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Show

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Station
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  • 1968-01-07
Comments
  • Audio contains the radio broadcast of four of Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera's session tracks.
  • The show was presented by John Peel and Tommy Vance.
  • The audio is definitely from this date, as according to Ken Garner's Peel Sessions book, the repeated session of Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera had an extra track called Long Nights Of Summer, which is played here.
  • The audio is not great quality, recorded from an old gramophone radio using a cassette recorder and external microphone.
  • A session by the UK pop-psychedelic band Kaleidoscope, not to be confused with the better-known US band of the same name, although both bands had little success in their time and in later decades became favourites with collectors of late 1960s music. The British Kaleidoscope released an LP called Tangerine Dream in late 1967, several years before the German band of that name emerged. They later evolved into Fairfield Parlour, who were managed by Peel's Radio 1 colleague David Symonds

Sessions

Tracklisting

(JP: '...that was Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera and that was Reaction Of A Young Man. It's very dramatic...)
(TV: 'Right that's a good record by one of the very best in the country today, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, a song called Long Nights Of Summer')
(TV: '... this afternoon where we had Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera House, a song called Flame...)
(TV: '...the song is called Mother Writes')

File

Name
  • Live on Top Gear 1968 - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
Length
  • 10:41
Other
  • Many thanks to hawkmoon03111951
Available
  • Removed from YouTube
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