I was rummaging through the 6 Music schedule online t'other day when I espied a Felt session that was to be broadcast on the Live Music Hour between 3 and 4am on June 24th. Although the listing didn't specify which particular session, the splinters in the eyes from the matchsticks that snapped under the weight of heavy eyelids proved to be worthwhile, as the featured session was none other than the group's very first for Janice Long from September 1984. I'd previously - and somewhat hastily with the benefit of hindsight -posted two songs from this session only last month after they were broadcast on Gideon Coe's show (the post has since been deleted), not expecting the complete session to be appearing on the airwaves quite so soon.
The songs were segued together so smoothly, I chose not to split the songs into individual tracks, so have simply left it as one single file.
By coincicence, over the weekend while I was attending the Scared To Get Happy happening in London, a friend thrust a pile of audio dvds into my hand. Among the multitude of Peel-related guff was a marginally superior quality recording of the Andy Kershaw session from 1986, although it seems to stem from the same source - All The People I Like...still abruptly fades out around the 3'10 mark.
And for completists sake, I've included the second JL sesh that I purloined from Fruitier Than Thou. Caspian Sea had approximately ten seconds missing from the intro, so I've tacked this on from a woefully inferior recording I had, with not necessarily professional results!
That should keep you amused for a while, dear reader.
Update 16/12/2014 - New, upgraded, pristine-ish files for '86 JL session culled from a recent Gideon Coe airing now available to download from link below.
Dismantled King Is Off The Throne
Vasco Da Gama
The Day The Rain Came Down
I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
Ballad Of The Band
When The Dawn Starts Creeping In
Rain Of Crystal Spires
All The People I Like Are Those That Are Dead