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The Housemartins - Live At The BBC CD


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  • Audio CD (18 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000HIVGUI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,482 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Drop Down Dead (John Peel 21/07/85) 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Flag Day (John Peel 21/07/85) 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Stand At Ease (John Peel 21/07/85) 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Reverends Revenge (Janice Long 6/11/85) 1:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shelter (Saturday Live 04/01/86) 3:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. People Get Ready (Saturday Live 04/01/86) 1:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Over There (John Peel 06/04/86) 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Caravan Of Love (John Peel 06/04/86) 4:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Happy Hour (John Peel 03/06/86) 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Heaven Help Us All (John Peel 03/06/86) 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Pickin' The Blues (Peel Show Theme Tune) (John Peel 03/06/86)0:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mercy (Janice Long 11/12/86) 2:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. So Glad (Janice Long 11/12/86) 1:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. He Brought Me Out (Janice Long 11/12/86) 2:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Sunday Isn't Sunday (John Peel 03/11/87) 2:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Build (John Peel 03/11/87) 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. We're Not Deep (Glastonbury 29/11/86) 2:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Me And The Farmer (Glastonbury 29/11/86) 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death (Nottingham Concert 30/09/87) 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Light Is Always Green (Nottingham Concert 30/09/87) 3:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The World's On Fire (Nottingham Concert 30/09/87) 3:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. We're Not Going Back (Nottingham Concert 30/09/87) 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Johannesburg (Nottingham Concert 30/09/87) 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Five Get Over Excited (Nottingham Concert 30/09/87) 4:440.99  Buy MP3 

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Derek Pike on 7 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
Back in the day, I loved everything about The Housemartins. Their music was obviously great but it was that and their stubborness against 'being' cool that made them so cool. I remember them being very spotty and then singing gospel acapellas on the "Good Afternoon" show on ITV and still coming across as so much more clued up than most of the other bands around this time. Their Little BBC documentary 'London 0 Hull 4" which was shown as part of "Rock around the clock" day in 1986 was taped and re-watched many times and it effortlessly captures a bleak North of Thatcher's England in a time when kids still played football in the street and kaghouls were the height of fashion. The Housemartins preached Marx and pushed socialism as easily as they enthused about Jesus, a brave move in pop music we all thought, but "Caravan of Love" was a Christmas number one so what did we know? There's plenty of gospel accapellas on this new CD which still sound fab, particularly "Heaven Help Us All" and "So Glad".

Much like their 80s contemporaries like The Smiths, The Cure, The Bunnymen and New Order, The Housemartins have been re-packaged re-packaged !! enough, but this is a highly welcome addition. Some tracks don't sound too different to the ones we've known and grown to love, but as with most BBC sessions there is a freshness and a rawness that makes these songs sound fresh again and there are enough rarities to keep the die-hards pleased too. The overplayed "Happy Hour" sounds different enough hear to listen with new ears, "Drop Down Dead" and "We're not Deep" are similar highlights and there is a good collection of live tracks at the end which reminded me of some of the great times I saw them play in Liverpool in '86.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris J. Nickless on 30 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
I will never tire of listening to the boys and this offering is one of those.
Not a single track wasted.The whole album leaves me wishing they had never grown up and all stayed together knocking out more quality stuff like this.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wants to relive their spotty youth again!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. WEI on 7 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
Great collection, bringing back the memories of those years when the Housemartins were there. How we miss the real good music!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lierbobles on 11 Jan 2013
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This is a great album if you are from an era when the Housemartins were top of the charts. BBC thanks for recording it and give us "old farts" as my son calls me the opportunity to move back in time and listen to some class
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