Sunday 28 October
Best known for his 1994 hit 'A Girl Like You', Edwyn Collins, is known for his intelligent song writing and satirical wit. With his album 'Home Again', Collins released one of the most affecting records of 2007. His performance at the BBC Electric Proms was his first in three years.
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on the bbc
- Falling and Laughing
- Poor Old Soul
- What Presence
- Home Again
- Make Me Feel Again
- One Is A Lonely Number
- You'll Never Know (My Love)
- Hope And Despair
- One Track Mind
- Rip It Up
- Then I Cried
- A Girl Like You
- Blue Boy
Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Richard Berry
- 21.08 - Here comes the band...
- 21.10 - Bernard Butler welcomes Edwyn, the crowd erupts for a hero returned!
- 21.12 - Falling and laughing our way back to the 80s now.
- 21.15 - Edwyn takes centre stage and presides over the gorgeous jingle jangle of his band.
- 21.16 - What presence!
- 21.18 - Bass throbs and no one can deny the hips a nifty shake.
- 21.20 - What you gonna do when the river runs dry?
- 21.22 - Edwyn banters with the front row and then comes a lovely rendition of 'Home Again'.
- 21.29 - Roddy Frame on acoustic strikes his way through 'Make Me Reel Again' his eyes on Edwyn, postcard bros unite and take over!
- 21.36 - One is a lonely number but Edwyn will never be alone. There is so much love in the room for him and his tunes.
- 21.43 - The korg is a hoot. Edwyn picks up on the atmosphere. Electric is the word.
- 21.44 - So good to meet the new tracks in the flesh.
- 21.45 - Where'd he get that shirt? I'd like it in red or black.
- 21.46 - "Rip it up and start again!"
- 21.50 - We bob up and down and salute a masterpiece. Tykes marvel.
- 21.58 - 'A Girl Like You', it's gem after gem, and we all join in and shake like it's the mid nineties.
- 21.59 - That can't be it... M O R E.
- 22.01 - Phew. 'Blue Boy' it is.
- 22.03 - Whoo hoo!
- 22.04 - A 'crap' song is introduced. Yeah, right.
- 22.08 - He comes through the crowd, a star, always a shining star.
also at bbc electric proms
- Performed alongside Edwyn Collins:
- Sam Isaac
- Mark Ronson with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra
- Paul McCartney
- Kaiser Chiefs via David Arnold
- Bloc Party
- Ray Davies and friends
- Agaskodo Teliverek
- Ben Westbeech
- Basquiat Strings
- The Beatles: Help!
- Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror
- Breed 77
- Charlie Louvin
- The Chemical Brothers
- Cold War Kids
- The Coral
- Daft Punk: Electroma
- Duke Special
- Durrty Goodz
- Edwyn Collins
- The Enemy
- The Flaming Lips:
UFOs at the Zoo
- Kano presents London Town
- Kid Harpoon
- Noah and the Whale
- Once in a Blue Moon:
A tribute to Lal Waterson
- The Metros
- New Cassettes
- Radio Luxembourg
- Reverend and the Makers
- The Riff Raff and Riz MC
- Sam Isaac
- Sigur Rós: Heima
- SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS with Jamie Cullum
- Taio Cruz