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Green Day announce new live album, The BBC Sessions

Green Day perform live in 2000
(Image credit: Jon Super/Redferns)

Green Day have announced a new live album, a 16-track collection called The BBC Sessions.

Set for a December 10 release via Warner Records, the album is comprised of recordings of four sets the band played at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios – in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively.

The album marks the first time the recordings have been mastered for official release, and comes with liner notes by Steve Lamacq, who – in his capacity as host of BBC Radio 1's Evening Show – saw each performance in person.

You can check out a preview of the album – a buzzy, airtight 1994 performance of 2000 Light Years Away – below. 

The BBC Sessions contains renditions of one song from the band's 1991 album, Kerplunk, three cuts from their 1994 classic, Dookie, and four tracks each from 1995's Insomniac, 1997's Nimrod, and 2000's Warning.

You can check out the album's cover art and track list below, and pre-order the album via Green Day's website.

It will be available in CD, digital and limited-edition 2LP vinyl configurations – including Sea Blue/Hot Pink vinyl for the band’s official store and Milky Clear Color vinyl for indie retailers.

The cover of Green Day's forthcoming live album, The BBC Sessions

(Image credit: Warner Records)

Green Day – The BBC Sessions:

  1. She (Live at the BBC June 8, 1994)
  2. When I Come Around (Live at the BBC June 8, 1994)
  3. Basket Case (Live at the BBC June 8, 1994)
  4. 2000 Light Years Away (Live at the BBC June 8, 1994)
  5. Geek Stink Breath (Live at the BBC November 3, 1996)
  6. Brain Stew/Jaded (Live at the BBC November 3, 1996)
  7. Walking Contradiction (Live at the BBC November 3, 1996)
  8. Stuck With Me (Live at the BBC November 3, 1996)
  9. Hitchin’ A Ride (Live at the BBC February 12, 1998)
  10. Nice Guys Finish Last (Live at the BBC February 12, 1998)
  11. Prosthetic Head (Live at the BBC February 12, 1998)
  12. Redundant (Live at the BBC February 12, 1998)
  13. Castaway (Live at the BBC August 28, 2001)
  14. Church On Sunday (Live at the BBC August 28, 2001)
  15. Minority (Live at the BBC August 28, 2001)
  16. Waiting (Live at the BBC August 28, 2001)
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.