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Kevin Ayers - Live At The BBC In London download album

  • Performer: Kevin Ayers
  • Title: Live At The BBC In London
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Country: Europe
  • Released: 2013
  • Style: Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1997 mb
  • FLAC album: 1451 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Kevin Ayers - Live At The BBC In London download album

Live at the BBC 1970 & 1972 Goodfellas 2013. Original Album Series - Kevin Ayers original album series 2015. ing + 3 Bonus Tracks Parlophone 2016.

Recorded 1972 for the BBC in London. BY PDO. Recommendations.

For a guy who never had a chart record (even in the lowest rungs), Kevin Ayers sure managed to record a lot of BBC sessions in the 1970s. Several other BBC compilations preceded this two-CD set, which repeats some, though not all, of what's been previously issued from such sessions. One of the anthology's flaws is that it doesn't clearly mark what has never appeared elsewhere; maybe designating such tracks with asterisks would cut down on impulse purchases from discerning shoppers, but it would sure help fans in straightening out what's where.

Live At The BBC In London (Kevin Ayers). X. 251. A. +. 1970-07-18. Apart from Lol Coxhill (ex-Delivery, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World) on saxophone and Richard Sinclair (ex-Caravan and Hatfield & the North) on bass, members were Dave Arbus on violin (ex-East Of Eden), Dave MacRae on keyboards (ex-Matching Mole and Nucleus) and Phil Howard on drums (ex-Soft Machine). A 52-minute tape of the gig is in circulation among bootleggers.

Kevin Ayers's debut solo album, Joy of a Toy, released in 1969, concluded with a song called All This Crazy Gift of Time. All my blond and twilight dreams," sang Ayers in his signature, slightly wayward baritone, "all those strangled future schemes, all those glasses drained of wine. In retrospect, it sounds like a statement of intent, though intent is perhaps too strong a word to apply to Ayers, whose singular songwriting talent was matched by a sometimes startling lack of ambition. The following year, Ayers's appearance at the Rainbow Theatre in London alongside John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico was recorded for a subsequent live album entitled June 1, 1974. In the late 1970s, as punk took hold in Britain, Ayers seemed to disappear from view, dogged by addiction and what often seemed like a general lack of interest in his own career.

Kevin Ayers is the kind of seemingly unhinged eccentric that rock rarely has space for these days. Like Vivian Stanshall and Syd Barrett, with whom he is most closely associated, he trod a crooked path. A founder member of Canterbury's jazz bohos Soft Machine, he cut loose in pursuit of a solo career in 1969. His first album, Joy of a Toy was released as the decade turned. He followed this with Shooting at the Moon in 1970, ing in 1972 and Bananamour the year after that.

Kevin Ayers - Shouting In A Bucket Blues (OGWT). Kevin Ayers best albums. Kevin Ayers best tracks. Include tracks from compilation albums Exclude tracks from compilation albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilation albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

June 1, 1974 is a live album of songs performed at the Rainbow Theatre in London on the titular date. The album is officially attributed to Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico, although other well-known musicians, including Mike Oldfield, Robert Wyatt and Ollie Halsall, also contributed to the concert. The cover photograph was taken by Mick Rock in the foyer of the Rainbow Theatre shortly before the concert began


February 10, 1970
A1 Why Are We Sleeping? 8:54
A2 You Say You Like My Hat 3:15
June 9, 1970
A3 Derby Day 3:08
A4 The Interview 0:57
A5 We Did It Again 11:40
May 20, 1970
B1 Gemini Chile 3:13
B2 Lady Rachel 6:21
May 17, 1972
B3 Oyster And The Flying Fish 3:02
B4 Butterfly Dance 3:33
B5 Whatevershebringswesing 7:46
B6 Falling In Love Again 3:14
B7 Queen Thing 0:40


  • Alto Saxophone – Elton Dean (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Bass Guitar – Hugh Hopper (tracks: A1, A2), Mick Oldfield* (tracks: A3 to A5, B1, B2)
  • Bass Guitar, Vocals – Archie Legget (tracks: B3 to B7)
  • Drums – Mick Fincher (tracks: A3 to A5, B1, B2)
  • Drums, Backing Vocals – Robert Wyatt (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Flute – Lynn Dobson* (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals – Kevin Ayers
  • Organ – Mike Ratledge (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Piano – David Bedford (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2)
  • Soprano Saxophone – Lol Coxhill (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2)
  • Trombone – Nick Evans (tracks: A1, A2)


(c)2013 Alfa/RVI, Tokyo
Limited Edition of 500 copies

Yellow vinyl in clear PVC sleeve with track listing and personnel printed on it. No label on record.

Tracks recorded in 1970 and 1972 at the BBC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 89397 41891 5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TMQ-TV001 Kevin Ayers Butterfly Dance At The BBC ‎(LP, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality TMQ-TV001 Europe Unknown
TMQ-TV001 Kevin Ayers Butterfly Dance At The BBC ‎(LP, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality TMQ-TV001 Unknown

Reviews about Kevin Ayers - Live At The BBC In London (1):
again this is an official record. excellent quality too

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