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The Radio One Sessions (1996) is a CD by the Damned consisting of all their BBC sessions for Janice Long, Mike Read and Saturday Live with Richard Skinner - in other words all their Radio One sessions except the ones recorded for John Peel. In addition, there are two tracks which were recorded for Peel, the tracks "Liar" and "Hit Or Miss".
Their complete BBC Peel Sessions (apart from "Liar" and "Hit Or Miss") are on the disc Sessions of the Damned. (The complete Peel tracks would not fit onto an 80-minute CD so the two mentioned above were placed on the Radio One Sessions CD instead.)
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John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest-serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004.
The Ruts are an English reggae-influenced punk rock band, notable for the 1979 UK Top 10 hit "Babylon's Burning", and an earlier single "In a Rut", which was not a hit but was highly regarded and regularly played by BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel.
Strange Fruit Records was an independent record label in the United Kingdom.
Janice Berry is an English radio broadcaster best known for her work with BBC Radio. She has appeared on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and currently BBC Radio Wales and Greatest Hits Radio. On Radio 2 she presented a weekday night time show from 2000 to 2017 from midnight. Long was presented with a BASCA Gold Badge award on 3 October 2016 for her unique contribution to music. In 1983, she became the first female presenter on the BBC television music chart programme Top of the Pops and remained the only female presenter of the programme for the ensuing five years.
The Professionals are an English punk rock band active from 1979 to early 1982 and again from 2015. They were formed by ex-Sex Pistols members Steve Jones and Paul Cook after that band's demise.
Heart and Soul is a box set by English rock band Joy Division containing nearly every track the band recorded between 1977 and 1980. The first two discs contain almost their entire studio output, including the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, along with singles and compilation appearances. Discs three and four collect rare demos and live recordings, many of which were previously unreleased. All tracks are digitally remastered. It reached #70 in the UK.
Kilimanjaro is the debut album by the neo-psychedelic Liverpool band The Teardrop Explodes, released on 10 October 1980. It contains versions of the band's early singles – "Sleeping Gas", "Bouncing Babies", "Treason" & "When I Dream" – as well as their biggest hit, "Reward". The album also includes the song "Books" – originally a song by Julian Cope's previous band, The Crucial Three, it was also recorded by Echo & the Bunnymen. In 2000, Q magazine placed Kilimanjaro at number 95 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
The Pleasure Principle is the debut solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan. Released about six months after Replicas (1979), the second album with his band Tubeway Army, The Pleasure Principle peaked at number 1 in the United Kingdom.
Peel Sessions is the name of two Extended Plays and a subsequent compilation released by the English musical group New Order.
BBC Sessions is an album of BBC studio recordings by the band Cocteau Twins released in 1999 by Bella Union in the UK and Rykodisc in the US. The album spanned the band's career from the early 1980s through the 1990s. Much of the first disk was taken from a series of early 1980s Peel sessions. The second disk contained several tracks recorded during the group's performance on the 1980s Radio 1 series Saturday Live. The compilation peaked at No. 87 on the UK Albums Chart.
That's All Very Well But... is a best of compilation of the band McCarthy.
Helen McCookerybook is a British musician and singer-songwriter, who was the bass player and co-singer with The Chefs, during the late 1970s and early 80s. She went on to form Helen and the Horns in the mid 80s. Both bands were admired by John Peel, recording six BBC Radio 1 sessions between them. After a long break from her music career, Helen McCookerybook started again as a solo artist in 2005. She regularly plays live gigs, releases recordings, and promotes occasional revivals of Helen and the Horns.
Peel Sessions 1979–1983 is a compilation album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 2000. The songs were recorded between 1979 and 1983 for the BBC Radio 1 show presented by John Peel. "Electricity" is added as a bonus track and is the original version that was featured on their debut single on Factory Records (FAC6). "Bunker Soldiers" was recorded for the first and fourth sessions; the version from the fourth session was not released on this album.
The Peel Sessions was the 1988 EP release of the session The Cure recorded on 4 December 1978 for BBC Radio 1's John Peel show. The session was broadcast on 11 December 1978. The recordings were released on 12" vinyl, CD and cassette in 1988. Music journalist Jeff Apter has called the session "just the seal of credibility the band needed".
Glaxo Babies are a Bristol-based post-punk band, formed in late 1977. There were three distinct phases in the band's life and after initially breaking up in 1980, they reformed in 1985, only to finally break up again in 1990. The band reformed once again in 2015 for the Un-Peeled 2015 event with Steve Street on bass and Tony Wrafter's son Oscar on vocals.
The Room were a new wave band from Liverpool formed in late 1979. They released three albums and several singles before breaking up in 1985. Two of the band members went on to form Benny Profane, Dust and Dead Cowboys.
Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions is a compilation album by the English gothic rock band Bauhaus, released in 1989 by Beggars Banquet Records. "These sessions were recorded at the BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, for broadcast on Britain's national radio station, Radio One. The BBC do not impose editorial control on the material recorded, so while some artists use the opportunity to promote a version of their latest single, Bauhaus opted to explore 'off-the-record' ideas; experimenting with tracks that would later be re-recorded for record release, recording cover versions of songs they'd played during sound checks before live shows, or just trying something to see what happened. Each session was recorded and mixed in one day, and in most cases the group performed live in the studio with minimal overdubs, giving the tracks an additional edge. Five of these recordings were used on official record releases; Bauhaus felt the session version of 'Double Dare' was stronger than a later studio take and included it on their debut album; 'Departure' and 'Party of the First Part' were used as 'b' sides on 12" singles; 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Third Uncle' were coupled on a single and became the group's biggest hit. Two other songs have never officially appeared on record before now; 'Poison Pen' was re-recorded but was not used and 'Night Time' is a cover of the Strangeloves' USA garage classic. Though these tracks were never recorded with a record release in mind, the complete BBC sessions are presented here legally for the first time, digitally re-mastered from the original tapes. They are a fascinating insight into the Bauhaus legacy."
Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC sound studios, of which five are in regular use, in Delaware Road, Maida Vale, London.
At the BBC is a live box set containing three CDs and a DVD by alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees, released in June 2009 by record label Universal International.
Throughout their career, The Cranberries recorded several radio and television sessions in form of recording studio sessions, live studio sessions and live audience sessions.