The WEATHER PROPHETS – ” Janice Long and John Peel Sessions “

Posted: January 20, 2022 in MUSIC

It won’t be long until the next Bandcamp fees-free Friday (thanks Bandcamp) so here’s advance warning: we’ll be releasing at least two more gatefold singles , namely a pair of BBC sessions by the very wonderful Weather Prophets. One for Janice Long, one for John Peel. Cover photos by Bleddyn Butcher.

Both with the usual postcards, downloads, sleeve notes. The sessions include some of their most beloved songs, plus a totally unreleased track in “Love Song No.1“. Long-term fans will recognise it immediately – they used to open with it a lot. Pete Astor has no idea why they never released it.

Recorded before the group had recorded even a single, this is the 1985 debut session by Creation stalwart Pete Astor’s post-Loft project, released in full for the first time. The nearly-hit single “Almost Prayed”. Also included are sleeve notes from Pete Astor, free downloads of original BBC files and a set of postcards.

Recorded before the group had recorded even a single, this is the 1985 debut session by creation stalwart Pete Astor’s released in full for the first time.

features a totally unreleased track in live favourite “Love Song No.1“, plus early versions of other songs and the nearly-hit single almost prayed.

  1. love song no. 1
  2. 24 years (head over heels)
  3. lighthouse room (wide open arms)
  4. i almost prayed
John Peel 01.12.86

one of Creation boss Alan Mcgee’s favourite bands, the weather prophets were regulars at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, where they recorded this never-before-released four-song session for John Peel late in 1986 featuring early versions of singles hollow heart and she comes from the rain.  

This never-before-released four-song session for John Peel late in 1986 featuring early versions of singles “Hollow Heart” and “She Comes From The Rain”. Also included are sleeve notes from Pete Astor, free downloads of original BBC files and a set of postcards.

  1. swimming pool blue
  2. hollow heart
  3. she comes from the rain
  4. faithful

Here endeth the message. Oh, nearly forgot – let’s make this precious.

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