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01/09/2009

Clare McDonnell presents fantastic live music, and documentaries, from the BBC archive.Exclusive hand-picked sets include Placebo live in concert at the Manchester Academy in 1998. Plus, an intimate session from cute indie-popsters Camera Obscura, recorded in the 6 Music Hub in 2006. There's also another chance to hear Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds, performed live at London's O2 Arena. Inspired by HG Wells' famous novel, the prog rock and classical album was released in June 1978, and has since spent over 330 weeks in the UK Album chart, and won two Ivor Novello Awards. This multi-media stage version was produced to mark the 30th anniversary of the album's release and was recorded by Radio 2 on 21 June 2009.Plus, in the week leading up to the Mercury Music Awards, Radio One's Edith Bowman takes us through former winning album, Dummy by Portishead, which picked up the 20 grand cheque in 1995.

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Tue 1 Sep 2009 03:00