Saturday, 6 August 2016

Elvis Costello and The Attractions - "Peel Sessions 1977-1980"

Prime Costello as recorded for the John Peel show between the golden years of 77-80. Even the tracks from the first album sound great here.Of course there are a couple of those horrendous Ballads that Elvis insisted on doing to back up his 'Songwriter' credentials,but they just make "Chelsea" and "Pump It Up" sound even better. Luckily he also chose to do the four best songs from "Get Happy" for the 1980 session.

ps..aren't the video's to "Pump It Up" and "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" the greatest dancing white boy videos EVER?

PEEL SESSION #1 25th July 1977

1 Red Shoes
2 Mystery Dance
3 Blame It On Cain
4 Less Than Zero

PEEL SESSION #2 13th March 1978

5 You Belong To Me
6 Pump It Up
7 Chelsea
8 The Beat

PEEL SESSION #3 23rd October 1978

9 Stranger In The House
10 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
11 Really Mystified
12 Radio Radio

PEEL SESSION #4 25th February 1980

13 Beaten To The Punch
14 Possession
15 B Movie
16 Hi-Fidelity

DOWNLOAD these attractive sessions HERE!


albrecht koschnik said...

Am I daft or does the file only contain session #1?!

Jonny Zchivago said...

I will investigate.....!?

Jonny Zchivago said...

you are correct, afiling error that i didn't now with all four sessions.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Re-upped including ALL the sessions I Hope?

pinkie said...

Yep all here Jonny! - thanks a lot, great sessions.

albrecht koschnik said...

Thanks for the re-up!!! Have to admit that I was not familiar w/ the Peel sessions ....

pinkie said...

Slight tangent Jonny. You got any Datblygu? Esp the early tapes, early eps/singles, etc. Amazing band.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Interesting Tangent....not much, just the peel sessions i think....interested?

pinkie said...

I have the Peel Sessions and the albums, thanks. Just wondered about the early cassettes etc. Thanks anyway though, cheers:)