At the BBC (Siouxsie and the Banshees album)

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At the BBC
Box set by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Released 1 June 2009
Recorded November 1977 – December 1991
Genre Post-punk
Alternative rock
Label Universal International
Siouxsie and the Banshees
live albums chronology
Voices on the Air: The Peel Sessions
(2006)
At the BBC
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The List 4/5 stars [1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[2]
Record Collector (June 2009) 4/5 stars[3]

At the BBC is a live box set containing three CDs and a DVD by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

It is an 84-track, digitally remastered, four-disc hard-back book set of BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded between 1977 and 1991 split across three CDs and a DVD.

The DVD featured several live sessions filmed for The Old Grey Whistle Test and Oxford Road Show, and for the first time, a previously-unreleased concert filmed in Warwick in March 1981, prior to their Juju album, with John McGeoch on guitar. Robert Smith was also featured on guitar on nine songs, including a TV session in 1979 and all the TV appearances from November 1982 through March 1984.

Mojo wrote:

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Love in a Void" (John Peel 29/11/77)
  2. "Mirage" (John Peel 29/11/77)
  3. "Metal Postcard" (John Peel 29/11/77)
  4. "Suburban Relapse" (John Peel 29/11/77)
  5. "Hong Kong Garden" (John Peel 6/2/78)
  6. "Overground" (John Peel 6/2/78)
  7. "Carcass" (John Peel 6/2/78)
  8. "Helter Skelter" (John Peel 6/2/78)
  9. "Placebo Effect" (John Peel 9/4/79)
  10. "Playground Twist" (John Peel 9/4/79)
  11. "Regal Zone" (John Peel 9/4/79)
  12. "Poppy Day" (John Peel 9/4/79)
  13. "Halloween" (John Peel 10/2/81)
  14. "Voodoo Dolly" (John Peel 10/2/81)
  15. "But Not Them" (John Peel 10/2/81)
  16. "Into The Light" (John Peel 10/2/81)
  17. "Arabian Knights" (Richard Skinner Show – Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81)
  18. "Red Over White" (Richard Skinner Show – Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81)
  19. "Head Cut" (Richard Skinner Show – Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81)
  20. "Supernatural thing" (Richard Skinner Show – Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Coal Mind" (Kid Jensen Show Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.)
  2. "Green Fingers" (Kid Jensen Show – Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.)
  3. "Painted Bird" (Kid Jensen Show – Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.)
  4. "Cascade" (Kid Jensen Show – Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.)
  5. "Candyman" (John Peel 10/2/86)
  6. "Cannons" (John Peel 10/2/86)
  7. "Land's End" (John Peel 10/2/86)
  8. "Shooting Sun" (Janice Long Show – Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.)
  9. "Song from the Edge Of The World" (Janice Long Show – Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.)
  10. "Little Johnny Jewel" (Janice Long Show – Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.)
  11. "Something Blue" (Janice Long Show – Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.)
  12. "Green Fingers" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  13. "Bring Me the Head of the Preacher Man" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert- Recorded 14.11.85)
  14. "Sweetest Chill" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert- Recorded 14.11.85)
  15. "Cannons" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert- Recorded 14.11.85)
  16. "Melt!" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert- Recorded 14.11.85)
  17. "Candyman" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert- Recorded 14.11.85)
  18. "Land's End" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert- Recorded 14.11.85)

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Night Shift" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  2. "92 Degrees" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  3. "Pulled to Bits" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  4. "Switch" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  5. "Happy House" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  6. "Cities in Dust" (Apollo Theatre, Oxford in Concert – Recorded 14.11.85)
  7. "The Last Beat of My Heart" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  8. "The Killing Jar" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  9. "Christine" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  10. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  11. "Something Blue" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  12. "Rawhead and Bloody Bones" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  13. "Carousel" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  14. "Rhapsody" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  15. "Skin" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  16. "Spellbound" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)
  17. "Hong Kong Garden" (Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.)

DVD[edit]

  1. "Metal Postcard" (The Old Grey Whistle Test: 07/11/1978 Stereo)
  2. "Jigsaw Feeling" (The Old Grey Whistle Test: 07/11/1978 Stereo)
  3. "Playground Twist" (Top of the Pops: 12/07/1979 Stereo)
  4. "Love in a Void" (Something Else 03/11/1979 Stereo)
  5. "Regal Zone" (Something Else 03/11/1979 Stereo)
  6. "Happy House" (Top of the Pops Date: 10/04/1980 Stereo)
  7. "Israel" (Something Else: 15 December 1980 Stereo)
  8. "Tenant" (Something Else: 15 December 1980 Stereo)
  9. "Israel" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  10. "Spellbound" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  11. "Arabian Knights" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  12. "Halloween" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  13. "Night Shift" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  14. "But Not Them" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  15. "Voodoo Dolly" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  16. "Eve White/Eve Black" (Rock Goes to College: 09/03/1981 Stereo)
  17. "Spellbound" (Top of the Pops 04/06/1981 Stereo)
  18. "Fireworks" (Top of the Pops Date: 03/06/1982 Stereo)
  19. "Melt!" (The Old Grey Whistle Test 12/11/1982)
  20. "Painted Bird" (The Old Grey Whistle Test 12/11/1982)
  21. "Melt!" (Oxford Road Show 03/12/1982 Stereo)
  22. "Overground" (Oxford Road Show 03/12/1982 Stereo)
  23. "Dear Prudence" (Top of the Pops 29 September 1983 Stereo)
  24. "Dear Prudence" (Top of the pops 29/12/83 Stereo)
  25. "Swimming Horses" (Top of the Pops 29 March 1984 Stereo)
  26. "Cities in Dust" (Whistle Test Date: 29 October 1985 Stereo)
  27. "Lands End" (Whistle Test Date: 29 October 1985 Stereo)
  28. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Top of the Pops 22 January 1987 Stereo)
  29. "Peek-a-Boo" (Top of the Pops 28 July 1988 Stereo)
  30. "Kiss Them for Me" (Top of the Pops 30 May 1991 Stereo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Robertson (11 June 2009), Siouxsie and the Banshees - At the BBC review, The List, retrieved 24 February 2015 
  2. ^ Paytress, Mark. Mojo Magazine. June 2009.
  3. ^ Record Collector. June 2009.
  4. ^ Paytress, Mark. At The BBC review. Mojo. June 2009.