THE UNDERTONES – ” The Evening Show with Richard Skinner Session ” August 1981

Posted: September 11, 2021 in MUSIC
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This is quite a session for the discerning Undertones fan!  Song Number One is, in fact, a version of Like That.  Although “Bye Bye Baby Blue” went on to appear as a B side and album track, this version has some alternate lyrical content.  Meanwhile, “Just Like Romeo & Juliet”, a cover of the Michael & The Messengers song, remained an unreleased ‘Tones gem until its inclusion on Listening In Radio Sessions CD.

This session was repeated on February 15th of the following year, which also featured a live interview with Feargal Sharkey.  Feargal explained during the interview that the intention of the session was to present the songs in their infancy, with some of them just a few days old.

Original Session “August 26th, 1981

THE UNDERTONES are the guests on The Evening Show with Richard Skinner. They’re represented by a new set of recordings fresh out of the BBC studios of four brand new songs. Included in tonight’s broadcast were: “Song Number One,” “Bye-Bye Baby Blue,” “Beautiful Friend,” and “Just Like Romeo and Juliet”.

THE UNDERTONES Richard Skinner 16th August 1981

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