The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live at Reading

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The Friday Rock Show Sessions/ Live at Reading
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Live album by Diamond Head
Released 1992
Genre Heavy metal
Label Raw Fruit Records
Producer Tony Wilson
Diamond Head chronology
Sweet and Innocent (album)
(1988)Sweet and Innocent (album)1988
The Friday Rock Show Sessions/Live at Reading
Death and Progress
(1993)Death and Progress1993

The Friday Night Rock Show Sessions/Live at Reading is a live album by the heavy metal band Diamond Head, released in 1992 as part of an official series of similar, radio-archive releases by several bands (see Raw Fruit Records). The tracks had been recorded by BBC Radio and featured on the Friday Rock Show, hosted by Tommy Vance.

The first two tracks come from a session recording in 1980. The remaining tracks were recorded live on 27 August 1982 at the Reading Festival, England, where Diamond Head were surprise late replacements for Manowar on the Friday night bill. This late replacement status accounts for the comment Sean Harris makes on the album that "I bet nobody expected us to be on 'ere tonight."

The version of Sucking My Love on this album was previously released as a 12" single in 1983.

The Reading Festival performance was later included as part of a selection of bonus live tracks on The MCA Years, while the entire album was included on the compilation Live at the BBC.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. 'Sweet and Innocent'
  2. 'Lightning to the Nations'
  3. 'Am I Evil?'
  4. 'In the Heat of the Light'
  5. 'Borrowed Time'
  6. 'Don't You Ever Leave Me'
  7. 'Sucking My Love'
  8. 'Play it Loud'


  1. ^ Downing, Brian. "The Friday Rock Show Sessions/Live at Reading - Diamond Head". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2012.