This latest release from the Super Furry Animals is the remastered BBC session recordings covering their emergence in 1996. SFA at the BBC covers eight rare sessions recorded for BBC Radio One, including one non-broadcast and unreleased song.
These BBC sessions were performed in support of the releases of their first album and follow-ups "Radiator", "Guerilla" and "Mwng and Rings Around the World". The artwork was established by long-term collaborator Mark James with two, new illustrations by Pete Fowler also featured within these box sets. The package comes with a foil-blocked 12” print and a separate insert of liner notes, featuring an essay by Uncut magazine journalist and a super limited edition version limited to 100 additional copies includes a specially-produced, fifth vinyl disc.
4 Disc Vinyl Box Set
Super Limited 5 Disc Vinyl Box Set
Double Disc CD
“The five, excitable kids of the Super Furry Animals saw many wonders of the modern world through our innocent eyes, but finding ourselves playing songs in John Peel’s home, or in the carpeted muffle of Maida Vale, elevated the experience to new levels. Our thanks go to those rescuing the recordings from our dusty lofts, Kliph Scurlock and Donal Whelan, and the surgical attention to detail by the great artistic minds of Mark James and Pete Fowler. Also, long live public broadcasting.” - Super Furry Animals
Who are Super Furry Animals?
Super Furry Animals formed in Cardiff after being in various other Welsh bands and techno outfits in the area. Since their formation in Cardiff, Wales, in 1993, the band has consisted of Gruff Rhys (lead vocals, guitar), Huw Bunford (lead guitar, vocals), Guto Pryce (bass guitar), Cian Ciaran (keyboards, synthesisers, various electronics, occasional guitar, vocals) and Dafydd Ieuan (drums, vocals). Actor Rhys Ifans is also a former member. Super Furry Animals have recorded nine UK Albums Chart Top 25 studio albums (one BPI certified Gold and four certified Silver), plus numerous singles, EPs, compilations and collaborations. The band has also made reference to Blur, Elvis Costello, and Wynton Marsalis as major influences in their work.
Super Furry Animals: “SFA at the BBC” Limited Edition Boxset is now available to order here: Store