Monday 20 November 2023

SCOTT WALKER Special (Flac)

 

As mentioned on the blog previously I began recording radio programmes in June 2017, for the first time in approximately 14 years.

The first was a short session by Evening Hymns/Jonas Bonnetta, the third a 3-track session & interview with the Fleet Foxes on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 2 programme. AVAILABLE HERE

This new post was the fourth and features a tribute to the music of Scott Walker. Jarvis Cocker of Pulp is a massive fan, listen to the influence and cinematic scope on their final album 'We Love Life' released in 2001, produced by Scott Walker.

For his mixtape he selects deeper cuts from Scott's back catalogue. Also included is a bonus track by Richard Hawley covering 'The Old Man's Back Again.' Unfortunately this was the only track I managed to record from the Proms tribute show.

Verity Sharp with Jarvis Cocker's Scott Walker mixtape - Late Junction
The latest in our series of mixtapes looks ahead to the Scott Walker Prom later this month, as Jarvis Cocker, a devotee of the pop-turned-avant-garde singer, curates lesser-known cuts from his catalogue.

Thursday 13 July, 2017 / 11pm
BBC Radio 3 FM


01. Jarvis Cocker: Scott Walker is an explorer (3:55)
02. Jarvis Cocker's Scott Walker Mixtape: (27:25)
The Walker Brothers - The Electrician | Nite Flights
Scott Walker - Blanket Roll Blues | Climate Of Hunter
Scott Walker - Clara | The Drift
Scott Walker - The Plague | Jackie EP
Scott Walker - Farmer in the City | Tilt
Scott Walker - Opening | The Childhood of a Leader (OST)
Scott Walker - It's Raining Today | Scott 3

Prom 15: The Songs of Scott Walker (1967–70)
An icon of the 1960s, Scott Walker has travelled from Walker Brothers teen idol to avant-garde contemporary musician, influencing artists from David Bowie and Leonard Cohen to Goldfrapp along the way.
Tonight's Late Night Prom tribute presents tracks from his four self-titled albums with live orchestral backing for the very first time. Among the special guests are Jarvis Cocker, John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley.

Tuesday 25 July, 2017 / 10:15pm
BBC Radio 3 Lossless Stream (Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London)


03. Richard Hawley - The Old Man's Back Again (5:13)

Lineage: Denon Tuner TU-260L > DAC > Audacity 2.1.3 > 16bit 44kHz > WavLab 6 > (tracking & editing) > TLH > Flac8 (recorded by thebasement67)

Total running time: 36:33

LINK 



The brilliance of Scott Walker explained!



Friday 17 November 2023

Bootlegs of the Year 2015-2022

7th & Final Edition including 2022

 


This document was first compiled in 2015 after receiving numerous emails, enquiring as to where bootlegs #1-100 posted on site, could be found. (many of the links were lost in 2016, see Downloads box on top right-hand side panel). 
 
This is the latest, the seventh and final edition of 'Bootlegs of the Year'. It incorporates a further fifty-eight boots downloaded during the last twenty-four months.
 
This seventh edition now includes 332 bootlegs, the best I have downloaded since 2015. The 178-page book will point you in the right direction, in finding the sites I have used and most importantly the web addresses where they can be located. 
Although it concentrates on the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the last eight years, the same websites and addresses noted in the book are where the majority of the bootlegs in the 100 Greatest listing, originated from. The posts #1 to #100 were mostly made from downloads prior to 2015. 
 
To sum up, it includes the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the preceding years, 2015 to 2022. Having discarded numerous titles, these are the best from that time frame.

I have not provided a sound quality rating as virtually all are of sufficient high quality to rate around 5 out of 5, some are worthy of 5+ like the best official releases.

As you can imagine, it took some time and effort to pull this all together. What to include and just as importantly what to leave out, has taken considerable thought and listening hours, enjoyable nonetheless. So if you are a fan of any of the artists featured, then I can confidently state that you will definitely enjoy the bootlegs that have been chosen.
 
