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Box Set of John Peel Favorites ...


John Peel died in 2004, but people still talk about the legendary BBC DJ's eclectic ear and unbridled enthusiasm with hushed reverence. And rightly so: Peel introduced a whole lot of people to a whole ton of music. Now, a four-CD box set will attempt the messy task of presenting a whole ton of Peel favorites in a format mimicking an actual John Peel radio show.

Kats Karavan - The History of John Peel on the Radio , due October 26 from Universal in the UK, will include Peel-beloved tracks spanning the late-60s to the mid-00s, from big and small names alike, and from a ton of different genres. Peel is often associated with Britain's late-70s punk rock boom, but ....
From 'Pitchfork'
3:55 a.m. Thursday 8th October 2009 EST
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