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17th February 2001, 01:44 PM
FYI - Here's a list with all the BBC Radio Sessions. Think its enough material to release on a special "UB40 at the BBC" CD http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smile.gif

I am still missing several of the sessions, anyone has them recorded?



January 2, 1980

Recording date: December 12 and 18, 1979 (UB40 without Astro)
Recorded at: Maida Vale 4 studio
Radio show: John Peel
- Food For Thought
- 25 %
- King


May 5, 1981

Recording date: April 4, 1981
Recorded at: Langham 1 studio
Radio show: Richard Skinner
- One In Ten
- Present Arms
- Neon Haze
- Sardonicus


January 25, 1982

Recording date: January 9, 1982
Recorded at: Maida Vale 4 studio
Radio show: John Peel
- Folitician
- I Won't Close My Eyes
- Love Is All Is All Right
- Prince Baldhead Meets Gymslip And The School Girls At The Chemist


July 27, 1982

Recording date: July 8, 1982
Recorded at: Maida Vale 4 studio
Radio show: David Jensen, The Evening Show
- So Here I Am
- Forget The Cost
- The Prisoner
- Don't Do The Crime


April 25, 1983

Recording date: April 4, 1983
Recorded at: Maida Vale 4 studio
Radio show: David Jensen, The Evening Show
- Red Red Wine
- Please Don't Make Me Cry
- Nkomo A Go Go

17th February 2001, 01:50 PM
Hi joris ..i emailed bbc and they said they would hand my request to the marketing division..i havent heared anything since.think i will try again and i dont think it would hurt if more people gave it a shot
rossy http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smile.gif

17th February 2001, 02:01 PM
Rossy, do email me the details of the BBC persons you contacted (email/postal address) so I can write them too. I can't wait for a BBC Radio Sessions cd with UB40.

http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/king.gif ,where are your people now?
Chained and pacified.
Tried in vain to show them how.
And for that you died.

Just love that bbc session version!

17th February 2001, 02:13 PM
When you see some of the bands that have had their BBC seesions released its a crime that the UB40 sessions have not been released.

Everyone needs to e-mail the BBC. After all they could do with the revenue.

17th February 2001, 03:22 PM
here is the email i got back from the beeb
Dear Colin,

Thanks for your email regarding BBC Live CD's, and the possibility of the release of old "UB40" material.

I have forwarded your message to the BBC's Information department in order that they may answer your query.

If you have any further queries, or fail to receive a response to your current query, please do not hesitate to contact me again through the "Contact Us" link on the beeb website at: http://www.beeb.com <http://www.beeb.com/> .

Best wishes

Esther Bailey

Customer Relations Manager

17th February 2001, 03:23 PM
Hello there,
Just posting to say excellent work being done by Joris and Rossy to improve and manufacture more UB40 merchandise, something I'm very interested in my self. Come on the BBC let's get something going. If you need any help, give me a shout and i will do my best.


17th February 2001, 05:07 PM
have just emailed them, if we all do the same, they've got to listen ! cheers for the info rossy.

17th February 2001, 06:20 PM
Yeah nods,the instrumental is the piper calls the tune with Astro saying a few words at the start. I still have that session on tape.Anyone like a copy steve.watts3@uk.dreamcast.com

biglove steve
17th February 2001, 06:40 PM
Hi Joris... That BBC Transcription album is in the post
to ya... The Hammersmith gig.. from 83... E-Mail ya more soon

18th February 2001, 09:30 AM
No problem Joris,how about a swap then? IŽll send you my address.

18th February 2001, 09:44 AM
A swap sounds excellent to me http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smile.gif I already emailed you my address last night!