- First play of Altered Images Depeche Mode and New Order debut singles. In his apparent excitement over the debut Altered Images single (of which both sides are played) Peel forgets (by his own admission) to announce the arrival of the debut New Order single at the beginning of the programme.
- There is some debate about the meaning of 'eon' as in Modern Eon. Peel says he remembers the word "aeon" from his "classical education". On consulting the Oxford Dictionary and reading out a definition, he concludes that they are two different spellings of the same word.
- Girls At Our Best. Debut broadcast of one and only session.
- Modern Eon. Repeat of one and only session, first broadcast 05 February 1981.
(Please add details of any commercial release of these sessions)
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- Reactors: I Like To Be Alone (album - World War Four) Nuclear Waste NW-1
- Lines: Nerve Pylon (7") Red RL 007
- Girls At Our Best: China Blue (session)
- Fall: The Container Drivers (album - Grotesque (After The Gramme) Rough Trade ROUGH 18
- Altered Images: Dead Pop Stars (7") Epic EPC A1023
- Altered Images: Sentimental (7" - Dead Pop Stars) Epic EPC A1023
- Madoo: Coming From Town (album - Best Of Madoo)
- Modern Eon: High Noon (session)
- UK Decay: Unexpected Guest (7") Fresh FRESH 26
- Brian Eno - David Byrne: The Jezebel Spirit (album - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts) EG EGLP 48
- Clash: Junco Partner (album - Sandinista!) CBS FSLN 1
- Selecter: (Who Likes) Facing Situations (album - Celebrate The Bullet) Chrysalis CHR 1306
- Modern Eon: Grass Still Grows (session)
- Little Johnny Taylor: Somebody's Got To Pay (album - I Shoulda Been A Preacher) Red Lightnin' RL0030
- Depeche Mode: Dreaming Of Me (7") Mute MUTE 013
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- Au Pairs: Diet (b-side 'It's Obvious' 7") 021 Records
- Girls At Our Best: Getting Beautiful Warm Gold Fast From Nowhere (session)
- Transmitters: Paul Is Dead (LP - And We Call That Leisure Time) Heartbeat
- Papa Michigan & General Smiley: We Need A One Love
- Modern Eon: Mechanic (session)
- Echo & the Bunnymen: Do It Clean (7" B-side to The Puppet) Korova KOW 11
- Pinpoint: Country Towns (LP - Third State) Albion
- New Order: Ceremony (7") Factory FAC 33
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- New Order: In A Lonely Place (7" - Ceremony) Factory FAC 33
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- a) 1981-02-23 Peel Show DB226.mp3
- b) 1981-02-23 John Peel Radio 1 (Incomplete).mp3
- a) 1:34:50
- b) 41:00
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