If you would like a copy of this document, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button (see the top right-hand bar - above blog archive). You do not need a paypal account.
 
Included in the main body of the text of the document are details of the 332 bootlegs downloaded, and where to find them by the following artists:                 
 
8 years - 177 different artists

RYAN ADAMS
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCADE FIRE (3)

ARCTIC MONKEYS
ASWAD
THE AVALANCHES
THE BAND
BEASTIE BOYS

BEATLES (2)
BECK (2)
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (3)
BJORK
BLACK KEYS
BLONDIE
THE BLUE NILE
BLUR
JOE BONAMASSA (4)
DAVID BOWIE (6)
BROADCAST (3)
BUCKINGHAM NICKS
BYRDS
CALEXICO (4)

CALEXICO / IRON & WINE
CAN
JOHNNY CASH
CAT POWER (3)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (5)
THE CHURCH
THE CLASH (2)

COCTEAU TWINS (2)
LEONARD COHEN (2)
LLOYD COLE / THE COMMOTIONS (2)

RY COODER
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (3)
CRAMPS (2)
CRANBERRIES
CREAM 
THE CURE (3)
DEAD CAN DANCE (2)
DELTA 5
DEPECHE MODE
DEREK & THE DOMINOS

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DJ DANGERMOUSE

BOB DYLAN (4)
EAGLES
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (3)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (2)
ELECTRAFIXION
EURYTHMICS
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
THE FALL
ALI FARKA TOURE & RY COODER
FEEDER
FELT
THE FLAMING LIPS
FLEET FOXES
FLEETWOOD MAC (5)
FONTAINES DC
RORY GALLAGHER (4)
GANG OF FOUR (2)
GENESIS (2)
BETH GIBBONS & RUSTIN MAN
RHIANNON GIDDENS
DAVID GILMOUR (2)
GRATEFUL DEAD (2)
GUNS 'N' ROSES
PJ HARVEY (2)
INXS

JANE'S ADDICTION
JIMI HENDRIX (3)
THE JAM
JAPAN (2)
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN (2)
RICKIE LEE JONES
JONI MITCHELL (2)

THE KILLS
KRAFTWERK (5)
LAMBCHOP (2)
LED ZEPPELIN (8)
THE LEMONHEADS
LENNY KRAVITZ
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON (2)

LONE JUSTICE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (4)
LAURA MARLING
MASSIVE ATTACK
CURTIS MAYFIELD (2)
MAZZY STAR (2)
JOHN MELLENCAMP
MISTY IN ROOTS (3)
JONI MITCHELL
MOGWAI 
THE NATIONAL (3)
NEW BOHEMIANS (WITH EDIE BRICKELL)
NEW ORDER (12)
STEVIE NICKS
NINE INCH NAILS
NIRVANA (3)
GARY NUMAN
OASIS
THE OFFSPRING
ORBITAL
OUTCASTS
PAVEMENT
PEARL JAM (4)
PENTANGLE
LEE PERRY & V/A
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (5)
PIL (2)
PINK FLOYD (2)
PIXIES (2)
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
ROBERT PLANT (4)
POGUES
THE POLICE (3)
IGGY POP
PRIMAL SCREAM (2)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (2)
RADIOHEAD (7)
BONNIE RAITT
LOU REED
REM (4)
DAVID RODIGAN'S REGGAE SHOW: PRINCE BUSTER

ROLLING STONES (2)
RUSH
SADE
SANTANA
SCIENTIST
SEBADOH
THE SHINS (2)
SIMPLE MINDS (2)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
THE SLITS
SMASHING PUMPKINS
ELLIOTT SMITH
PATTI SMITH (2)
SONIC YOUTH (3)
SPARKLEHORSE
SPARKS
SPECIALS
SPIRITUALIZED (2)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
STEELY DAN
STING (2)
THE STRANGLERS
 
THE STROKES (2)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
SUICIDE
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP
TALKING HEADS

