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The Beatles: On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2
Features 63 Tracks Total With 37 Previously Unreleased Performances And 23 Tracks Of In-Studio Banter
Includes a 48 Page Booklet With Rare Photos And An Introduction By Paul McCartney
In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. A new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2, in 180-gram vinyl with a 48-page booklet. On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, "There's a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes."
Ten of On Air's songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles' direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You" and a rocking cover of the standard "Beautiful Dreamer." On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard's "Lucille," Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee," Chan Romero's "The Hippy Hippy Shake," Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman," and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, "Glad All Over" and "Sure To Fall."
The Beatles' tribute to the BBC's most important pop show of the early '60s - "Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club" - is another surprise. As John Lennon recalled in 1980, "We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club - they were well recorded, too." Paul remembers, "We'd been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club - this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to."
Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, "You tend to forget that we were a working band. It's that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them." On their busiest BBC day, July 16, 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.
The group played 88 distinct songs in their BBC sessions - some were recorded many times; others performed just once. At the time, three national BBC stations provided all daytime radio broadcasting in the U.K. Only the Light Programme network might occasionally play a record. Most broadcast music was live music. Consequently, to promote their releases, The Beatles had to play live at the BBC. "Everything was done instantly," remembered George Harrison, "But before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we'd probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!"
On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles' catalogue, including five number on¬es and other favorites such as: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Twist And Shout," "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Boys," "Please Mister Postman," "Money," "And I Love Her," and "If I Fell."
Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 includes audio of The Beatles talking to DJs Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman and Pop Go The Beatles hosts Lee Peters and Rodney Burke. When first broadcast, pop fans were amazed to hear such witty irreverence on the rather formal BBC and it is great fun to hear these extracts now. In addition, On Air releases, for the first time, the group's candid interviews for the Pop Profile series recorded in November 1965 and May 1966.
Newly remastered for reissue on November 11, The Beatles' first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s. The compelling track list ranged from a rare performance of the little known Lennon-McCartney original "I'll Be On My Way" to covers of classic rock 'n' roll and contemporary rhythm and blues songs. At the time of its release, Live at the BBC was hailed by Rolling Stone as "an exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision." It earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Historical Album.
Live at the BBC was assembled by George Martin in 1994 and On Air - Live at the BBC Volume Two was compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley. Both albums have been meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. The booklets for both collections include Kevin Howlett's essays on the history of The Beatles' BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.1. And Here We Are Again
2. Words of Love
3. How About it, Gorgeous
4. Do You Want To Know A Secret
6. Hey, Paul..
7. Anna (Go To Him)
9. Please Please Me
11. I'm Talking About You
12. A Real Treat
14. Absolutely Fab
16. Ask Me Why
17. Till There Was You
18. Lend Me Your Comb
19. Lower 5E
20. The Hippy Hippy Shake
21. Roll Over Beethoven
22. There's A Place
23. Bumper Bundle
24. P.S. I Love You
25. Please Mister Postman
26. Beautiful Dreamer
27. Devil In Her Heart
28. The 49 Weeks
29. Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
30. Never Mind, Eh?
31. Twist and Shout
32. Bye, Bye
33. John - Pop
34. George - Pop Profile
35. I Saw Her Standing There
36. Glad All Over
37. Lift Lid Again
38. I'll Get You
39. She Loves You
40. Memphis, Tennessee
41. Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club
42. Now Hush, Hush
43. From Me to You
44. Money (That's What I Want)
45. I Want To Hold Your Hand
46. Brian Bathtubes
47. This Boy
48. If I Wasn't In America
49. I Got A Woman
50. Long Tall Sally
51. If I Feel
52. A Hard Job Writing Them
53. And I Love Her
54. Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can
55. You Can't Do That
56. Honey Don't
57. I'll Follow The Sun
58. Green With Black Shutters
59. Kansas City/ Hey-Hey-Hey
60. That's What We're Here For
61. I Feel Fine
62. Paul - Pop
63. Ringo - Pop$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The BBC SessionsExperience Hendrix LLC & Legacy Recordings Launch Second Wave of the Monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project
The Legacy edition of Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions brings together recordings from Hendrix's appearances on a variety of BBC radio and television broadcasts from 1967 through 1969. The acclaimed 3 x Audiophile LP set includes Hendrixs unique interpretations of such classics as Bob Dylans Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man, the Beatles Day Tripper as well as two songs featuring collaborations with Stevie Wonder. The set also features a previously unreleased version of Burning Of The Midnight Lamp from Hendrix's August 24, 1967 appearance on 'Top Of The Pops.'
