The series is unrelated to John Peel's Record Box, a wooden box of favourite singles that became the subject of a TV documentary in 2005, or the Peel's Record Box monthly lists of current favourite singles and albums that the DJ submitted to the BBC Radio One website from 2002.
The first record box of the new series was chosen by record producer Joe Boyd.
|Record Boxes (John Peel Archive)|
|Record Boxes (Lists)|
Index | Artist | Release | Link
- 1111 Pink Floyd: Piper At The Gates of Dawn 
- 21 AMM: Ammmusic 
- 1144 The Purple Gang: Strikes 
- 14443 Charles Mingus: Ah Um 
- 3304 Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan: JouJouka 
- 16768 10,000 Maniacs: The Wishing Chair 
- 0454 Bob Dylan: Demo White Label 
- 0506 Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking 
- 0431 Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left 
- 7272 Geoff Muldaur Is Having a Wonderful Time 
- 5341 Them featuring Van Morrison: Lead Singer 
- 4326 Boz Scaggs: My Time 
- 14512 Thomas Mapfumo & Blacks Unlimited: Gwindingwi Rine Shumba 
- 1009 Moby Grape: Moby Grape 
- 0697 Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins: The Rooster Crowed in England 
- 1600 Various Artists: Rural Blues 
- 6666 Various Artists: Chess Golden Decade 
- Denny Laine: Say You Don't Mind / Ask the People 
- Tomorrow: My White Bicycle / Claramount Lake 
- Toots & The Maytals: Struggle 
- Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne / Candy And A Currant Bun 
- Bonzo Dog Band: I'm The Urban Spaceman / The Intro & The Outro 
- Talking Heads: Take Me To The River / Thank You 
A video in which Joe Boyd discusses his choices is available on the Joe Boyd Record Box page at John Peel Archive. Selected highlights were also released on YouTube:
- Joe Boyd on Nick Drake's 'Five Leaves Left'
- Joe Boyd on The Pipes of Pan
- Joe Boyd on Toots and the Maytals
- Joe Boyd on 'The Rural Blues'
- Joe Boyd on Fairport Convention's 'Unhalfbricking'
- Joe Boyd on Bob Dylan's demos