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acoustic in concert

  • On the eve of the albumís release in November 2016, the band took to the stage at Londonís Hackney Empire to perform a special show for the BBC Radio2 In Concert series.

  • The show comprises acoustic versions of some of their greatest hits and best-loved tracks along with cover versions of some of the songs that shaped them. Watch out for a very special guest on the finale!.

  • The Hackney Empire show was recorded and broadcast by the BBC in association with Eagle Vision, so it was not surprising when it turned up as a release in its own right seveal months later.

  • Its release date was set to coincide with the UK leg of the Acoustic tour.

  • Three formats carried the entire gig: these included a BluRay, DVD and double DVD-CD package.



  • Some slight edits were made: the opening random noise and studio chat of Andy Warhol was removed whilst Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) had the second, aborted middle-eight seamlessly edited out.

  • The artwork was based on the Acoustic LP with the names of the songs written on the guitar suitably altered to reflect the concert.

  • Billy Sloan wrote the sleeve notes which were included in all three formats. They were based on the more extensive essay he wrote for the Acoustic Tour Programme.









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