The BBC Sessions (Texas album)

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The BBC Sessions
Texas BBC Sessions.jpg
Studio album by Texas
Released 27 August 2007
Recorded 1989-2003
Genre Pop
Label Universal
Texas chronology
Red Book
(2005)
The BBC Sessions
(2007)
The Conversation
(2013)

The BBC Sessions by Texas was released on 24 September 2007. It contains 24 tracks recorded at the BBC studios in London.

Between 12 March 1989 and 18 October 2003, Texas recorded ten sessions for the BBC Radio network, selected highlights of which are featured on this collection.

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A Universal double CD exists from an earlier stage in the compilation process. It containing all the tracks on the final album and some additional tracks that were omitted from the final selection. On one known copy of the CDs, some but not all of these additional tracks are crossed out. The additional tracks were from taken from the same 10 sessions.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Recorded at (show/date) Length
1. "Thrill Has Gone" Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri Richard Skinner 12/3/89 4:16
2. "Everyday Now" McElhone, Spiteri Richard Skinner 12/3/89 4:31
3. "Future Is Promises" McElhone, Spiteri, Alistair Manson McErlaine Richard Skinner 12/3/89 3:43
4. "Prayer for You" McElhone, Spiteri Richard Skinner 12/3/89 3:28
5. "It Hurts Me Too" Hudson Whitaker Mark Goodier 8/4/89 2:49
6. "Dream Hotel" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 19/10/91 3:14
7. "Alone with You" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 19/10/91 3:03
8. "Fade Away" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 3:28
9. "You Owe It All to Me" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 3:25
10. "I Want to Go to Heaven" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 3:17
11. "I've Got a Feeling" John Lennon, Paul McCartney Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 4:09
12. "I Don't Want a Lover" McElhone, Spiteri Live Session 1/1/94 4:50
13. "So in Love with You" McElhone, Spiteri Live Session 1/1/94 4:19
14. "Tired of Being Alone" Al Green Live Session 1/1/94 3:04

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Recorded at (show/date) Length
1. "Insane" McElhone, Spiteri Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 4:51
2. "Say What You Want" McElhone, Spiteri Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 3:52
3. "You're All I Need to Get By" Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 4:12
4. "Black Eyed Boy" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Richard Hynd, Robert Hodgens Jo Whiley 19/12/97 3:29
5. "Halo" McElhone, Spiteri Jo Whiley 19/12/97 3:54
6. "Tell Me the Answer" McElhone, Spiteri, Hodgens Simon Mayo 13/4/99 3:22
7. "In Our Lifetime" McElhone, Spiteri Simon Mayo 13/4/99 3:36
8. "Carnival Girl" McElhone, Spiteri, Jason Harrow Chris Moyles 7/10/03 3:47
9. "Say What You Want" McElhone, Spiteri Chris Moyles 7/10/03 3:21
10. "I'll See It Through" McElhone, Spiteri, Guy Chambers Jonathan Ross 18/10/03 3:17

Track listing for Universal work in progress CD[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Recorded at (show/date) Length
1. "Thrill Has Gone" Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri Richard Skinner 12/3/89 4:16
2. "Everyday Now" McElhone, Spiteri Richard Skinner 12/3/89 4:31
3. "Future Is Promised" McElhone, Spiteri, Alistair Manson McErlaine Richard Skinner 12/3/89 3:43
4. "Prayer for You" McElhone, Spiteri Richard Skinner 12/3/89 3:28
5. "Everyday Now" McElhone, Spiteri Mark Goodier 8/4/89 4:45
6. "The Truth Is Gone" McElhone, Spiteri Mark Goodier 8/4/89 4:03
7. "A Prayer For You" McElhone, Spiteri Mark Goodier 8/4/89 3:40
8. "It Hurts Me Too" Hudson Whitaker Mark Goodier 8/4/89 2:49
9. "Dream Hotel" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 19/10/91 3:14
10. "Alone with You" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 19/10/91 3:03
11. "Fade Away" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 3:28
12. "You Owe It All to Me" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 3:25
13. "I Want to Go to Heaven" McElhone, Spiteri Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 3:17
14. "I've Got a Feeling" John Lennon, Paul McCartney Johnnie Walker 11/12/93 4:09

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Recorded at (show/date) Length
1. "I Don't Want a Lover" McElhone, Spiteri Texas Live Session 01/01/1994 4:50
2. "So in Love with You" McElhone, Spiteri Texas Live Session 01/01/1994 4:19
3. "Tired of Being Alone" Al Green Texas Live Session 01/01/1994 3:04
4. "You Owe It All to Me" McElhone, Spiteri Texas Live Session 01/01/1994 3:37
5. "Black Eyed Boy" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Richard Hynd, Robert Hodgens Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 3:24
6. "Insane" McElhone, Spiteri Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 4:51
7. "Say What You Want" McElhone, Spiteri Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 3:52
8. "You're All I Need to Get By" Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford Mary Anne Hobbs 7/5/97 4:12
9. "Say What You Want" McElhone, Spiteri Jo Whiley 19/12/97 4:01
10. "Black Eyed Boy" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Richard Hynd, Robert Hodgens Jo Whiley 19/12/97 3:29
11. "Halo" McElhone, Spiteri Jo Whiley 19/12/97 3:54
12. "Tell Me the Answer" McElhone, Spiteri, Hodgens Simon Mayo 13/04/1999 3:22
13. "Black Eyed Boy" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Richard Hynd, Robert Hodgens Simon Mayo 13/04/1999 3:29
14. "In Our Lifetime" McElhone, Spiteri Simon Mayo 13/04/1999 3:36
15. "Carnival Girl" McElhone, Spiteri, Jason Harrow Chris Moyles 07/10/2003 3:47
16. "Say What You Want" McElhone, Spiteri Chris Moyles 07/10/2003 3:21
17. "I'll See It Through" McElhone, Spiteri, Guy Chambers Jonathan Ross 18/10/2003 3:17

On the CD sleeve for CD1, the following tracks were crossed out, track 5, Every Day Now and track 7, A Prayer For You. There were also some spelling errors, Future Is Promises being titled Future Is Promised and The Thrill Has Gone being titled The Truth Is Gone on track 6 but correctly titled for track 1.

On the CD sleeve for CD2, the following tracks were crossed out, track 5, You Owe It All To Me; track 6, Black Eyed Boy; track 10, Say What You Want and track 13, Black Eyed Boy. On CD2, in-between track 10, Blacked Eyed Boy and track 11, Halo, was listed River. This however was not on the CD. The Simon Mayo Session was listed twice in error but only appears on the CD once.