band name in 2015, which in fact was a re-recording and re-working of Valentina, the LP released by TWP in 2012…

Hope you’ve enjoyed this short but I would say essential dabble into the lesser known band on the Scopitones label.

3 thoughts on “THE CINERAMA SINGLES (12)

  1. Great series JC, good work. But…
    There were actually three further Cinerama singles, though admittedly not released on Scopitones and all of them on 7″ vinyl only. The final Cinerama single before TWP were revived was a 7″ called ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’. Then in 2013 they put out a new track called ‘I Wake Up Screaming’. Last year, to promote the Valentina tour, they released a split single (with a band called Harkin) featuring a live version of ‘Girl From The DDR’.

    I may have missed or forgotten your original remit (Scopitones releases only? CD singles only?) so forgive me if my pedantry is unwarranted. It wouldn’t be the first time…

  2. Thanks, JC, Cinerama were pretty much an unknown to me before this excellent series. Time to invest in some LPs now…

  3. Cheers Robster.

    I was aware of the later singles. I never got my hands on the ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’ and so stopped the series with ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’. Bit of a cop-out on my part…..

    The idea of the series was really to look at Cinerama as they existed during the TWP hiatus and so didn’t think to look at the most recent singles. Might do so later on in the year.

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