Monday, 30 September 2019

All Back To Mine - Noel Gallagher

ALL BACK TO MINE - NOEL GALLAGHER (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th August 2019

Noel Gallagher talks to Sean Rowley about the music that has shaped him. Sean visits Noel at home and lets him talk about his life and some of the music that has influenced him.

Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant [Virgin]
Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine [Champion]
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Supersonic [Big Brother]
Bee Gees - Earnest Of Being George [Polydor]
The Beatles - It's All Too Much [Parlophone]

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Sound Of Cinema - 251. The Spaghetti Western

SOUND OF CINEMA - 251. THE SPAGHETTI WESTERN (320kbs-m4a/134mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 10th August 2019

A look at the history of the Italian-made western, through its music, with Matthew Sweet. A genre that appeared in the mid-60s and soon became instantly recognisable through the music of Ennio Morricone - but not exclusively so.

Ennio Morricone - My Name Is Nobody (1973) - Mucchio Selvaggio [GDM]
Philip Green - The Singer Not The Song (1961) - Ecstasy [Cherry Red]
Robert Farnon - The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw (1958) - In The Valley Of Love [Polygram TV]
Ennio Morricone - A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) - Titles [Virgin]
Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More (1965) - Main Title [RCA]
Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966) - Main Title [Success]
Riz Ortolani - Day Of Anger (1967) - Main Title [Penta Music]
Luis Bacalov - A Bullet For The General (1967) - Main Title [Intermezzo]
Luis Bacalov - Django (1966) - Main Title [Intermezzo]
Marcello Giombini - Sabata (1969) - Main Title [United Artists]
Franco Micalizzi - They Call Me Trinity (1970) - Trinity [Republic]
Franco Micalizzi - Sei Jellato, Amico Hai Incontrato Sacramento (1972) - Sacramento I [Digitmovies]
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In The West (1984) - Suite [RCA]
Ennio Morricone - The Big Gundown (1966) - Mariachi [Legend]
Nico Fidenco - Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood (2019) - Dinamite Jim [Columbia UK]

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Bob Dylan: Changing Times - 6. 1989: Oh Mercy

BOB DYLAN: CHANGING TIMES - 6. 1989: OH MERCY (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st December 2016

John Wilson continues to explore Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Tonight John looks back at 1989 and the album Oh Mercy, which was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form.

Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up ninety nine concerts - an average he has kept up more or less every year since then on what he described as his 'never-ending' tour.

First broadcast on 6 Music in 2009.

Bob Dylan - Most Of The Time [CBS]
Bob Dylan - What Good Am I? [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Disease Of Conceit [CBS]
Bob Dylan - What Was It You Wanted [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Shooting Star [Columbia]

Friday, 27 September 2019

Bob Dylan: Changing Times - 5. 1989: Oh Mercy

BOB DYLAN: CHANGING TIMES - 5. 1989: OH MERCY (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th December 2016

John Wilson continues to explore Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Tonight John looks back at 1989 and the album Oh Mercy, which was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono). It was a return to form.

Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up ninety nine concerts - an average he has kept up more or less every year since then on what he described as his 'never-ending' tour.

First broadcast on 6 Music in 2009.

Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heavens Door (Live) [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Political World [Columbia]
Al Jolson - You Made Me Love You [Spectrum]
Bob Dylan - Where Teardops Fall [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Everything Is Broken [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Ring Them Bells [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Man In The Long Black Coat [CBS]

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Bob Dylan: Changing Times - 4. 1979: Slow Train Coming

BOB DYLAN: CHANGING TIMES - 4. 1979: SLOW TRAIN COMING (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th December 2016

John Wilson looks back to 1979 when once again Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career. He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming. When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist. I'm hopeless. Let's just make an album'.

To the frustration of some of his fans, subsequent concerts were all-Gospel events. Dylan refused to play any of his old material, tended to give sermons between songs - even dismissing hecklers who demanded rock-n-roll with the words. 'You wanna rock-n-roll you can go down and rock-n-roll. You can go see Kiss and you rock-n-roll all your way down to the pit.'.

First broadcast on 6 Music in 2009.

Bob Dylan - Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - When He Returns [CBS]
Bob Dylan - When You Gonna Wake Up [Columbia]

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Bob Dylan: Changing Times - 3. 1979: Slow Train Coming

BOB DYLAN: CHANGING TIMES - 3. 1979: SLOW TRAIN COMING (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th December 2016

John Wilson looks back to 1979, when, once again, Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career. He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming. When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist. I'm hopeless. Let's just make an album'.

