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Green Day announce historic The BBC Sessions live album

Green Day's BBC broadcasts from Maida Vale Studios between 1994 and 2001 are being mastered and made available for the first time later this year!

Green Day announce historic The BBC Sessions live album
Words:
Emily Carter

After digging back into the BBC archives earlier this year, Green Day have announced details of a full live album of their broadcasts from over the years.

The BBC Sessions – due out on December 10 – will consist of 16 songs recorded between 1994 and 2001 at London's legendary Maida Vale Studios, all mastered and made available for the first time ever.

Things kick off back in the Dookie era with 1994 recordings of She, When I Come Around, Basket Case and 2000 Light Years Away. Two years later Green Day returned to perform Geek Stink Breath, Brain Stew/Jaded, Walking Contradiction and Stuck With Me, and then in 1998 they played Hitchin' A Ride, Nice Guys Finish Last, Prosthetic Head and Redundant.

Finally, The BBC Sessions will then finish up with 2001 recordings of Castaway, Church On Sunday, Minority and Waiting. What a killer selection!

The album will be available on CD, digital and limited-edition 2LP vinyl, with liner notes by Steve Lamacq who attended each session.

Listen to 2000 Light Years Away now:

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Check out the full The BBC Sessions live album tracklist:

1. She (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
2. When I Come Around (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
3. Basket Case (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
4. 2000 Light Years Away (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
5. Geek Stink Breath (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
6. Brain Stew/Jaded (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
7. Walking Contradiction (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
8. Stuck With Me (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
9. Hitchin’ A Ride (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
10. Nice Guys Finish Last (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
11. Prosthetic Head (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
12. Redundant (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
13. Castaway (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
14. Church On Sunday (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
15. Minority (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
16. Waiting (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)

And catch Green Day with Fall Out Boy and Weezer at next year's Hella Mega Tour:

June 2022

19 Ernst-Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
21 Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
22 Stadspark – Groningen, Netherlands
24 London Stadium – London, UK
25 John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield, UK
27 Venue TBA – Dublin, Ireland
29 Bellahouston Park – Glasgow, UK

July 2022

2 Paris La Defense Arena – Paris, France

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