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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

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Certification
UK Albums Chart[2] 3 Platinum
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[3] 9

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. ^ "Dutch Charts > Wet Wet Wet". dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010.