Posts Tagged ‘Later With Jools Holland’

Last month we highlighted a giant 9-disc R.E.M. boxed set filled with BBC Recordings, and while it’s still not officially announced though it seems we’re close to that happening  It appears the full details and a complete tracklist for the package.

REM grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for REM fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.

Due out October. 19th, R.E.M. at the BBC is now fully listed on Amazon.co.uk, along with a 2LP vinyl set called The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC that’s listed for release that same day. The set now has been officially announced, and we can add that The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC will not only be released as a 2LP vinyl set, but a 2CD edition as well.

So what’s in this thing?, here’s a quick rundown of the set, which includes live material recorded both in concert and in the studio for the BBC between 1984 and 2008.

Disc 1: A round-up of BBC in-studio sessions, including six songs recorded in 1991, plus a 1998 session with the legendary John Peel and more songs recorded in 2003 and 2008.

Disc 2: A 12-song performance recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London in 1998.

Disc 3: Perhaps the most exciting to longtime fans, this is a 16-song set recorded at Rock City in Nottingham, England, in 1984 during the Reckoning tour.

Discs 4 and 5: A complete 25-song Monster tour set recorded at Milton Keynes in 1995.

Discs 6 and 7: The band’s Glastonbury festival appearance in 1999 following the release of Up.

Disc 8: An 11-song, invite-only performance at St. James’s Church in London in 2004.

Disc 9: A DVD featuring the “Accelerating Backwards” film plus a “Later… with Jools Holland” appearance filmed in 1998, and a few other assorted performances.

As for the 2LP and 2CD “best of” editions, they’re described as offering “a selection of in-studio performance and live broadcast highlights” from the boxed set.

It should be noted, though, that the two contain slightly different tracklists, and the 2CD edition does include audio of two “Later… with Jools Holland” performances only included on the DVD of the larger set.

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R.E.M. in Ireland in 1994.

R.E.M. collected rare and unreleased live and studio material for the massive R.E.M. at the BBC box set, out October 19th via Craft Recordings. The career-spanning set, assembled from the BBC and band archives, will be available in several formats: digital, 2-CD, 2-LP and a Super Deluxe 8-CD/1-DVD box set.

The deluxe package includes several in-studio sets (a John Peel Session from 1998, Drivetime and Mark and Lard from 2003, a Radio 1 Live Lounge performance from 2008) and live British broadcasts (1984 in Nottingham, 1995 in Milton Keynes, a headlining 1999 show at the Glastonbury Festival and an invitation-only 2004 set at St. James’s Church in London).

R.E.M.: R.E.M At The BBC

The DVD includes an hour-long retrospective of the band’s BBC performances in the Accelerating Backwards film, previously broadcast only in the U.K; it also includes interviews with R.E.M. members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills, along with performances on Later….With Jools Holland, Top of the Pops and more.

R.E.M. at the BBC features elaborate liner notes from BBC DJ/presenter Jo Whiley, BBC producer Mark Hagen and rock journalist Tom Doyle.

An instant-grat download of “Losing My Religion,” recorded in 1991 for an Into the Night session, is available with pre-orders of the box set or the two-disc Best of the R.E.M. at the BBC album.

R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection—available as a super-deluxe edition 8-CD/1-DVD box set, as well as 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats—comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers. In-studio performances featured in the 8-CD/1-DVD box set include a John Peel Session (1998), Drivetime and Mark and Lard appearances (2003) and a glorious Radio 1 Live Lounge performance (2008). Live broadcasts include a rough-and-tumble show from Nottingham’s Rock City (1984), the stunning 1995 Milton Keynes Monster Tour (their first after a six-year break), a blistering 1999 Glastonbury headline set and an invitation-only 2004 show at London’s St James’s Church.

R.E.M. have now released a version of ‘E-Bow the Letter’ featuring Thom Yorke to celebrate the release of their new BBC Sessions box set.

The New Adventures in Hi-Fi track was originally released as a single in 1996 and featured backing vocals from rock icon Patti Smith. This version of the track was recorded in 2004 at St. James’s Church in London, where Thom Yorke made a surprise appearance. Radiohead had supported R.E.M. back in 1995 on their Monstertour.

R.E.M. at the BBC is out October 19th

R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection—available as a super-deluxe edition 8-CD/1-DVD box set, as well as 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats—comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers. In-studio performances featured in the 8-CD/1-DVD box set include a John Peel Session (1998), Drivetime and Mark and Lard appearances (2003) and a glorious Radio 1 Live Lounge performance (2008). Live broadcasts include a rough-and-tumble show from Nottingham’s Rock City (1984), the stunning 1995 Milton Keynes Monster Tour (their first after a six-year break), a blistering 1999 Glastonbury headline set and an invitation-only 2004 show at London’s St James’s Church.

