Q Magazine – 4/5 "A treasure trove of punk and post-punk, the two disc set is a reminder of Peel's unerring ear for fresh sounds during a period of rapid musical change from the twitchy new wave of The Flys to The Human League's brooding synth-pop."
Uncut – 4/5 “The punk and post-punk eras were especially suited to the Peel session, where musicianship was less important than vitality, and where bands could do things their labels didn’t like.”
Mojo – 4/5 “Peel sessions were such important occasions for both the musicians performing their three or four tracks in the Maida Vale studio and their audience at home eagerly awaiting, with finger on the tape recorder ready to capture their favourite bands in rapture.”
Record Collector - 5/5 “Spectacular proof that punk did happen… While again homaging the great man’s unswerving radar and passion, this first in a new Peel Sessions series is a near-perfect showcase of the groups – often formed by the DJ’s listeners – who were turning music upside down on a weekly basis in that most incendiary of times.”
EMI in partnership with the BBC are making available for the first time some incredible material from distinguished artists’ BBC Peel Sessions. Movement
is the first in a series of Peel Sessions compilations. It features 41 different artists/songs, covering the hugely musically fertile - and influential - period of 1977 – 1979. From the ‘year zero’ birth of Punk, Movement
includes session tracks from such era-defining and esteemed artists, as: Buzzcocks, The Adverts, The Slits, The Skids, Wire, John Cooper Clarke - as well as those who transcended the pub rock scene, and influenced the punk generation, Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury & The Blockheads – and post-punk, electronica-influenced artists such as The Monochrome Set, Magazine, Joy Division, OMD and PiL, and a selection of reggae and Two Tone artists: Steel Pulse, UB40, The Specials, Madness and The Beat.