BBC Sessions 1968–1970

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BBC Sessions 1968–1970
Studio 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 studio albums chronology
Live at Montreux 2011
(2011)
BBC Sessions 1968–1970
(2011)
Copenhagen 1972
(2013)

BBC Sessions 1968–1970 is a 2011 studio compilation 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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