To the frustration of some of his fans, subsequent concerts were all-Gospel events. Dylan refused to play any of his old material, tended to give sermons between songs - even dismissing hecklers who demanded rock-n-roll with the words. 'You wanna rock-n-roll you can go down and rock-n-roll. You can go see Kiss and you rock-n-roll all your way down to the pit.'.

First broadcast on 6 Music in 2009.

Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody [Columbia]
Bob Dylan & The Band - Precious Angel [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - I Believe In You [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Slow Train [Columbia]

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Bob Dylan: Changing Times - 2. 1969: Nashville Skyline

BOB DYLAN: CHANGING TIMES - 2. 1969: NASHVILLE SKYLINE (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th December 2016

Another chance to hear a series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, exploring the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Part 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline.
Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969. The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs. He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle of Wight Festival.

In this programme we hear from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn. Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them. We also hear from Dylan biographer Howard Sounes and musician and Dylan chronicler Sid Griffin as well as former England cricket captain Bob Willis, who added the name Dylan to his forenames and has seen Dylan live around fifty times.

First broadcast on 6 Music in 2009.

Bob Dylan - Peggy Day [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - One More Night [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Country Pie [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (Live) [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Let It Be Me [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - All The Tired Horses [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Tell Me That It Isn't True [Columbia]

Monday, 23 September 2019

Bob Dylan: Changing Times - 1. 1969: Nashville Skyline

BOB DYLAN: CHANGING TIMES - 1. 1969: NASHVILLE SKYLINE (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th December 2016

Shortly after Bob Dylan receipt of his Nobel prize for literature, there's another chance to hear a series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, exploring the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Part 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline.
Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969. The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs. He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle of Wight Festival.

In this programme we hear from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn. Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them. We also hear from Dylan biographer Howard Sounes and musician and Dylan chronicler Sid Griffin as well as former England cricket captain Bob Willis, who added the name Dylan to his forenames and has seen Dylan live around fifty times.

First broadcast on 6 Music in 2009.

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline Rag [Columbia]
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash - Girl From The North Country [CBS]
Johnny Cash - Wanted Man (Live) [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - To Be Alone With You [CBS]
Bob Dylan - I Threw It All Away (Live)
Bob Dylan - I Threw It All Away [CBS]

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

ALDOUS HUXLEY - BRAVE NEW WORLD (320kbs-m4a/260mb/1hr53mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 10th & 17th August 2019

Aldous Huxley's Classic dystopian tale dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

BRAVE NEW WORLD - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 10th August 2019

It's 2116 and Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and the drug Soma freely available.

Bernard ..... Justin Salinger
Helmholtz ..... Jonathan Coy
Lenina ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
The Director ..... Anton Lesser
John ..... Milton Lopes
Linda ..... Karina Fernandez
Fanny ..... Nicola Ferguson
Henry ..... Sam Rix
The Warden ..... James Lailey
Mustapha Mond ..... Sean Baker
Girl ..... Scarlett Brookes,
Heliport Man ..... Brian Protheroe

BRAVE NEW WORLD - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 17th August 2019

John the "Savage" has been brought back to a "civilised" world where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available.

Can he retain the ideal of freedom his childhood taught him?

Bernard ..... Justin Salinger
Helmholtz ..... Jonathan Coy
Lenina ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
The Director ..... Anton Lesser
John ..... Milton Lopes
Linda ..... Karina Fernandez
Fanny ..... Nicola Ferguson
Henry ..... Sam Rix
Miss Keats ..... Scarlett Brookes
Mustapha Mond ..... Sean Baker
Dr. Shaw ..... Nick Underwood

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Matthew Broughton - Planet B: Series 1

MATTHEW BROUGHTON - PLANET B: SERIES 1 (320kbs-m4a/646mb/4hrs40mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th to 16th August 2019

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 1. GOLDEN MOMENTS (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th August 2019

Grieving for his girlfriend Lioba, John gets a shock.

A malfunction on Planet B means John Armstrong keeps re-living his girlfriend Lioba's funeral over and over again - or does he..?

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Council Official ...... Paul Rider
Funeral Man ...... Malcolm Tierney
Cherry ...... Janice Acquah
Danny ...... Stephen Critchlow
Arcade Manager ...... Inam Mirza

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 2. NEW BOY (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th August 2019

Convinced his girlfriend Lioba is alive in a virtual world, a nostalgic leap sends John to a brutal school.

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Teacher ...... Stephen Critchlow
Mark Swift ...... Inam Mirza
Dean Sullivan ...... Robert Lonsdale
Donna Sullivan ...... Manjeet Mann
Pip Blanc ...... Janice Acquah
Roger Farina ...... Malcolm Tierney
Announcer ...... Jonathan Tafler
Random boy ...... Paul Rider

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 3. FREAKSHOW (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 7th August 2019

Searching for his girlfriend Lioba, John arrives at a bizarre music festival - but is this world a trap?

