MOVIETONE - Peel Sessions

"Recorded for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel show 1994-1997 at Maida Vale Studios, London. Movietone were part of the Bristol scene in the 1990s that contained Flying Saucer Attack, Third Eye Foundation, and Crescent. Band members from all three of these bands played in Movietone, with Kate Wright being the main songwriter. Signed to Planet Records, Movietone did their first John Peel Session a few weeks after the release if their debut single "She Smiled Mandarine Like" in 1994. They went on to do three Peel Sessions in total between 1994-1997 and moved to Domino Records and Drag City in 1997. These sessions do not exist online and have never previously been heard by anyone other than those who listened to the original broadcasts. As Movietone are no longer making music (they have been superseded by 1000 Dawns), these archive recordings are even more special. They contain early or alternative versions of songs from Movietone's first three records: Movietone (Planet 1995/Geographic 2004), Day and Night (Domino/Drag City 1997), The Blossom Filled Streets (Domino/Drag City 2000), along with a song from their pre-Movietone days as Lynda's Strange Vacation. The last session is unique because Matt Elliott (Third Eye Foundation) is playing on them -- he had left the band by the time that the album was recorded and released three years later. Movietone on the John Peel Sessions are: Kate Wright (1000 Dawns/Crescent), Rachel Brook (Flying Saucer Attack), Matt Elliott (Third Eye Foundation/Flying Saucer Attack), Matt Jones (Crescent/1000 Dawns), Sam Jones (Balky Mule/Crescent/Flying Saucer Attack), Florence Lovegrove, Ros Walford. Lynda's Strange Vacation were: Matt Elliott, Kate Wright, and Rachel Coe." - Textile Records .
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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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