• 1981-12-28
  • File a is taken from Mr maudlin's Peel Sessions Vol3
  • The 1981 Festive Fifty, numbers 30-21, are contained in this show. File b starts with Peel's show intro and then cuts straight to the chart.
  • Start of show: 'Well, here we are again, hanging on to 1981 by our fingertips, and in tonight's programme, sessions by Altered Images, the Higsons, Revillos, New Order and Rip Rig And Panic, and later in the porgramme we rejoin the Festive Fifty.'



(JP: And two of the best things about 1981 have been the success of Heaven 17 and the Human League in the Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran tradition respectively.')
(JP: 'Bad programming, this. Very careless of you.')
(JP: 'Always actually surprised about this, I must say, never one of me favourite tracks by the band.')
(JP: 'Another new entry at number 22, and a very welcome one.')
(JP: 'Most people agree that this is the record of the year.')
(JP: 'Release The Bats and I Could Be Happy notwithstanding, I think that must be the record of the year.')


  • a) The Peel Sessions Vol3.mp3
  • b) JP19811228
  • a) 01:03:19 (to 21:50)
  • b) 00:47:22
  • a) Very good stereo. Many thanks to Peel Mailing List member mr maudlin
  • b) Very good stereo sound at 256 kbps. Many thanks to Peel Mailing List member ray_b2 for uploading this long-lost show.

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