Formed in Liverpool in 1978, this collection of 21 tracks are from the very beginning of the bands existence. According to guitarist Will Sergeant, these recordings could quite simply be some of the most significant in the bands career – “Without John Peel sessions, Echo And The Bunnymen in my opinion, would not exist! It’s that simple. The band got so much support from him and John Walters (Peel’s producer). Recording a Peel session was essential to the development of our songwriting skills while at the same time giving us amazing exposure and self-belief.”
During this period (1979-1983) for the band, they became one of the most important bands of the post-punk scene.
Record One, Side 1 tracks 1-4 recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4 on 15th August 1979. Broadcast on 22nd August 1979.
Record One, Side 1 tracks 5 & 6 and Record One, Side 2 track 1 recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4 on 13th May 1980. Broadcast on 22nd May 1980.
Record One, Side 2 tracks 2-5 recorded at BBC Langham Studio 1 on 4th November 1980. Broadcast on 12th November 1980.
Record Two, Side 1 tracks 1-3 Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4 on 27th January 1982. Broadcast on 8th February 1982.
Record Two, Side 1 tracks 4 & 5 and Side 2 track 1 Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4 on 6th June 1983. Broadcast on 20th June 1983.
Record Two, Side 2 tracks 4-5 recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4 on 6th June 1983. Producer and engineer unknown. Broadcast on 24th October 1983.