The Fall: The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004

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The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004
Box set by The Fall
Released 2005
Recorded 1978–2004
Genre Post-punk
Length 7:04:24
Label Castle
Producer various
The Fall compilation album chronology
50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork 9.3/10[3]
The Sunday Times 4/5 stars[citation needed]

The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004 is a compilation box set by English post-punk band The Fall. It was released in 2005 by record label Castle.


The Complete Peel Sessions comprises each of the twenty-four sessions the group recorded for John Peel's radio show. Peel was an avid supporter of the group from early in their career, and The Fall recorded more sessions for Peel's programmes than any other artist. The set was in the process of being compiled when Peel died in October 2004. The set charts almost all of the group's musical phases up until 2004.


It was met with some of the most positive reviews of their career. The set prompted Mojo magazine to present Mark E. Smith, the group's sole constant, with their "Catalogue Release of the Year" award (besting releases from The Clash, Jeff Buckley, The Mamas & the Papas, The Kinks and Jack Nitzsche).[4]

Track listing and personnel[edit]

Some tracks appear under different titles to their single/album incarnations. Although most differences are slight, the tracks are listed by the titles they were given at the relevant session.