a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

V/A: BBC - The Mix - 144

BBC - The Mix - 144

  • Formats (editor / manufacturer / distributor, date)
    CD (BBC Radio International / Nimbus / BBC World Service, 12/1996): 
    TCDM 9701
Image This CD-R by BBC World Service (later BBC Radio International) is part of ‘The Mix’ weekly series, a kind of transcription series aimed to promote some artists as well as the BBC archives.
Until 1998, those CDs used to came in jewel cases. The cover has design specific to this very series. The leaflet comes with a tracklisting sheet, but note that the disc reference is printed on the spine of the inlay.

These compilations are divided in various sections. First a selection of interviews. Probably taken from BBC Radio programs, they are also accompanied with official version of tracks. Then, the most interesting, is a selection of songs from an Live or In-Session recording. However, it is often only a handful of song from the original radio recording, although they come here in excellent quality. Then it focus on promotion with a selection songs from the new releases of the week. And to finish there is are older tracks, selected either from a vintage record, or the BBC archive.


Here, the featured live session is The Divine Comedy at the LA2 in November 1996. The show was a ‘live on Radio 1’ performance with various artists, and therefore The Divine Comedy played a small set which was broadcast on on the radio. Unfortunately, despite being on the original broadcast, ‘Middle-Class Heroes’ has been left out, so only four of the five played tracks made it onto the CD.

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