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Audio: Magic Hour Peel Session

Magic Hour
Magic Hour

After the release of their debut LP More Sad Hits, Damon & Naomi accepted an invitation to be the rhythm section in Kate Biggar and Wayne Rogers new band Magic Hour. The band released three albums over the next couple of years.

On the 3rd of May 1994, while Magic Hour were in London promoting their debut album No Excess is Absurd, the band headed into the BBC's Maida Vale studios to record a session for Radio One's John Peel show. They recorded three songs in a session that was aired a few weeks later and has pretty much been lost to our ears ever since - until now...

Also while in London in 1994... here's a complete Magic Hour set from a show at The Sausage Machine supporting 18th Dye. The show includes a performance of Naomi's only lead vocal contribution to Magic Hour, on a cover of Cyril Tawney's Sally Free and Easy, which I covered in a Lost Tracks post a while back.