Nico

Peel Sessions

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In February 1971, Nico recorded a four-song session for the BBC that included songs from three of her solo albums. "No One Is There" and "Frozen Warnings" had appeared on 1969's The Marble Index, and "Janitor of Lunacy" on 1970's Desertshore; "Secret Side" would appear on 1974's The End. Frequently bootlegged over the years, this official release presents the performance at the right speed in pristine sound. These renditions are about as bare-boned as they come, with no accompaniment save Nico's own harmonium. In both material and performance, she leans toward the more wistful and gothic of her numbers. They don't differ drastically from the LP versions, but it's an interesting addition to fans' collections.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:05
2 4:05
3 4:35
4 4:45
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