On June 17 1963, The Beatles were put through their paces at the BBC's Maida Vale studios, knocking out 18 songs inside a brisk seven hour radio session under the watchful eye of white-coated technicians. Fifty years on Sir Paul McCartney carries the weight of popular music history, but little else had changed when the star made a nostalgic return to the West London BBC studios' subterranean maze.
On December 14, 1999, 300 people squeezed into the Cavern Club in Liverpool to watch Paul MacCartney perform at The Beatles' legendary venue for the first time since 1963. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice were among the other great musicians joining Paul on stage. You can now view this unique piece of rock 'n' roll history, as well as two of Paul's latest music videos and an interview with him on this special home video release. The atmosphere and the unique occasion combine to make this a fantastic rock event.
2009 two CD collection of archive recordings from the British Glam/Rock band. This double disc set is a a release that Slade fans have long dreamt of - a fantastic document of the period during which they transformed themselves from a potent live attraction with a burgeoning song craft of their own into the UK's favourite hit-making machine. A total of 36 rare tracks, all previously unreleased remastered under the supervision of Slade's Jim Lea for the finest possible sound quality Stylish double digipak with 24-page booklet containing previously unseen photographs plus a comprehensive overview and track-by-track notes by Mojo's Mark Paytress featuring extensive comments from the band. Disc Two features a live concert from the Paris Theatre, London, August 17, 1972 recorded for the BBC In Concert series.
UK two CD pressing. 2013 live release from the British Folk-Prog band taped live at the Boerderij in Holland. A superb representation of this amazing band, whose live performances are renowned - this is what they do!
2008 collection that compiles the best of BB King's BBC recordings onto one CD for the very first time and includes some of his biggest hits such as 'Paying the Cost to Be the Boss' and 'The Thrill Is Gone' as well as 'When Love Comes To Town'. Featuring highlights from his three finest UK performances alongside a session recording made in the BBC's studios, this CD offer an incredible snapshot of an artist at the peak of his career performing some of his greatest material.
Back in December of 2014, Behemoth tracked a four-song in-studio performance at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1‘s ‘The Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘. That performance will now serve as the group’s next release as they will put it out as a CD/LP set titled “Live At The BBC” on December 14th. The band had Carter himself handle the painting for the cover art and are preparing a number of colored vinyl pressings.
This beautifully packaged 4 disc (3CD + DVD) box set comprises of the very best radio and TV performances by Richard and Linda Thompson and Richard Thompson solo recorded for the BBC between January 1974 and 2009. These are the first ever collection of BBC recordings sanctioned by Richard Thompson, the first career retrospective DVD ever released by Richard Thompson and the first ever to feature Linda.
Gary Boyle formed the jazz-rock band, Isotope, in 1973, recruiting three other stalwarts from the jazz field; Nigel Morris, Brian Miller & Jeff Clyne (ex Nucleus). Gary and Nigel had previously been part of Stomu Yamash'ta's band, East Wind. Prior to that, Gary had worked with Dusty Springfield, Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll. Isotope released three albums during the mid 70s, which gained wide acclaim and favourable comparisons with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. This compilation is comprised of an Isotope BBC concert and an Old Grey Whistle Test show, plus a Gary Boyle session recorded for John Peel. None of these recordings have ever been released before…