Radio Sessions '83–'84

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Radio Sessions '83-'84
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Compilation album by New Model Army
Released 1988
Genre Rock, Post-punk
Length 44:40
Label Abstract Records
Producer Dale Griffin, Roger Pusey, New Model Army
New Model Army chronology
The Ghost of Cain
Radio Sessions '83-'84
Thunder and Consolation
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Radio Sessions '83–'84 (1988) is a compilation album by British rock band, New Model Army.

The tracks on the album are from the band's sessions for BBC Radio. The tracks "Great Expectations", "I Wish", "Notice Me" and "Liberal Education" were first broadcast on the David Jenson show on 17 July 1983. The tracks "Smalltown England", "Spirit of the Falklands", "Christian Militia" and "Running in the Rain" were first broadcast on the John Peel show on 14 December 1983. "The Cause" was an unreleased demo. The tracks "Drag it Down", "Frightened" and "The Attack" were first broadcast on the Janice Long show on 30 December 1984.

The album was first released on LP and CD in June 1988. In 1997 the CD version was packaged together with the album Vengeance (1984) as a limited edition double CD with a picture disc and titled Small Town England. The album was reissued on its own on CD in 2002.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Justin Sullivan and Stuart Morrow except where otherwise noted.

  1. "Great Expectations" – 3:04
  2. "I Wish" – 3:55
  3. "Notice Me" – 2:40
  4. "Liberal Education" – 4:51
  5. "Smalltown England" – 3:23
  6. "Spirit of the Falklands" – 3:54
  7. "Christian Militia" – 3:39
  8. "Running in the Rain" (Sullivan) – 4:19
  9. "The Cause" (Sullivan) – 4:08
  10. "Drag it Down" (Sullivan, Robert Heaton, Morrow) – 3:36
  11. "Frightened" – 3:47
  12. "The Attack" (Sullivan) – 3:24



  • Dale Griffinproducer ("Great Expectations", "I Wish", "Notice Me", "Liberal Education")
  • Roger Pusey – producer ("Smalltown England", "Spirit of the Falklands", "Christian Militia", "Running in the Rain")
  • New Model Army – producer ("The Cause")
  • Mike Eagles – engineer ("Great Expectations", "I Wish", "Notice Me", "Liberal Education")
  • Harry Parker – engineer ("Smalltown England", "Spirit of the Falklands", "Christian Militia", "Running in the Rain")