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Barclay James Harvest Radio Broadcasts

RecordedBroadcastProgramme Featured SongsNotes
23.04.6805.05.68Top GearSo Tomorrow
Mr. Sunshine
Early Morning
I Can't Go On Without You
Eden Unobtainable
First broadcast with first four only.
All broadcast 02.06.68. Repeated 01.02.80
30.07.6804.08.68Top GearNight
Pools Of Blue
Need You Oh So Bad
Small Time Town
[Dark Now My Sky]
Repeated 08.09.68.

[=not broadcast]
29.06.7105.07.71Bob HarrisUrsula
She Said
Someone There You Know
First broadcast had first three only.
Repeated 09.09.71, 15.04.89, 17.12.89, 11.01.92
20.12.7114.01.72John PeelBlue John's Blues
The Poet
After the Day
Repeated 25.02.72
01.02.7208.02.72John PeelThe Poet
After The Day
Medicine Man
Same session as above?
15.03.7203.04.72Bob HarrisChild Of Man
Medicine Man
Repeated 08.05.72, 01.02.80, 15.04.89, 17.12.89, 11.01.92
08.05.7213.05.72Dave AnthonyI'm Over YouNetwork Session?
23.08.7209.10.72Bob HarrisThank You
100,000 Smiles Out
Delph Town Morn
Medicine Man
"Private tape", not a true session. Repeated 15.04.89, 17.12.89, 11.01.92
05.09.7324.09.73Bob HarrisChild Of The Universe
The Joker
Untitled No. 6 - Allergy
Broadcast as BJH. Not a true session - two songs were advance tape from John's solo album. Repeated 19.11.73
01.08.7408.08.74John PeelThe Great 1974 Mining Disaster
Paper Wings
For No One
Crazy City
Repeated 01.02.80, 17.12.89, 11.01.92
31.07.7402.09.74Bob HarrisNegative Earth
Crazy City
For No One
Same session as above?

n.b. Repeat broadcasts by Tommy Vance (01.02.80) and Alan Freeman (15.04.89, 17.12.89 and 11.01.92) included selected tracks only.

Acknowledgements to David Beaumont of BBC Enterprises and to Ken Garner's comprehensive book listing all artists' BBC sessions, In Session Tonight (BBC Books) for some of the information in this listing.

Wiederholungen, die von Tommy Vance (1.2.80) und Alan Freeman (15.04.89, 17.12.89 und 11.01.92) gespielt wurden, umfaßten nur eine Auswahl der Songs.

Zusammengestellt mit Hilfe von David Beaumont von BBC Enterprises und Ken Garners Buch In Session Tonight (BBC Books), die einen Teil der Information in dieser Liste lieferten.

BBC Concert Recordings

She Said; Mockingbird; Dark Now My SkyBJH + Roy Young Band, Radio 1 John Peel's Sunday Concert, probably recorded at the Paris Theatre in London.
"Song For Dying" recorded but not broadcast.
Mocking Bird; Medicine Man; Moonwater; Summer Soldier; The Poet; After The Day; Galadriel; Dark Now My SkyBJH + Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Ford. Radio 1 In Concert, recorded at the Paris Theatre, Lower Regent Street, London
19.06.7422.06.74Summer Soldier; Medicine Man; Crazy City; After The Day; Negative Earth; The Great 1974 Mining Disaster; Paper Wings; For No OneRadio 1 In Concert at Golders Green Hippodrome. "She Said" recorded but not broadcast. Most songs are on a BBC transcription disc and a bootleg CD.
Crazy City; Polk Street Rag; Hymn For The Children; For No One; MockingbirdRecorded live at Hammersmith Odeon. Broadcast by John Peel on Radio 1, "Polk Street Rag" (26/02/77?) and "Crazy City" (05/03/77?) repeated on Alan Freeman's Saturday show

Transcription Discs

PICK OF THE POPS FOR YOUR DJ - 351 (BBC Transcription Services 128514/128515-S, "expires 28-7-72")
Side 1: Family - In My Own Time; Cliff Richard - Fire And Rain; Paladin - Give Me Your Hand; Manfred Mann's Earthband - Captain Bobby Stout; Dando Shaft - Black Prince Of Paradise (all John Peel session tracks)
Side 2: BJH - Galadriel; She Said; Someone There You Know; Ursula (The Swansea Song) [1971 Peel session]