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Ben Howard returns with the single A Boat to an Island On The Wall suggests he’s keen to continue to push the boundaries with sonic envelope moving further away from the troubadour tag of his early days, the track at over seven minutes long is a sprawling hypnotic track It is the first taste of the June release Noonday Dream, Ben performs Towing The Line on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (Recorded 15th May 2018).

The full length LP is his first since 2014’s ‘I Forget Where We Were’, although he did contribute to last summer’s debut from A Blaze Of Feathers. The new record emerges later this year, and was produced by Ben himself in numerous studios between South West France and South West England, including Sawmills.

Ben Howard also performs Nica Libres At Dusk on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (20th May 2018). ‘Nica Libres at Dusk’ is the opening song from Ben’s forthcoming LP ‘Noonday Dream’.

Ben Howard’s first single from his new album- Noonday Dream A Boat To an Island On The Wall

“A Boat To An Island On The Wall” is a sprawling, mesmerising track that shifts restlessly, rocking back and forth like that small boat on the waves, with the familar sound of Howard’s low, gruff vocals.

Tickets for a new Ben Howard tour go on sale on 13th April, and will include shows in Lisbon, Oslo, Berlin and Paris, plus two dates in London, one in Edinburgh, and one in Cornwall at the Eden project, before he and his band perform at several summer festivals including Rock Werchter in Belgium, Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, and Lollapalooza in Berlin.

Ben Howard: Noonday Dream - Exclusive Double LP

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You can always expect honesty from the former Smiths frontman Morrissey—especially on the tracks that make up his forthcoming album “Low in High School”. He’s already shared the cynical “Spent the Day in Bed,” and now, after previewing the song on BBC 6 Music, he’s officially released its second single “I Wish You Lonely.”

Morrissey maintains a synth-heavy, rock-forward beat as a vehicle for vigorous lyrics, taking a stab at the selfishness of world leaders: “Tombs are full of fools who gave their life upon command of monarchy, oligarch, head of state, potentate, and now, never coming back, never coming back.” In the lyric video, the song’s rousing message is displayed on the sign a boy is holding while he sits in a shopping cart.

Morrissey will be taking tracks from Low in High School on the road to spread the politically charged gospel before his album comes out November. 17th, Morrissey performed two tracks “Spent The Day in Bed” and “I Wish You Lonely.”  on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (3rd October 2017)

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Wolf Alice topped the bill on last night’s episode of Later… with Jools Holland, playing two new tracks from their new album “Visions Of A Life” The Band have been around for a few years now , and to celebrate the release of their second record, Visions Of A Life,

In what was a particularly strong line-up on the long-running BBC show, London four-piece Wolf Alice ranked higher than the likes of King Krule, SZA, Grizzly Bear and Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott who also featured.

To kick things off, Wolf Alice rolled into ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ before playing ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ to close the show.

Wolf Alice perform Beautifully Unconventional on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (17th October 2017)

Wolf Alice perform Don’t Delete The Kisses on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (17 October 2017)

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Robert Plant appeared alongside his new band The Sensational Space Shifters. The Led Zeppelin star is set to release a new album, ‘Carry Fire’, on October 13th. It sees Plant collaborating with the likes of The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and folk singer songwriter Seth Lakeman.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters performed the songs ‘New World…’ and ‘Bones Of Saints’  both tracks taken from ‘Carry Fire’. Watch the performances back below.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters perform “Bones of Saints” on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (10 October 2017)

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters perform “New World” on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (10 October 2017)

She’s gone from writing for the likes of Cher and Rihanna to topping the charts all over Europe – the stunning L.P aka Laura Pergolizzi blew our socks off last night with a stunning performance on Later… with Jools Holland BBC2.

LP – aka Laura Pergolizzi – is taking the one-country-at-a-time approach to world domination.

After a string of record deals that yielded very little by the way of actual releases, the US singer-songwriter penned her latest track Lost On You during a time she describes as “one of her lowest points”. Fast-forward 18 months, and the song has topped the charts in 15 countries across Europe. Now she’s set her sights on the UK.

“It’s super wild!” she told us when we phoned her up for a chat recently. “It almost doesn’t seem real. Lately, my career feels like when you’re playing Monopoly and all of sudden you’re winning, and then someone tells you, ‘you know that money isn’t real, right?’ Every country has given more love than I can possibly imagine.”

