Napalm Death ‎– The Peel Sessions

Strange Fruit ‎– SFPSD 049, Strange Fruit ‎– SFPSD049
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 The Kill / Prison Without Walls / Dead Pt.1 0:55
A2 Deceiver / Lucid Fairytale / In Extremis 1:45
A3 Blind To The Truth / Negative Approach / Common Enemy 1:05
A4 Obstinate Direction / Life / You Suffer 1:55
B1 Multi-National Corporations / Instinct Of Survival / Stigmatised / Parasites 4:10
B2 Moral Crusade / Worlds Apart / M.A.D. 3:35
B3 Divine Death / C.S. / Control 3:20
B4 Walls / Raging In Hell / Conform Or Die / S.O.B.
Composed By – S.O.B.*, Siege (2)

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Double Value: Two Complete Sessions "25 Songs".
Side A recorded on 13th September 1987.
Side B recorded on 8th March 1988.

Each side is separated into tracks containing several individual songs. These groupings represent the tracks as played on John Peel's Radio One show.

Distributed by Pinnacle Records
Released by arrangement with BBC Records and Tapes.
Sleeve: Manufactured in Gt. Britain
Vinyl record: Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 017644 604964

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SFPS 049 Napalm Death The Peel Sessions(12", Ltd) Strange Fruit SFPS 049 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SFPDCD049 Napalm Death The Peel Sessions(CD, Comp) Strange Fruit SFPDCD049 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DEI8409-2 Napalm Death The Peel Sessions(CD, Comp) Strange Fruit, Dutch East India Trading DEI8409-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
SFPSD 049 Napalm Death The Peel Sessions(12", TP) Strange Fruit SFPSD 049 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DEI8409-4 Napalm Death The Peel Sessions(Cass, Comp) Strange Fruit DEI8409-4 US 1989 Sell This Version



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January 4, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
This release is one of the most intense musical recordings I've ever heard.

The first time I heard it in 1989, aged 14, was a turning point in my life. It made everything I'd heard previously pale into near insignificance. For several years afterward I could barely stand to listen to anything that did not at least aspire to convey a similar intensity, although I've yet to hear anything that quite gets there. As with so many hardcore bands who were lucky enough to record a session in the BBC studios for John Peel, it's their finest quality recording. The generous use of effects such as reverb is unusual for Napalm Death around that time, and adds an extra edge to some of the recordings.

This release is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of Napalm Death's recording history, shortly before the first "proper" line-up dissolved and the remains of the band left their hardcore thrash/punk sound behind to follow a more death metal sound with the newer members.