Burning briefly, but oh so brightly, the band would continue to be sighted as an influence for decades to come. The Wedding Present would soon show their appreciation by covering ‘Let’s Make Some Plans’ as the b-side to their UK Top 20 hit “California”. Bands on both sides of the Atlantic tried to master that patented sound, hoping for just a little of the magic that made Close Lobsters so amazing.
The set includes both studio albums, as well as “Forever, Until Victory! The Singles Collection” (titled after the final sign-off in a letter from ‘Che’ Guevara to Fidel Castro ‘Hasta la victoria siempre!’). “Forever” gathers all of the band’s singles, as well as their b-sides and bonus tracks. The singles collection was re-engineered by Andrew Burnett and Graeme Wilmington from the band in Glasgow and in their hometown, Paisley.
Fire Archive is a continuation of the celebrated efforts of the label to reissue important records from the past, prepared with loving care for existing fans and new audiences alike. Each release receives special attention to audio and packaging as we strive to provide the definitive version for decades to come.
“first-rate guitar pop”Rolling Stone