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There are also cases of shows that exist only in their raw, unedited form. The oldest complete episode in existence was originally transmitted on Boxing Day in only five complete recordings from the s survive, two of which have mute presenter links. Most editions after this date exist in full, except a few —85 episodes recorded live feature mute presenter links These episodes were skipped on the BBC Four re-runs. Some off-air recordings, made by fans at home with a microphone in front of the TV speaker, exist in varying quality, including the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing a live version of "Hey Joe" in December What was thought to be the only surviving footage of the Beatles on the programme, for instance, comes from its re-use in episode one of Doctor Who serial The Chase.
Two complete episodes from were discovered in a private collection in , having been recorded at home on an early available open reel to reel video recorder.
Whilst the tapes suffered from major damage and degradation of both sound and picture quality, one show featured Pink Floyd with original leader Syd Barrett performing " See Emily Play ", whilst the second contained Dave Davies singing his solo hit " Death of a Clown ".
The programme was forced off the air for several weeks by industrial action by the Musicians' Union in both and Top of the Pops has a sister show called TOTP2 which uses archive footage from as early as the late s.
It began on 17 September The early series were narrated by Johnnie Walker , before Steve Wright took over as narrator. Shortly after UKTV G2 began showing re-edited versions of earlier programmes with re-recorded dialogue.
It was still narrated by Steve Wright and featured a mixture of performances from the TOTP archive and newly recorded performances. The first edition of this series featured new performances by Razorlight and Nelly Furtado recorded after the final episode of Top of the Pops. In Mark Radcliffe took over as narrator.
This is not to be confused with the UK Play version of the same name. This was shown on Saturday mornings on BBC One and featured competitions, star interviews, video reviews and some Top of the Pops performances.
A number of performers have sent up the format in various ways. This was often by performers who disliked the mime format of the show, as a protest against this rather than simply refusing to appear. It was very successful for a long time, with a compilation album series and magazine. However, in it was announced that the German show would be ending. The Italian version first broadcast on Rai 2 and later on Italia 1 also ended in In February the show returned on Rai 2, and was broadcast for two seasons before being cancelled again in October The French version of the show ended by September on France 2.
The broadcasts ceased in late Top of the Pops had short-lived fame in the United States. The network would get the episodes one week after they were transmitted in the UK. BBC America then tinkered with the show by cutting a few minutes out of each show and moving it to a weekday time slot. It was expected to be similar to the version, but it would also utilise the Billboard magazine music charts, most notably the Hot chart.
It was supposed to be planned for a possible or launch, but with several lawsuits against Lou and his companies which resulted in his conviction in , as well as the cancellation of the UK version, the proposed US project never went forward.
The United States had its own similar series, American Bandstand , which aired nationally on ABC from to although it would continue in first-run syndication until and end its run on USA in It had a national chart mostly of dance music and some pop as well as live performances, and was based on a local late '70s programme in Toronto called CITY-TV Boogie.
The Top of the Pops brand has also been exported to New Zealand. Although the British show has been broadcast intermittently in New Zealand, the country historically relied on music video-based shows to demonstrate its own Top 20, as the major international acts, who dominated the local charts, considered New Zealand too small and remote to visit regularly.
This changed to an extent in , when the New Zealand government suggested a voluntary New Zealand music quota on radio  essentially a threat that if the stations did not impose a quota themselves then one would be imposed on them.
The amount of local music played on radio stations increased, as did the number of local songs in the top Therefore, a new local version of Top of the Pops became feasible for the first time, and the show was commissioned by Television New Zealand.
The show was executive produced by David Rose, managing director and owner of Satellite Media, and began airing in early with host Alex Behan. The New Zealand Top 20 singles and Top 10 albums charts are also featured. Alex Behan stayed as host for two years before Bede Skinner took over. However, since the weekly UK version was axed itself, this arrangement also ended. This version consisted of parts of the UK version, including the Top 10 charts, as well as live performances by Arabic pop singers.
A number of compilation albums using the Top of the Pops brand have been issued over the years. Starting in and carrying on through the s a rival series of Top of the Pops albums were produced, however these had no connection with the television series except for its name. They were a series of budget cover albums of current chart hits recorded by anonymous session singers and musicians released on the Hallmark record label. They had initially reached the charts but were later disallowed due to a change in the criteria for entering the charts.
These albums continued to be produced until the early s, when the advent of compilation albums featuring the original versions of hits, such as the Now That's What I Call Music! In the s, the BBC Top of the Pops brand was again licensed for use in a tie-in compilation series. Similarly to the roles of Top of the Pops on BBC One and BBC Two in the late s and early s, the compilation albums range featured current hits for the main series and classic hits such as '70s Rock for the "Top of the Pops 2" spin-offs.
