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BBC Sessions, Disc 1: In Concert
Released August 1st, 1999
BBC Sessions, Disc 2: Studio
From the earliest stages of Rory's musical odyssey, the BBC played an important part in his musicianship. Some of the earliest memories are of Rory 'surfing' the radio to access the Blues and Jazz programmes of the day, not coming out to play in the morning because of Saturday Club (the radio 'Old Grey Whistle Test' of it's time) and rushing home from school for the four o'clock programme which devoted thirty minutes of music to a different group each week. The young Rory considered these shows to be an acid test of the performers musical proficiency, keenly listening to hear how far a band would deviate from their recordings and to the real depth of their repertoire.