• 1982-12-22
  • Best sessions of the year were broadcast in the first part of the show, and the combined numbers 30 to 26 of the yearly and all-time Festive Fifties in the second. Until recently, only the chart rundown was available. However from early February 2010, a new recording became available, including edited highlights of the session tracks and records portion of the show.
  • The fifth part of the combined 1982 Festive Fifties, identified in the track listing below by AT (All-Time chart) and FF (yearly chart).
  • Information on session repeats courtesy of Yahoo Peel Newsgroup's Ken Garner.



Best sessions of the year and the odd record

  • File 1)
  • start of programme, intro
  • Action Pact: Suicide Bag (session) (not on recording)
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  • Wild Weekend: Hungry (not on recording)
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  • Action Pact: People (session)
  • Higsons: unknown track (not on recording)
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  • John Cooper Clarke: Night People
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  • Freeze Frame: Touch (single) Cracking Up
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  • Action Pact: Losers (session)
  • File 2) contains the whole FF section, as do Files 3) and 4) in a split recording.

1982 Festive Fifty: Numbers 30-26

  • 30 (AT): New Order, 'Procession (7 inch-double A side with Everything's Gone Green)' (Factory)
  • 30 (FF): Simple Minds, 'Promised You A Miracle (12 inch)' (Virgin)
  • 29 (AT): Stiff Little Fingers, 'Johnny Was (LP-Inflammable Material)' (Rough Trade)
  • JP: 'As I say, I never really cared for that. I like Stiff Little Fingers, never cared for that track at all, but you did and it's your chart.'
  • 29 (FF): Psychedelic Furs, 'Love My Way (7 inch)' (CBS)
  • 28 (AT): Birthday Party, 'Release The Bats (7 inch)' (4AD)
  • JP: 'Wish someone would bite me.'
  • 28 (FF): Cure, 'The Figurehead (LP-Pornography)' (Fiction)
  • 27 (AT): Scritti Politti, 'The Sweetest Girl (7 inch)' (Rough Trade)
  • 27 (FF): Clash, 'Know Your Rights (LP-Combat Rock)' (CBS)
  • 26 (AT): Joy Division, 'Transmission (7 inch)' (Factory)
  • 26 (FF): Clash, Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (LP-Combat Rock)' (CBS)


  • 1) JP19821222_01.mp3
  • 2) JP19821222_02.mp3
  • 3) and 4) John Peel Festive Fifty 1982 Parts 9 & 10 of 20
  • 1) 13:18
  • 2) 46:42
  • 3) Part 9 - 0:25:40
  • 4) Part 10 - 0:21:17
  • 1) and 2) Very good stereo sound at 256 kbps. Many thanks to Peel Mailing List member ray_b2 for uploading this show.
  • 3) and 4) There is slight distortion evident on these recordings.
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  • [2]
  • Originally shared via Yahoo Peel Newsgroup

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