Dec 03, 2020

If you can’t think of a band you love that has done a Peel session, I’d be surprised if you read our magazine. With that being said, John Peel’s favorite band was The Wedding Present. Look at his encyclopedia of bands he’s recorded and tell me that’s not one of the best accolades a band can get. This is a re-recording of their record Tommy—which, at the time, was a collection of B-sides and singles they believed didn’t get a fair shot at recording. So in 2018 to celebrate the thirty year anniversary of the record they did some shows and re-recorded the songs. These versions don’t take anything away from the original recordings; if anything they shed new light on how great the songs still are. –Ryan Nichols (Scopitones, no address listed)