Written by Dawn King.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Ringmaster ...... Paul Rider
Epiphany ...... Janice Acquah
Reporter 2 ...... Dan Starkey
Reporter 3 ...... Inam Mirza
Karen ...... Manjeet Mann
Autograph Hunters ...... Audience/Cast

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 4. NEW ROME (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th August 2019

John and Medley are transported to a world of orgies and circuses, where the slaves seek a new leader.

Written by Simon Bowen.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Odius ...... Stephen Critchlow
Magnolia ...... Janice Acquah
Bay ...... Robert Lonsdale
Chi ...... Josef Altin
Viscus ...... Jill Cardo
Cassius Maximus ...... Malcolm Tierney
Malicius ...... Inam Mirza
Bloddy ...... Paul Rider
Red ...... Dan Starkey

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Pam Marshall

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 5. THE SMART MONEY (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 9th August 2019

Thrust into a frantic world, John and Medley buy low and sell high, unaware they're playing for his life.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Trader 1 ...... Janice Acquah
Trader 2 ...... Robert Lonsdale
Wheeler ...... Paul Rider
Regulator ...... Stephen Critchlow
Lyall ...... Inam Mirza
Fracta ...... Jill Cardo

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 6. THE WILD GANG (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 12th August 2019

John finds himself in the brutal and violent world of the virtual untamed Wild West, where Chuck's gang rule by gun law...

Written by Matthew Broughton

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Chuck Flint ...... David Bedella

All other parts played by Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Paul Rider, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 7. CATHARSIS (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th August 2019

John captains a battleship in a world so real that he forgets who he is. Can Medley make him remember?

Written by Dawn Webb.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 8. RETREAT (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 14th August 2019

John and Medley arrive in a strange religious retreat. Is it a cult or can it offer real enlightenment?

Written by Thomas Crowe.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Manjeet Mann, Malcolm Tierney and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 9. THE FAST TRACK (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 15th August 2019

Still stuck in a virtual world, it's John's last chance to save Lioba by navigating an escape path.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Inam Mirza, Paul Rider and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 10. DEATH'S DOOR (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th August 2019

John and Lioba aim to meet in the real world, but can they really escape their virtual reality?

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Paul Rider, Manjeet Mann, Matthew Broughton and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Friday, 20 September 2019

London Contemporary Orchestra, Conductor Robert Ames - Prom 27: The Sound Of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music

LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTOR ROBERT AMES - PROM 27: THE SOUND OF SPACE: SCI-FI FILM MUSIC (320kbs-m4a/177mb/1hr17mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 7th August 2019

Live Proms from the Royal Albert Hall: London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames in music from Sci-Fi films including Alien: Covenant, Interstellar and Under the Skin.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann

Stephen Price - Gravity
Mica Levi - Under The Skin
John Murphy - Sunshine - Kanada's Death, Part 1 (Adagio In D Major)
Wendy Carlos - Tron - Scherzo
Carly Paradis - The Innocents
Clint Mansell - Moon
Louis And Bebe Barron - Forbidden Planet: Main Titles - Overture
Jed Kurzel - Alien: Covenant
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival - Suite No. 1
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

Jed Kurzel (live electronics)
Carly Paradis (piano)
Lisa Hannigan (vocalist)
EERA (vocalist)
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames
(conductor)

A Late Night Prom with a futuristic spin brings together some of the best sci-fi film music. Excerpts from cult soundtracks come together with recent works by Hans Zimmer and Mica Levi.

The award winning London Contemporary Orchestra – whose collaborators include Radiohead, Goldfrapp and Steve Reich – perform music from Under The Skin, Interstellar and the recent Netflix series The Innocents, among other titles, as well as from Alien: Covenant, whose soundtrack the LCO recorded.


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 6. Episode 6

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 3rd July 2016

Kris Kristofferson concludes his profile of iconic singer / songwriter Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan enters the new millennium on a critical high with his 30th studio album Love & Theft. He wins universal acclaim with the first volume of his autobiography, Chronicles, and collaborates with Martin Scorsese on the film biography No Direction Home. In 2006 he makes his debut as a DJ with Theme Time Radio Hour, which runs to100 episodes, and delights listeners with his idiosyncratic observations linking records. Just when you think he has no more surprises up his sleeve, in 2009 he cements himself into the festive season with the release of Christmas In The Heart.

The programme features interviews with broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, musician and Dylan biographer Sid Griffin and journalist Alan Jackson, who recalls interviewing Bob for a 2008 exhibition of his artwork.

First broadcast in 2011.


Bob Dylan - Thunder On The Mountain
Bob Dylan - Nettie Moore
Bob Dylan - Po' Boy
Bob Dylan - Mississippi
Bob Dylan - Lonesome Whistle (I Heard That)
Bob Dylan & Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan - When The Ship Comes In (Live)
Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
Jack McDuff - Goodnight, It's Time To Go
Bob Dylan - Nettie Moore
Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothing
Bob Dylan - Here Comes Santa Claus
Jack Johnson - Mama You've Been On My Mind/A Fraction Of Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers - All Along The Watchtower
Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Willie Nelson & Calexico - Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (Mark Ronson Remix)
Bob Dylan - Red River Shore
Bob Dylan - Jolene
Bob Dylan - Winter Wonderland
Bob Dylan - Little Drummer Boy
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 5. Episode 5

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 5. EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 2nd July 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's six-part profile of his friend Bob Dylan.

It's 1976 and as the USA braces itself for the Bicentennial, Bob Dylan sets off in search of America - with a travelling band of musicians called The Rolling Thunder Review. He and The Band call time on performing together and hold a star-studded farewell concert in San Francisco called The Last Waltz. In an unexpected twist he is reborn as an evangelical Christian later that year resulting in three albums of inspirational material he released between 1979 and 1981. Bob performs at Live Aid, joins George Harrison and Roy Orbison in The Traveling Wilburys and finishes the decade on a critical high note with his 25th album Oh Mercy. Things Have Changed - Bob's first song of the 21st Century - is used in the film Wonder Boys and wins him a well-deserved Oscar.

The programme features the thoughts of George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof, Dylan biographer Patrick Humphries and folk musician Tom Paxton.

First broadcast in 2011.


Bob Dylan - Somebody Touched Me
Bob Dylan - Grand Coulee Dam
Bob Dylan & The Band - Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (Live)
Bob Dylan & The Band - I Shall Be Released (Live)
Bob Dylan - Every Grain Of Sand
USA For Africa - We Are The World
Traveling Wilburys - Dirty World
Bob Dylan - Man In The Long Black Coat
Bob Dylan - Floater (Too Much To Ask)
Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
Bob Dylan - Blackjack Davey
Bob Dylan - Political World
Bob Dylan - Everything Is Broken
Bob Dylan - My Blue Eyed Jane
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Live)
Bob Dylan - Not Dark Yet
Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
Bob Dylan - Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan - High Water (For Charley Patton)

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 4. Episode 4

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 1st July 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of his friend Bob Dylan.

During 1967, while The Beatles release Sgt Pepper and The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd and The Doors are making their album debuts, Dylan rests at home in Woodstock as he recovers from his motorcycle crash of the previous summer. He records 150 songs at nearby Big Pink, a house rented by The Band, a handful of which would become the first bootleg recordings in rock history - The Basement Tapes. In 1968 he releases the country-tinged John Wesley Harding, his first studio album in almost two years, then he returns to Nashville to make an album with Johnny Cash. He performs alongside George Harrison and Ringo Starr at the Concert For Bangladesh. His 1973 album Planet Waves pleases the critics, but next Blood On The Tracks would send them into ecstasies and introduce Dylan to a whole new audience.

The programme features interviews with Tom McGuinness, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Robinson and Bob Geldof. Plus, narrator Kris Kristofferson remembers the time he spent with Dylan in Durango, Mexico making the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, for which Dylan wrote the classic Knocking On Heaven's Door.

First broadcast in 2011.


Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline Rag
Bob Dylan - Country Pie
Bob Dylan & The Band - Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash - Girl From The North Country
Bob Dylan - Living The Blues (Live)
Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Bob Dylan - She Belongs To Me (Live)
Bob Dylan - On A Night Like This
Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Bob Dylan - Simple Twist Of Fate
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
Bob Dylan & George Harrison - If Not For You
Bob Dylan & George Harrison & Leon Russell & Ringo Starr - Just Like A Woman (Live)
Bob Dylan - Billy 4
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan - Forever Young
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind

Monday, 16 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 3. Episode 3

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 30th June 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of his friend Bob Dylan.

It's February 1966, and Bob Dylan travels to Nashville to shake up the town and make the best use of musicians Robbie Robertson, Charlie McCoy, Wayne Moss and Al Kooper on one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever made Blonde On Blonde. Kris Kristofferson remembers the recording sessions that went on through the night - he was working as a janitor in studio where the album was recorded. Bob undertakes a world tour with The Band taking in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with The Beatles in attendance, and a legendary confrontation between Dylan and the audience at Manchester's Free Trade Hall.

The programme features interviews with producer Bob Johnston and musicians Charlie McCoy and Robbie Robertson. Plus, Bob Geldof and Paul McCartney describe the excitement of Dylan's new electric sound and C P Lee, an audience member at the Free Trade Hall recalls the historic Manchester concert.

With classic tracks from Blonde On Blonde including Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands and Just Like A Woman.
 

First broadcast in 2011.

Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Bob Dylan - Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna
Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Bob Dylan - Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Bob Dylan - Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Bob Dylan - Just Like A Woman
Bob Dylan - I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
Bob Dylan - She Belongs To Me
Bob Dylan - One Too Many Mornings (Live)
Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Live)
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
Bob Dylan & The Band - This Wheel's On Fire

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 2. Episode 2

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 29th June 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's 2011 profile of Bob Dylan, his hero, inspiration and friend.

In the winter of 62/63 Bob makes his first trip to the UK - the British folk tradition would have a profound influence on his subsequent writing. In 1965 he releases the landmark album Bringing It All back Home, The Byrds have a worldwide hit with his song Mr Tambourine Man and Dylan is seen performing in an early music video to Subterranean Homesick Blues in D A Pennebaker's seminal film Don't Look Back. He is still only 24 years of age. His sixth studio album Highway 61 Revisited is released and Like A Rolling Stone, the opening track, is a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic. His electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival gets a hostile response from the folk establishment.

The programme features an interview with Martin Carthy, who talks about the influence traditional British folk music had on Dylan's work, and Peter Asher and Tom Robinson describe the importance of Dylan's arrival in the British pop charts. Also John Lennon and Carly Simon realise Dylan's lyrics mean so much more than anyone else's, Bob Geldof remembers the first time he heard Like A Rolling Stone and Joe Boyd, stage manager at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival recalls Dylan's controversial performance. 


First broadcast in 2011.

Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Sony Music]
Bob Dylan - Boots Of Spanish Leather [CBS]
Bob Dylan - When The Ship Comes In [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [Sony Music/Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Masters Of War [CBS]
Martin Carthy - Lord Franklin [Topic]
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Dream [CBS]
Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [CBS]
Bob Dylan - She Belongs To Me [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone [CBS]
Bob Dylan - From A Buick 6 [CBS]
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero/No Limit [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's 115th Dream [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm [CBS]
Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Sony Music]

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 1. Episode 1

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 28th June 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan.

Kris begins the story of his hero, his inspiration and his friend Bob Dylan in the first of this six-part series.

It's 1961 and Bob moves from Minnesota to New York, hoping to perform there and to visit his idol Woody Guthrie. Soon, he becomes the most talked about artist on the Greenwich Village folk scene and begins to write the songs that came to define the 1960s such as Blowin' In The Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin'.

The programme features interviews with Dylan's contemporaries Tom Paxton, Jim Kweskin and Dave Van Ronk, who remember his earliest songs and performances. Plus John Hammond, the man who signed Bob to Columbia Records, recalls the making of the 21 year old's debut record. Also, Paul Simon admits the time was right for a folk revival and Joan Baez gives a rare insight into her contribution to Dylan's success.

Bob himself talks about the music that influenced him as a young man, first hearing Woody Guthrie, meeting Peter, Paul and Mary and walking out of the influential Ed Sullivan TV Show in 1963.

Featured tracks include Song To Woody from Dylan's 1962 eponymous debut, Blowin' In The Wind from his landmark follow up The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and title track from his third album The Times They Are A-Changin'.

First broadcast in 2011.

Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Walls Of Red Wing [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Pretty Boy Floyd [Chrome Dreams]
Bob Dylan - Song To Woody [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Baby, Let Me Follow You Down [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - House Of The Risin' Sun [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Man Of Constant Sorrow [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - To Ramona [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Masters Of War [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [CBS]
Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Oxford Town [Columbia]
Joan Baez - Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word [Vanguard]
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (Live) [Columbia]

Friday, 13 September 2019

Cornershop

CORNERSHOP (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th August 2019

In the early 1990s, the Anglo-Indian band, Cornershop, had had a couple of decent singles, but as a group they were rather ramshackle. Then in 1997, with the release of their album, When I was Born for the Seventh Time, they re-emerged with a different and refreshing sound.

Their British Asian fusion was raucously experimental; their attitude was spiky, smart and often hilarious. They'd created a masterpiece of cross cultural music which gave them a worldwide hit, Brimful of Asha.

The release prompted an excited music press to hail the album as a breakthrough in the integration of white and Asian music, and to predict an explosion in multi-cultural rock.

Musician Talvin Singh, and Rolling Stone music critic David Fricke join band members Ben Ayres and Tjinder Singh to explore how the album was made, the impact it had at the time, and whether its promise of musical integration has endured.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Music Extra - California Dreamin': The Mamas And The Papas

MUSIC EXTRA - CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 13th July 2019

From her home in LA, singer-songwriter Michelle Phillips tells the story of the group that made her famous, the Mamas and the Papas. It is 50 years since the quartet known for its cheery sound finally split up but their songs still endure to this day. In this programme, Michelle takes us back to the folk origins of the group which included Michelle and John Phillips, Denny Doherty and of course Cass Elliot (Mama Cass).

Combined with sharp songwriting and arrangements from John Phillips and musical contributions from some of Los Angeles' finest session musicians—especially drummer Hal Blaine, bassist Joe Osborne and keyboardist Larry Knechtel - the Mamas and the Papas created some of the most unforgettable songs of the '60s. California Dreamin', endures as an anthem of those heady times while they also had hits with, among others Monday, Monday and I Saw Her Again.

Michelle talks about their rise to fame, the inspiration for the songs, how they were written and how the group's close personal relationships with each other often influenced their song writing and lyrics. We also hear how the Mamas and the Papas were often seen as a defining force in the music scene of the counter culture of the '60s.


With contributions from Mama Cass's sister Leah Kunkel, founder of The Lovin Spoonful John Sebastian, singer Judy Collins and fellow 60s group The Association.

(Photo: From left to right, Denny Doherty, Mama Cass Elliott, Michelle Phillips and John Phillips. Credit: RB/Redferns/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Art Of Now: Istanbul's Factory Of Tears

THE ART OF NOW: ISTANBUL'S FACTORY OF TEARS (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 21st June 2019

Writer Isobel Finkel takes us to Istanbul, where art and censorship are never too far apart. The state’s attempts to protect citizens from illicit sounds have taken absurd forms over the years, from the banning of all Turkish-language music from the radio in the early 30s to more recent attempts to control and interfere with Arabesk, the kitsch and mournful soundtrack of the 70s and 80s which was excluded from the radio even while it was so popular it made up for three-quarters of the country's record sales.

We travel to the IMC, a vast modernist complex in the heart of Istanbul's old city that once formed a production line for Arabesk; a community unto itself where agents, record producers and record shops all crowded in on top of one another. Musicians seeking to make their name in Turkey of the 70s and 80s would turn up and audition on the steps of the IMC, where they found fame, fortune and official censure.

Isobel interviews producers, fans and stars of the genre to find out what the state was so troubled by - and speaks to a new generation of musicians who are rediscovering and reworking these once-forbidden sounds in today's Istanbul.

Presenter: Isobel Finkel
Producer: David Waters

An SPG production for BBC Radio 4

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sound Of Cinema - 248. Cars

SOUND OF CINEMA - 248. CARS (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 13th July 2019

With the release of 'Stuber' this week, Michael Dowse's action comedy about a taxi driver and a terrorist, with music by Joseph Trapanese, Matthew Sweet considers the differing ways in which cars appear in films, and the music that has been created to underscore them.

Barry Gray - Supercar (1951-52) - Theme [EMI]
Larry Adler - Genevieve (1953) - Waltz [Filmophone]
Riz Ortolani - The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) - Theme [MGM]
Ron Goodwin - Monte-Carlo Or Bust (1969) -– Schickel Shamble [Chandos]
Henry Mancini - The Great Race (1965) - Overture [RCA]
Richard M. Sherman - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) -– Main Title/Toot Sweets [Varese Sarabande]
Marvin Hamlisch - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) -– Ride To Atlantis [EMI]
Howard Shore - Crash (1996) -– Main Title [RCA]
Dickon Hinchliffe - Locke (2013) –- Ivan Locke [Fiction]
Bernard Herrmann - Taxi Driver (1976) - Suite [Arista]
Joseph Trapanese - Stuber (2019) - Main Title/I Knew You Could Do It[Fox Music]
Hoyt S. Curtin - Wacky Races Theme [ILC]
Alexandre Desplat - Kursk (2019)– - Theme

Monday, 9 September 2019

Kraftwerk, Krautrock And The German Electronic Revolution

KRAFTWERK, KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th July 2019

As Kraftwerk visit Jodrell Bank in Cheshire for Bluedot, there's another chance to hear Jarvis Cocker (also on the Bluedot bill) present the story of Kraftwerk, one of popular music's most influential groups.

Jarvis also assesses the contribution of some of Kratwerk's contemporaries and tells the story of a group of musicians that have had a significant impact on acts and movements as diverse as David Bowie and Coldplay, hip hop and the new romantics. The programme features a rare interview with Kraftwerk founder and only remaining original member Ralph Hutter He also examines the part played in the so-called "Krautrock" movement by the other German bands such as Neu! and Tangerine Dream.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Mike Walker - 2025

MIKE WALKER - 2025 (320kbs-m4a/263mb/1hr55mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th July & 3rd August 2019

Sci-fi drama starring Mona Hammond and Alphonsia Emmanuel.

Mike Walker's futuristic two-part sci-fi serial.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.

MIKE WALKER - 2025 - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th July 2019

It's a future where computers rule and the possibility of artificial intelligence has become a reality.

Irena ...... Alphonsia Emmanuel
Olivia ...... Mona Hammond
Dr Beth David ...... Daniela Nardini
Henry ...... David Yip
Anno ...... Su-Lin Looi
Praeger ...... John Rowe
Dr Finzey ...... Alastair Danson
Kate ...... Rachel Atkins
Capstick ...... Gerard McDermott
Terry Gupta ...... Ravin J Ganatra

MIKE WALKER - 2025 - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 3rd August 2019

Olivia and Irena take a step closer to gaining access to illegal genetic engineering. But who can they trust?

Irena ...... Alphonsia Emmanuel
Olivia ...... Mona Hammond
Dr Beth David ...... Daniela Nardini
Henry ...... David Yip
Anno ...... Su-Lin Looi
Praeger ...... John Rowe
Dr Finzey ...... Alastair Danson
Kate ...... Rachel Atkins
The Shopkeeper ...... Ravin J Ganatra

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Unmade Movies: Alfred Hitchcock's The Blind Man

UNMADE MOVIES: ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE BLIND MAN (320kbs-m4a/199mb/1hr26mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th June 2019

Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman’s unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - completed by Mark Gatiss in 2015.

Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen.

Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else dies.

The Blind Man is part of Unmade Movies, a season of radio adaptions of unproduced screenplays by the major authors of the 20th century - including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman.

Cast:
Larry Keating ............ Hugh Laurie
Sylvia Whitehead ............ Rebecca Front
Victor Farmer ............ Nicholas Woodeson
Jenny Stiles ............ Kelly Burke
Mortie Levitt / Captain Barzoni ............ Andy Nyman
Linda Whitehead ............ Hilary Connell
Herman Graubner ............ John Guerrasio
Dr. Mcgraw ............ John Light
Autograph Girl ............ Hollie Burgess
Narrator, Alfred Hitchcock ............ Peter Serafinowicz

Music by Blair Mowat
Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta

Produced by Laurence Bowen and Peter Ettedgui
Co-Producer Laurent Bouzereau.Directed by Mark Gatiss

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

Friday, 6 September 2019

BBC Radio Manchester Special - 68. The Making Of Hacienda Classical

BBC RADIO MANCHESTER SPECIAL - 68. THE MAKING OF HACIENDA CLASSICAL (320kbs-m4a/138mb/60mins)
BBC Radio Manchester broadcast: 12th July 2019

Hacienda DJ Graeme Park explores the evolution of The Hacienda Classical project.

Haçienda Classiçal - Ride On Time [Sony Music]
Haçienda Classiçal - Blue Monday
Haçienda Classiçal - Unknown
Xpansions - Move Your Body
The George Wood Orchestra - Unknown
X‐Ray Spex - Oh Bondage! Up Yours!
Madness - One Step Beyond [Virgin]
The Psychedelic Furs - We Love You
Haçienda Classiçal - Voodoo Ray
Haçienda Classiçal - Promised Land
Haçienda Classiçal - What U Need
Haçienda Classiçal - Strings Of Life
Haçienda Classiçal - Dreams Of Santa Anna
Haçienda Classiçal - Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)
Haçienda Classiçal - Just Get Up And Dance
Haçienda Classiçal - Better Days
Haçienda Classiçal - Pacific State
Haçienda Classiçal - Ride On Time

Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester

THE SEX PISTOLS PLAY MANCHESTER (320kbs-m4a/62mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st June 2019

Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie's assessment of the impact of the Sex Pistols' gig in Manchester in June 1976.

When the Sex Pistols took to the stage in Manchester's tiny Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4 June 1976, their performance arguably changed the world of music. Along with Woodstock and Live Aid, the gig has been acknowledged as one of the most influential live sets of all time, due to the power of the music and the effect that the show had on the handful of people who witnessed it.

