For Keeping It Peel Day, in honour of the Word spread by the Rev. John, thanks to the unique way the BBC is funded (ta, the British!), we present a special mix. Every second of every last track has been lovingly, tenderly, gorgeously hand-picked from the archive of sessions performed for Peel's programmes, spanning [counts] thirty-four years of broadcasting excellence? Bloody hell, even if we do say so ourselves. Our dedicated team of expert music-listening technicians has curated this unique blend especially for your aural delight and, possibly, oral ensquealment. (Side effects may vary. By reading this, you waive all statutory rights.) And because we have total faith in the quality of our product, we believe in being completely transparent with you, our trusted client, about the ingredients that have gone into this unique, one-off, unique, special and unique one-time unique podcast, including the date each was recorded:
(0:00) Ivor Cutler, "Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Volume II, Episode 10" (15/7/1985)
(0:35) The Delgados, "Last Rose of Summer" (16/10/2002)
(3:25) Dawn of the Replicants, "Windy Miller" (28/4/1998)
(6:01) David Bowie, "Moonage Daydream" (23/5/1972)
(10:52) Supergrass, "Pumping on Your Stereo" (23/7/1999)
(14:02) Dick Dale, "Surf Trip" (28/8/2002)
(16:47) Bhundu Boys, "Ndoita Sei" (17/1/1987)
(21:27) Dexys Midnight Runners, "Tell Me When My Light Turns Green" (26/2/1980)
(24:38) The Fall, "He Pep!" (7/12/1995)
(28:44) Public Image Ltd., "Poptones" (10/12/1979)
(33:12) The Auteurs, "Buddha" (20/2/1996)
(37:29) Eric Bogosian, "The Coming Depression" (10/8/1983)
(39:17) Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, "Give Booze A Chance" (5/5/1968)
(41:51) Super Furry Animals, "Fragile Happiness" (12/7/2001)
(44:10) Boards of Canada, "Olson (Version 3)" (16/6/1998)
(46:32) Half Man Half Biscuit, "Song for the Siren" / "Vatican Broadside" (3/9/2002)
(49:36) Young Marble Giants, "N.I.T.A." (18/8/1980)
The mix is 53 minutes long, and will take up no more than 49 of your hard-earned megabytes should, as we hope, you choose to load it down (or "download" it) to your digital datum storage unit. Sound quality varies because of the nature of these things and because what do we look like, some kind of professional Audacity users or something, geddouttahere.
Listen. Enjoy. Treasure. And sing along! The singer out of Slipknot went to Rome to see the Pope, everybody!, the singer out of Slipknot...
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