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The Wake \ Make It Loud [LTMCD 2537]

Make It Loud is the third studio album by Glasgow group The Wake, originally released by Sarah Records in 1990 (catalogue number SARAH 602).

Their first post-Factory album, for Make It Loud the band had slimmed down to a trio comprising Caesar, Carolyn Allen and Steven Allen, assisted by Matthew Drummond and James Moody of The Orchids. Produced by Duncan Cameron and the band at Riverside Studios in Glasgow, this remastered CD also includes both tracks from non-album single Crush the Flowers.

"Here is the music we made during and after that sudden period of transition from Factory to Sarah," says Caesar. "Spiky protest songs, unfettered pop satires, direct and personal, far removed from everything, travelling alone. Glasgow. Manchester. Bristol. There and back again."

CD tracklist:

1. English Rain
2. Glider
3. Firestone Tyres
4. American Grotto
5. Joke Shop
6. Holy Head
7. Henry's Work
8. Cheer Up Ferdinand
9. Crush the Flowers
10. Carbrain

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"The Sarah days were great days because The Wake appeared to have been freed from the shackles of caring any more" (In Love With These Times, 03/2002)

"With their Sarah albums, The Wake were making oddly personal political protest albums. What was always so great about the Sarah era Wake songs was that it was the sound of a band enjoying themselves. English Rain and Cheer Up Ferdinand were terrific, pounding pop gems, prickling with terrific keyboard riffs, like tinny Italo House pianos dubbed over naive electro New Wave" (Tangents, 02/2002)

"The Sarah-era Wake is significantly more polished, refined and - hey! - are they smiling in those pictures? It seems the clouds have cleared, and you're at a picnic with Felt and The Field Mice" (Other Music, 03/2002)

"Plaintive, passionate and plangent, just like pop should be. It's simply perfect" (Melody Maker, 01/1991)

"Still the taint of Manchester: English Rain is a wonky take on New Order's pristine disco; Firestone Tyres recalls the organ-fuelled romps of the Inspiral Carpets" (Classic Pop, 12/2015)