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EMI teams up with BBC for digital releases

Rare tracks from Public Image Ltd., Dexys Midnight Runners and The Specials are set to be released digitally.

The songs, which were all recorded for BBC Sessions and Concerts, are being made available online starting this September. Many were originally broadcast on John Peel‘s BBC Radio 1 show.

Other band’s featured in the series include The Stranglers, The Selector, Gang Of Four and Rich Kids.

The releases will go online in three separate instalments – on September 14, November 9 and December 7.

The following content is released on 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)

The following content is released on 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)

The following content is released on 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)