The Buzzcocks session is their first for 24 years. Ken Garner's list on p. 282 of The Peel Sessions of 'Top Ten Longest Intervals Between Sessions' omits this, which would make it the third longest gap after Faust.
Buzzcocks, #5. Recorded 2003-04-02. No known commercial release.
Joint Peel/One World session. Tracks not TX on the John Peel Show : "Breakdown", "Orgasm Addict" & "Harmony In My Head" (Source : The Peel Sessions - Ken Garner (BBC Books 2007))
(JP: 'I always feel nostalgic when we play a 78 by the Savoy Hotel Orpheans cos they were me dad's favourites. I never really got on with him...this is not going to turn into a 'Home Truths' moment, but once, when he was just a few months away from dying of cancer, I sat on his bed and we looked through an old photograph album together and roared with laughter the whole time and it was excellent. I thought, "Why can't it be like this all the time?"')
Buzzcocks: 'Certain Move' (Peel Session) (confusingly, the track list in John's possession calls this 'Keep On')
JP: "Last night, if you were listening, I asked people to nominate their favourite Smiths cover, and as many as 7 people responded to this request ... only one record was requested twice, so that's the one I'm gonna play."
(JP: 'I've always said that the very last record I play on the radio when I'm forced into retirement will be the Reverend C.L. Franklin's sermon on the text 'Dry Bones In The Valley'. That's still at the back of me mind, I must say.')
Melt Banana: 'Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold' (LP - Cell-scape) (A-Zap)