- (Limited Edition, Digital Download Card)
- Artist: Cinerama
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/15/2016
Limited vinyl LP pressing includes printed inner sleeve and digital download. 2016 release from The Wedding Present’s David Gedge and his ‘other’ band. Valentina is actually a radical reworking of The Wedding Present's eighth studio album of the same name which was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Harbouring a long-term dream to record one version of an album as The Wedding Present and another (with re-imagined songs) as Cinerama, David's initial plan was to release two albums simultaneously but he soon realized that this was an undertaking that would take many years to accomplish. So, after deciding on using Valentina for this ambitious project, the decision was made to stagger the releases to allow time to complete the complex arrangements involved with the Cinerama version. Orchestral and cinematic in sound, Cinerama's Valentina still maintains the classic pop sensibilities with which David Gedge and The Wedding Present made their name. Inspired by his love of classic pop music, the album is unfettered by the traditional wall of raging Wedding Present guitars. From the first blast of horns to the last twinkle of piano keys, the record sparkles; a total departure from the original version, as David intended it to be.