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Unreleased Blur, Pulp On ‘Britpop At The BBC’ Compilation

BritpopAtBBCcoverThe BBC are continuing its celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of Britpop with a new compilation featuring previously-unreleased performances from some of the greatest British bands of the 1990s.

Mark your calendars: on July 14, Britpop At The BBC, an amazing three-disc collection, will be released. The first disc will be devoted to Radio 1’s The Evening Sessions, with fourteen previously-unreleased tracks that were performed live on the show from 1993 to 1997.

The other two discs contain 44 of the best singles of the era chosen by The Evening Sessions‘ presenters, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. Writing on the album’s sleevenotes, Lamacq says, ‘You’ll find a whole array of bands; the miscreants and mavericks who made Britpop what it was.’ And, it’s certainly good to see some of the unsung bands, like the Auteurs and the Divine Comedy, go up against Oasis and Blur. Read below for the complete tracklisting.

Britpop At The BBCThe Evening Session live disc
Blur – ‘Girls And Boys’
Pulp – ‘Lipgloss’
Suede – ‘Trash’
Supergrass – ‘Late In The Day’
Manic Street Preachers – ‘She Is Suffering’
Echobelly – ‘Atom’
Catatonia – ‘Mulder And Scully’
The Charlatans – ‘One To Another’
The Auteurs – ‘Junk Shop Clothes’
Gene – ‘This Is Not My Crime’
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – ‘Desolation Blues’
3 Colours Red – ‘Beautiful Day’
Mansun – ‘Closed For Business’
Ash – ‘I’m Gonna Fall’

Britpop At The BBCThe Singles (disc one)
Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’
Blur – ‘Parklife’
Pulp – ‘Common People’
The Verve – ‘Lucky Man’
The Bluetones – ‘Slight Return’
Supergrass – ‘Alright’
Paul Weller – ‘The Changingman’
Ocean Colour Scene – ‘The Day We Caught The Train’
Sleeper – ‘Inbetweener’
Mansun – ‘Wide Open Space’
Shed Seven – ‘Going For Gold’
New Order – ‘Regret’
Menswe@r – ‘Daydreamer’
Dodgy – ‘Staying Out For The Summer’
Catatonia – ‘Road Rage’
Gene – ‘Olympian’
Cornershop – ‘Brimful Of Asha’
The Divine Comedy – ‘Something For The Weekend’
Space – ‘Female Of The Species’
The Cardigans – ‘Lovefool’
Babybird – ‘You’re Gorgeous’

Britpop At The BBCThe Singles (disc two)
Suede – ‘Animal Nitrate’
Radiohead – ‘Creep’
Ash – Girl From Mars’
Longpigs – ‘She Said’
Elastica – ‘Connection’
Lush – ‘Single Girl’
Manic Street Preachers – ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’
Boo Radleys – ‘Lazarus’
Cast – ‘Fine Time’
Echobelly – ‘King Of The Kerb’
The Lightning Seeds – ‘Lucky You’
The Wannadies – ‘You & Me Song’
Supernaturals – ‘Smile’
Teenage Fanclub – ‘Sparky’s Dream’
The La’s – ‘There She Goes’
Primal Scream – ‘Rocks’
Marion – ‘Sleep’
Kula Shaker – ‘Tatva’
The Charlatans – ‘North Country Boy’
Kenickie – ‘Punka’
Reef – ‘Place Your Hands’
Travis – ‘U16 Girls’
My Life Story – ’12 Reasons’

Check out BBC Radio 2’s Britpop at Maida Vale playlist from earlier in the year. It includes Damon Albarn revisiting Blur with two exclusive songs; Gaz Coombes performing a Supergrass classic; and Sophie Ellis-Bextor succeeding with a cover of Pulp’s ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’

Britpopping since I first heard 'Animal Nitrate' in 1993

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