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The Memphis Sessions is a compilation album released by Scottish pop-rock quartet Wet Wet Wet. Released on 7 November 1988, the album features a number of tracks recorded during the early recording sessions for the band's debut studio album, Popped in Souled Out. The album contains three previously unreleased songs, as well as five alternative versions of songs from Popped in Souled Out.

The Memphis Sessions
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Compilation album by
Released7 November 1988
Recorded1985
GenrePop, Pop Rock
Length34:38
LabelPhonogram
ProducerWillie Mitchell
Wet Wet Wet chronology
Popped in Souled Out
(1987)
The Memphis Sessions
(1988)
Holding Back the River
(1989)

The album was produced and mixed by Willie Mitchell at Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The album was originally shelved following the band's signing to Mercury Records, but was later released following the success of Popped in Souled Out.[1] The album reached #3 in the UK Albums Chart.

TracklistingEdit

All tracks written by Clark/Cunningham/Mitchell/Pellow, except "This Time", by Willie Mitchell and Ed Adams, Jr., and "Heaven Help Us All", by Ron Miller. All tracks produced by Wet Wet Wet.

No.TitleLength
1."I Don't Believe (Sonny's Letter)" (Memphis Sessions version)4:08
2."Sweet Little Mystery" (Memphis Sessions version)3:34
3."East of the River" (Memphis Sessions version)3:39
4."This Time"4:16
5."Temptation" (Memphis Sessions version)3:47
6."I Remember" (Memphis Sessions version)4:41
7."For You Are"4:42
8."Heaven Help Us All"3:51

ChartsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certification

UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[4]
GER
[5]
NL
[6]
NZ
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
1988 The Memphis Sessions
  • Released: 7 November 1988
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
3 9
  • UK: Platinum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/wet-wet-wet-mn0000203765/biography
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Wet Wet Wet". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ Australian chart peaks:
    • "Sweet Little Mystery" and "Popped In Souled Out" (Kent Music Report) peaks: Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 335. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988.
    • Top 50 (ARIA Chart) peaks from 26 June 1988: "australian-charts.com > Discography Wet Wet Wet". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 January 2016. N.B. "Sweet Little Mystery" peaked at #33 on the Kent Music Report chart two weeks before the ARIA-produced chart commenced.
    • Top 100 (ARIA Chart) peaks from January 1990 to December 2010: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
    • "Shed a Tear" (ARIA Chart) peak: "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 12 Feb 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Austrian Charts > Wet Wet Wet". austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Wet Wet Wet / Longplay". musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Dutch Charts > Wet Wet Wet". dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Music Charts > Wet Wet Wet". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Norwegian Charts > Wet Wet Wet". norwegiancharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Swedish Charts > Wet Wet Wet". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Swiss Charts > Wet Wet Wet". swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  11. ^ "Wet Wet Wet > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 18 August 2010.