Hit Parade 2
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|Hit Parade 2|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||4 January 1993|
|Producer||Jimmy Miller, Brian Paulson|
|The Wedding Present chronology|
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".
- "Flying Saucer"
- "Love Slave"
- "The Queen of Outer Space"
- "No Christmas"
- "Rocket" (Mud)
- "Theme from Shaft" (Isaac Hayes)
- "Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family" (David Bowie)
- "Go Wild in the Country" (Bow Wow Wow)
- "U.F.O." (Barry Gray)
- "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.