At the BBC Siouxsie and the Banshees - 3CD + DVD Set

At the BBC Siouxsie and the Banshees - 3CD + DVD Set

Siouxsie and the Banshees at the BBC is a stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4 disc hard-back book set of exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded between 1977 2001 split across 3CDs and a DVD. All tracks hand picked by the band and featuring Siouxsie s introduction to the liner notes. Includes alternative versions of 18 classic hit singles Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist, Arabian Nights, Candy Man, Happy House, Cities In Dust, The Last Beat of My Heart, The Killing Jar, Christine, Melt!, Wheels on Fire, Spellbound, Israel, Fireworks, Dear Prudence, Peek-a-Boo and Kiss Them For Me, Swimming Horses, Discs 1 and 2 feature key session tracks from 1977 1987 and a concert recording from the Apollo Theatre in Oxford in 1985. Includes the complete John Peel sessions alongside sessions recorded for Kid Jensen, Richard Skinner and Janice Long. Features 21 unreleased versions. Disc 3 contains highlights from their BBC concert recordings at the Apollo Theatre in Oxford and the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1988, where the band performed a storming set 3 nights in a row to a sold out crowd. Highlights include a breathtaking Last Beat of My Heart , Christine and a rip roaring crowd pleasing end of show version of Hong Kong Garden. Disc 4 is the real gem; a 29 track DVD of the band s BBC TV performances. Features the complete Old Grey Whistle Test broadcasts from 1978, 1982 and 1985, the Something Else performances from 1979 and 1980, the Rock Goes to College broadcast from 1981 and the band s complete Top of the Pops performances, complete, in places, with cheesy intros. This is a fantastic visual documentary of the band, starting with the OGWT performance of tracks from their debut album in1978; Metal Postcard and Jigsaw Feeling through the dark years of Juju, performed for the Rock Goes to College show and culminating with the beautifully pure pop bliss of Kiss Them For Me from Superstition. Includes a fantastic 30 page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Paul Morley. Features interviews with all the band members and a unique and insightful introduction written by Siouxsie.