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BBC Sessions
Loudon Wainwright
BBC Sessions
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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21 of the folkie's typically cynical & often hilarious songsrecorded for the BBC between 1971-1993. Includes ''Be CarefuThere's A Baby In The House' and 'It's Love And I Hate It'. 1998 Strange Fruit release.

      
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All Artists: Loudon Wainwright
Title: BBC Sessions
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Strange Fruit UK
Release Date: 10/26/1998
Album Type: Live, Import
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 605563607323

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21 of the folkie's typically cynical & often hilarious songsrecorded for the BBC between 1971-1993. Includes ''Be CarefuThere's A Baby In The House' and 'It's Love And I Hate It'. 1998 Strange Fruit release.

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So many fabulous songs...
Blake Watson | Winnetka, CA USA | 11/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A good cross-section of raw Loudon. There are better albums for the uninitiated ("History" is probably his best studio album, "Career Moves" his best live-before-audience album) but this collection has a lot to recommend it, especially for the fan. (The only thing lacking, really, is that these are live performances without the feedback a large, liive audience would give, and Loudon's handling of audiences is definitely an important aspect of his talent.)"Sunday Times", "I Wish It Were Me" and "It's Love And I Hate It" aren't available on his other albums and a lot of the songs which suffered from over-production on his albums (like "A.M. World", "East Indian Princess", and to a lesser extent "Prince Hal's Dirge") are given a cleaner treatment here. The album is arranged in chronological order based on when the songs were performed, not when they were written. As the album progresses, Loudons voice gets less reedy and nasal and takes on a richer, more expressive tone. This renders particulrly poignant the late entry of "School Days", which was the first song on his first album, only now being sung some 25 years later, by a man old enough to be the song author's father.Given the fact that LW3 has recorded enough songs live for BBC radio to fill many, many CDs, we can only hope this leads to further volumes."
Folk eminence
Søren Helmer | Virum,Denmark | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After a long life in and out of the music business, it is surely a rare thing to stumble over an artifact such as this. It is of course a compilation, but what a compilation. It will take you all the way around your emotional register, and somewhere along the way leave you bewildered and wondering, if this in fact was one album or several "best of's". the first couple of times I listened to the album, I felt like way back when I first heard Randy Newman, and he has been following me ever since. I am now the proud owner of many Loudon albums, and I will not stop untill I have them all. I am amazed that no has reviewed this album before, but go ahead...it is not hard to find all the positive adjectives in your vocabulary, and throw them in the air. Enjoy!"
He plays from the cerebellum...
Starhead | Moss Beach, CA USA | 10/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know a whole lot about Loudon Wainwright III, and this is the first album of his I've ever bought... after listening to it several times I have really come to feel that there are some true gems in this collection. He doesn't think in a straight line & he tackles some funny and dark subjects with humor & depth. I guess his voice and guitar playing take a little (OK, a lot) of getting used to, but I will go back to these songs. A weak four stars, but if you are interested in this kind of stuff it's definitely worth getting."