Jimi's music is as alive today as it was 40 years ago, and the success of our most recent releases with Sony Legacy provides thrilling confirmation. We have long maintained that the power of Jimi's music and the power of his message would stand the test of time and provide its own bridge to the future, said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC. Being partnered with Legacy enables us to reach a more global audience with that message. And the best is yet to come. What we have in store will propel Jimi into a new decade, with unseen footage and unheard versions of his songs that will absolutely amaze today's music lovers. And we're confident that the distribution is in good hands, opening the door to new and fresh markets. The focus of our endeavors is, and always will be, all about Jimi's music.1. Foxey Lady (alternate take, BBC Sessions)
2. Alexis Komer Introduction (BBC Sessions)
3. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (BBC Sessions)
4. Rhythm And Blues World Service (BBC Sessions)
5. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (BBC Sessions)
6. Traveling With The Experience (BBC Sessions)
7. Driving South (BBC Sessions)
8. Fire (BBC Sessions)
9. Little Miss Lover (BBC Sessions)
10. Catfish Blues (BBC Sessions)
11. Stone Free (BBC Sessions)
12. Love Or Confusion (BBC Sessions)
13. Hound Dog (BBC Sessions)
14. Hey Joe (BBC Sessions)
15. Killing Floor (BBC Sessions)
16. Manic Depression (BBC Sessions)
17. Driving South (BBC Sessions)
18. Hear My Train A Comin' (BBC Sessions)
19. Purple Haze (BBC Sessions)
20. Radio One (BBC Sessions)
21. Wait Until Tomorrow (BBC Sessions)
22. Day Tripper (BBC Sessions)
23. Introducing The Experience (BBC Sessions)
24. The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (BBC Sessions)
25. Spanish Castle Magic (BBC Sessions)
26. A Brand New Sound (BBC Sessions)
27. Hey Joe (alternate take, BBC Sessions)
28. Jammin' (BBC Sessions)
29. I Was Made To Love Her (BBC Sessions)
30. Hear My Train A Comin' (alternate take, BBC Sessions)
31. Foxey Lady (BBC Sessions)
32. Driving South (alternate take, BBC Sessions)
33. A Happening For Lulu (BBC Sessions)
34. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (BBC Sessions)
35. Lulu Intro (BBC Sessions)
36. Hey Joe (BBC Sessions)
37. Sunshine Of Your Love (BBC Sessions)
38. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (BBC Sessions)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
BBC The Radiophonic Workshop
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Available On Vinyl For The 1st Time
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, set up in 1958, was originally created as a sound effects unit for BBC Radio and TV programs. Pioneering new forms of drama during the late 1950s and early 60s demanded innovative and original use ofmusic and sound.The art of what became known as sounddesign began in the cramped undergroundstudiosof the Radiophonic Workshop at the BBC Maida Vale complex in London. Their early explorations into sound drew on the principles of musique concrete, early tape manipulation techniques and primitive oscillators and tone circuits built by technicians at the workshop. As technology developed and the synthesizer, tape technology, computers and early digital sampling emerged the Radiophonic Workshop maintained an their position at the leading edge of electronic music and sound design.
The vast body of work that emerged between 1960 and 1997 has influenced generations of musicians both within electronica and more widely in the Rock, Progressive and Pop field. Groundbreaking work such as Delia' Darbyshire's 1963 Doctor Who Theme (still the high water mark of experimental music), sound effects albums, works of early electronica and popular favourites such as Blake's 7 and The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy have ensured the RWS a place at electronica's top table. From the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Vangelis to Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and beyond, their legacy lives on in the sounds and textures of so much contemporary music. But it isn't just musicians who have drawn on their work.
The technical development of the studio and modern recording techniques owes them a great debt too. Sound engineer Roger Mayer, who supplied effects pedals to Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, is just one of many engineers for whom their work proved inspirational. He described the Workshop as, ''the great unsung heroes of British electronica.''
These two records, recorded in 1968 and 1975 respectively, were released at the height of The Radiophonic Workshop's influence. They showcase the dawning of processed sound, treated sounds and sound design.
