Rare Specials, Dexys, PiL, Gang of Four, Ultravox sessions to be released

Late 70's BBC tracks to be sold digitally for first time

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Rare BBC Sessions by The Specials, Dexys Midnight Runners, Gang of Four, PiL and more are to be released digitally from September 2009.

The recording sessions, many made for John Peel‘s Radio 1 show also include rare live tracks by Ultravox, The Stranglers and The Skids.

Three installments of releases have been confirmed for the sessions which were recorded between 1977 and 1980, details as follows:

September 14:

The Stranglers (first John Peel session, March 1 1977)
Rich Kids (first John Peel session, October 31 1977)
Rich Kids (second John Peel session, March 20 1978)
The Skids (first John Peel session, May 16 1978)
999 (John Peel session, October 25 1978)

November 9:

The Skids (second John Peel session, August 29 1978)
Gang Of Four (second John Peel session, July 2 1979)
Public Image Limited (John Peel session, December 10 1979)
Angelic Upstarts (second John Peel session, September 17 1980)
Angelic Upstarts (third John Peel session, June 23 1981)

December 7:

The Specials (BBC In Concert, December 15 1979)
The Selecter (BBC In Concert, December 15 1979)
Ultravox (BBC In Concert, January 14 1981)
The Selecter (first John Peel session, October 9 1979)
Dexys Midnight Runners (John Peel session, February 26 1980)
Dexys Midnight Runners (Kid Jensen session, 1980)

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