The Black Dog ‎– Peel Session

Warp Records ‎– WAP115CD


1 Shadehead 5:58
2 Rise Up 5:03
3 Simperton 5:33
4 Rue 6:16
5 Psycosyin 8:55

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Published by Warp Music / EMI Music
℗1999 Warp Records Ltd. © 1999 Warp Records Ltd.
Made in England

TX 13/01/95
Design 01/12/98

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5021603-115026
  • Barcode (String): 5021603115026
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 & 2, Mirrored): WAP115CD · MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 & 2, Mirrored): IFPI LA31
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 4BA1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP115 The Black Dog Peel Session(12") Warp Records WAP115 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WAP115CDD The Black Dog Peel Session(5xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Warp Records WAP115CDD UK Unknown


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May 7, 2018
edited 6 months ago
I remember being head over heels with excitement when I looked up the radio schedule on BBC Ceefax in January 1995 to see that Black Dog would be doing a session on the John Peel show. Surely this couldn't be the obscure electronic group I had become obsessed with since first hearing their track Xeper on Trance Europe Express in 1993 ?
Of course it was them - this was John Peel after all, a man with the most eclectic and wonderful taste in music of all genres.

I grew up in Sligo in the north west of Ireland, and if I brought our radio upstairs, I could just about pick up BBC Radio One signals coming over from the border about 40 miles away. Blank C60 cassette at the ready, I recorded each of the wonderful tracks from the broadcast, and played that tape over and over on my walkman, until the session was released on Warp a few years later.

I still treasure that tape to this day, almost like a precious artefact of my never ending journey through the world of electronic music, which still continues today.

Shadehead is a beautiful subtle masterpiece, I've always been blown away by how they did the vocal sample in there.

I always remember before John introduced the opening track of the session he read out a short letter that one of the lad's fathers had written to John, explaining how his son and the group were making music and asking him to give it a listen. I thought it was a lovely touch - oh how I miss John Peel.


January 10, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This release is on the whole excellent but it is truly brought to life by the breathtaking version of Psycosyin which takes the 303 riff that is heard toward the tail end of the LP version and stretches it out to almost 9 minutes of pure 303 heaven. In my opinion... Faultless.


March 23, 2004

As the last bark from the original Black Dog line-up, the <I>Peel Sessions</I> adds five last bites to their legacy. “Shinehead” has the smooth production value that we’d expect, with a quiet, shuffling grace, while “Rise Up” has that skewed melodic quality that we know and love. “Simperton” is not quite as realized as the other tracks, but “Rue” and “Psycosyin” (the latter would appear in a different form on <I>Spanners</I>), cement why The Black Dog was and will always be some of the best electronic music ever programmed.


February 2, 2004
Not a wholly entertaining Peel Session IMO, but definitely worth it for the <i>amazing</i> rendition of "Psycosyin" that absolutely whomps the version on Spanners.