Too Pure – The Peel Sessions

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Too Pure - The Peel Sessions
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Live album by various
Released 1992
Recorded March–October 1991
Genre Rock
Label Strange Fruit Records
Producer various

Too Pure – The Peel Sessions is a compilation CD and 10" vinyl LP released by Strange Fruit by arrangement with the indie label Too Pure in 1992, and featuring their three most up-and-coming bands at the time. It contains some of the earliest commercially released work by PJ Harvey.

Strange Fruit Records was an independent record label in the United Kingdom.

Too Pure record label

Too Pure was a London-based independent record label formed in 1990 by Richard Roberts and Paul Cox. The label gained prominence after the release of PJ Harvey's debut album Dry in 1992, and subsequently found further success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with albums by indie rock artists such as Mclusky and Electrelane. The label was closed in 2008.

PJ Harvey English musician and singer-songwriter

Polly Jean Harvey, MBE known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet and composer. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments.

The sessions on the album were recorded for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show between March and October 1991.

John Peel English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist

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.

BBC Radio 1 British national radio station

BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7 pm, including electronica, dance, hip hop, rock and indie. The choice of music and presenting style is entirely that of programme hosts, however those who present in the daytime have to rotate a number of songs a specific number of times per week. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

The 10" vinyl was a limited, numbered edition of 3499 copies. A section of the cover was left white; this was then painted over by hand so that each of the LPs featured a different artwork.

Track listing

  1. "Coffee Commercial Couples" (Hopkin)
  2. "Bobby Kopper" (Cullinan)
  3. "Jesus Freak" (Cullinan)
  1. "Super-Electric" (Gane/Sadier)
  2. "Changer" (Gane/Sadier)
  3. "Doubt" (Gane/Sadier)
  4. "Difficult Fourth Title" (Gane/Sadier)
  1. "Oh My Lover" (Harvey)
  2. "Victory" (Harvey)
  3. "Sheela-Na-Gig" (Harvey)
  4. "Water" (Harvey)

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