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Various - The Old Grey Whistle Test (The Definitive Collection) flac album
The Old Grey Whistle Test (The Definitive Collection)
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Volume 1 - Disc 1
1-1 Alice Cooper Under My Wheels
1-2 Elton John Tiny Dancer
1-3 Curtis Mayfield We Gotta Have Peace
1-4 Randy Newman Political Science
1-5 Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge Help Me Make It Through The Night
1-6 Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine
1-7 Focus Sylvia / Hocus Pocus
1-8 Rory Gallagher Hands Off
1-9 John Martyn May You Never
1-10 The Wailers Stir It Up
1-11 Roxy Music Do The Strand
1-12 The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein
1-13 New York Dolls Jet Boy
1-14 Tim Buckley Dolphins
1-15 Captain Beefheart Upon The My O My
1-16 Little Feat Rock 'n' Roll Doctor
1-17 Dr. Feelgood Roxette
1-18 John Lennon Stand By Me
1-19 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Give My Compliments To The Chef
1-20 Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird
1-21 Emmylou Harris Amarillo
1-22 Bonnie Raitt Too Long At The Fair
1-23 Tom Waits Tom Traubert's Blues
1-24 Otway* & Barrett* Really Free
1-Extra1 Elton John And Bernie Taupin* With Richard Williams Interview
1-Extra2 Mick Jagger With Richard Williams Interview
1-Extra3 Keith Richards With Bob Harris Interview
1-Extra4 Robert Plant With Bob Harris Interview
1-Extra5 John Lennon With Bob Harris Interview
Volume 1 - Disc 2
2-1 Talking Heads Psycho Killer
2-2 XTC Statue Of Liberty
2-3 Blondie (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
2-4 Val Doonican & Charlie McCoy Stone Fox Chase
2-5 Meatloaf* Paradise By The Dashboard Light
2-6 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers* American Girl
2-7 The Police Can't Stand Losing You
2-8 Bruce Springsteen Rosalita
2-9 Iggy Pop I'm Bored
2-10 Tubeway Army Are 'Friends' Electric?
2-11 The Specials Message To You Rudy
2-12 The Damned Smash It Up / I Just Can't Be Happy Today
2-13 The Ramones* Rock 'n' Roll High School
2-14 PIL* Careering
2-15 The Teardrop Explodes Reward
2-16 U2 I Will Follow
2-17 Nine Below Zero Stone Fox Chase
2-18 Japan Ghosts
2-19 Robert Wyatt Ship Building
2-20 REM* Moon River / Pretty Persuasion
2-21 Simply Red Holding Back The Years
2-Extra Bruce Springsteen With Bob Harris Interview
Volume 2 - Disc 3
3-1 Heads Hands And Feet* Warming Up The Band
3-2 Kevin Ayers And The Whole World May I?
3-3 Roxy Music Ladytron
3-4 Loggins And Messina House At Pooh Corner
3-5 The Who Relay
3-6 Judee Sill The Kiss
3-7 Argent God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You
3-8 Average White Band Put It Where You Want It
3-9 Montrose Bad Motor Scooter
3-10 Bruce Johnston Disney Girls
3-11 Be Bop Deluxe Maid In Heaven
3-12 Nils Lofgren Goin' Back
3-13 Daryl Hall & John Oates She's Gone
3-14 Joan Armatrading Love And Affection
3-15 Roy Harper One Of Those Days In England
3-16 The Adverts Bored Teenagers
3-17 The Patti Smith Group* Because The Night
3-18 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Metal Postcard
3-19 Gary Moore And Friends Don't Believe A Word
3-20 The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy
3-21 Squeeze Slap And Tickle
3-22 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dancing
3-23 Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project* Schooldays
3-24 Tom Verlaine Days On The Mountain Part I
3-25 Aztec Camera Walk Out Winter
3-26 Thomas Dolby Hyperactive
3-27 The Style Council Walls Come Tumbling Down
3-28 Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall
3-29 Andy Kershaw , John Walters, Ro Newton, John Peel Skiffle Jam
3-30 Prefab Sprout When Love Breaks Down
3-31 The Pet Shop Boys* Opportunities
3-32 The Pogues Dirty Old Town
Volume 3 - Disc 4
4-1 Lindisfarne Meet Me On The Corner
4-2 David Bowie Oh You Pretty Thing
4-3 Jackson Browne Jamaica Say You Will
4-4 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild
4-5 Stealers Wheel I Get By
4-6 Roger Daltrey Giving It All Away
4-7 Humble Pie Black Coffee
4-8 Fairport Convention Brilliancy Medley
4-9 Freddie King Boogie Funk
4-10 Brinsley Schwarz Surrender To The Rhythm
4-11 Robin Trower A Little Bit Of Sympathy
4-12 Supertramp Dreamer
4-13 Johnny Winter Jumpin' Jack Flash
4-14 Richard & Linda Thompson A Heart Needs A Home
4-15 Janis Ian At Seventeen
4-16 Al Stewart Year Of The Cat
4-17 John Martyn & Danny Thompson Couldn't Love You More
4-18 Chris Rea Fires Of Spring
4-19 The Jam A Bomb In Wardour Street
4-20 B.B. King When It All Comes Down / Hold On
4-21 John Cooper Clarke I Don't Want To Be Nice
4-22 Joe Jackson Sunday Papers
4-23 Simple Minds Chelsea Girl
4-24 King Crimson Frame By Frame
4-25 Orange Juice Rip It Up
4-26 Howard Jones No One Is To Blame
4-27 Sade Is It A Crime?
4-28 Jesus & Mary Chain* In A Hole
4-29 Lone Justice Sweet, Sweet Baby (I'm Falling)
4-30 Half Man Half Biscuit All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
4-31 The Bangles* Walk Like An Egyptian

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – 2 entertain Video Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – BBC Worldwide Ltd.
  • Made By – Sony DADC


  • Executive-Producer [On Volume One] – Mark Hagen
  • Narrator [Audio Commentary] – Mike Appleton
  • Producer [Dvd Producer / Director] – Jill Sinclair


The Definitive Collection - 4 x DVD Box Set
© 2005 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Extras DVD1 also include:
Audio Commentary by Mike Appleton
Artist's Gallery
Presenter's Choice

Extras DVD2 also include:
OGWT Museum
Artists' Gallery
Presenter's Choice

Extras DVD3 also include:
Commentary by Mark Ellen and David Hepworth
Artists' Gallery
The Old Grey Squirrel Test

Extras DVD4 also include:
Commentary with Mark Ellen, David Hepworth and Andy Kershaw
Artists' Gallery
Additional Interview Material

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 014503 186722
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5014503186722
  • Label Code: none
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): Sony DADC A0100374886-A911 28
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): Sony DADC A0100374886-A511 46
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): Sony DADC A0100483871-A911 18
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4): Sony DADC A0100504257-A911 26
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L558
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L556
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI L558
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 4): IFPI L556
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 941X
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 949U
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI 941X
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4): IFPI 948X
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BBCDVD 1073 Various The Old Grey Whistle Test ‎(Box, Gat + 2xDVD-V, Mono, PAL, 4:3) BBC BBCDVD 1073 UK 2001
500599 Various The Old Grey Whistle Test ‎(2xDVD-V, Mono, PAL, 4:3) BBC 500599 Netherlands 2003