Merchandise: The BBC Sessions 12"

euro import


Limited 4-song 12" featuring songs recorded by Merchandise for the BBC at their legendary Maida Vale Studios. I'm stoked they did my absolute favorite Merch song, "Anxiety's Door," and it's even better than it is on Totale Nite, with more of an organic rhythm (courtesy of REAL LIVE DRUMMER Elsner) and a little bit of a jammy feel to the guitars. Production-wise, this is right in line with the style you know and love from countless releases of BBC sessions from bands through the decades... i.e. it's slightly more raw and looser than the official studio material, but with none of the compromises in fidelity that you get with a proper live recording. Pretty darn essential if you're a Merchandise fan... looks like this is pretty limited, too, so I would snag it quickly if you want one.

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