Quirky and irreverent BBC Radiophonic Music was originally put out as a specialist demonstration library disc for BBC drama producers. In 1971 the BBC released it commercially. This is the first time it has been made available on vinyl in its first and original form.
The Radiophonic Workshop from 1975 was a compilation of the best-known of the Radiophonic Workshop's output to date. This is the first time it has seen a vinyl reissue in its original form.
Both albums have been remastered for vinyl from the original tapes by the Radiophonic Workshop's archivist Mark Ayres. Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.1. Malcolm Clarke - La Grande Pièce De La Foire De La Rue Delaware
2. John Baker - Brio
3. Dick Mills - Adagio
4. Roger Limb - Geraldine
5. Malcolm Clarke - Bath Time
6. Glynis Jones / Malcolm Clarke - NÉnuphar
7. Dick Mills - Major Bloodnok's Stomach
8. Paddy Kingsland - The Panel Beaters
9. Dick Mills - Crazy Dazy
10. Glynis Jones - Veils And Mirrors
11. Malcolm Clarke - Romanescan Rout
12. Glynis Jones - Schlum Rooli
13. Roger Limb - Kitten's Lullaby
14. Richard Yeoman-Clark - Waltz Antipathy
15. Paddy Kingsland - The World Of Science$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hold FastInfluenced by the optimism of The Beatles walking down the airliner steps at New York airport in '64 and the melancholy of The Smiths waiting by the cemetery gates in Manchester in '84,The Crookes tap into 50 years of British pop for their sounds, and 100 years of British social history for the word.
The Crookes are at the forefront of the latest wave of music to surface in the UK. They are four English Literature graduates whose music is bound with storytelling and tinged with nostalgia. Described by NYLON magazine as the 'potential leaders of England's smart, taut NEW POP movement' they personify English charm and eloquent, intelligent songwriting.
In 2010 Exposed Magazine readers voted and awarded The Crookes coveted 'Best Unsigned Band' award. Following the success of their debut album Chasing After Ghosts (2011) the band have built up a strong Cult following known as the "Bright Young Things" which further consolidates the strong aesthetic of the band. The band were chosen by Burberry to perform for their Burberry Acoustic range, as well as The Art of the Trench range. They were also taken out to Tokyo to represent the brand for Vogue's Fashion Night Out.
Following a slight line-up change in 2011 the band have now consolidated their more mature sound resulting in the release of their critically acclaimed second LP HOLD FAST.
"They are kings of romance (an important part of the New Pop brewing around the UK)... There is something almost subversive about their odd mix of influences (The Smiths/'60s girl groups/'50s rock and roll)... It's the romance of the Seine, of walking in the Peaks; or lying on your back reading and daydreaming. - Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6Music
...a band this good are unlikely to remain obscure - NME
Lovingly, lavishly layered...the four piece take a big step forward. Not a second of these 33 watertight minutes are wasted. Hold Fast album review - Q Magazine
The simple, nearly silent moment was awe-inspiring and a welcome break from the nonstop noise of most shows. - SXSW review, Impact News-Austin.1. Afterglow
2. Maybe In The Dark
4. American Girls
5. The Cooler King
6. Hold Fast
7. Sal Paradise
9. Where Did Our Love Go?
10. The I Love You Bridge$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jagged Time Lapse (Out Of Stock)Import
The band that was louder than the Who, John's Children became one of the earliest examples of psychedelic flower power. Jagged Time Lapse finds the one and only Marc Bolan (T.Rex) at his loudest and the album features everything you could ask for from one of Britains most rambunctious bands. In fact, the band's stage show, which included band members fighting each other and Bolan whipping the stage with a chain, was a huge influence on punk rock. Includes band favorites such as: Desdemona (which was banned by the BBC due to its controversial lyrics), Midsummer Nights Scene and Go-Go Girl. Also features a bonus track cover of The Beatles Help.1. Desdemona
2. Remember Thomas A Beckett
3. It's Been a Long Time
4. Arthur Green
5. Midsummer Night's Scene
6. Sarah Crazy Child
7. Jagged Time Lapse
8. Go-Go Girl
9. Come & Play With Me in the Garden
10. Perfumed Garden of Gulliver Smith
11. Midsummer Nights Scene (alt. version)
12. Not the Sort of Girl You Take to Bed (alt. version)
14. Casbah Candy$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock