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Peel Sessions Plus


Download links and information about Peel Sessions Plus by The Teardrop Explodes. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 51:21 minutes.

Artist: The Teardrop Explodes
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 51:21
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No. Title Length
1. Ha-Ha I'm Drowning (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 3:43
2. Went Crazy (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:52
3. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:23
4. Chance (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:02
5. Reward (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 3:00
6. Thief of Baghdad (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 3:14
7. When I Dream (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 4:21
8. The Poppies In the Field (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 4:46
9. Like Leila Khaled Said (BBC Session Peel Plus 1981) 3:01
10. The Culture Bunker (BBC Session Peel Plus 1981) 3:24
11. Pure Joy Wins Out Again (BBC Session Peel Plus 1981) 1:51
12. Better Scream / Make That Move (BBC Session Peel Plus 1981) 3:50
13. Bent Out of Shape (BBC Session Peel Plus 1981) 2:58
14. Log Cabin (BBC Session Peel Plus 1982) 3:10
15. Buchanan (BBC Session Peel Plus 1982) 3:50
16. You Disappear from View (BBC Session Peel Plus 1982) 2:56



The Teardrop Explodes was one of Britain's finest groups in its time. The band intuitively understood the next steps to take beyond punk and new wave; its sound highlighted melodies and modest aggression. These live performances for the BBC start in 1979 with the already-remarkable "Ha Ha I'm Drowning" and a piercing, spastic version of "Went Crazy" that suggest the group had been listening to Talking Heads records, with singer Julian Cope coming the nearest he ever would to David Byrne. By 1980, The Teardrop Explodes had matured into the band everyone remembers. "Reward" captures that blurry glaze of sound between keyboards and guitars while the rhythm section moves forward by sliding on ice. These aren't even The Teardrop Explodes' best-known tracks, though "When I Dream" and "The Culture Bunker" are here. Instead, this set plays like the band's alternate history, with the sounds eventually evolving into something different by 1982. Appropriately enough, it ends with the prophetic "You Disappear from View."