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Label : Scopitones

Released : 2001

Catalogue Number : TONE CD 006


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‘John Peel Sessions’ compiles early recordings made by Cinerama for the BBC Radio 1’s ‘John Peel Show’


The album includes the band’s 1998 and 1999 ‘Peel’ sessions in their entirety


Also featured, from 1999, are two tracks performed and broadcast live from ‘Peel Acres’ – Peel’s home in Suffolk – and two tracks recorded at ‘Peel Night’ – a concert staged by the BBC in celebration of his sixtieth birthday


Includes Cinerama’s cover of The Turtles’ ‘Elenore’


Ten of the tracks were recorded at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios in London


“David Gedge from The Wedding Present had a long and fruitful association with the John Peel Show and, of course, the legendary Peel Sessions. This compilation features some of the finest work from his other project, the keyboard-led, Burt Bacharach-loving, Cinerama. Clearly something in the air at Maida Vale agrees with the singer. Alternative versions of songs from the first two Cinerama albums – a scorching ‘Maniac’ and flute-tinted ‘146 Degrees’ – nestle among some surprise bonus tracks, recorded at two special celebrations of John Peel's life. From an acoustic set recorded at Peel Acres, Sally Murrell sings gently on the Franco-pop ‘Pacific’ and, from ‘Peel Night’ comes ‘Kerry Kerry’ and a hard-edged ‘Hard Fast And Beautiful’. How can you resist?” [Jerry Thackray / Everett True]


“As with Gedge's many BBC releases with The Wedding Present, this disc makes a worthy addition to any fan's collection.” [AllMusic]


“We had a bit of a dispute about that flute when the Cineramas played here at Peel Acres, but I've come to terms with it now, and actually quite like it!” [John Peel]


Track-listing : Comedienne / Maniac / You Turn Me On / Honey Rider / Pacific [Acoustic Version] / Dance, Girl, Dance [Acoustic Version] / 146 Degrees / Reel 2, Dialogue 2 / Film / Elenore / Kerry Kerry [Live Version] / Hard, Fast And Beautiful [Live Version]


John Peel Sessions : CD Album

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