EMI this week released the first in a new series of Peel Sessions compilations, a 2CD set called Movement: BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions 1977–1979 that compiles recordings by 41 different punk, post-punk, reggae and 2 Tone acts including Joy Division, XTC, The Jam, Simple Minds, The Specials, Public Image Ltd. and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

As our friends at The Second Disc point out, much of this material has been previously released, since legendary DJ John Peel issued many of his in-studio sessions via his own Strange Fruit Records in the ’80s and ’90s. But EMI — which partnered with the BBC in late 2009 to begin issuing radio sessions digitally — promises this is the beginning of an ongoing series of CD compilations collecting vintage live recordings made at the BBC’s famed Maida Vale Studios.
According to the label’s announcement of the project:
“Movement features 41 different artists/songs, covering the hugely musically fertile, and influential, period from 1977–1979. From the ‘year zero’ birth of Punk, Movement includes session tracks from such era-defining and esteemed artists such as Buzzcocks, The Adverts, The Slits, The Skids, Wire and John Cooper Clark, as well as those who transcended the pub rock scene and influenced the punk generation — Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury & The Blockheads — and post-punk, electronica-influenced artists such as The Monochrome Set, Magazine, Joy Division, OMD and PiL, and a selection of reggae and Two Tone artists – Steel Pulse, UB40, The Specials, Madness and The Beat.
Movement: BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions 1977–1979 is out now in the U.K.

Tracklist: Movement: BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions 1977–1979

Disc 1
1. The Jam, “In the City” (4/26/1977)
2. Buzzcocks, “What Do I Get?” (9/7/1977)
3. Generation X, “Youth Youth Youth” (12/4/1977)
4. The Stranglers, “No More Heroes” (8/30/1977)
5. The Adverts, “Gary Gilmour’s Eyes” (4/25/1977)
6. The Slits, “Love and Romance” (9/19/1977)
7. XTC, “Science Friction” (6/20/1977)
8. Dr. Feelgood, “She’s a Wind Up” (9/20/1977)
9. Tom Robinson Band, “Don’t Take No for an Answer” (11/1/1977)
10. Ian Dury & The Blockheads, “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll” (11/30/1977)
11. Adam and The Ants, “Deutscher Girls” (1/23/1978)
12. Siouxsie & The Banshees, “Hong Kong Garden” (2/6/1978)
13. The Only Ones, “Another Girl Another Planet” (4/5/1978)
14. The Undertones, “Get Over You” (10/1/1978)
15. The Rezillos, “Top of the Pops” (5/31/1978)
16. The Flys, “Love and a Molotov Cocktail” (3/15/1978)
17. The Members, “Sound of the Suburbs” (1/17/1979)
18. Stiff Little Fingers, “Alternative Ulster” (9/12/1978)
19. The Skids, “The Saints Are Coming” (8/29/1978)
20. The Angelic Upstarts, “We Are the People” (10/24/1978)
21. The Ruts, “Sus” (5/21/1979)
22. 999, “Homocide” (10/25/1978)
23. John Cooper Clarke, “Reader’s Wives” (10/3/1978)

Disc 2
1. Penetration, “Movement” (2/28/1979)
2. Monochrome Set, “Goodbye Joe/Strange Boutique” (8/21/1979)
3. Wire, “The Other Window” (9/11/1979)
4. Magazine, “The Light Pours Out of Me” (2/14/1978)
5. Joy Division, “Transmission” (1/31/1979)
6. Killing Joke, “Wardance” (10/17/1979)
7. The Human League, “Being Boiled” (8/8/1978)
8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, “Messages” (8/20/1979)
9. The Psychedelic Furs, “Sister Europe” (7/25/1979)
10. Simple Minds, “Premonition” (12/19/1979)
11. Public Image Ltd., “Poptones” (12/10/1979)
12. Steel Pulse, “Jah Pikney (Rock Against Racism)” (4/4/1978)
13. Aswad, “It’s Not Our Wish” (10/10/1978)
14. UB40, “Food for Thought” (12/12/1979)
15. The Specials, “Gangsters” (5/23/1979)
16. Madness, “The Prince” (8/14/1979)
17. The Selecter, “Street Feeling” (10/9/1979)
18. The Beat, “Ranking Full Stop” (10/24/1979)

from: http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/201...ons-1977-1979/