• 1981-03-25
  • Show is the third of four programmes broadcast from Edinburgh as part of "Radio 1 Week" and features quite a lengthy interview with Edwyn Collins and then later Peel mentions that the only band he's not met up with in Edinburgh is The Visitors. Later in the show John McVay from the band also turns up at the studio for an interview!
  • Peel's brother Alan is in the studio with him.
  • Tells a story about the first time he heard Otis Redding during his time in America.
  • Tracklisting completed courtesy of the John Peel Papers. Many thanks to the uploader to the John Peel Papers at Facebook for sharing the information. [1].



Edwyn Collins interview (recording starts part way through)
Edwyn Collins interview (continues)
Edwyn Collins interview (continues)
JP: "Earlier in the week, I said I was going to play you the 12" version of the New Order single, because on the b-side, this is very rockist this I must admit, there is an extended version of In A Lonely Place. I must confess that I don't think it gains a great deal from being extended, but see what you think of it anyway."
JP: "The Fall of course, still number one in my heart... along with The Undertones.
John McVay interview
John McVay interview (continues)


  • 1) 1981-03-25 John Peel Radio 1.flac (incomplete)
  • 2) Peel 1981
  • 1) 01:35:11 (missing the first 30 minutes - although all session tracks are present on the tape)
  • 2) 01:31:38 (9:47 to 45:43)
  • 1) T283 of the 400 Box in AM quality
  • 2) Tracks marked § also available on another Peel compilation from 1981, assembled by Mark, called Peel 1981. FM quality.
  • Part of the recording was made in the week 23-26 March 1981, when Radio 1 was in Scotland.
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