Published Oct 09, 2008Buzzcocks offshoot and post-punk pioneers Magazine are set to drop an album of Peel sessions this fall. The collection, titled Magazine: The Complete John Peel Sessions, is due out on EMI on November 25 and will feature 15 tracks recorded with the late great John Peel between 1978 and 1980. For many post-punkers this will mark the first time they can get ahold of these tracks, since the album by the Howard Devoto-led outfit was only previously released as part of a Magazine box set, which has long been out of print.
Along with a choice selection of Magazine classics like "The Light Pours out of Me and "A Song From Under the Floorboards, the sessions also find the band taking on a few covers. Included is a rework of Captain Beefhearts "I Love You, You Big Dummy as well as the Sly and the Family Stone hit "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)."
The Complete John Peel Sessions follows the extensive reissuing campaign Magazine undertook last year, where they re-released and remastered their four studio LPs: Real Life, Secondhand Daylight, The Correct Use of Soap and Magic, Murder and the Weather. Also, the band have recently reunited for trio a UK shows in February 2009. However, there is no word if they plan to head over to North America.
Here is what Magazine: The Complete John Peel Sessions has to offer:
1. "Touch and Go
2. "The Light Pours out of Me
3. "Real Life (Definitive Gave)
4. "My Mind Aint So Open
5. "Give Me Everything
7. "I Love You, You Big Dummy
9. "TV Baby
10. "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
12. "A Song From Under the Floorboards
13. "Twenty Years Ago
14. "Look What Fears Done to My Body (AKA I Love You Because Youre Frightened)
15. "Model Worker
Magazine "The Light Pours Out Of Me