most of the peel sessions she recorded are great stuff and you should definitely own them in any format you can find. the official cd release was a great idea until you realize this is not gonna be a complete compilation of all the peel session she ever did. like will said, some of the best pj harvey songs aren't included in the cd. for example in 1993 she recorded 3 unreleased songs for peel: naked cousin, claudine the inflatable one and primed and ticking. i'm not sure if they are b-sides but maybe the fact that they are not songs from pj harvey albums have something to do with their peel performance not being chosen for the cd.
i myself cant decide if i should buy this peel session cd. even though i already have most of them from bootlegs and really good radio recordings, i'd still like to hear/own the better quality master recordings. but at the same time i dont wanna pay $15 for an album that doesnt have my favorite songs on there.
i dont know, maybe i'll put it on my holiday wish list or something.