Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions

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Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions
Swing the Heartache – The BBC Sessions cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Bauhaus
ReleasedJuly 1989
RecordedJan 3, 1980 - Feb 17, 1983
Length68:30
LabelBeggars Banquet/Ada
Bauhaus compilations chronology
1979–1983
(1985)
Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions
(1989)
Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions is a Bauhaus compilation, released in 1989.[2] "These sessions were recorded at the BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, for broadcast on Britain's national radio station, Radio One. The BBC do not impose editorial control on the material recorded, so while some artists use the opportunity to promote a version of their latest single, Bauhaus opted to explore 'off-the-record' ideas; experimenting with tracks that would later be re-recorded for record release, recording cover versions of songs they'd played during sound checks before live shows, or just trying something to see what happened. Each session was recorded and mixed in one day, and in most cases the group performed live in the studio with minimal overdubs, giving the tracks an additional edge. Five of these recordings were used on official record releases; Bauhaus felt the session version of 'Double Dare' was stronger than a later studio take and included it on their debut album; 'Departure' and 'Party of the First Part' were used as 'b' sides on 12" singles; 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Third Uncle' were coupled on a single and became the groups biggest hit. Two other songs have never officially appeared on record before now; 'Poison Pen' was re-recorded but was not used and 'Night Time' is a cover of the Strangeloves' USA garage classic. Though these tracks were never recorded with a record release in mind (and Bauhaus would probably feel happier if a couple of the performances were left in the vaults), the complete BBC sessions are presented here legally for the first time, digitally re-mastered from the original tapes. They are a fascinating insight into the Bauhaus legacy."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A God in an Alcove" (4:08) - broadcast 3 Jan 1980 for John Peel
  2. "Telegram Sam" (2:25) - broadcast 3 Jan 1980 for John Peel
  3. "Double Dare" (4:55) - broadcast 3 Jan 1980 for John Peel
  4. "The Spy in the Cab" (4:09) - broadcast 3 Jan 1980 for John Peel
  5. "In the Flat Field" (3:46) - recorded for David Jensen
  6. "St. Vitus Dance" (2:28) - recorded for David Jensen
  7. "In Fear of Fear" (2:46) - recorded for David Jensen
  8. "Poison Pen" (3:40) - recorded for David Jensen
  9. "Party of the First Part" (5:35) - broadcast 12 April 1982 by John Peel
  10. "Departure" (4:53) - broadcast 12 April 1982 by John Peel
  11. "The Three Shadows Part II" (2:58) - broadcast 12 April 1982 by John Peel
  12. "Silent Hedges" (3:07) - broadcast 1 July 1982 by David Jensen
  13. "Swing the Heartache" (5:12) - broadcast 1 July 1982 by David Jensen
  14. "Third Uncle" (5:17) - broadcast 1 July 1982 by David Jensen
  15. "Ziggy Stardust" (3:12) - broadcast 1 July 1982 by David Jensen
  16. "Terror Couple Kill Colonel" (3:31) - recorded 17 February 1983 for David Jensen
  17. "Night Time" (3:11) - recorded 17 February 1983 for David Jensen
  18. "She's in Parties" (4:41) - recorded 17 February 1983 for David Jensen

Information retrieved from Swing the Heartache CD cover - Beggars Banquet BBL103CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions at AllMusic
  2. ^ Grant, Steven; Robbins, Ira; Fasolino, Greg. "trouserpress.com :: Bauhaus". trouserpress.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

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