The Shadows - Live At The BBC.

The Shadows Live At The BBC.

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A numbered limited-edition run of 500 on single black heavyweight vinyL

Released on 4 October 2019

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By Paul Davies.

Following on from the CD version released in 2018, this is the first time this record has been available on vinyl. The first of The Shadows many Saturday Club appearances that have been unearthed dates from December 1965 (first broadcast on Christmas Day), all though, the band had made at least eighteen appearances prior to this - five of them while they were still calling themselves The Drifters.

The line-up for these six Saturday Club sessions remained constant, featuring Hank Marvin (lead guitar), Bruce Welch (rhythm guitar), John Rostill (bass) and Brian Bennett (drums). The Shadows temporarily disbanded in 1968 and Hank and Bruce went on to form a trio with John Farrar, previously with The Strangers.

The BBC ‘Keeping It Peel’ archive shows it was this trio, together with the returned Brian Bennett and session musician Mo Foster on bass, that recorded The Shadows 1973 session for John Peel’s show - which also went out on Christmas Day.

 

Side One

Tracks 1-3 recorded for Saturday Club, 15 December 1965.

Tracks 4-5 recorded for Saturday Club, 30 May 1966.

Tracks 6-7 recorded for Saturday Club, 09 December 1966.

Tracks 8-10 recorded for Saturday Club, 14 July 1967.

Track 11 recorded for Saturday Club, 30 November 1967.

Side Two

Tracks 1-2 recorded for Saturday Club, 30 November 1967.

Tracks 3-5 recorded for Saturday Club, 08 February 1968.

Track 6 recorded for Saturday Club, 28 November 1973.

Tracks 7-10 recorded for John Peel Show, 10 December 1973.

 

Track List:

LP1

Side One

The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt

The War Lord

I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur

I Met A Girl

Shindig

Lady Penelope

Scotch On The Socks

Jigsaw

Tennessee Waltz

Bombay Duck

Lara’s Theme

 

Side Two

Snap Crackle And How’s Your Dad

The Wild Roses (Nobara Saku Michi)

Dear Old Mrs Bell

Evening Glow

Naughty Nippon Nights

Apache

Nivram

Jungle Jam

Turn Around And Touch Me

Wonderful Land

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Paul Davies