I was pleasantly surprised to see a copy of The Delgados BBC Sessions in the Wigtown Emporium and needless to say I quickly pounced.
It was released on the Strange Fruit label in 1997 at which time only the bands debut album Domestiques had been released.Five of the fourteen songs from the album feature.
The CD consists of 11 tracks recorded over 5 sessions. 5 of the 11 appear on 2 sessions for John Peel on 05/03/95 and 23/04/96 all of which also appear on The Complete Peel Sessions released by Chemikal Underground in 1996.
Therefore it appears only fair that we concentrate on the other three sessions with one song from each.
In date order and the order they appear on the CD these are
- Acoustic Session for BBC Scotland's Jump the Q from 07/08/95
- Mark Radcliffe Live Session 10/07/96
- Mary Ann Hobbs Live Acoustic Session 22/10/96