For a number of years in the UK now, the BBC has popped out an altogether smashing compilation album entitled ‘Radio 1’s Live Lounge’.
The two disc sets a full to the brim with a number of exciting live performances, which have all been captured in the confines of the British national broadcaster’s studios over the preceding 12 months.
Now, for the first time, Australia is getting in on the action, with a local edition of the latest version (‘BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2014’) due for release tomorrow.
The tracklist for the double disc set mirrors that of the UK edition, with some of the biggest names in pop performing their own tracks – and the songs of their fellow artists – live.
Ed Sheeran, for example, opens proceedings with a cover of Sam Smith’s classic ‘Stay With Me’. Girl group Little Mix do a mashup of ‘Holy Grail’, ‘Counting Stars’ and ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and The Script contribute a performance of ‘Superheroes’.
Labrinth performs Taylor Swift’s mammoth chart smash ‘Shake It Off’ and London Grammar tackles Miley’s ‘Wrecking Ball’.
It a star-studded, 38 track, double disc set and is the first edition to be made available locally.
‘BBC Radio 1 : Live From London’ is released tomorrow.