• 2000-01-06
  • The 1994 Peelenium and part three of the All-Time 2000 Festive Fifty.
  • Once more, the Pig phones in her Peelenium introduction, and one band (Stereolab), perhaps uniquely, appear in the same show in both the Peelenium and All-Time Festive Fifty.
  • John is amazed to discover, after going for an insurance medical, that he has grown half an inch. He also refers to his upcoming weekend trip to Groningen, only the second time he had been there. The results were broadcast the following week (11 January 2000).
  • The Geater Davis single later turned up in John Peel's Record Box.


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(JP: 'This next is one of the great records of all time...Regular listeners will know that this gets played about once every nine months or so, and that it contains, amongst other things, two of the great falsetto notes of our time.')

Peelenium 1994

  1. Stereolab: 'Ping Pong (10 inch)' (Duophonic)
  2. Inspiral Carpets featuring Mark E Smith: 'I Want You (7 inch)' (Cow/Mute)
  3. Orbital: 'Are We Here? (CD single)' (Internal)
  4. Canopy & Matrix: 'Arkines Lost (12 inch-Rough Business)' (Space)
(JP: "That's always seemed to me an amazingly forlorn, bleak sort of record. Makes me think if the beginning of Mary Shelley's book of 'Frankenstein', not quite sure why but it does have that sort of feel to it, I think... And there was always some confusion of what this was called and who it was by but we've settled for 'Arkines Lost' by Canopy & Matrix. Now I remember phoning the people who released the record and they didn't know very much about it either and so it remains a mystery to me, But what 'Arkines' means or who Arkines was, I simply don't know at all.")

2000 Festive Fifty (All-Time)

(JP: 'Always a joy to hear that, as far as I'm concerned.') [2]
(JP: 'Bit before my time, that sort of thing.')


  • a) AlltimeFF 40to36
  • b) Peel Show 2000-01-06
  • c) jp060100
  • a) 00:21:54
  • b) 01:58:57
  • c) 02:00:15
  • Tracklisting completed using Lorcan's Home Page, with many thanks to him.
  • a) FF chart section alone. 128 kbps.
  • b) Complete show reconstructed by SIG using two files: many thanks to both tapers.
  • c) Many thanks to Max-dat.
  • a) No longer available online: previously bundled in a rar file with the following section of the chart.
  • b) Mooo
  • c) Mooo
  1. Issued in 1971 on House Of Orange 2405: originally recorded by Jerry Butler & The Impressions in 1958.
  2. Incredibly, this was the first time this track had appeared in any Festive Fifty.
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