• 1984-12-19
  • The second part of the 1984 Festive Fifty, backed by repeats of JP's choice of the best sessions of the year.
  • Information on session repeats courtesy of Ken Garner.
  • Two songs tie for 39th place.



File 1 begins 42s from end of next track

1984 Festive Fifty: Numbers 40-31

(JP: 'Their only single to date, but, if any of us are around for a Festive Fifty next year, I confidently expect there to be a lot of Jesus And Mary Chain tunes in there.')
(JP: 'It caused me a bit of a problem, this next one, because actually it's the first track to be in two successive Festive Fifties, apart from the days when I used to have, like, an all-time Festive Fifty, because last year it got into the chart as a session track, and this year it's got into the chart as an LP track; and I wondered whether I should exclude it, although I couldn't think of any logical reason for doing so, and also I wanted to hear it again meself anyway.')
(JP: 'While that was going on, I was thinking, actually, that if we do a Festive Fifty next year, perhaps we ought to amend the rules slightly, because records issued in the last six or seven weeks of the year quite clearly have no chance of getting into it.')
(JP: 'I think I'm right in saying that's the first Belgian record to get into the Festive Fifty: certainly the first one on the Blue Feather label, anyway.')
(JP: 'The first Roy Harper song to be in the Festive Fifty, I would venture, since 'When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease' many years ago now. Walters always says that, if I die before him, and he's asked to go on the radio and do a kind of 'Tribute To John Peel', he'll play 'When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease'. He's got it all worked out. Then I'll have some kind of Radio One Fun Funeral. Actually, I suppose 'Funneral' is what they'll call it. It'll be terrific.') [2]


  • 1) JP19841219.mp3
  • 2) ff 84 Part 2
  • 3) 1984-12-19 Peel Show L602.mp3
  • 1) 1:02:18
  • 2) 00:47:10
  • 3) 00:41:35 (to 36:30 unique)
  • 1) Very good stereo sound at 256 kbps. Many thanks to Peel Mailing List member ray_b2 for uploading this show.
  • 2) Tape cuts out before the end of the programme.
  • 3) created from L602 of SL Tapes, digitised by Weatherman22.
  1. This was the session version anyway, so that JP in effect played the same version twice.
  2. See John Walters, When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease, and 31 July 2001 for information on what actually happened.
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