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Voices On The Air - The Peel Sessions [CD]

Siouxsie & The Banshees Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Polydor
  • ASIN: B000IY0120
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,490 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Love In A Void [John Peel 29/11/77] 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mirage [John Peel 29/11/77] 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Metal Postcard [John Peel 29/11/77] 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Suburban Relapse [John Peel 29/11/77] 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hong Kong Garden [John Peel 6/2/78] 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Overground [John Peel 6/2/78] 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Carcass [John Peel 6/2/78] 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Helter Skelter [John Peel 6/2/78] 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Placebo Effect [John Peel 9/4/79] 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Playground Twist [John Peel 9/4/79] 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Regal Zone [John Peel 9/4/79] 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Poppy Day [John Peel 9/4/79] 2:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Halloween [John Peel 10/2/81] 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Voodoo Dolly [John Peel 10/2/81] 6:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. But Not Them [John Peel 10/2/81] 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Into The Light [John Peel 10/2/81] 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Candyman [John Peel 10/2/81] 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Cannons [John Peel 10/2/81] 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Lands End [John Peel 10/2/81] 6:180.99  Buy MP3 


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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
History is written by the victors. This is why Madonna and Annie Lennox are treated as innovative artists. Siouxsie, however, never really gets the credit for opening the door for them. Here we have them the way many of us heard them for the first time - their wonderful John Peel Sessions. The first two sessions, recorded prior to their Polydor contract, have been released several times before - initially as part of the infamous Love in a void bootleg then subsequently on official releases. What the fans have wanted for years, and now got, are an official release for the three remaining Peel sessions. Alternative versions of songs from Join Hands, JuJu and Tinderbox. All wonderful - hell, I am biased ! - it sounds fantastic.

If I have one minor gripe, it is the fact that their were four other BBC Radio One sessions - Richard Skinner (JuJu), Kid Jensen (A Kiss in the Dreamhouse), Janice Long (Through the Looking Glass) and Mark Radcliffe (The Rapture). - Instead of a one CD Peel sessions release, why not a two cd complete Radio One sessions ? - Pull your fingers out, Universal !!!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what it's all about. 15 Mar 2007
By DBT
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Siouxsie and the Banshees, one of the greatest forgotten bands of all time. If you ever listened to their earlier albums and were blown away by their depth, originality, glory - then this is for you. These sessions sound, blaspherically, even better than the album tracks. I honestly expected poxy 'liveish' recordings, a little echo[e]y, a little, well, crap really. But these are just outstanding; it really is like listening to each individual track for the first time. Oh you generations of now, you 'You' children, wallowing in the morass of cover, of intertextual pap; you will never know what it was like to be truly outside, to make music like no-one else on earth. This still is, unmistakably, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and if you need a starting point, stumbling upon them for the first time, forget Once Upon A Time, Twice Upon A Time get this, get this: this is music that just might, in every sense of the world, change your life in this floundering culture of ours typified and tarnished by mediocrity and safely safely pap.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But... 18 April 2009
By Lozarithm TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This very welcome package brings together all the sessions the Banshees recorded for the John Peel show, two before they had even signed a record deal, and all between 1977 and 1986. It once again demonstrates the small miracles regularly performed by the producers and studio engineers in the small radio studios at Maida Vale. Each session, usually comprising about four tracks, was recorded in a single day, generally as live with no more than a few minor overdubs, and often captures a sense of performance missing from the officially released versions.

Voodoo Dolly particularly benefits from this treatment, and like the other three titles from this February 1981 session, was recorded the month before they went into the studios to record them for Juju, giving the listeners a chance to preview a work in progress. But For Them, a showcase for Siouxsie and Budgie, is especially interesting as it was dropped uncompleted from Juju and instead turned up later on the debut EP by the Creatures, the Siouxsie and Budgie splinter group whose genesis this track had inspired.

I'm not so sure the Peel sessions should be singled out for this special treatment, when the band recorded sessions in the same studios for other Radio One shows, such as the Evening Session, and later in Manchester for Mark Radcliffe. They also recorded sessions around the world for other radio stations, not to mention a Capital Radio session in 1978 (Mirage and Metal Postcard).

