Manchester-based post-punk group Magazine have announced the U.S. release of a 17-track compilation of tracks recorded on John Peel’s BBC 1 radio show. The gem of songs, recorded between 1978 and 1981, is set to drop in the land of the free (hah) on November 25th. In most cases I really could care less about a Peel Sessions release vs. a regular release – exceptions being Family Fodder, Joy Division, and This Heat – but I’m willing to give it a listen as long as it doesn’t cost like 40 bucks, and I don’t have to wait for it to come in the mail. Good think the release will be on CD and in digital format.
Side note: members Howard Devoto, Barry Adamson, Dave Formula, and John Doyle have also scheduled 4 or 5 UK tour dates in 2009 – think they’ll add more, or will that be the end of it?
‘Touch and Go’
‘The Light Pours Out Of Me’
‘Real Life’ (‘Definitive Gave’)
‘My Mind Ain’t So Open’
‘Give Me Everything’
‘I Love You, You Big Dummy’
‘A Song From Under The Floorboards’
‘Twenty Years Ago’
‘Look What Fear’s Done To My Body (AKA I Love You Because You’re Frightened)’
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Family Fodder – Debby Harry
This Heat – Paper Hats
Thanks to NME.com and my insomnia for the update.