John Peel tribute CD to be released

The compilation features many of the broadcasting legend's favourites

A 2-CD compilation album featuring bands championed by DJ John Peel will be released to mark the first anniversary of his death.

‘John Peel – A Tribute’ is out on October 17, following on from a tribute concert in London on October 12 and John Peel Day on October 13. The tribute concert, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, will feature the likes of New Order, The Fall and Super Furry Animals, while hundreds of gigs will go on around the UK in tribute to the broadcaster on John Peel Day.

The compilation contains many Peel favourites, including his hero Lonnie Donegan, his favourite band The Fall and his all-time favourite song, ‘Teenage Kicks’ by The Undertones.


A portion of profits will go to charities – The Salvation Army, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Kariandusi School Trust.

The full tracklisting is:


Lonnie Donegan – ‘Lost John’

Tyrannosaurus Rex – ‘Deborah’

Pink Floyd – ‘Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun’


The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Spanish Castle Magic’

Van Morrison – ‘Sweet Thing’

David Bowie – ‘Life On Mars?’

The Doors – ‘Five To One’

Tim Buckley – ‘Song To The Siren’

The Faces – ‘Stay With Me’

The Misunderstood –‘I Can Take You To The Sun’

Country Joe & The Fish – ‘Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine’

Fairport Convention – ‘Meet On The Ledge’

Captain Beefheart – ‘Big Eyed Beans From Venus’

Loudon Wainwright III – ‘Be Careful There Is A Baby In The House’

Roy Buchanan – ‘I Am a Lonesome Fugitive’

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – ‘Mr Apollo’

The Ramones – ‘I Don’t Want To Walk Around With You’

The Clash – ‘Complete Control’

Joy Division – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

New Order – ‘Ceremony’


The Undertones – ‘Teenage Kicks’

Altered Images – ‘Happy Birthday’

The Smiths – ‘How Soon Is Now?’

The Cocteau Twins – ‘Pearly-Dewdrops Drops’

The Jesus & Mary Chain – ‘Sidewalking’

Blur – ‘Song 2’

Culture – ‘Lion Rock’

Billy Bragg – ‘A New England’

Robert Wyatt – ‘Shipbuilding’

The Wedding Present – ‘Brassneck’

PJ Harvey – ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’

Pulp – ‘Common People’

The Fall – ‘Theme From Sparta F.C.’

Super Furry Animals – ‘Something For The Weekend’

Nina Nastasia – ‘Bird Of Cuzco’

The Delgados – ‘Pull The Wires From The Wall’

Belle & Sebastian – ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’

Laura Cantrell – ‘Two Seconds’

Orbital – ‘Chime’

Elmore James – ‘Dust My Blues’