The Peel Sessions (The Cure EP)

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The Peel Sessions
The Cure - The Peel Sessions.jpg
EP by The Cure
Released 1988
Recorded 4 December 1978
Label Strange Fruit
Producer Tony Wilson
The Cure chronology
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
(1987)
The Peel Sessions
(1988)
Disintegration
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Peel Sessions was the 1988 EP release of the session The Cure recorded on 4 December 1978 for BBC Radio 1's John Peel show.[2][3] The session was broadcast on 11 December 1978. The recordings were released on 12" vinyl, CD and cassette in 1988. Music journalist Jeff Apter has called the session "just the seal of credibility the band needed".[4]

The EP reached number 7 on the UK Independent Singles Chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Smith, Tolhurst and Dempsey.

  1. "Killing an Arab" – 2:31
  2. "10.15 Saturday Night" – 3:48
  3. "Fire in Cairo" – 3:20
  4. "Boys Don't Cry" – 2:47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Peel Sessions - The Cure". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Ken Garner (15 December 2010). The Peel Sessions: A story of teenage dreams and one man's love of new music. Ebury Publishing. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-1-4090-7483-0. 
  3. ^ Mick Wall (9 April 2012). John Peel. Orion. pp. 36–. ISBN 978-1-4091-0909-9. 
  4. ^ Jeff Apter (5 November 2009). Never Enough: The Story of The Cure. Omnibus Press. pp. 121–. ISBN 978-0-85712-024-3. 
  5. ^ Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980 – 1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-95172-069-4, p. 56