TEARDROP EXPLODES (2)
TELEVISION (4)
THIN LIZZY
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (2)
TINARIWEN      
TRIFFIDS
UNDERWORLD (2)
VARIOUS ARTISTS (3)
LAURA VEIRS
TOM VERLAINE (4)
THE VERVE (2)
WAH! HEAT
TOM WAITS 
THE WATERBOYS (2)
JACK WHITE
THE WHO
LUCINDA WILLIAMS (2)
X

THE YARDBIRDS
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS (2)
NEIL YOUNG (11) 
 


The PDF document comprises:
  • 178 pages A4
  • Word count 108,343
  • 332 bootleg images
Full details have been included for each bootleg such as:
  • Venue
  • Date of performance
  • Type of recording - soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc.
  • Lineage
  • Running time
  • Website address
  • Complete track listings
  • Track timings
  • Informative comments about each bootleg
  • Index

      If you would like a copy of this document, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button, you do not require a paypal account.

      An audio sampler is available on a preceding post: Bootleg Promo. The selected tracks are from bootlegs that never made the cut for the final document, but they will give you an idea of the sound quality I look for.

      page samples above
       
       

      Friday 13 October 2023

      TREVOR NELSON RHYTHM NATION - BBC Radio 2 FM, 1 March 2023 (Flac)

       


      Trevor Nelson began his broadcasting career in 1985 when Kiss FM was a pirate radio station. He moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1996 to present the first ever national RNB show ‘The Rhythm Nation’ and stayed with Radio 1 until 2013.

      On July 9, 2016 he began presenting Rhythm Nation on Saturday evenings on BBC Radio 2, replacing his Wednesday evening soul show. The advertising for the show ran as follows:

      “Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation, the perfect soundtrack to liven up your Saturday night.

      In his first Saturday night show on BBC Radio 2, Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation will be the perfect soundtrack of Soul, R 'n' B, Disco, Hip Hop, with a touch of reggae to liven up your Saturday night. Drawing on his unrivalled record collection from the past 40 years, expect a show that showcases Trevor's love for all corners of soulful music featuring stone cold classics alongside the new breed of Soul and R 'n' B. If a record has soul at its core, it's got a new home - Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation 8-10pm Saturday nights on BBC Radio 2."

      In its current time slot (Monday-Thursday 22:00–0:00) and format, the show has been running since January 2019. The first half hour is titled Trevor Nelson’s Magnificent 7. Thirty minutes of the biggest hits, uplifting tunes and essential throwbacks. The final hour and a half is titled Trevor Nelson’s Rhythm Nation, soul, RB, funk, disco and everything in between.

      The show features three significant features: Trevor's signature game, 5 Seconds to Name, He'll play you a musical mash-up from one act and you must identify who it is. Secondly each night on the show, a return to your Musical Youth with your story and the song that transports you back to a memorable time in your life. Finally listen to Lights Down.


      BBC Radio 2 FM Stereo - Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation

      Wednesday 1 March 2023 / 10:30pm to 12:00

      (This show is not individually tracked)

      01. Beverley Knight - Greatest Day | single (1999)

      02. Maverick Sabre - Slow Down (ft. Jorja Smith) | single (2019)

      03. Carl Anderson - Buttercup | single (1985)

      04. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Watching the Detectives | single (1977)    

      05. Mica Paris - One | single (1995)

      06. Little Simz - Gorilla | No Thank You (2022)

      07. Maze ft. Frankie Beverly - Twilight | single (1985) 

      08. SWV - Right Here | single (1992)

      09. Daniel Merriweather - Change (ft. Wale) | single (2009)

      10. Minnie Riperton - Reasons | single (1974)                                                    

      11. Next - Wifey | single (2000)

      12. Debbie - Is This Real Love? (Remix) (ft. Lucky Daye) | single (2023)

      13. Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life | single (1984)

      14. Mandrill - Fencewalk | single (1973)

      15. U-Roy - Natty Rebel | single (1976)                                

      16. Nicole & Timmy Thomas - New York Eyes | single (1985)

      17. The Isley Brothers - The Highways Of My Life | single (1973)

      18. Rag ’n’ Bone Man - Human | single (2016)

      19. Kendrick Lamar - Die Hard | single (2022)

      Lineage:

