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on 28 October 2014
The BBC has so much material in their vaults that it does beggar belief at times just how long some of it takes to re-surface....but thank your lucky, lucky stars that they do...and in this 3 CD / 1 DVD box set are some glorious performances from Bill and the band along with some rather dubious ones.....but, at the end of the day, that's what makes/breaks a live set!
The first album from '74 holds some good early performances but also includes some rather dodgy (and way off key) keyboard moments, but, as in the saying "The Show Must Go On", Bill and the boys are completely unfazed and go on to complete the number irrespective! But it's the second and third albums that produce (for me) what BeBop Deluxe were all about - rocking, intelligent music presented by a powerful and well polished band at the height of their powers - and listening (and watching) all here, I still fail to understand why the band did not go onto the dizzy heights...but then, that's rock n' roll I guess.
All of the favourites are here and in the third album we see the stripping away of the more formal rock arrangements and the progression towards more electronic music from the Drastic Plastic era....brilliant stuff....and worth every penny (even though I did hang on until this came up cheap... :) )
A must for any avid collector of great 70's rock music!!