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V/A: BBC - The Mix - 280

BBC - The Mix - 280

  • Formats (editor / distributor, date)
    CD-R (BBC Radio International / BBC World Service, 08-09/1999 ?): 
    MI 0280
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.
Those CDs usually come within generic blue BBC card sleeves. On one side we can see the CD through the cover, and on the other side a tracklisting sheet is stickered. 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, like the Future Hits series, with a selection songs from the new releases of the week. And to finish there is an older track, selected either from a vintage record, or the BBC archive.

Here, one of the featured interviews is Neil Hannon in 1999 to promote A Secret History as well as the single ‘The Pop Singer’s Fear Of The Pollen Count’ (previously included in The Mix 275). We haven’t figured out if this interview is taken from an actual radio show, or was recorded in a different context. Another song from the best-of is included: ‘I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party’.

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