For years the gig was shrouded in myth and legend, with literally thousands claiming that they were in attendance. It has since been found that just 35-40 people could have been present - but they included some who would go on to form some of the most iconic bands of the time, such as the Smiths, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division and the Fall.

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K [Virgin]
Sex Pistols - No Fun [Virgin]
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [London]
The Fall - Hit The North [Beggars Banquet]
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant [Virgin]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [Warner]
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) [EMI]
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen [Disky]

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The Mancunian Way - 3. Madchester, Oasis And Beyond

THE MANCUNIAN WAY - 3. MADCHESTER, OASIS AND BEYOND (320kbs-m4a/122mb/53mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd July 2019

Part 5: Mark Radcliffe looks back at the Madchester Years, when the Hacienda was Manchester's leading club, and the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays revolutionised rock and pop.

Part 6: Mark concludes the series with a chat with Noel Gallagher looking back at Oasis, plus Doves, Badly Drawn Boy and Elbow.

First broadcast in 2001.

A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
808 State - Olympic
MC Tunes Vs. 808 State - The Only Rhyme That Bites
Adonis - No Way Back
The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
Happy Mondays - Step On
Oasis - Supersonic
Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
Oasis - Acquiesce
Sub Sub - Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)
Doves - Here It Comes
Doves - The Cedar Room
Badly Drawn Boy - Another Planet
Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
Elbow - Newborn

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

The Mancunian Way - 2. Factory And The Mainstream

THE MANCUNIAN WAY - 2. FACTORY AND THE MAINSTREAM (320kbs-m4a/123mb/53mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd July 2019

Part 3: Factory. Mark Radcliffe talks to Tony Wilson, whose Factory label restored Manchester bands to the international stage in the 80s and 90s.

Part 4: Mark focuses on bands such as 10cc, Simply Red and M People, who have kept Manchester at the forefront of mainstream rock and pop.

First broadcast in 2001.

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division - Atmosphere
New Order - Blue Monday
James - Hymn From A Village
The Smiths - This Charming Man
The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Happy Mondays - Wrote For Luck
New Order - Blue Monday
Take That - Back For Good
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Marrakesh Express
10cc - The Wall Street Shuffle
10cc - The Things We Do For Love
Simply Red - The Right Thing
M People - One Night In Heaven
M People - How Can I Love You More?
Simply Red - Sad Old Red
Oasis - Live Forever
Oasis - Half The World Away

Monday, 2 September 2019

The Mancunian Way - 1. Punk And The Beat Boom

THE MANCUNIAN WAY - 1. PUNK AND THE BEAT BOOM (320kbs-m4a/119mb/52mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st July 2019
 

Part 1: Mark Radcliffe looks back at the punk scene with Mick Hucknall, Pete Shelley & Mike Pickering.

Part 2: To the 60s beat boom with the help of Graham Nash.


The Hollies - Here I Go Again
10cc - Rubber Bullets
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
New Order - Blue Monday
Simply Red - The Right Thing
M People - Moving On Up
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
10cc - I'm Not In Love
Buzzcocks - Boredom
The Fall - Totally Wired
M People - Moving On Up
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Frantic Elevators - Holding Back The Years
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Freddie & The Dreamers - If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
The Hollies - Stay
The Hollies - Just One Look
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Um Um Um Um Um Um
Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - The Game Of Love
Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
Freddie & The Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now
The Hollies - We're Through
Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Yevgeny Zamyatin - We

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN - WE (320kbs-m4a/262mb/1hr54mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th & 13th July 2019

Engineer D-503 questions his life in One State, a post-revolutionary future, ruled by absolute rationality. Stars Anton Lesser.

The first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia by Yevgeni Zamyatin.

D-503 ...... Anton Lesser
R-13 ...... Don Warrington
U ...... Brigit Forsyth
1-330 ...... Joanna Riding
0-90 ...... Julia Rounthwaite
Benefactor ...... Russell Dixon
Tannoy ...... Emma Clarke
Babushka ...... Judith Davis
S ...... Patrick Bridgman
2nd Engineer ...... Paul Viragh

Dramatisd in two-parts by Sean O'Brien.

Director: Jim Poyser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN - WE - 1. RATIONALITY (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th July 2019

In a post-revolutionary future, OneState is ruled according to the principles of rationality. The penalty for dissent is death.

D-503, the chief engineer of the state, meets the beautiful 1-330. Her initial intentions seem innocent, but soon D starts to question her identity and indeed his own.

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN - WE - 2. INFATUATION (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th July 2019

OneState engineer D-503 gets increasingly infatuated by the beautiful 1-330, though he harbours suspicions. The key to his fate seems to lie in the hands of the mysterious S - but who is S? Will his fascination lead him to love or revolution?