The Peel Sessions (The Smiths EP)

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The Peel Sessions
The Peel Sessions - The Smiths.jpg
EP by The Smiths
Released 1988
Recorded 18 May 1983 at Maida Vale Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock
Length 16:19
Language English
Label Strange Fruit
Producer Roger Pusey
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Peel Sessions is an EP by the English alternative rock band The Smiths. The EP, which was released in 1988, was recorded on 18 May 1983, for the BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel's show which was subsequently broadcast on 31 May 1983.[2] All but "Miserable Lie" were already included on the 1984 album Hatful of Hollow. The EP did not chart (top 75) but did reach number 90 outside the UK singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What Difference Does It Make?" – 3:12
  2. "Miserable Lie" – 4:38
  3. "Reel Around the Fountain" – 5:51
  4. "Handsome Devil" – 2:46


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "18/05/1983 – The Smiths". BBC. Retrieved 9 July 2008.