Top of the Pops magazine has been running since February , and filled the void in the BBC magazine portfolio where Number One magazine used to be. It began much in the mould of Q magazine , then changed its editorial policy to directly compete with popular teen celebrity magazines such as Smash Hits and Big , with free sticker giveaways replacing Brett Anderson covers. A July feature on the Spice Girls coined the famous "Spice" nicknames for each member Baby , Ginger , Posh , Scary and Sporty that stayed with them throughout their career as a group and beyond.
The BBC announced that the magazine would continue in publication despite the end of the television series, and is still running. An earlier Top of the Pops magazine appeared briefly in the mids. Mud drummer Dave Mount sat reading an edition throughout a appearance on the show. In May , following a special Red Hot Chili Peppers concert recorded in the car park of BBC Television Centre , Hammersmith and Fulham Council which governs the area the centre is located informed the BBC that in order to legally conform to an Act of Parliament which came into force in they needed to have a special licence to continue to admit members of the public to any future performances.
Before the matter was resolved the BBC requested the assistance of their own staff members to fill-in as audience members for this and other music shows. It features live performances, containing one song for each year, except Two tracks from are featured instead. Also included as extras are seven opening titles, most notably the one with the flying coloured LP 's from This title sequence had Phil Lynott 's song " Yellow Pearl " as the theme.
The and titles are also featured, with Paul Hardcastle 's hit "The Wizard" as the theme. This DVD was to celebrate 40 years since the show started. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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This section appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture. Almost all Windham Hill recordings are extremely detailed without a hint of harshness, and this is one of the better ones. A good system will reproduce the sharp transients of this song with no hardness. I have this album on vinyl and CD, and both were mastered similarly. While I hear a subtle sonic difference between the two versions, with a touch more immediacy on the CD, both are excellent.
This only points out, once again, that the main difference in sonics between CDs and records is probably the difference in mastering, not the format. In any event, everything ever produced on the Windham Hill label has pristine, natural sound.
This may be my favorite classical recording. All cuts on this album are very good, although the entire album is bass heavy. Balancing out the big, full bottom is lots of delicate percussion with bells and triangles, and the masterful Vinnie Colaiuta on drums on a few tracks. As with all Jennifer Warnes productions, the songs are beautiful and her simple vocals are sincere and nuanced. While the entire album is good both sonically and musically. Imaging of the chorus is wide and deep, and the voice reproduction is pristine and enveloping.
On a really good audio system, there is an absence of hardness and glare in the voices. Let that sink in. This is a sparse, upfront recording with strong acoustic bass, clean and detailed percussion, and vocals that float in space between your two speakers.
This is one of those very intimate, close recordings that possesses stark realism. The program material here is hard to describe, being an odd combination of jazz, classical, show tunes, and rock, but all played with excellent musicianship. Twilight Time - The Platters You Cheated - The Shields Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips Goodnight Sweethear - The Spaniels. Tracks on Disc 3: 1. Little Darlin' - The Diamonds 5. When You Dance - The Turbans 7.
One Summer Night - The Danleers 8. The Wind - The Diablos Bye Bye Baby - The Channels Down The Road - The Cadillacs The Great Pretender - The Platters Lollipop - The Chordettes The Vow - The Flamingos Whispering Bells - The Del Vikings Woo Woo Train - The Valentines You're So Fine - The Falcons All Is Forgiven - The Channels Deserie - The Charts Hushabye - The Mystics I'll Never Tell - The Harptones Little Star - The Elegants. Tracks on Disc 4: 1.
Blue Moon - The Marcels 3.
Learning About The Crusades - Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair - Knockoff Nigel EP (File,, But (Hybrid Inc. Mix) - Mez - Puzzled (CD, Album), Deep Down In My Heart - Ede And Paul Winkler - God Is So Wonderful (Vinyl, LP), Intro - Witch Tomb - Mocking Jehovah (CD, Album), Coma Centauri - Cerebral Collective (File, MP3), Cross Of Thorns - Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes (Cassette, Album), More Than A Woman - Various - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) (CD, Album), My Life - Various - Home And Away - Hits 2 (CD), What Was Happening - Catastrophic Evolution - Road To Dismemberment (CD, Album), Monologues, Mano Solo - Je Sais Pas Trop (CD, Album) TTC (2) - So Muss Das Sein (Vinyl)