The Peel Sessions (1986 Joy Division EP)

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The Peel Sessions
EP by Joy Division
Released November 1986
Recorded January 1979
Genre Post-punk
Label Strange Fruit
Producer Joy Division
Joy Division singles and EPs chronology
"Atmosphere" / "She's Lost Control"
The Peel Sessions
The Peel Sessions

The Peel Sessions is an EP by Joy Division. It was released in 1986 on the Strange Fruit label.

It features the recordings made for the for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show transmitted on 14 February 1979. The recordings were made at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, on 31 January 1979.[1] None of the songs had been released before the transmission.

The EP spent thirteen weeks on the UK Indie Chart, peaking at number 4.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Joy Division.

12" vinyl (Strange Fruit SFPS 013)
  1. "Exercise One" – 2:30
  2. "Insight" – 3:55
  3. "She's Lost Control" – 4:10
  4. "Transmission" – 3:55
  • Re-released in 1988 on CD (Strange Fruit SFPSCD 013) and cassette (Strange Fruit SFPSC 013) with the same track listing.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1986) Peak
UK Indie Chart[2] 4


  1. ^ [1] Joy Division Discography
  2. ^ a b Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-95172-069-4, p. 124

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