In 2009 this collection has been complemented by a CD/DVD box set, At The BBC. It is considerably more expensive than this single CD; bad news for those of us that have already bought this one, but it does include everything on this CD plus the other missing Radio One sessions in full, as well as some live recordings broadcast on radio or TV.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Siouxsie Classic 12 Nov 2013
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For this you don't need praise just buy and listen it is great raw & true. I grew up with the John Peel show so to get these sessions are better than the C60 tapes recorded on Telefunken radio
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best Peel Sessions SATB ever did 9 Jan 2007
By Justin J. Dupre - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Just listen to Land's End, and you will hear what a remarkable band and recording came out of some of the Peel sessions. I am so thankful that this collection has come out, and in all of its remastered glory!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peel + Banshees = Essential 31 Jan 2008
By Brewzerr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The world is definitely a less interesting place with the recent loss of John Peel. I own numerous "Peel Session" albums of various bands, and every single one of them either stands up evenly with it's artists' "official" recordings... or even surpasses them in quality. One thing they all seem to have in common is that the artists all seem to be enjoying themselves in the studio, and it shows on the recordings.

So here is the first Peel Session album I have purchased since the death of John Peel. It's another great testament to not only the exceptionally unique talents of the Banshees, but to the magic touch of Mr. Peel himself. These were taken from 4 different sessions that included 2 different band lineups between 1977 and 1981. The first two sessions are mostly material from the early singles and "The Scream", and come off as high-quality live versions of the songs.

The third session is from the "Join Hands" era of the Banshees... a very turbulent and troubled time for the band. These versions of the songs from that album, in my opinion, are superior to the original album. They retain their dark, abrasive mood, but with a much more passionate and optimistic energy driving them.

The fourth session is from the "Juju" era, often regarded as when the Banshees were at peak performance. Also included in these '81 sessions are a few songs that didn't make an appearance until 5 years later on "Tinderbox", and here they sound much more fresh and spontaneous. The version of "Land's End" here especially hits the right nerve and closes out this album perfectly.

I've never heard a Peel Session album I didn't like, and this one is even better than most of the others I've heard... not to mention it contains some rarities that any Banshees fan should be rabid to add to their collection. The superior versions of the "Join Hands" and "Tinderbox" songs alone are reason enough to buy this. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But... 18 April 2009
By Lozarithm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This very welcome package brings together all the sessions the Banshees recorded for the John Peel show, two before they had even signed a record deal, and all between 1977 and 1986. It once again demonstrates the small miracles regularly performed by the producers and studio engineers in the small radio studios at Maida Vale. Each session, usually comprising about four tracks, was recorded in a single day, generally as live with no more than a few minor overdubs, and often captures a sense of performance missing from the officially released versions.

Voodoo Dolly particularly benefits from this treatment, and like the other three titles from this February 1981 session, was recorded the month before they went into the studios to record them for Juju, giving the listeners a chance to preview a work in progress. But For Them, a showcase for Siouxsie and Budgie, is especially interesting as it was dropped uncompleted from Juju and instead turned up later on the debut EP by the Creatures, the Siouxsie and Budgie splinter group whose genesis this track had inspired.

I'm not so sure the Peel sessions should be singled out for this special treatment, when the band recorded sessions in the same studios for other Radio One shows, such as the Evening Session, and later in Manchester for Mark Radcliffe. They also recorded sessions around the world for other radio stations, not to mention a Capital Radio session in 1978 (Mirage and Metal Postcard).

In 2009 this collection has been complemented by a CD/DVD box set, At The BBC. It is considerably more expensive than this single CD; bad news for those of us that have already bought this one, but it does include everything on this CD plus the other missing Radio One sessions in full, as well as some live recordings broadcast on radio or TV.
5.0 out of 5 stars 1986 Peel Sessions 10 Aug 2012
By A. Berenschot - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The last three tracks in the track listing by Amazon here are not from 1981 (as stated by Amazon) but 1986, according to the booklet (which contains very extensive notes, so buy the cd and don't buy those boring mp3's)
5.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning 7 Dec 2011
By Laughingrat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Voices On Air is a great and economical way to hear the Banshees at the beginning of their career, including the late 70s work with that strong, raw, yet naive sound. The Peel sessions really brought out their best.
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