Hit Parade 2

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Hit Parade 2 is a compilation album by The Wedding Present released in January 1993. Having decided to release a limited edition single every month for all of 1992 (each featuring an original track on the A side and a cover version on the B side) the group subsequently compiled the songs as two LPs called Hit Parade 1 and Hit Parade 2. In 2003, a double CD was issued called simply "The Hit Parade".

A different recording of Boing! was used on all subsequent album editions to that found on the original 7" single - the single edition being recorded with Jimmy Miller (who also produced Flying Saucer), the re-recording with Brian Paulson (who also produced the remaining singles). The original video for this track was also omitted from the VHS compilation "Dick York's Wardrobe".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flying Saucer"
  2. "Boing!"
  3. "Love Slave"
  4. "Sticky"
  5. "The Queen of Outer Space"
  6. "No Christmas"
  7. "Rocket" (Mud)
  8. "Theme from Shaft" (Isaac Hayes)
  9. "Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family" (David Bowie)
  10. "Go Wild in the Country" (Bow Wow Wow)
  11. "U.F.O." (Barry Gray)
  12. "Step into Christmas" (Elton John)

Early copies of the LP and CD formats came with an extra disc comprising BBC radio session versions of all 12 A-sides. These tracks have all been subsequently reissued on various CD compilations.