Cinerama, John Peel Sessions

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Live and direct from John Peel’s home.

The key difference between the Wedding Present and Cinerama is the addition of keyboardist Sally Murrell in the latter. Otherwise, David Gedge's tart and acid lyricism and snarling guitar remains more or less intact from the previous band, hardly a bad thing. (In 2005, Gedge told writer Kate Silver that during an especially guitar-heavy Cinerama Peel Session the previous year, "Even the engineers were saying, 'Come on, David, this is obviously the Wedding Present again!'") Cinerama's Session collection features a handful of songs performed in front of an audience at Peel's house.