Waves

Versions

2003

Released:
4 August 2003
Formats:
CD
Label:
Ignition Records
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Waves

A compilation spanning the five sessions that Ride recorded for the BBC between 1990 and 1994:  four at Maida Vale in London and one at Oxford Road in Manchester.

Andy Bell, June 2003:
During my school years I spent most evenings listening to Janice Long and John Peel’s shows. These programmes were the main way of hearing bands such as The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Fall, New Order, Dinosaur Jr, House Of Love, The Stone Roses, Loop and My Bloody Valentine for the first time. Anyone who’s heard Ride’s music will know the influence these bands had on us.

We turned up for our first session in February 1990. It was really cool to finally see the Maida Vale studios, where so many legendary sessions had been recorded. It’s kind of a boring building though, full of corridors, and easy to get lost inside. We loaded our gear in, and got on with it.

The sessions could be frustrating because of the time pressure. You’d only get a couple of takes of each song, and there were inevitable problems with engineers who didn’t understand the sound you wanted. These setbacks only made it sweeter when the results turned out well.

Quite often the songs sounded better than the official versions. Anyway, here they all are – not bad for five days work! Hearing the songs now puts me right back in a white transit van with the lads, on the way home to Oxford. I’m sitting on an amp with my ear pressed onto a battery powered ghetto blaster playing back the freshly recorded tracks. Happy Days.

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Tracklisting

  1. Like A Daydream (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  2. Dreams Burn Down (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  3. Perfect Time (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  4. Sight of You › Purchase track ›
  5. All I Can See (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  6. Decay (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  7. Severance › Purchase track ›
  8. Time Of Her Time (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  9. Not Fazed (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  10. Mouse Trap (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  11. Birdman (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  12. Walk On Water (BBC/Goodier) › Purchase track ›
  13. Since Then › Purchase track ›
  14. Crown of Creation (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  15. Let’s Get Lost (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  16. 1000 Miles (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  17. I Don’t Know Where It Comes From (BBC) › Purchase track ›

Details

Tracks 1-4 recorded for BBC Radio 1’s John Peel Show on 4th February 1990 at BBC Maida Vale 3 by Dale Griffin and Mike Robinson. First broadcast 26th February 1990.
Tracks 5-7 recorded for BBC Radio 1’s John Peel Show on 16th September 1990 at BBC Maida Vale 3, by Dale Griffin, Mike Engles and Fred Kay. First broadcast 29th September 1990.
Tracks 8-10 recorded for BBC Radio 1’s Mark Goodier Evening Session on 22nd February 1992 at BBC Maida Vale 5 by Miti Adhikari and Paul Allen. First broadcast 2nd March 1992.
Tracks 11-14 recorded for BBC Radio 1’s Mark Goodier Evening Session on 27th February 1993 at BBC Maida Vale 5. First broadcast 8th March 1993.
Tracks 15-17 recorded and broadcast live for BBC Radio 1’s Mark Radcliffe Show at BBC Manchester by Lis Roberts and Chris Lee on 21st July 1994.

Waves

Versions

2012

Released:
16 September 2012
Formats:
CDDigital
Label:
RideMusic
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Waves

A compilation spanning the five sessions that Ride recorded for the BBC between 1990 and 1994:  four at Maida Vale in London and one at Oxford Road in Manchester.

Andy Bell, June 2003:
During my school years I spent most evenings listening to Janice Long and John Peel’s shows. These programmes were the main way of hearing bands such as The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Fall, New Order, Dinosaur Jr, House Of Love, The Stone Roses, Loop and My Bloody Valentine for the first time. Anyone who’s heard Ride’s music will know the influence these bands had on us.

We turned up for our first session in February 1990. It was really cool to finally see the Maida Vale studios, where so many legendary sessions had been recorded. It’s kind of a boring building though, full of corridors, and easy to get lost inside. We loaded our gear in, and got on with it.

The sessions could be frustrating because of the time pressure. You’d only get a couple of takes of each song, and there were inevitable problems with engineers who didn’t understand the sound you wanted. These setbacks only made it sweeter when the results turned out well.

Quite often the songs sounded better than the official versions. Anyway, here they all are – not bad for five days work! Hearing the songs now puts me right back in a white transit van with the lads, on the way home to Oxford. I’m sitting on an amp with my ear pressed onto a battery powered ghetto blaster playing back the freshly recorded tracks. Happy Days.

full sleeve notes

 

Tracklisting

  1. Like A Daydream (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  2. Dreams Burn Down (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  3. Perfect Time (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  4. Sight of You › Purchase track ›
  5. All I Can See (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  6. Decay (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  7. Severance › Purchase track ›
  8. Time Of Her Time (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  9. Not Fazed (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  10. Mouse Trap (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  11. Birdman (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  12. Walk On Water (BBC/Goodier) › Purchase track ›
  13. Since Then › Purchase track ›
  14. Crown of Creation (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  15. Let’s Get Lost (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  16. 1000 Miles (BBC) › Purchase track ›
  17. I Don’t Know Where It Comes From (BBC) › Purchase track ›

Details

Reissued on the band’s own label with the same tracklisting as the Ignition 2003 release. Packaged in a cardboard slipcase with revised artwork using the original images and photos.

The CD version has 17 tracks but the digital version has all 20 tracks recorded across these 5 BBC sessions – the 3 additional tracks being:
Here and Now (second John Peel session)
Making Judy Smile (first Mark Goodier session)
Walk On Water (Mark Radcliffe session)

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