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Echo & The Bunnymen present an archival dig for all of the sessions they recorded for the legendary John Peel during their formative years from 1979 to 1983. Many of the 21 songs do not appear on their early albums, as the band actually used the sessions to experiment with new material.

From post-punk roots, Echo & The Bunnymen grew to become Liverpool’s second most famous foursome with music that was darkly mysterious, sweepingly romantic and increasingly ambitious. BBC DJ John Peel was one of British alternative rock’s leading tastemakers during the band’s initial incarnation; as can be heard on THE JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983, their paths crossed several times.

The six radio dates with Peel take the group from its beginnings (when drum machine Echo was still supplying the beats) to its masterpiece “Ocean Rain”. Showcasing fiery performances and Ian McCullough’s talent for improvising lyrics, these 20 recordings include revelatory versions of such Bunnymen favorites as “The Killing Moon,” “Seven Seas” and “Heaven Up Here.”

Now available as a limited edition 2-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl, THE JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983 is a collection no fan of the band should be without

LOOPLOOPLOOPNo automatic alt text available.Record Store Day Release 2017 limited to 1300 COPIES / 350 Transparent blue mixed into black vinyl .

All three LOOP “John Peel” sessions collated on one vinyl album from 1987 – 1990, these are some of the best recordings by LOOP. Remastered by Kevin Metcalf when the CDs were reissued in 2008, Reactor has decided to reissue the famed “Wolf Flow “ on a 2LP set for Record Store Day 2017. In a new / updated sleeve, with new printed innerbags. Wolf Flow captures LOOP in their ascendency in the the late 90s, featuring tracks from all three of their albums, a cover of Rocket USA and the track Sunburst (b-side of Arc Lite)…theres a 10 minute version of Straight To Your Heart! this is Essential!! Recorded live at BBC Maida Vale Studios.

A1-B1 broadcast 19/8/87: B2-C1 broadcast 14/6/88: C2-D2 broadcast 21/1/90.

TRACK LISTING

A1 Soundhead
A2 Straight To Your Heart
B1 Rocket USA
B2 Pulse
B3 This Is Where You End
C1 Collision
C2 From Centre To Wave
D1 Afterglow
D2 Sunburst