Big Night In – Season 2

As the initial lockdown in the UK had eased, the Big Night In stopped for 8 weeks whilst Mike Peters went into the studio to record a new COLOURSØUND album and also work on other projects in the studio. On Saturday 5th September 2020 it returned for a new season. As the restrictions in Wales eased a little it meant that the opportunity to present it in a new way using extra equipment they could now collect to help improve the quality of the first one

So once again every Saturday night Mike Peters, and Jules Jones Peters have broadcast from their front room, with Mike to playing acoustically live from the Jukebox Stage for live for broadcast plus a mix of archive and new video presentations.

Season 2 Episode 1 – 5th September 2020 – Running length : 1 hour 22 minutes
Live songs from the Jukebox stage : Back Into The System, Free Inside, The Road (Sound issues and cut midway as the sound was not being broadcast, restarted the song and sound cut out part way through on the live broadcast) Tomorrow (performed from the sofa rather than jukebox due to the sound issue), Nobody Told Me (cover of the John Lennon song with modified lyrics)
Videos : Lockdown Story in 3 parts, covering the events in July after the end of season 1 when Mike was given news about changes in his white count and Leukemia treatment changes. Behind the scenes of arranging Mike’s first solo socially distanced concert to be held at Lowther Pavilion Lytham St Annes, including a visit to the venue on 27th August 2020 by Mike and Jules with Mike performing part of Right Back Where I Started From on the venue stage. Video premiere of the remastered version of Fountainhead with footage from The Gathering 1999. Live footage of Change filmes at Brixton Academy, London on 15th February 1990. Video teaser of Mile Hunt to appear on the 19th September edition of Big Night In.
Video Link – Youtube broadcast link.

Season 2 Special Presentation – 12th/13th September 2020 – Running length : 50 minutes
This was a special Big Night In presentation for the Music Is Art event put together and broadcast in the USA as part of a 6 hours virtual festival event. The Big Night In segment was broadcast on the Friends of MIA stream at 11pm USA time, 4am UK time. The presentation included a mix of acoustic music, video and chat between Mike and Jules Jones Peters. Chat included coverage of the original USA U2 War tour in 1983 and The Alarm establishing themselves in the USA. Experience of Buffalo, USA gigs, Willie Nile and the story of One Guitar and Rocking In The Free World. The Jack Tars and Coloursound coverage. Thoughts on the return to The Alarm live arena post lockdown.
Mike Peters performing live from the jukebox stage : Beautiful, The Stand, Sixty Eight Guns, One Guitar, Rocking In The Free World, Peace Now, Strength,
Videos : The Jack Tars lockdown video recording of Rock and Roll Kills. COLOURSØUND lockdown video recording Fade In Fade Out, Fade Away. The Alarm lockdown video recording of Two Rivers.
Video Link – Full final hour presentation, Big Night In coverage starts just under 8 minutes in.

Season 2 Episode 2 – 19th September 2020 – Running length : 1 hour 31 minutes
With special guest Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff who performed a live acoustic version of Vent 414’s song Fixer.
Live songs from the Jukebox stage : Unsafe Building (with modified intro), Coming Home, Everyday (cover of the Slade song), Change I.
Videos : Promotional video for Change III. An Invitation to The Village – the launch of The Alarm Dyserth Staycation plan for 2021. Promotional video for All Seeing. Record Store Day promotional video at Wax and Beans Bury in regards to the release of Celtic Folklore Live vinyl LP on 26th September 2020 including video premiere of Newtown Jericho live from Celtic Folklore Live 2020 with live footage from Glasgow Barrowlands and Amsterdam Paradiso venues in 1988. Promotional video of Size Of A Cow by The Wonder Stuff. We Are Many film trailer.
Video Link – Youtube broadcast link.