      Denon Tuner TU-260L > DAC > Audacity 2.1.3 > 16bit 44kHz > WavLab 6 > (editing) > TLH > Flac 8

      LINK

       

      Thursday 12 October 2023

      Blog Update

      There have been few bootleg posts this year. My spare time has been limited to catching up with CDs that I have bought in Charity/Thrift shops, enabling me to grow my collection of CDs from over five hundred to seven times that. In fact there is a long running thread, dedicated to this very pursuit on the ‘Steve Hoffman Music Forum.’

      https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/uk-charity-thrift-shop-cd-hunting.493284/

      It’s also satisfying to see younger music fans participating, vinyl is a great medium but is becoming extremely pricey. If you want a physical copy you can’t go wrong with CDs, certainly not at the cheap prices they are available for nowadays.

      I have also been listening to radio shows, current and classic. For my generation it was the only way to hear new music, TV shows about music were limited to two weekly, Top of the Pops and the Old Grey Whistle Test.

      Record shops in those days had listening booths, where you could put on a pair of headphones and get a preview of an album that you were interested in. Or you could arrive on new release day and the best shops would give you a blast of their latest stock at high volume.

      I have posted a few shows on the blog from UK radio DJ’s, that I believe to be the best of their profession. Have a look through these previous posts for John Peel, Andy Kershaw, the Music Planet ladies; Kathryn Tickell and Lopa Kothari, Bob Harris, David Rodigan and Ricky Ross. Links below for easy use...

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2022/09/david-rodigan-bbc-radio-1xtra-show.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2022/06/andy-kershaw-bbc-radio-summer-1993-flac.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2022/04/another-country-with-ricky-ross-best.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2022/05/another-country-with-ricky-ross-best.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2021/10/john-peel-show-monday-14-september-1981.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2021/09/bob-harris-country-show-june-3-2021-flac.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2021/03/giggs-sits-in-for-rodigan-24-february.html

      https://100greatestbootlegs.blogspot.com/2021/02/fatoumata-diawara-in-session-malian.html

      The next post, Trevor Nelson is the latest in the series. Bootleg fans don’t worry there will be further posts!

      Sunday 3 September 2023

      LUCINDA WILLIAMS - BBC Radio 2 Session & Interview (13 July, 2023)

      Award winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is in session playing songs from her new album, Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart.

      Thursday 27 July 2023
      BBC Radio 2 FM / 9-10pm

      The Country Show with Bob Harris

      01. Jukebox (Radio 2 Session, 13 July 2023) 5:08

      ---------------

      Thursday 3 August 2023
      BBC Radio 2 FM / 9-10pm

      The Country Show with Bob Harris

      02. New York Comeback (ft. Bruce Springsteen &  Patti Scialfa) | Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart
           Interview with Lucinda Williams
           Stolen Moments (Radio 2 Session, 13 July 2023)
           Where The Song Will Find Me (Radio 2 Session, 13 July 2023) 25:42

      Lineage: Denon FM tuner TU-260L > Audacity > WAV 16bit 44kHz > TLH > Flac (8)

      -----------------

      Thursday 10 August 2023
      BBC Radio 2 i-player (UK, 320k)
      The Country Show with Bob Harris

      03. Hum's Liquor (Radio 2 Session, 13 July 2023) 4:51 i-player dB

      Lineage: i-Sound recorder for Windows 7/10 > BBC i-player > WAV 16bit 44kHz > TLH > Flac (8)

      Running time: 35:41

      Recordings by thebasement67: 27 July & 3/10 August 2023

      These are the complete segments from each of the three shows that the session was broadcast over. I was unable to record the final session track from the FM broadcast and have used the UK BBC i-player, which plays at a higher bitrate (320k) in the UK, than the rest of the world.

