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Smiles & Grins Broadcast Sessions 1970-2001 [Import]
  • Artist: Jack Bruce
  • Label: Esoteric
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • UPC: 5013929485242
  • Item #: 2606591X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 1/26/2024
List Price: $72.99
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Smiles & Grins Broadcast Sessions 1970-2001 [Import] on CD

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. The 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 it's 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.