1971 transcription disc with BJH BBC session

POP SPECTACULAR #32, featuring Barclay James Harvest In Concert (BBC TS CN 1706/S, "expires 4-73")
Mocking Bird; Medicine Man; Moonwater; Summer Soldier
The Poet; After The Day; Galadriel; Dark Now My Sky
[recorded 16-11-72 at the Paris Theatre, Lower Regent Street, with Martyn Ford and a twenty-piece orchestra]

1972 BBC In Concert transcription disc

POP SPECTACULAR #77, featuring Barclay James Harvest In Concert (BBC TS CN 2129SQ)
Summer Soldier; Medicine Man; Crazy City
After The Day; Negative Earth; She Said; Paper Wings
[recorded 19-06-74 at the Golders Green Hippodrome, London, in SQ quadraphonic]

1974 BBC In Concert transcription disc

ROCK AROUND THE WORLD #135 (Rock Around The World, US LP)
Side 1: Interview and music from Natalie Cole
Side 2: BJH - Crazy City; Polk Street Rag; Rock 'N' Roll Star; Suicide?
[BJH tracks recorded live at the Liverpool Empire, 14-10-76]

BBC ROCK HOUR #8 (London Wavelength, US LP)
[Eight live tracks from Live Tapes, introduced by Brian Matthew, dated 15-2-78]

BBC PRESENTS (D.I.R./London Wavelength, US reel-to-reel tape]
Part 1: Rory Gallagher
Part 2: BJH - Crazy City; After The Day; Paper Wings
[1974 In Concert recordings introduced by Brian Saxton]

TOP OF THE POPS #353 (BBC Transcription Services 128418, "expires 11-8-72")
Side 1: Hollies - Hold On; Barclay James Harvest - Galadriel; Family - In My Own Time; Bronco - Time Slips Away; Rory Gallagher ­ It Takes Time; Hollies - Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
Side 2: Wishbone Ash ­ The Pilgrim; Bronco ­ Old Grey Shadow; Barclay James Harvest ­ Somewhere There You Know; Rory Gallagher - I Fall Apart; Hollies - What A Life I've Led
[1971 Peel session recordings with Brian Matthew voiceover]

TOP OF THE POPS #387 (BBC Transcription Services 130059, "expires 6-4-73")
Labi Siffre - Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying; Steeleye Span - John Barleycorn; Cilla Black - Make It With You; Greyhound - I Am What I Am; Barclay James Harvest - Child Of Man; Labi Siffre - In The Morning; The Faces - Miss Judy's Farm; Cilla Black - The World I Wish For You
[1972 Bob Harris session recording?]

TOP OF THE POPS #415 (BBC Transcription Services 131327, "expires 19-10-73")
Side 1: Gary Glitter - I Didn't Know I Loved You Till I Saw You Rock And Roll; Barclay James Harvest - Thank You; Ralph McTell - First Song; Honeybus - She's A Lady; Dandy Livingstone - Suzanne Beware Of The Devil; Barclay James Harvest - Delph Town Morn; Ralph McTell - When I Was A Cowboy; Gary Glitter - Famous Instigator
Side 2: Trailer; Gary Glitter - Rock On; Barclay James Harvest - 100,000 Smiles Out; Ralph McTell - Gypsy; Honeybus - Lady's Not For Burning; Interview with Steve Priest of The Sweet

TOP OF THE POPS #511 (BBC Transcription Services, London release date 21-08-74)
Crazy City, Paper Wings
[Peel session versions. Plus tracks from Glitter Band, Rubettes, Kiki Dee, Elton John, Bay City Rollers, interview with Rick Wakeman]

TOP OF THE POPS #580 (BBC Transcription Services, London release date 17-12-75)
Titles, Jonathan
[Album versions, plus tracks from Slade, Ace, Labi Siffre, Stretch, The Average White Band, and The Rubettes]

TOP OF THE POPS #741 (BBC Transcription Services, London release date 17-01-79)
Loving Is Easy (3' 38")
[Single version, plus tracks from Frankie Miller, Squeeze, Generation X, 10cc, Fingerprintz and The Bee Gees]

TOP OF THE POPS #1154 (BBC Transcription Services, London release date 18-12-86)
He Said Love (4' 05")
[Single version, plus tracks from Elton John & Cliff Richard, Loose Ends, Talk Talk, Dexy's Midnight Runners and Elkie Brooks]

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