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Album: Darkness & Light: The Complete BBC Recordings
# Song Title   Time
1)    Oh No
2)    Lovers of Today
3)    Telescopic Love
4)    In Betweens
5)    Another Girl, Another Planet
6)    Beast, The
7)    No Peace for the Wicked
8)    Language Problem
9)    Miles from Nowhere
10)    Flaming Torch
11)    From Here to Eternity
12)    Prisoners
13)    Happy Pilgrim, The
14)    Big Sleep, The
15)    Oh Lucinda
16)    Why Don't You Kill Yourself?
1)    Beast, The
2)    Immortal Story, The
3)    Lovers of Today
4)    Someone Who Cares
5)    Another Girl, Another Planet
6)    Flowers Die
7)    She Says
8)    No Peace for the Wicked
9)    Beast, The
10)    No Solution
11)    In Betweens
12)    Programme
 

Album: Darkness & Light: The Complete BBC Recordings
# Song Title   Time
1)    Oh No
2)    Lovers of Today
3)    Telescopic Love
4)    In Betweens
5)    Another Girl, Another Planet
6)    Beast, The
7)    No Peace for the Wicked
8)    Language Problem
9)    Miles from Nowhere
10)    Flaming Torch
11)    From Here to Eternity
12)    Prisoners
13)    Happy Pilgrim, The
14)    Big Sleep, The
15)    Oh Lucinda
16)    Why Don't You Kill Yourself?
1)    Beast, The
2)    Immortal Story, The
3)    Lovers of Today
4)    Someone Who Cares
5)    Another Girl, Another Planet
6)    Flowers Die
7)    She Says
8)    No Peace for the Wicked
9)    Beast, The
10)    No Solution
11)    In Betweens
12)    Programme
 
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Performer Notes
  • The Only Ones includes: Peter Perrett (vocals); John Perry (guitar).
  • The Only Ones: Alan Mair (bass guitar); John Perry, Mike Kellie, Peter Perrett.
  • Personnel: Peter Perrett (vocals, guitar); John Perry (guitar); Mike Kellie (drums).
  • Liner Note Author: S‚amus Egan.
  • Recording information: 09/13/1977-05/21/1980.
  • Photographer: Simon Fowler .
  • Arrangers: Mike Kellie; Alan Mair; Peter Perrett; John Perry.
  • This two-CD set brings together all five of the band's 1977-1980 sessions for BBC radio, as well as a couple of late-'70s TV appearances on the BBC television show Old Grey Whistle Test (which are as good fidelity-wise as the radio broadcasts). Most of the material comes from their three albums, although there are a few items here and there that only showed up elsewhere in places like the Remains compilation or the Peel Sessions release. This concentration of multiple sessions over a short period of time does mean you get two versions of a few songs (including the celebrated "Another Girl Another Planet") and three of "The Beast," in fact, but they're intelligently widely spaced from each other. There aren't great hidden dimensions to be unveiled by these recordings that you wouldn't get from the studio releases, but they're solid and committed performances of quality early new wave material with a live ambience. Not that anyone suspected this, but they also serve as proof that the group were good live players, better and tighter than many bands of their ilk. If there was no other Only Ones music in print, this would on its own serve as a pretty good summation of their repertoire. As it happens, there will probably always be Only Ones studio recordings available, but even those who own them will find this to be a pretty enjoyable supplement. Additionally, the liner notes nicely condense the Only Ones' story, with plenty of interesting quotes from lead guitarist John Perry. ~ Richie Unterberger
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