The Complete Peel Sessions 1978–2004 is a 6 CD compilation album released by British avant-rock band The Fall in 2005. It comprises all 24 sessions the group recorded for the late John Peel's radio show. Peel was a fervent supporter of the group from early in their career, and The Fall recorded more sessions for Peel's programmes than any other artist. The set was in the process of being compiled when Peel died in October 2004. The set charts almost all of the group's musical phases up until 2004, and was met with some of the most positive reviews of their career. The set prompted Mojo magazine to present Mark E. Smith, the group's sole constant, with their "Catalogue Release of the Year" award (beating releases from The Clash, Jeff Buckley, The Mamas & the Papas, The Kinks and Jack Nitzsche).
As the line-up tends to change from one session to the next, it shall be given after the details for each session rather than at the end of the article. To avoid repetition, once a member's role has been stated once, it shall not be given again unless there is a change or addition. After their first mention, each member will be referred to only by their initials, unless returning after an...