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Shellac Peel Sessions Double Album - The End of Radio

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Shellac record number 16, The End of Radio, is comprised of two previously unreleased BBC Radio Peel Sessions.

TRACK LISTING: Spoke / Canana / Crow / Disgrace

The 1994 session was recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studio 3 and originally aired on John Peel’s BBC Radio One show in July of 1994. The four songs were recorded to 24-track and then mixed to stereo on the same day. While a studio version of “Crow” was released in October of 1994 on the band’s debut album At Action Park, studio versions of “Canada”, “Disgrace”, and “Spoke” would not appear on any Shellac albums until much later (1998’s Terraform and 2007’s Excellent Italian Greyhound) - making the 1994 Peel Session recordings the only official recordings of these songs for several years thereafter.


TRACK LISTING: Ghosts / The End of Radio / Canada / Paco / Steady As She Goes / Billiard Player Song / Dog and Pony Show / Il Porno Star

The 2004 Peel session is a “Live From Maida Vale” session recorded live to stereo in front of a small audience at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4. It originally aired in December of that same year. As with the 1994 session, this recording includes songs that were previously unreleased and would not appear as album versions until years later. (Album versions of “The End of Radio”, “Steady As She Goes”, and “Paco” were released in 2007 on Excellent Italian Greyhound.)




Both the 2xLP and the 2xCD formats are packaged in a top-load single pocket wide spine jacket with two printed inner sleeves. The 2xLP includes a single CD of the full album.

The LP was mastered at Chicago Mastering Service. The vinyl pressing was manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, on 180 gram audiophile quality vinyl.

The band will continue to play shows or tour at the same sporadic and relaxed pace as always. There is no correlation between shows and record releases. There will be more new material in the future.





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18 minutes ago, ntslash said:

Funny to talk about how important sound quality is and then press on recycled vinyl. All of the recycled vinyl I have sounds terrible. 

Did you even read it? It's not the same recycled vinyl you're thinking about. I have several of their recent releases using that plant and they all sound great.

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5 hours ago, Shelby said:

Did you even read it? It's not the same recycled vinyl you're thinking about. I have several of their recent releases using that plant and they all sound great.

Yes, I read every word. It doesn't explain how this process sounds better than other recycled vinyl. I appreciate your input on the sound quality of the other recycled releases and will trust these sound good. 

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