John Peel's Classic Radio 1 Sessions

Episodes

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Showcasing the best classic Peel Sessions and contemporary performances. 1: As Luck Would Have It

A look at the sometimes roundabout ways in which artists got their first session, with Pulp, the Smiths, David Bowie and Altered Images.

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Unknown: David Bowie

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3: Home Grown

The Peel sessions reflected the UK's regional explosions of musical creativity. With live session tracks from the Happy Mondays, Portishead,

Menswear, the Fall and others. Plus memories of John's first encounter with Bryan Ferry, and the phenomenon of the Goths.

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4: Perfect Pop

This programme recalls bands famed for delivering the perfect pop nugget, with archive tracks from

Prefab Sprout, the La's,

Gene, the Undertones and the Icicle Works. Plus, in UnPeeled, John relives the phenomenon of surf guitar.

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Live archive session tracks from Nirvana, Sonic Youth,

Hole and the Raincoats. Plus, memories of David Bowie in session and the musical genre that was cowpunk.

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6: Sing Our Own Song

Bands whose sound put them out on a limb. With tracks from Soft Cell,

PJ Harvey , Gary Numan and Tindersticks, Siouxsie and the Banshees in conversation, memories of Baaba Maal, and, the phenomenon of "shoe gazing".

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Unknown: Pj Harvey

Unknown: Gary Numan

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7: Artistic Differences

Splits and new incarnations led to a new lease of life for many Peel Session artists. With archive live tracks from

Paul Weller , Suede,

Ian McCulloch and Stereolab.

Plus Julian Cope in conversation and memories of the Damned in session.

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Unknown: Paul Weller

Unknown: Ian McCulloch

Unknown: Julian Cope

Genome: [r1 Bd=19961202]

1: Limited Edition. A look at the new music brought to the fore by the UK's independent music labels. The Smiths are featured in session, plus

Louise Wener from Sleeper in conversation.

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Unknown: Louise Wener

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2: The Boys Are Back In Town Peel focuses on loaded. boyish rock: working hard and playing hard. mixing pop with attitude. With live music from

Oasis, the Rolling Stones and other bad boys of rock 'n' roll. And the phenomenon of "pub rock" is investigated.

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3: Post Rock Space Cadet John Peel looks at bands struggling to find that elusive 'different' sound, including conversations with Stereolab.

Plus a look at the phenomenon of "Kraut Rock".

Genome: [r1 Bd=19970106]

Tonight's programme has live music from Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth and the Boo

Radleys. With Billy Bragg in conversation and memories of Killing Joke in session.

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Unknown: Billy Bragg

Genome: [r1 Bd=19970113]

Tonight's programme focuses on black British sounds with live music from Tricky, Definition of Sound and Krispy 3. Plus Dreadzone in conversation.

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Last in the series.