BBC Sessions 1968–1970

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BBC Sessions 1968–1970
Live album compilation album by Deep Purple
Released 7 Nov 2011
Recorded 18 June 1968 – 23 September 1970
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 98:28
Label EMI
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Live at Montreux 2011
(2011)
BBC Sessions 1968–1970
(2011)
Copenhagen 1972
(2013)

BBC Sessions 1968–1970 is a 2011 live album featuring performances by the British hard rock band Deep Purple that were originally broadcast on various BBC Radio shows from 1968 through 1970. BBC Sessions 1968–1970 is a two-disc set collecting all the surviving sessions in the BBC archives.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice excet where noted.

Disc one 50:06 Mk I
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hush" (BBC Top Gear Session – 18 June 1968 †) Joe South 4:07
2. "One More Rainy Day" (BBC Top Gear Session – 18 June 1968 †) Lord, Evans 2:56
3. "Help!" (BBC Top Gear Session – 18 June 1968 †) Lennon/McCartney 5:38
4. "And the Address" (BBC Dave Symonds Show Session – 25 June 1968 †) Blackmore, Lord 2:06
5. "Hey Bop a Re Bop" (BBC Top Gear Session – 14 January 1969) Evans, Blackmore, Lord, Paice 3:31
6. "Emmaretta" (BBC Top Gear Session – 14 January 1969) Evans, Blackmore, Lord 3:08
7. "Wring That Neck" (BBC Top Gear Session – 14 January 1969) Blackmore, Simper, Lord, Paice 4:42
8. "Brian Matthew Interviews Rod Evans" (BBC Top Gear Session – 8 January 1969) 1:27
9. "Hey Joe" (BBC Top Gear Session – 14 January 1969) Billy Roberts 4:02
10. "It’s All Over" (BBC Top Gear Session – 14 January 1969) Ben E. King, Bert Berns 4:14
11. "The Painter" (BBC Sounds Like Tony Brandon Show Session – 24 June 1969) Evans, Blackmore, Simper, Lord, Paice 2:18
12. "Laléna" (BBC Sounds Like Tony Brandon Show Session – 24 June 1969) Donovan 3:33
13. "The Painter" (BBC Chris Grant’s Tasty Pop Sundae Session – 30 June 1969) Evans, Blackmore, Simper, Lord, Paice 2:43
14. "I'm So Glad" (BBC Chris Grant’s Tasty Pop Sundae Session – 30 June 1969) Skip James 3:12
15. "Hush" (BBC Chris Grant’s Tasty Pop Sundae Session – 30 June 1969) Joe South 2:28
Disc two 48:22 Mk II
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ricochet" (BBC Symonds on Sunday Show Session – 11 August 1969 (an early version of "Speed King"))   3:07
2. "The Bird Has Flown" (BBC Symonds on Sunday Show Session – 11 August 1969) Evans, Blackmore, Lord 3:05
3. "Speed King" (BBC Stuart Henry Noise at Nine Session – 31 October 1969)   3:25
4. "Jam Stew (aka John Stew)" (BBC Stuart Henry Noise at Nine Session – 31 October 1969)   3:56
5. "Hard Lovin' Man" (BBC Mike Harding’s Sounds of the Seventies Session – 21 April 1970)   4:13
6. "Bloodsucker" (BBC Mike Harding’s Sounds of the Seventies Session – 21 April 1970)   3:18
7. "Living Wreck" (BBC Mike Harding’s Sounds of the Seventies Session – 21 April 1970)   3:25
8. "Jon Lord Interview" (BBC Transcription Services Session – 23 September 1970)   1:35
9. "Black Night" (BBC Transcription Services Session – 23 September 1970)   3:29
10. "Grabsplatter" (BBC Transcription Services Session – 23 September 1970)   4:33
11. "Into the Fire" (BBC Transcription Services Session – 23 September 1970)   3:49
12. "Child in Time" (BBC Transcription Services Session – 23 September 1970)   10:48
† indicates previously unreleased material
  • Disc 1, Tracks 5, 7 and 10 first released on a reissue of The Book of Taliesyn (EMI 72435 21608 2 2, 2000)
  • Disc 1, Tracks 6, 11 and 12 first released on a reissue of Deep Purple (EMI 72435 21597 2 7, 2000)
  • Disc 1, Track 9 first released on a reissue of Shades of Deep Purple (EMI 72434 98336 2 3, 2000)
  • Disc 2, Tracks 1–9 and 11–12 first released on Listen, Learn, Read On box set (EMI 72435 40973 2 4, 2002)
  • Disc 2, Track 10 first released on The Anthology (Harvest EN 26 0612 3, 1985)

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple
Mk I (Disc one)
Mk II (Disc two)
  • Digitally remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios, London specifically for this set.

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2011 Germany 94

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