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Over the past year Gideon Coe's show has taken pride in its exploration of the BBC's extensive sound archive to uncover rare musical treasures to delight and entertain the ear of its discerning listener.

This week Gideon unveils an amazing array of rediscovered cult sessions which, as far as his crack team of researchers can establish, have not been played out on the BBC airwaves since their original transmission.

Monday and Tuesday's shows each play host to four tracks from a legendary session by Captain Beefheart, recorded for the BBC's original progressive rock show Top Gear in 1968. The session was commissioned by Top Gear presenter and Beefheart's personal friend John Peel and covers Beefheart's Safe as Milk album period.

Wednesday sees a track from experimental 'Krautrock' group Can. The lengthy workout comes circa the band's Future Days album period and was the first recording the band ever did for the BBC.

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Wed 20 May 2009 21:00
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