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Danielle Dax - The BBC Sessions mp3 album

  • Performer: Danielle Dax
  • Title: The BBC Sessions
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: AHX AC3 VQF FLAC AU AIFF MP1
  • Released: 1991
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Goth Rock, Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1850 mb
  • FLAC album: 1903 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 278
Danielle Dax - The BBC Sessions mp3 album

Danielle Dax (born 23 September 1958) is an English experimental musician and producer most active from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s. She was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Born Danielle Gardner, Dax's first performance on stage in London was when she was a pre-teen. She sang in Benjamin Britten's opera, Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood), at the Royal Albert Hall. Preceding this, the first time Dax appeared on stage was at the age of three as an Orange Jelly Baby on the Southend Bandstand.

By the mid 1980s avant garde musician and singer Danielle Dax had grown hugely popular on the underground scene. Her first two albums, Pop Eyes (1983) and Jesus Egg That Wept (1984) were both largely experimental affairs, leading many critics to describe her as "arty". Not that this is a bad thing.

By the mid 1980s Danielle Dax had become hugely popular on the underground scene. Her first two albums, 'Pop Eyes' (1983) and 'Jesus Egg That Wept' (1984) were largely experimental affairs that led many critics to describe her as "arty". Through word of mouth, Dax was making a lot of waves, garnering the attention of the "serious" music press, leading to her guest-performing on the Channel 4 music series 'The Tube', a television show that showcased cutting-edge, innovative music. It's all the more surprising, perhaps, that in late 1985 she was invited to record a session for the Janice Long show on BBC's Radio 1, although this was aired late at night, thus hampering any real opportunity for her to widespread exposure. It's an understatement, to say the least, when I say that this CD of 'The Janice Long Session' is absolutely fantastic and totally stunning.

Band Name Danielle Dax. Album Name The Janice Long Session. Type EP. Data de lançamento 1987. Labels Awesome Records. Estilo de MúsicaPunk-Rock. Membros têm este álbum0. 1. Fizzing Human-Bomb.

Danielle Dax Ostrich. Danielle Dax When I Was Young. Danielle Dax Fizzing Human Bomb. Danielle Dax Here Come the Harvest Buns. Danielle Dax The Passing Of The Third Floor Back (Instrumental). Danielle Dax Bad Miss 'M'. 02:42. Danielle Dax Cutting The Last Sheaf. Danielle Dax The Spoil Factor. Danielle Dax The Wheeled Wagon. Danielle Dax King Crack. Danielle Dax Evil Honky Stomp. Danielle Dax 05-Here Come The Harvest Buns (1983-Pop-Eyes). Danielle Dax Flashback.

Release group by Danielle Dax. Overview. Strange Fruit (British label dedicated to the distribution of BBC recordings, like Peel sessions). SFNT 006. The BBC Sessions.

Tracklist

1 Fizzing Human Bomb 3:39
2 Pariah 3:36
3 Ostrich 3:57
4 Numb Companions 3:20

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Dutch East India Trading
  • Manufactured By – Dutch East India Trading
  • Manufactured By – American Helix – E30578
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – BBC Enterprises Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Strange Fruit Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Phantom Publishing Ltd.
  • Mastered At – CTS Studios

Credits

  • Bass, Percussion – Ian Sturgess
  • Drums – Martyn Watts
  • Engineer – Peter Watts
  • Engineer [Cutting] – Bob Jones
  • Guitar – Steve Reeves
  • Photography By – AJ Barratt*
  • Producer – Barry Andrews
  • Synthesizer – David Knight
  • Vocals, Synthesizer – Danielle Dax
  • Written-By – Dax* (tracks: 1), Danielle Dax (tracks: 2 to 4), Knight* (tracks: 1)

Notes

Recorded: 1st December 1985.
First transmission: 14th January 1986.

Photo: AJ Barratt / Retna Pictures Ltd.
Cutting at CTS.

℗ 1988 BBC Enterprises Ltd.
© 1988 Strange Fruit Records
Printed in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 017531800221
  • Matrix / Runout: W.O. # E30578-1 *CD1593* DEI-8002-2 MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN HELIX

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SFNT 006 Danielle Dax The Janice Long Session ‎(12") Strange Fruit, Nighttracks SFNT 006 UK 1987
DEI8002-1 Danielle Dax The BBC Sessions ‎(Cass, EP) Dutch East India Trading DEI8002-1 US 1991



Reviews about Danielle Dax - The BBC Sessions (1):
Zacki
By the mid 1980s avant garde musician and singer Danielle Dax had grown hugely popular on the underground scene. Her first two albums, Pop Eyes (1983) and Jesus Egg That Wept (1984) were both largely experimental affairs, leading many critics to describe her as "arty". Not that this is a bad thing. It was really through word-of-mouth that Dax began making a lot of waves. She immediately garnered the attention of the "serious" music and underground press, guest-performed on the Channel 4 music series The Tube, a television show that showcased cutting-edge, innovative music. Her concerts became a big underground attraction and in 1985 one of her concerts at London's Camden Palace was televised late at night by ITV. Around this time she began making music that was slightly more accessible in a bid to reach a wider audience. By the way, groups such as Goldfrapp, Scissor Sisters and even Fuzzbox have cited Danielle Dax as a major influence in their careers. Such a shame Dax was to never crack the mainstream herself!It's a strange thing because all those that supported Dax didn't just like her - they absolutely ADORED her, and she became an artist many tried to emulate. However, despite wide critical acclaim from the music press and many of her singles topping the Indie and Dance charts, she struggled to get significant airplay on mainstream commercial radio stations, many viewing her as too "arty" and avant-garde for the pop world. It's all the more surprising, perhaps, that in late 1985 she was invited to record a session for the Janice Long show on BBC's Radio 1, although this was aired late at night, thus hampering any real opportunity for her to enjoy significant widespread exposure. It's an understatement, to say the least, when I say that this CD of The Janice Long Session is absolutely fantastic and totally stunning. All four of these tracks were totally captivating before, but are amazingly even bettered for this session. The beguiling Fizzing Human Bomb, on this CD version, is one of my all-time favourite tracks by Ms Dax. I love the sheer intensity of the instrumental, which incorporates Middle-Eastern sounds into its eclectic arrangement that lands somewhere between new-wave, electronica and art-pop. Dax's intense, sombre vocals are brought front and centre of the music, all working to startling effect and making for a true masterpiece. Equally stirring and utterly beguiling is the extraordinary Pariah (originally recorded for her second solo album Jesus Egg That Wept ), coming complete with swirling ethereal sound effects (as the case with all tracks here) and awash with tinkling keyboards. Dax is really able to show off just what a wide vocal range she possesses here and the song itself is both hard-hitting and disturbing. Her vocals fluctuate throughout, swaying from soprano to a hard, menacing sound.The song speaking of ecology Ostrich (also originally recorded for Jesus Egg That Wept ), is wrapped in a compelling rock arrangement, with a scathing performance from Dax which pours with conviction and attitude. Rounding things out is the folk-like hymn Numb Companion, (from her solo debut Pop Eyes ) where she gets to show off her impressive vocal range by singing in a more operatic style through the beautifully sparse production. Although only containing only four tracks, this is, quite simply, ESSENTIAL Danielle Dax, and, perhaps, would serve as the perfect introduction to her music for first-time listeners. A masterpiece all-round, for sure!!! Ian Phillips

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