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JACK BRUCE | 4CD / 2 Blu-ray Smiles & Grins The Broadcast Sessions 1970-2001 Out Now!

JACK BRUCE | 4CD / 2 Blu-ray Smiles & Grins The Broadcast Sessions 1970-2001 Out Now!

JACK BRUCE | 4CD / 2 Blu-ray Smiles & Grins The Broadcast Sessions 1970-2001 Out Now!


  • • A NEW OFFICIAL 4CD & 2 MULTI-REGION BLU RAY VIDEO BOXED SET ANTHOLOGY FEATURING THE SURVIVING RADIO & TELEVISION BROADCAST SESSIONS BY THE LEGENDARY JACK BRUCE RECORDED BETWEEN 1970 & 2001.

    • FEATURING AN UN-BROADCAST TV SESSION OF LIFETIME FOR BEAT CLUB IN 1970 & ALL THE SURVIVING BBC RADIO & TV SESSION RECORDINGS & APPEARANCES, INCLUDING TWO CONCERTS SCREENED BY THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST IN 1975 & 1981.

    • ALL NEWLY REMASTERED & RESTORED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES. INCLUDES AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH ESSAY.

    • COVERAGE ON ALL SPECIALIST & NATIONAL RADIO, REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES & ALL PRESS PLUS COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES.

The box set features all the surviving BBC radio and television appearances made by Jack between 1970 and 2001, along with a wonderful un-broadcast session recorded for the German TV show Beat Club by Lifetime (also featuring Tony Williams, John McLaughlin and Larry Young) filmed around the time of the album ‘Turn it Over’.

The BBC material includes two legendary In Concert recordings. The first concert dates from 1971 (with friends Chris Spedding, Graham Bond, John Marshall and Art Themen) and is included in its entirety with the full 18-minute version of ‘Powerhouse Sod’ presented on CD for the first time, the second concert dates from 1977 and features the band Jack assembled for the ‘How’s Tricks’ album. Also featured are both audio and video recordings of the 1975 Old Grey Whistle Test special concert with Jack’s band featuring Carla Bley, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Leahy and Bruce Gary. The set also includes a concert from 1981 recorded for The Old Grey Whistle Test, a TV appearance from 1982 and the complete Jazz in Britain sessions from 1971 and 1978 featuring Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman and John Surman, along with a session for Later with Jools Holland from 2001.

‘Smiles & Grins’ is the most comprehensive collection of Jack’s broadcast sessions ever released and it includes an illustrated booklet and essay – a fitting celebration of the musical legacy of Jack Bruce, a much-missed master of his craft.

DISC ONE
BBC Sessions 1971
In Concert August 1971
1 You Burned the Tables on Me
2 Smiles and Grins
3 Folk Song
4 A Letter of Thanks
5 We’re Going Wrong
6 The Clearout
7 Have You Ever Loved a Woman?
8 Powerhouse Sod
9 You Sure Look Good to Me
DISC TWO
Sounds of the 70s - July 1971
10 Theme for an Imaginary Western
11 You Burned the Tables on Me
12 Folk Song
13 A Letter of Thanks
14 The Clearout
Jazz in Britain - 10th August 1971 - Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman & John Surman
6 Baru
7 Powerhouse Sod
8 Oom Bham She Bam Bom
9 Jack’s Gone
10 Clearway
11 Walkabout
DISC THREE
Old Grey Whistle Test Concert - 6th June 1975
1 Can You Follow
2 Morning Story
3 Keep it Down
4 Pieces of Mind
5 One
6 Spirit
7 Without a Word
8 Smiles and Grins
Jazz in Britain - 4th September 1978 Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman & John Surman
9 Fifteen Minutes Past Three
10 Ten to Four

DISC FOUR
BBC Radio 1 In Concert - 30th April 1977
1 Madhouse
2 Without a Word
3 Times
4 Baby Jane
5 Born Under a Bad Sign
6 Lost Inside a Song
7 Something to Live For
8 How’s Tricks
9 Spirit
10 Out into the Fields
11 You Burned the Tables on Me

Jazz in Britain - 4th September 1978 Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman & John Surman
12 Twenty Past Four

DISC FIVE
Lifetime - Beat Club, Bremen un-broadcast performance - 24 November 1970
1 Smiles & Grins
i Devotion
ii Smiles & Grins (reprise)
iii Dance of Maya 2 One Word

The Old Grey Whistle Test Concert - 6th June 1975
3 Can You Follow
4 Morning Story
5 Keep it Down
6 Pieces of Mind
7 One
8 Spirit
9 Without a Word
10 Smiles and Grins

DISC SIX
The Old Grey Whistle Test Jack Bruce & Friends in concert – University of Surrey, Guildford - 9 June 1981
1 White Room
2 Hit and Run
3 Soul Blues
4 Living Without Ja
5 Dancing on Air
6 In This Way
7 Theme for an Imaginary Western

B.A. in Music - 30 August 1982 8 Theme for an Imaginary Western
Later with Jools Holland - October 2001
9 52nd Street
10 Sunshine of Your Love