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"The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong!”
(John Peel: 02 September 1999)

Cinerama were a UK indie pop band, headed up by David Gedge, the frontman for The Wedding Present. Originally formed in 1998 while on a break from The Wedding Present, Cinerama started as a duo of Gedge and his then-girlfriend Sally Murrell. The initial releases were a break from previous Gedge records as they featured soundtrack-like arrangements and string and woodwind accompaniment ... (read more at Wikipedia)

Links to Peel Edit

Peel's strong support for "the boy Gedge" carried over from the Wedding Present to regular sessions and plays for Cinerama. In the final Festive Fifty broadcast by Peel, Gedge finally earned his first #1 placing in the programme's annual chart. At the end of the track, Peel commented:

"Well, I know one little lad who's going to go to bed very happy tonight."

Cinerama were placed on hold after Gedge and Murrell split up and he reverted to the Wedding Present name for a final Peel session, broadcast on 21 September 2004.

Festive Fifty Entries Edit

Sessions Edit

Eleven sessions, released on a series of CDs and definitively compiled in The Complete Peel Sessions (3xCD box, Castle, 2007).

1. Recorded: 1998-06-14. First broadcast: 16 July 1998. Repeated: 03 December 1998.

  • Comedienne / Honey Rider / You Turn Me On / Maniac

2. Recorded: live from Peel Acres. First broadcast: 06 May 1999. Repeated: ?

  • Maniac / Crusoe / King's Cross / Dance Girl Dance / Pacific / Hard Fast And Beautiful

3. Recorded: 1999-08-31 (recorded live at Peel's 60th birthday party) First broadcast: 02 September 1999. No repeat.

  • Kerry Kerry / Dance Girl Dance / Kings Cross / 146 Degrees / Honey Rider / Hard Fast And Beautiful

4. Recorded: 1999-08-15. First broadcast: 02 November 1999. Repeated: ?

  • 146 Degrees / Film / Reel 2 Dialogue 2 / Elenore

5. Recorded: live from Maida Vale. First broadcast: 14 June 2000. Repeat: ?

  • 146 Degrees / Heels / 10 Denier / King's Cross / Honey Rider / Apres Ski / Superman / Your Charms / Wow

6. Recorded: 2000-07-12. First broadcast: 19 September 2000. Repeat: ?

  • Because I'm Beautiful / Lollobridigida / Sly Curl / Yesterday Once More

7. Recorded: live from Peel Acres (Gedge & Murrell only). First broadcast: 21 December 2000. No repeat.

  • Christmas Song

8. Recorded: 2001-05-13. First broadcast: 24 May 2001. Repeat: ?

  • Careless / Get Smart / Quick Before It Melts / Health And Efficiency

9. Recorded: live from Maida Vale. First broadcast: 09 January 2002. Repeated: ?

  • Cat Girl Tights / Starry Eyed / Your Time Starts Now / Apres Ski / And When She Was Bad / Suck / Get Up And Go / Quick Before It Melts / Spangle / Estrella / Wow / Health And Efficiency / Brassneck / Your Charms

10. Recorded: 2003-05-08. First broadcast: 04 June 2003. Repeated: ?

  • Edinburgh (aka I’m Further North Than You) / Larry's / On/Off / All The Things She Said

11. Recorded: 2003-11-27. First broadcast: 06 January 2004. Repeated: ?

  • Always The Quiet One / Mars Sparkles Down On Me / Why Are Nickles Bigger Than Dimes / Groovejet

Other Shows Played Edit

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add further information if known.)

1998
1999
2000
2001
  • 15 March 2001: Eleanor (?) Scopitones
  • 20 March 2001: Maniac (LP – John Peel Sessions) Scopitones
  • 04 April 2001: Pacific (CD - John Peel Sessions) Scopitones
  • 10 April 2001: Dance, Girl, Dance (Acoustic version) (CD - John Peel Sessions) Scopitones
  • 18 April 2001: Reel 2, Dialogue 2 (CD - John Peel Sessions) Scopitones
  • 02 May 2001: Dura, Rapida Y Hermosa (7 inch-B side of Superman' (Scopitones)
  • 03 May 2001: Superman (Spanish Version) Scopitones
  • 23 May 2001: Kerry Kerry (CD - John Peel Sessions) Scopitones
  • 29 May 2001: Dura, Rapida y Hermosa (Hard Fast & Beautiful) (single: Superman) Scopitones
  • 26 September 2001: Health And Efficiency (French Version) (Single - Health And Efficiency) Scopitones
  • 04 October 2001: Health And Efficiency (Version Française) (7 inch) Scopitones
  • 10 October 2001: Health And Efficiency (7") Scopitones
  • 18 October 2001 (Radio Eins): Health And Efficiency (single) Scopitones
  • 23 October 2001: Swim (EP – Health And Efficiency) Scopitones
  • 15 November 2001: Diamonds Are Forever (EP – Health And Efficiency) Scopitones
  • 13 December 2000: Your Charms (single) Scopitones
  • 26 December 2001: Superman (CD single) Scopitones FF#34 (JP: “One of our favourites of the year as well in this house. It'd have been a lot higher if it had been up to me, but of course it isn't.”)
  • 27 December 2001: Health And Efficiency (CD single) Manifesto FF#3
2002
2003
2004

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