      LINK 


      Sunday 6 August 2023

      SINEAD O'CONNOR - PINK POP FESTIVAL 1988 (Flac)

      Sinead O'Connor
      Pinkpop Festival
      Landgraaf
      The Netherlands


      May 23, 1988

      01. Jackie
      02. Mandinka
      03. Never get old
      04. Just like U said it would B
      05. Jerusalem
      06. The value of ignorance
      07. The hand that rocks the cradle (Smiths cover)
      08. Just call me Joe
      09. Jump in the river
      10. I want your (hands on me)
      11. Troy
      12. I am stretched on your grave

      I don't often post music by artists that have recently passed. It happens so frequently nowadays, that the blog would resemble the audio version of a continuous obituary. Rarely does a few weeks go by without a great artist succumbing to the grim reaper. In some situations it lessons the grip fans have of a special recording that has not been shared. A bittersweet pill, that has provoked the release of this pre-FM. 

      It is an excellent performance and superb recording, featuring many tracks from Sinead's debut album, The Lion & The Cobra. 

      The set also includes live versions of the three singles that were taken from the album. The most successful was Mandinka the only one to make the UK top twenty. 

      A couple of tracks, Jump In The River and set closer, I Am Stretched On Your Grave appeared on Sinead's massive breakthrough album 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got'  

      Add in a cover of the Smiths, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and it becomes a must listen. The best I have downloaded this year. 

      So sad, it has taken such tragic circumstances to make it available. R.I.P. Sinead. 

       -----------------------

      Original notes:

      Complete, unedited pre-FM recording of Sinead's performance at the massive Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands. Allegedly leaked from the radio station, my copy is a second generation copy of the master. I traded it shortly after the performance and was asked not to spread it further. Twenty-five years onwards, I think it's time to liberate it...

      The show was only partially broadcast on Dutch radio (unsure which songs) and TV (Troy only, you can find it on YouTube). I believe this is the first time it'll be in circulation in its entirety.

      Acts on the bill that day, in order of appearance: Rainbirds, The Godfathers, Aswad, Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Pogues, The Christians, Sinéad O’Connor, Joe Cocker.

      Lineage: Pre-FM (2nd gen) > Audacity (wav, track splitting) > xACT (flac) > you

      I'm digitizing my tape collection, mostly recorded from Dutch radio in the 80s and early 90s. The original tapes will be binned and after seeding I will not keep the original flac sets, so unfortunately I will not be able to reseed them in the future.

      Enjoy, frankvink


      LINK

      Tuesday 1 August 2023

      FOR ONE NIGHT ILLEGALLY - the History of the Bootleg (Flac)

      The first post in some three months. Only nine boots have been downloaded this year so far. An attempt to scale back and only keep the best. Two have been upgrades of boots that I already have. 

      A lean time but we press on with this radio documentary about the history of bootlegs. Coming soon this month a pre-FM recording previously unavailable, from the Pink Pop festival. 

      Writer and broadcaster David Hepworth charts the story of secret recordings, artist out-takes and demo tapes that make up the world of bootleg recordings, from Bob Dylan's Great White Wonder in 1969 to the file sharing internet sites of the 21st century, via the Beatles, the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin.

      David also talks to contemporary artists including Ryan Adams who have come to embrace the bootleggers, and hears from bootleggers of the 1960s and 70s who pitted their wits against security guards, the Feds and the record companies to get their unofficial releases out to the public. A Bite Yer Legs production for BBC Radio 4.

      For One Night Illegally - the History of the Bootleg
      Presented by Dave Hepworth

      BBC Radio 4 First Broadcast: Saturday 18 April, 2009 / 8pm (Running time: 56 minutes)

      Lineage: Unknown > Downloaded file > CDr > Rip to WAV 16bit 44.1kHz > Flac

      01. The earliest bootleg recording. Jazz and Charlie Parker (4:09)
      02. The Great White Wonder and bootlegs in the pop and rock era (6:08)
      03. Dylan's publisher demo (The Basement Tapes) (6:14)
      04. The people behind the bootleg recordings and their release, including Rubber Dubber, TMQ & TAKRL (10:27)
      05. Creative differences in the studio! (7:32)
      06. Electrif Lycanthrope, Fire On The Fingertips, Static In The Attic etc. Peter Grant attempts to stop the bootleggers (5:06)
      07. Artists endorse bootlegs, sometimes! BBC sessions & live shows indirectly encouraged bootlegs, promos and official releases (6:18)
      08. Stock seizure and arrests (5:39)
      09. Beatles, Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, Elvis, Dylan, The Troggs and the bootleggers legacy of preserving audio history (5:22
      )

