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The Wake
Pale Spectre / Plastic Flowers

The Wake were a Glaswegian indie band who were formed by Gerard Mcinulty, once of Altered Images. At one time they counted Bobby Gillespie among their ranks. Pale Spectre and Plastic Flowers originally appeared on their 1987 Factory Records EP Something That No One Else Could Bring. 7” splatter vinyl with postcard and poster on Optic Nerve.

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Tidal Wave of Hype

1990’s indie by way of Glasgow. Tidal Wave Of Hype was the last album of The Wake’s original run (they’ve since reformed), and has involvement from members of groups like Teenage Fanclub and The Orchids. It has that early 90’s funky drumming and guitar tones to make you swoon. Remastered and reissued by LTM.

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Make It Loud

Early 90’s indie by way of Glasgow. Make It Loud was recorded by The Wake in 1990, and has involvement from members of groups like Teenage Fanclub and The Orchids. Very, very indiepop. Remastered and reissued by LTM, with the addition of two bonus tracks from the Crush the Flowers / Car Brain single.

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Here Comes Everybody + Singles

A thoroughly comprehensive compendium of The Wake in-and-around their fabled Here Comes Everyone album, in celebration of its 30th birthday. Captured Tracks once again do the honourable thing in bringing these unique, dreamy post-punk sounds to a wider audience via a plush reissue. The album tracks are joined by music from singles, EPs and unreleased demos from the era, spread over 2 discs.

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Testament (Best Of)

The Wake started off as an outfit of wannabe post-punk goths before making the switch to Bristol's finest twee label, Sarah Records, and opting to be more whimsical, more kind-hearted, and more indie pop.  'Testament' is a sneaky best of release for the Scottish band, bringing together both sides of the band into one neat compilation: whether you're looking for the self-serious band they started as or the Sarah sentimentalists, you'll get it on here. And if you pick the vinyl, you'll get twenty-odd early live cuts and demos. Tonnes of twee.

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Harmony

Reissue of The Wake’s 1982 debut LP Harmony here. The Wake were signed up by Factory in an era when the label was looking to cash in on the successes of Joy Division, and the new wave jangles here certainly fit the bill. This Factory Benelux beefs up Harmony's original track listing with a John Peel session and the non-album single ‘Something Outside’. Notable for featuring a young Bobby Gillespie on bass.
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Field Mice, Orchids, The Wake, Various
Temple Cloud - A Sarah Compilation


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My Morning Jacket, The Wake, Various
Little Darla Has A Treat For You


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