BBC Sessions (The Who album)

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BBC Sessions
Live album compilation by
Released15 February 2000
Recorded1965–1973 at various locations
ProducerMichael Appleton, Bernie Andrews, Bill Bebb, Jimmy Grant, Bev Phillips, Brian Willey, Paul Williams
The Who chronology
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
BBC Sessions
Blues to the Bush
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

BBC Sessions by The Who was released 15 February 2000 on Polydor Records internationally and MCA Records in the U.S.[3] It contains 24 songs and two jingles recorded live at the BBC studios in London.

With the exception of the jingles being used to bookend the album, and the third track being misplaced, The Who's recordings are presented in chronological order.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pete Townshend except where noted. Due to publishing restrictions, the American version dropped "Man with the Money" and edited out the few lines from "Spoonful" contained in "Shakin' All Over".

1."My Generation (BBC Radio 1 Jingle)"0:57
2."Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Townshend, Roger Daltrey)2:44
3."Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick)1:49
4."Just You and Me, Darling" (James Brown)2:01
5."Leaving Here" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)2:34
6."My Generation"3:23
7."The Good's Gone"2:59
10."Man with the Money" (Don Everly, Phil Everly)2:31
11."Dancing in the Street" (William "Mickey" Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter)2:23
13."I'm a Boy"2:39
14."Run Run Run"3:16
15."Boris the Spider" (John Entwistle)2:13
16."Happy Jack"2:09
17."See My Way" (Daltrey)1:50
18."Pictures of Lily"2:34
19."A Quick One (While He's Away)"7:01
20."Substitute (Version 2)"2:12
21."The Seeker"3:04
22."I'm Free"2:24
23."Shakin' All Over/Spoonful" (Johnny Kidd, Willie Dixon)3:41
25."Long Live Rock"3:52
26."Boris the Spider (BBC Radio 1 Jingle)" (Entwistle)0:10
Best Buy limited edition bonus disc
1."Townshend Talks Tommy" 
2."Pinball Wizard" 
3."See Me, Feel Me" 
4."I Don't Even Know Myself" 
5."I Can See for Miles" 
6."Heaven and Hell" (Entwistle) 
7."The Seeker" 
8."Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart) 

Recording and broadcast details[edit]

Tracks 2, 4, and 5 recorded 24 May 1965, at Aeolian Hall, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, 29 May 1965.
Produced by Jimmy Grant and Brian Willey.

Track 3 recorded 15 June 1965, at Aeolian Hall, London.

Broadcast on Top Gear, 19 June 1965.
Produced by Bernie Andrews.

Tracks 6, 7, and 8 recorded 22 November 1965, at Aeolian Hall, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, 27 November 1965.
Produced by Jimmy Grant & Brian Willey.

Tracks 9, 10, and 11 recorded 15 March 1966, at Aeolian Hall, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, 19 March 1966.
Produced by Jimmy Grant & Brian Willey.

Tracks 12 and 13 recorded 13 September 1966, at the BBC Playhouse Theatre, Westminster, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, 17 September 1966.
Produced by Jimmy Grant & Brian Willey.

Tracks 14, 15, 16, and 17 recorded 17 January 1967, at the BBC Playhouse Theatre, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, 21 January 1967.
Produced by Bill Bebb & Jimmy Grant.

Tracks 1, 18, 19, and 26 recorded 10 October 1967, at De Lane Lea Studios, Kingsway, London.

Broadcast on Top Gear, 15 October 1967.
Produced by Bernie Andrews & Bev Phillips.

Tracks 20, 21, 22, and 23 recorded 13 April 1970, at IBC Studios, London.

Broadcast on the Dave Lee Travis show, 19 April 1970.
Produced by Paul Williams.

Tracks 24 and 25 recorded 29 January 1973, at the BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, using previously recorded backing tracks.

Broadcast on The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC Two, 30 January 1973.
Produced by Michael Appleton.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone Review".
  3. ^ "The Who BBC Sessions". The Who Official Band Website. 1 February 2000. Retrieved 15 May 2011.