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Wet Wet Wet: Going For Broke

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1988

They signed a record deal and – two years, four producers and £600,000 later – released an LP. Wet Wet Wet had to sell a million copies to break even. They did it in four months. Phil Sutcliffe hears an extraordinary story of success against all odds.

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