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OMD, "PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983"

Listening to a peel session with songs you have known by heart for nearly 20 years gives you an insightful view of the band recording live in a contained environment. There's no time for corrections in post-production so the abilities to play really shine through. That said, these collections are really only very good for the fans of the bands. There's nothing new or 'non-released in a previous form before' on the collection. While it's great for a couple listens, I'm not sure how often I'll reach for this as opposed to the studio recordings. I do dearly love these songs, so I would rather recommend anybody to pick up the first 4 albums from Orchestral Manoeuvres instead.