Thursday, 26 September 2013

Oasis: Live at Maida Vale 93/94

Check out the update on this mix tape HERE

Two classic performances from Oasis live from Maida Vale Studios from 1993 and 1994.


BBC Radio 1. The Evening Session. Recorded: not known
Broadcast: 22nd December 1993
01 - Cigarettes and Alcohol
02 - Shakermaker
03 - Bring It On Down
04 - Up In The Sky (Acoustic)
05 - Supersonic (Acoustic)
06 - Married With Children (Acoustic)

BBC Radio 1. The Evening Session. Recorded: 14th December 1994 (Preview Below)
Broadcast: 15th December 1994
07 - It’s Good To Be Free
08 - Married With Children
09 - Sad Song (Acoustic)
10 - Talk Tonight (Acoustic)
11 - Whatever
12 - I Am The Walrus

Bonus Tracks: MTV Most Wanted, 18th August 1994
Recorded at Camden Studios, London

13 - Whatever (Acoustic)
14 - Live Forever (Acoustic)


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Paul Weller: The Heat Of The Moment

The Heat Of The Moment is a collection of live tracks, acoustic sessions and rarities from Paul Weller.

 Live on Later...With Jools Holland
01 - Will It Go Round In Circles (31.12.96)
02 - You Do Something To Me (23.02.96)
03 - Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea (15.04.00)
04 - Push It Along (20.05.08)

 Live at the Southbank Hayward Gallery, London 24.6.97
06 - Brushed
07 - Up In Suzies' Room
08 - Heavy Soul
09 - Mermaids

 Dutch Radio Session ''2 meter de lucht in'' 08.09.92
10 - Above The Clouds
11 - Amongst Butterflies
12 - Blue Surprise
13 - Fly On The Wall
14 - Wild Wood

15 - You Do Something To Me (Acoustic - Live at Maida Vale 22.5.95)
16 - Broken Stones (Demo - Full Unedited Version)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Classic Singles: Wonderwall

BBC Radio 2: In a short series celebrating classic singles, respected record producer Tony Visconti considers the 1995 Oasis hit, Wonderwall.

The above video was originally edited together over a year ago but never uploaded due to copyright issues. The audio is taken from the Classic Singles series that featured on BBC Radio 2. It's an excellent look back at the making of the single and it's impact at the time.

"I think the working title of this was Wishing Stone for a long time, which to think about it now is nonsense." ~ Noel Gallagher, Time Flies 1994-2009

An interesting fact that wasn't mentioned in the video was the story of the sleeve artwork of the single:

  "...originally Liam was the person seen through the picture frame. I had sent a message to Marcus Russell, Oasis’s manager, to tell him and Noel about the shoot, a message he obviously didn’t receive. Mid shoot, and this is totally true, Noel just happened purely by chance to be passing in a taxi!! Next thing you know an irate Noel Gallagher jumps out the taxi which screeched to halt and shouted ‘What the fuck’s going on here?’ he put a halt to proceedings saying it had to be a girl in the shot!" ~ Brian Cannon, Art director.

The girl that appears on the cover is Creation Records employee Anita Heryet, who was asked to stand in as cover star for the shot.

 Noel debuted the song on UK TV, backstage at Glastonbury and broadcast on Channel 4 on 24 June 1995. The song wasn't performed by the band during their headline performance the night before.