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Green Day – BBC Sessions (Live) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Green Day – BBC Sessions (Live) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 00:48:27 minutes | 608 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise

Between 1994 and 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s “Evening Show” and its popular DJ Steve Lamacq. This compilation documents those sessions, and includes many of the band’s hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded” and “Minority”.

There are four sessions collected on 2021’s The BBC Sessions, each held at BBC’s Maida Vale Studio during Green Day’s remarkable run in the 1990s. The first dates from June 1994, just after the band released Dookie. Here, the trio sound loud, precise, and slightly polite; it’s as if they’re still getting used to operating on a larger stage. By the time they held their second BBC Session in November 1996, nearly a year after the release of Insomniac, they sound rougher and wilder, particularly on the “Brain Stew/Jaded” performance. That attitude carries over to the third session, given in February 1998, a few months after Nimrod hit the stores. The 1998 set finds Green Day honing their precision attack, then the last session, given in August 2001, nearly a year after the release of Warning, captures a group in the thick of rethinking their approach; they retain their power but sharpen their songwriting chops. Taken together, The BBC Sessions emphasizes both the connective threads and creative evolution of Green Day during the first act of their career, which makes it a worthy historical document in addition to a first-rate live album. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1. Green Day – She (BBC Live Session)
2. Green Day – When I Come Around (BBC Live Session)
3. Green Day – Basket Case (BBC Live Session)
4. Green Day – 2000 Light Years Away (BBC Live Session)
5. Green Day – Geek Stink Breath (BBC Live Session)
6. Green Day – Brain Stew/Jaded (BBC Live Session)
7. Green Day – Walking Contradiction (BBC Live Session)
8. Green Day – Stuck with Me (BBC Live Session)
9. Green Day – Hitchin’ a Ride (BBC Live Session)
10. Green Day – Nice Guys Finish Last (BBC Live Session)
11. Green Day – Prosthetic Head (BBC Live Session)
12. Green Day – Redundant (BBC Live Session)
13. Green Day – Castaway (BBC Live Session)
14. Green Day – Church on Sunday (BBC Live Session)
15. Green Day – Minority (BBC Live Session)
16. Green Day – Waiting (BBC Live Session)


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