a short site about The Divine Comedy

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V/A: BBC - The Mix - 210

BBC - The Mix - 210

  • Formats (editor / distributor, date)
    CD-R (BBC Radio International / BBC World Service, 04/1998): 
    MI 0210
Image This CD-R by 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 a blue design, specific to this very series (although note the disc number is printed on the spine); but strangely this CD has a camel design like other BBC generic sleeves. The leaflet comes with a tracklisting sheet. No idea what is the cue-sheet with full details it refers to though.

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, one of the featured interviews is Neil Tennant about the Twentieth Century Blues tribute album to Noël Coward. Therefore, it includes a few songs from the album such as ‘I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party’ by The Divine Comedy.

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