Season 2 Special Presentation – 26th September 2020 – Running length : 40 minutes
Iceland Rocks – Youtube video link

Season 2 Episode 3 – 3rd October 2020 – Running length : 2 hours 40 minutes
Followed by the broadcast premiere of the full Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes gig 25th September 2020.
Live songs from the Jukebox stage : Safe Houses, The Life You Seek Does Not Exist, Trafficking, Psalm
Videos : The Alarm Experience 40 Staycation Teaser. Valley Aid live show footage from 13th March 2020 with footage of James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers performing A Design For Life and Mike Peters performing One Guitar. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes gig part 1, preparations for the first socially distanced Mike Peters show from leaving Wales to arriving at the venue. Video premiere COLOURSØUND Heavy Rain [Remastered]. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes gig part 2 the soundcheck with Mike Peters performing Newtown Jericho (Stream version) and a snippet of The Stand. Video Iceland Rocks trailer. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes gig part 3, interviews with fans at The Taps pub by Jules Jones Peters and backstage preparations as Mike takes to the stage. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes gig Mike Peters talking about Big Night In and the launch of The Village Staycation with the start of Sixty Eight Guns.
Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes 25th September 2020 full gig broadcast.
Set list – Declaration / Marching OnChange II, History Repeating, Walk Forever By My Side, Runaway Boys, Unsafe BuildingThe StandWhere Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?Absolute RealitySpirit of 76Rain In The SummertimeRescue MeSixty Eight Guns, Strength. Encore We Are The LightBeautifulBlaze Of GloryHappy Xmas (War is Over)
Video LinkYoutube broadcast link.

Season 2 Special Presentation – 10th October 2020 – Running length : 50 minutes
Repeat broadcast of the Music Is Art recording.

Season 2 Episode 4 – 17th October 2020 – Running length : 1 hour 24 minutes
The Alarm / Mike Peters at the BBC special edition.
Live songs from the Jukebox stage : Thoughts of a Young Man, Knockin’ On Heavens Door, Rose Beyond The Wall, Heroine
Videos : Sixty Eight Guns performance on Top of The Pops 22nd September 1983. Saturday Superstore with Mike read featuring a clip of the Strength video and a performance of Strength, also a snippet of Mike on the pop panel talking about Dead or Alive single Your Spin Me Round. Horizons Sing 11th April 2014, U2 clip wishing Declaration a 30th happy birthday and then singing out with Blaze of Glory. Radio Wales Music Day 11th April 2014 at Hoddinott Hall performing a live version of Declaration/marching On with the BBC Wales Orchestra and Acquire Choir. Staycation promotional video. Trailer for Jules Peters : My Cancer Journey. Pre-recorded Jukebox stage performance of John Lennon’s Nobody Told Me.
Video LinkYoutube broadcast link.

Season 2 Episode 5 – 31st October 2020 – Running length : 1 hour 50 minutes
The Alarm / Mike Peters Independent Television Special.
Live songs from the Jukebox stage : What Kind Of Hell, This Train Is Bound For Glory, My Land Your Land, Elders & Folklore, Train A Comin’
Videos : The Bells Of Rhymney live performance on The Tube 9th November 1984. No.73 live performance of Absolute Reality, followed by Mike Peters competing with Billy Connolly on the sandwich quiz and winning, followed by a live performance of Howling Wind. Rescue Me performance on The Roxy 8th December 1987. Tour Diary report with Gaz Topp on Get Fresh during the set up and soundcheck of the Hammersmith Odeon, London gig on 22nd February 1988, included playback of Rain In The Summertime in the soundcheck section. Granada TV report of the Change recording session at Kinmel Hall, Wales including a performance of No Frontiers/Dim Ffiniau acoustic by Mike Peters and Dave Sharp in the gardens of the hall alongside an interview section. Planet Earth performed in the Mal Pope Show 3rd December 1993. Interview with Mike Peters on the Six of One show hosted by Neil Kinnock. If I Can’t Have You performed on the Heaven on Earth Show in 1994. The Tube 30th January 1984 with live performances of Declaration/Marching On, Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? and The Stand/Chant has Just Begun
Video Link – Youtube broadcast link.

Season 2 Episode 6 – 14th November 2020 – Running length : TBC
Live songs from the Jukebox stage :
Videos :
Video Link – – Youtube broadcast link.

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