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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Maida Vale
  • Genre: Progressive

Limited to 500 copies, double black vinyl edition released in a gatefold cover with pictures and line ups of ALL bands inside the gatefold.

A 120 minute/34 tracks collection not only offers an exeptional and often superior renditions of a tracks familiar through the band's original vinyl output, but also a plenty of cracking performances that they never recorded outside the BBC Maida Vale studios.

During the 60s and early 70s the BBC was committed to air a substantial amount of live music within its radio broadcasting and as a result, hundreds of popular or less-known British artists were employed to fill that standards. BBC Transcription Service used some of these sessions for promotional-only albums pressed on a weekly basis (supposedly in a quantity of 100 copies) and destined for radio stations all over the world. It was a vinyl LP with yellow-green record labels, housed in a rather plain, yellow sleeve and filled with paper sheets with song titles, time durations and a running order for the show. Most of the tracks included on this release came from long-running 'Top Of The Pops' compilation series (unconnected to the popular TV show) and short-lived 'Pick Up The Pops For Your D.J.’ LP releases, which took radio performances mostly from the prime pop shows of the time like 'Top Gear', 'Saturday Club', 'Sounds Of The Seveties', that aired live and specifically recorded music. All tracks were also adorned with a fresh commentary from (now legendary) DJ Brian Matthew.

Aside from BBC promotional discs, in a very few, fully justified cases an unique, home taped, off-air recordings were used.

Track Listing:

  • A1 –Eric Burdon & The Animals Monterey 4:15
  • A2 –Jeff Beck (I Know) I'm Losing You 2:15
  • A3 –Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Hold Tight 2:50
  • A4 –Procol Harum Morning Dew 3:19
  • A5 –Jeff Beck Tallyman 2:52
  • A6 –Traffic Paper Sun 3:04
  • A7 –Eric Burdon & The Animals Connection 2:25
  • A8 –Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity This Wheel's On Fire 3:31
  • A9 –The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire 2:27
  • A10 –Simon Dupree And The Big Sound Beg, Borrow Or Steal 2:54
  • B1 –Joe Cocker Can't Be So Bad 4:12
  • B2 –Love Sculpture Sabre Dance 4:05
  • B3 –Strawbs The Battle 6:08
  • B4 –Ten Years After Crossroads 2:18
  • B5 –Love Sculpture Farandole 3:52
  • B6 –Status Quo The Price Of Love 2:56
  • B7 –Elton John Lady Samantha 3:05
  • B8 –Trapeze Another Day 2:32
  • C1 –Brian Matthew 'Top Of The Pops' Trailer 0:55
  • C2 –Humble Pie Desperation 4:19
  • C3 –Fairport Convention Sir Patrick Spens 3:44
  • C4 –Juicy Lucy Who Do You Love 3:43
  • C5 –Honeybus Story 3:19
  • C6 –The Sweet The Juicer 2:52
  • C7 –Faces Flying 4:07
  • C8 –Mott The Hoople Thunderbuck Ram 3:41
  • C9 –Taste Morning Sun 3:11
  • D1 –CCS Whole Lotta Love 3:14
  • D2 –The Sweet Paperback Writer 2:18
  • D3 –Humble Pie Four Day Creep 3:17
  • D4 –Slade Move Over 3:40
  • D5 –Babe Ruth King Kong 7:23
  • D6 –Manfred Mann's Earth Band Bubble Gum And Kipling 4:19
  • D7 –Thin Lizzy The Rocker 5:10