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MOGWAI are releasing a selection of radio sessions this autumn. ‘Government Commissions (BBC Sessions 1996-2003)’ collects material from the post-rock Scots’ sessions for Radio 1’s John Peel and Evening Session shows. It precedes a new album next year and is released on October 25. Fresh from the Curiosa tour of the US, mainman Stuart Braithwaite said: “The reason we’re putting out this collection is simple, the recordings here are worth hearing. Some are definitely better than the official recordings. Some are sketchy but to be honest so are we. Sketchy but nice. Nicely sketchy.” (NME)

The tracklisting is:

* ’Hunted by A Freak’ (recorded at Maida Vale 21st May 2003)

* ’R U Still in 2 It’ (recorded at the Hippodrome 22nd December 1996)

* ’New Paths to Helicon Part II’ (recorded at Maida Vale 20th January 1998)

* ’Kappa’ (recorded at Maida Vale 23rd August 1998)

* ’Cody’ (recorded Maida Vale 23rd August 1998)

* ’Like Herod’ (recorded Maida Vale 28th October 1997)

* ’Secret Pint’ (recorded at Maida Vale 10th April 2001)

* ’Superheroes of BMX’ (recorded at the Hippodrome 22nd December 1996)

* ’New Paths to Helicon Part I’ (recorded at Maida Vale 20th January 1998)

* ’Stop Coming to My House’ (recorded at Maida Vale 21st May 2003)