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Show

Name
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1979-12-24
Comments
  • The second of five shows featuring the 1979 Festive Fifty.
  • Partially available as half-hour mp3 (see below) and Festive Fifty compilation (see 1979 Festive Fifty).
  • Confirmed to be this date's show by Ken Garner's sessions research on the Peel Newsgroup.

Sessions

Repeats of the year's best sessions, including:

(Ken Garner also lists a new session from Viv Stanshall[5]. None of this is included - or even referred to - in the mp3.)

Tracklisting

  • Cure : 'Grinding Halt (Peel Session)'
  • Damned : 'Smash It Up (Peel Session)' §
  • Secret Affair : 'Get Ready (Peel Session)'
  • Cure : 'Desperate Journalist In Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation (Peel Session)'
(JP: "If that sounded like "Grinding Halt", which you heard earlier on, well, it really was, but with different words." In response to this review.)
  • Damned : 'Liar (Peel Session)' §
  • Steel Pulse : 'Reggae Fever (Peel Session)' §
  • Secret Affair : 'New Dance (Peel Session)'
  • Damned : 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today (Peel Session)' §
  • Damned : 'I'm So Bored (Peel Session)' §
(First 7 tracks appear on file (a). All the above appear on file (c). Tracks marked § appear on file d)
  • Steel Pulse: Uncle George (session) § follows on directly from above.
(This is followed on file d by I Just Can't Be Happy Today suggesting that the order above may not be correct. As both have tape edits it is impossible to be sure.)

1979 Festive Fifty

(Tracks 34-33 & 31 appear on file (b). Tracks 40, 37, 36, 35, 34-33 and 31 appear on file (c).)

File

Name
  • a) BBC Radio 1 - John Peel Show 791224 - 02 - Cassette One Side B.mp3
  • b) 1979_Festive_Fifty_Part_1.mp3
  • c) JP19791224.mp3
  • d) John Peel 1979.12 Best of 1979 Pt 1 Specials-Damned -Numan.mp3
Length
  • a) 27:56 (not complete show)
  • b) 16:45 to 29:58
  • c) 1:05:00
  • d) 43:13 (08:58 to 31:47)
Other
  • a) 39,319 kB; 192 kbps
  • b) Runs slowly
  • c) Made from a composite of files (a), (b) and additional off-air recordings, all speed-corrected; 192k stereo mp3. Lots of hiss!
Available
Other Files
  • There are two other mp3s on Torrent Compilation 8. Unfortunately, these contain the same segment of the show.
  • BBC Radio 1 - John Peel Show 791224 - 01 - Cassette One Side A.mp3 is identical, except that it plays the first 00:43 before restarting at 00:00, and ends with 04:08 of silence.
  • RADIO 1 24 12 79 JOHN PEEL.MP3 contains exactly the same amount of the show (i.e. is from the same radio recording), but distorts & flanges in places.

Notes

  1. Ken Garner, The Peel Sessions (BBC Books, 2007) ISBN 978-1-8460-7282-6, p. 271
  2. Garner (2007) p. 273
  3. Garner (2007) p. 327
  4. Garner (2007) p. 334
  5. Garner (2007) p. 222

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