On the 23rd of August 2000, Hefner played a very special show from BBC’s Maida Vale studios to an invited audience for the John Peel show. This was the highlight of the relationship between the band and the greatly revered DJ, which had seen five Peel sessions and four live concerts broadcast on his Radio 1 show.
The concert on this CD features an 8 piece version of the band, including a brass section, pedal steels, ukuleles and violin alongside their own guitars bass and drums. It also features several contributions from Amelia Fletcher, (Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Wedding Present, Marine Research). The songs have been newly remixed from the original master tapes, and the CD features photos from the night as well as sleeve notes from Darren Hayman.
The CD captures an exceptional performance of many songs rarely played live during Hefner’s short career.
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