LP’s journey to Lost On You spans over more than a decade and, as these things go in the music industry, is packed with plenty of fascinating and insightful plot twists, so we asked her to explain for us it in her own words

“It all started about 15 years ago. I’ve had a series of record deals – seven, in fact – 3 with indies and four with majors. It’s been a difficult task to get my entire package through, to be honest. By all accounts I was an indie artist and I thought that was going to be my thing. But I also thought I had quite a mainstream voice as well, in a way. I think that’s what’s been confusing.

“I have an affinity in my writing for pop. I tend to write big choruses and that’s what I enjoy writing and listening to. I think in that respect I’ve confused people at labels.

“I did a lot of performing and touring on a very ‘indie’ level, and then around 2006 I got into the major label circuit, but had two false starts. Two deals that yielded nothing. Between 2006 and 2009 I’d written something like 140 songs. One of the songs got picked up by the Backstreet Boys which was a bit of a watershed moment for me. It was like, ‘oh s**t, you can write songs and other people might actually record them!’.

“I then got a publishing deal and started to make that the focus of my career. I thought, this is what it is, I’m a songwriter now. I didn’t think too much about it, it was more me being in survival mode; and I was still working in music, so I was happy. I embarked on that and in 2009 and I started getting some big cuts with people like Rihanna.

“I then signed with new management who were very encouraging and thought I should pursue the artist thing again, so I started writing songs just for me. I even started playing the ukulele, just for fun! I then wrote Into The Wild which got put in a commercial, I signed to Warner Brothers at the same time and stayed with them for two years, but it took too long for my record to come out, for a multitude of reasons.

“By the time it did, everyone who had worked with me and believed in me at the label had left, so it wasn’t pushed. It’s funny, because in that low period, when my record was getting no attention and things were like, ‘f**k’, I wrote [her now best-known hits] Lost On You, Muddy Waters and Strange. I played them for Warner Brothers but in January they dropped me. A part of me likes that I played it for them and they still dropped me!

“Three months later, Vagrant Records signed me and I released an EP to see if anything would stick and would hopefully get a bit of indie coverage. Then a Greek label called me and said they wanted to put [Lost On You] out there and it went to Number 1 for eight months! Then Italy followed suit, then France, Israel… and here we are!

“Me and my songwriter friends always say, you’re just one song away. You never f**king know. I never rest easy and put all my eggs in one basket with one song you think is a hit. Maybe because of everything that’s happened, I’m constantly moving on. I don’t dwell on a song. Songs are like vehicles and they can change your whole f**king life – as a listener and an artist!”
Watch the full performance of Lost On You:

Savages perform “Sad Person” on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (3 May 2016)

The exciting quartet have confirmed their position as one of the most important bands in Britain right now with their recent performance on the BBC2 show Later With Jools Hollandand delivered a wondrous performance of ‘Sad Person’.

Taken form their recent LP “Adore Life” the band stole the show with their vitriolic and impassioned performance. Hitting notes like a jack hammer, without missing a single beat, Jehnny Beth and Co showed their mettle with the triumphant show.

Only when the band are seen live does their ferociousness and decisiveness really shine through. It is this courage of conviction which shows SAVAGES as something far greater than ‘just a band’ – they’re on a mission and they can now count Later With Jools Hollandas a conquered territory.

Lou Reed performs Sweet Jane on Later… with Jools Holland in 2000.

Lou Reed performs Perfect Day with Antony Hegarty, on Later… with Jools Holland in 2003.

Lou Reed & Metallica – White Light/White Heat on Later… with Jools Holland in 2011, the British television program. Where he performed “Iced Honey” their recent collaborative album, Lulu, and the Velvet Underground‘s “White Light/White Heat”

The ‘Loutallica’ experience marches on with both acts entertaining the crowd of the UK based show ‘Later…With Jools Holland.’ Their performance included the original track ‘Iced Honey’ from their recent ‘Lulu’ release and a cover of the Velvet Underground tune ‘White Light/White Heat.’

Prompted by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert where Metallica and Lou Reed both performed in 2009, the two forces spoke about potentially working together on a future project and ‘Lulu’ was conceived.

With ‘Lulu’ receiving mixed reviews Metallica fans don’t really seem to be fully embracing this experimental amalgamation between the two iconic sounds, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing them down any.

‘Lulu’ sold only 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

Tobias Jesso Jr performs “Without You” on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (5th May 2015)

In the past few months, the young piano man Tobias Jesso Jr. has made impressive appearances on The Tonight Show and Conan, and now he’s ready to take on TV shows elsewhere in the world. Jesso Jnr was a guest on the most recent episode of the BBC’s live-music show Later… With Jools Holland, where he played an entirely-solo version of “Without You,” the heart-squashed piano ballad from his very good debut album Goon. It was a lovely, spare rendition of the song, and Jesso Jnr made some truly intense piano-faces while he was singing it.