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V/A: BBC - The Mix - 228

BBC - The Mix - 228

  • Formats (editor / distributor, date)
    CD-R (BBC Radio International / BBC World Service, 08-09/1998 ?): 
    MI 0228
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). 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 Hannon about the single Generation Sex which is also included on the disc. We haven’t figured out if this interview is taken from an actual radio show, or was recorded in a different context.

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