BBC Radiophonic Workshop (something that regular listeners and readers to the show shouldn’t need any introduction to) hit 50 this year, and you might have seen or heard various events at the Electric Proms relating to this (listening to Coldcut remixing the works of the Workshop as I type this).
What you might not know is that next Monday 3rd November (despite what Stuart Maconie said on the Freak Zone) Mute are releasing a retrospective 2 CD set of the usually hard to find Radiophonic Workshop.
Even better – they’re re-releasing several album including the legendary pink album. This has been changing hands for upto £500 quid (!) as it was only briefly re-released in the early 2000’s. And another album of later work.
Don’t really have the money but guess what I’ve ordered!
Coincidentally I’m working on a Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram podcast for digitaldebris; so I will put out a show related to this, hopefully before 2008 is out!