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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Peel Session 1981 on BBC 6 Music

"BBC 6 Music will be broadcasting The Cure’s Peel session from January 1981 on Wednesday, 5 October at 4AM. So it should include The Holy Hour, Forever, All Cats Are Grey and Primary.
(Thanks Andy/artwwweb)

Update: Listen now (Cure starts at 29:49).

9 comments:

  1. Excellent, will listen out for this. Hopefully the BBC Box will come out sometime soon... I have the 'Head on the Door' Peel session on tape and it's very good.

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  2. Isn't the next set of re-issues supposed to include BBC / Peel Sessions?

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  3. Very good, I like the fact that Cure Peel sessions are always pretty different from the album or single versions.

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  4. I'm really liking that faster version of 'All Cats Are Grey'!

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  5. You gotta love that Robert didn't take any effort whatsoever back then to remember the original lyrics. He just mumbles his way through these songs.

    "Yellow... such a happy colour" indeed.

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  6. That was great. I'd heard the first track before on a bad cassette; lovely to hear it clearly!

    It sounded to me like the Primary lyrics were unfinished - perhaps this was recorded before the Faith album?

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  7. Here's the full 15 minutes in handy mp3 format. I've edited out the jingle between the last two tracks and added an image I found off an old bootleg of said session. My g/f actually prefers these lyrics to Primary and sang them over the regular ones at Bestival recently...

    http://www.mediafire.com/?iiqkl7bn9vkdf5t

    PS - any UK folks should check out the dude on Pointless today who was in a band who supported The Cure (about 3 mins in):

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b015qy8m/

    Band's website (they feature a 'Porl'):

    http://www.theamazingspacefrogs.co.uk/?q=node/7

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  8. On impression of sounds website it has the lyrics to the different earlly primary... It says they improvised it alot at gigs before it was finally recorded.

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