      LINK
       

      Sunday 16 April 2023

      THE CURE - JOHN PEEL SESSIONS (1979-85) Flac

      For a time in the 80's and 90's, spring would coincide with a new Cure album, their latest work would often be released in mid-April or early May. A John Peel session, would often precede the album release with early versions different from the finalised studio tracks.

      The band recorded six sessions for the BBC Radio 1 John Peel show. As you will have noted this upload does not included the word 'Complete'. The very first session that the Cure recorded for the Peel show was officially released on the Strange Fruit label in 1988 on vinyl and CD.

      This post includes the five unreleased sessions that the band recorded between 1979 and 1985. Two of these have been upgraded and if you already have the BBC sessions by the Cure you will need this post as it includes the superior upgraded sources.

      Session #2
      Captured the spirit far more than the subsequent album versions. Michael Dempsey declared the first two sessions for Peel "as the defining sound of the early Cure." Desperate Journalist... is Robert Smith's interpretation of a disparaging review of the debut album by NME journalist, Ian Penman and is set to the rhythm of 'Grinding Halt'. The other tracks remain crucial, 'Subway Song' is especially chilling and 'Plastic Passion' is slightly faster but less angrier!

      Session #3
      Is slower and set to a darker pace than the final album versions, no mean feat when you consider 'Seventeen Seconds' as being the first of a doom laden trilogy, along with 'Faith' (1981) and 'Pornography' (1982). Little of the Cure's previous sound remained.

      Session #4
      A session that ranks among the greatest of the Cure's BBC performances. 'Cold Colours' is radically different from it's final version 'Primary'. 'Forever' never made it onto a studio album but did appear as a 1984 live cut on the album 'Curiosity'. 'The Holy Hour' and 'All Cats Are Grey' are more familiar but lyrical changes and passionate performance mark them out from the album tracks.

      Session #5
      Only three tracks this time as the fourth 'The Hanging Garden' was incomplete because of time constraints and subsequently not broadcast. Spectacular and aggressive, only 'Siamese Twins' with its desolate, sparse and jangly guitars would temper the raging anger of this haunting session.

      Session #6
      This remarkable session was their first in over four and a half years for Peel. Offering a more thoughtful side to the band than the public image of the Cure as successful charting pop band. The sound has echoes of the earlier 1980-81 sessions.

      01. Grinding Halt
      02. Desperate Journalist In Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation
      03. Accuracy
      04. Subway Song
      05. Plastic Passion
      John Peel Session #2 BBC Studio Maida Vale 4, London.
      Recorded 9 May 1979

      06. A Forest
      07. Seventeen Seconds
      08. Play For Today
      09. M
      John Peel Session #3 Maida Vale Recording Studios, London. Recorded 3 March 1980

      10. The Holy Hour
      11. Forever
      12. Primary (aka Cold Colours)
      13. All Cats Are Grey
      John Peel Session #4 BBC Langham Studio 1, London. Recorded 7 January 1981.   

      14. Siamese Twins
      15. One Hundred Years
      16. The Figurehead
      John Peel Session #5 Maida Vale Recording Studios, London. Recorded 21 December 1981

      17. The Exploding Boy
      18. Six Different Ways
      19. Screw
      20. Sinking
      John Peel Session #6 BBC Maida Vale Studio 5, London. Recorded 30 July 1985 

      Link 1 (session #2-4) 

      Link 2 (session #5-6) 

      The Band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup & Lol Tolhurst (session 3 only Matthieu Hartley, session 6 only Boris Williams) 

      N.B. The dates on this post are correct and are dated from the actual session recording and not the over-the-air broadcast.

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