- Live at the BBC

Live at the BBC

Live at the BBC

4 CD set. 60 Remastered tracks. Over 4¼ hours of music. Rare BBC archive recordings. Authoritative liner notes and band quotes.

The most comprehensive collection of the Pretty Things’ BBC ‘live’ recordings on the market, with several previously unreleased tracks, now all together for the first time on this newly remastered 4CD set, assembled with the assistance of the BBC.

Sourced from the BBC archives, this newly updated 60-track set covers numerous songs from the 1960s & 1970s period - including smash hits such as ‘Rosalyn’, Don’t Bring Me Down’, ‘Midnight To Six Man’, R&B standards ‘Road Runner’ and ‘Route 66’, and later classic album tracks ‘Defecting Grey’, ‘S.F. Sorrow Is Born’, ‘Singapore Silk Torpedo’ and ‘Dream / Joey’.

These sessions were recorded by the world renowned broadcasting organisation for radio and TV.

Our CDs explore all the Pretty Things’ BBC Radio One output, including 1960s ‘Top Gear’, ‘Saturday Club’, the later ‘Peel Sessions’ and ‘Sounds Of The 70s’, the ‘BBC In Concert’ series and legendary TV shows such as the ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’, amongst others.

The collection has been expertly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings of The Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others).

Detailed data in the booklets, that also include authoritative liner notes by Richard Morton Jack, editor of ‘Flashback’ magazine, and features new quotes from the Pretty Things Phil May and Dick Taylor.

EXPERTLY REMASTERED. SUPERB SOUND. THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!

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Tracklist

CD 1

01. BIG BOSS MAN
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, October 1964
02. DON’T BRING ME DOWN
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, October 1964
03. MAMA, KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, October 1964
04. ROAD RUNNER
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, October 1964
05. BIG CITY
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, October 1964
06. SITTING ALL ALONE
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, May 1966
07. L.S.D.
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, May 1966
08. MIDNIGHT TO SIX MAN
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, May 1966
09. BUZZ THE JERK
Pretty Things Sessions – Saturday Club, May 1966
10. MIDNIGHT TO SIX MAN
Blues At The BBC, 1966
11. TURN MY HEAD
Pretty Things Sessions – Top Gear, 3 December, 1967
12. DEFECTING GREY
Pretty Things Sessions – Top Gear, 3 December, 1967
13. WALKING THROUGH MY DREAMS
Pretty Things Sessions – Top Gear, 3 December, 1967
14. S.F. SORROW IS BORN
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear, 17 November 1968
15. SHE SAYS GOOD MORNING
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear, 17 November 1968
16. BALLOON BURNING
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear, 21 October, 1968
17. SEND YOU WITH LOVING
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear 25 May, 1969
18. SPRING
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear 25 May, 1969
19. SHE’S A LOVER
Radio One / Peel Sessions
BBC Dave Symonds Sounds Of The Seventies, 6 July, 1970
20. SICKLE CLOWNS
Radio One / Peel Sessions
BBC Dave Symonds Sounds Of The Seventies, 6 July, 1970
21. CRIES FROM THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS
Radio One / Peel Sessions
BBC Sounds Of The Seventies, 11 September, 1970
22. COLD STONE
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear, 15 May, 1971
23. STONE HEARTED MAMA
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Top Gear, 15 May, 1971
24. SUMMERTIME
Radio One / Peel Sessions – Mike Harding, 29 June, 1971
25. SWEET ORPHAN LADY
Radio One / Peel Sessions, 1971

All tracks recorded in Mono

CD 2

01. PETER / RIP OFF TRAIN
Radio One / Peel Sessions, 1971
02. LOVE IS GOOD
Radio One Session / Peel Sessions, 1971
03. SUMMERTIME
Radio Flashes with Vivian Stanshall, 14 August, 1971
04. SLOW BEGINNINGS
Radio Flashes with Vivian Stanshall, 14 August, 1971
05. STONE HEARTED MAMA
Radio Flashes with Vivian Stanshall, 14 August, 1971
06. COLD STONE
Radio Flashes with Vivian Stanshall, 14 August, 1971
07. CIRCUS MIND
Radio Flashes with Vivian Stanshall, 14 August, 1971
08. ONION SOUP
Top Gear, 25 July, 1972
09. LOVE IS GOOD
Top Gear, 25 July, 1972
10. ROSALYN
Top Gear, 15 August, 1972
11. ALL NIGHT SAILOR
Top Gear, 15 August, 1972
12. ONION SOUP / ANOTHER BOWL
Sound Of The 70s, 27 August, 1973
13. ROUTE 66
Sound Of The 70s, 27 August, 1973
14. PETER / RIP OFF TRAIN
Sound Of The 70s, 27 August, 1973
15. ATLANTA
Sound Of The 70s, 27 August, 1973

Tracks 1-12 recorded in Mono
Tracks 13-15 recorded in Stereo

CD 3

01. RELIGION’S DEAD
BBC In Concert, 15 February, 1973
02. HAVANA BOUND
BBC In Concert, 15 February, 1973
03. LOVE IS GOOD
BBC In Concert, 15 February, 1973
04. ONION SOUP
BBC In Concert, 15 February, 1973
05. ROUTE 66
BBC In Concert, 15 February, 1973
06. RELIGION’S DEAD
Live at Golders Green Hippodrome, 1973
07. HAVANA BOUND
Live at Golders Green Hippodrome, 1973
08. LOVE IS GOOD
Live at Golders Green Hippodrome, 1973
09. ONION SOUP
Live at Golders Green Hippodrome, 1973
10. ROUTE 66
Live at Golders Green Hippodrome, 1973

All tracks recorded in Stereo

CD 4

01. BRIDGE OF GOD
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 6 January 1975
02. SINGAPORE SILK TORPEDO
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 6 January, 1975
03. COME HOME MOMMA
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 6 January, 1975
04. DREAM / JOEY
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 6 January, 1975
05. NOT ONLY BUT ALSO
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 24 July, 1975
06. BIG CITY
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 24 July, 1975
07. BELFAST COWBOYS / BRUISE IN THE SKY
BBC In Concert – John Peel, 24 July, 1975
08. DREAM / JOEY
John Peel, 17 July, 1975
09. SINGAPORE SILK TORPEDO
The Old Grey Whistle Test, 26 November, 1974     
10. DREAM / JOEY
The Old Grey Whistle Test, 26 November, 1974     

Tracks 1-8 recorded in Stereo
Tracks 9 & 10 recorded in Mono

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REPUK 1205
  • Format: 4CD (Two 2CD Brilliant boxes in Slipcase)

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