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Broadcast
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Maida Vale Sessions
Label
Warp
Catalogue Number
WARP337
Release Date
March 18, 2022

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The Maida Vale Sessions compiles four of Broadcast’s live performances at the famed West London studios between October 1996 and August 2003, charting the band from their first year together to near-international recognition as their sound continued mutating.

Even in their embryonic state, Broadcast appear fully formed on their first session for John Peel in 1996, performing three early singles along with a near-complete sketch of ‘City In Progress’ four years before its proper release. Less than a year later, Broadcast were already toying with the public’s perception of them in their 1997 Evening Session. Known for her cool, withdrawn delivery and hesitancy towards live performances, Keenan brings a sweeter, more confident warmth to the live version of ‘Come On Let’s Go’ alongside three propulsive performances of the band’s work between their Work and Non Work and The Noise Made by People eras.

The latter sessions, recorded in 2000 and 2003, audibly track their psychedelic pop transitioning into exhilarating, noisy decay as the group pared down to the core duo of James Cargill and Trish Keenan. ‘Pendulum’ and “Colour Me In” come off even more brassy and commanding here than on HaHa Sound, while their cover of Nico’s ‘Sixty Forty’ ends the collection on a shoegazing high, signalling the experimenting to come with Tender Buttons. More than cementing their chameleonic sound though, this compilation stands as both a career-spanning look and introduction to Broadcast’s powers as a live act.

Remastered from the original tapes at Calyx in Berlin
The first time some of the band’s radio sessions for John Peel and other BBC DJs are being made available
Includes different versions of album tracks, a song they never re-recorded “Forget Every Time” and a rare Nico cover "Sixty Forty”

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Note [Message From Home] 3:05 Buy

    The Note [Message From Home]

  2. 2 Untitled [City In Progress] 4:10 Buy

    Untitled [City In Progress]

  3. 3 Forget Every Time 4:08 Buy

    Forget Every Time

  4. 4 World Backwards 3:18 Buy
  5. 5 Come On Let's Go 3:23 Buy

    Come On Let's Go

  6. 6 Look Outside 2:47 Buy
  7. 7 The Book Lovers 3:05 Buy
  8. 8 Lights Out 3:36 Buy
  9. 9 Long Was The Year 4:21 Buy

    Long Was The Year

  10. 10 Echo's Answer 4:48 Buy
  11. 11 Where Youth and Laughter Go 2:36 Buy

    Where Youth and Laughter Go

  12. 12 Pendulum 3:25 Buy
  13. 13 Colour Me In 3:07 Buy
  14. 14 Minim 2:57 Buy
  15. 15 Sixty Forty 4:31 Buy

Vinyl Track List

John Peel 6th October 1996 [15th September 1996]
A1 The Note [Message From Home]
A2 Untitled [City In Progress]
A3 Forget Every Time
A4 World Backwards

Evening Session 1st March 1997 [19th February 1997]
B1 Come On Let's Go
B2 Look Outside
B3 The Book Lovers
B4 Lights Out

John Peel 9th February 2000 [23rd January 2000]
C1 Long Was The Year
C2 Echo's Answer
C3 Where Youth and Laughter Go

John Peel 19th August 2003 [24th July 2003]
D1 Pendulum
D2 Colour Me In
D3 Minim
D4 Sixty Forty

CD Track List

John Peel 6th October 1996 [15th September 1996]
01 The Note [Message From Home]
02 Untitled [City In Progress]
03 Forget Every Time
04 World Backwards

Evening Session 1st March 1997 [19th February 1997]
05 Come On Let's Go
06 Look Outside
07 The Book Lovers
08 Lights Out

John Peel 9th February 2000 [23rd January 2000]
09 Long Was The Year
10 Echo's Answer
11 Where Youth and Laughter Go

John Peel 19th August 2003 [24th July 2003]
12 Pendulum
13 Colour Me In
14 Minim
15 Sixty Forty

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