The Wake - Here Comes Everybody LP+7"
Label: Factory Benelux
Edition of 800 clear vinyl LP with bonus 7".
Factory Benelux presents a special 35th anniversary edition of Here Comes Everybody, the highly-regarded second album by Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in 1985. The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images. Joining Factory the following year, the group toured with New Order and released popular mini-album Harmony. Trailed by sprightly single Talk About the Past in 1984, second album Here Comes Everybody was eventually recorded as a trio, combining dreampop melodies and wistful lyricism typified by standout track "O Pamela" (later interpreted by artful French new wave covers project Nouvelle Vague).
Praise for Here Comes Everybody: "Holds up as a touchstone for aching, atmospheric synth-pop, all slinky guitars, crispy percussion, textured keyboards and limber bass" (Pitchfork); "The album stands as a pillar of moody synth pop, still bearing passing resemblance to New Order while retaining the bounce of the Postcard label bands and the cavernous production of Closer-era Joy Division, covering it all in some of the heaviest synth wash this side of Klaus Schulze" (Dusted).
Newly re-mastered for this special 35th anniversary edition, the original 8 track album is now augmented by companion singles TalkTalk About the Past and Of the Matter, pressed on a bonus 7-inch single in a picture sleeve.