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BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, Vol. 5

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Pass Out - Plan B
    2. Wonderful Life - Kylie Minogue
    3. Frisky - Tinie Tempah
    4. Teenage Dream - Example
    5. Cave, The - Mumford & Sons
    6. Man Who Can't Be Moved/Breakeven, The - N-Dubz
    7. Ego - The Saturdays
    8. When Love Takes Over - Pixie Lott
    9. Billionaire - Professor Green
    10. All the Lovers - Scissor Sisters
    11. Acapella - Kelis
    12. Sweet Dreams - The Big Pink
    13. New York - Paloma Faith
    14. Starstrukk - Marina & the Diamonds
    15. Hollywood - Kids in Glass Houses
    16. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
    17. In For The Kill - Miike Snow
    18. Starry Eyed - You Me at Six
    19. Dynamite - McFly
    0. DISC 2:
    1. My Hero - Dave Grohl
    2. Little Lion Man - Taio Cruz
    3. She Said - Jason Derlo
    4. Billionaire - Travie McCoy
    5. Many of Horror - Biffy Clyro
    6. Bang Bang Bang - Mark Ronson
    7. Telephone - Roll Deep
    8. Guns and Horses - 3OH!3
    9. Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
    10. Better Than Love - Hurts
    11. Underdog - Kelly Rowland
    12. Drummer Boy - Alesha Dixon
    13. Fallin' - Jordin Sparks
    14. Dancing On My Own - Robyn
    15. I'm Not Alone - Chipmunk
    16. I Gotta Feeling - Jay Sean
    17. Kickstarts - Tinchy Stryder
    18. Alejandro - All Time Low
    19. Don't Stop Believin' [Glee Cast Version] - Scouting for Girls
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79339

  • Credits
    ProducerAndy Rogers
    EngineerSimone Lombardi; Guy Worth; George Thomas; Nick Fountain; Nick Scripps; Jerry Smith; Ian Painter; Jamie Hart; Johana Miflin; Phil Deacon; Mike Walter; Miti Adhikari; Simon Askew

    Liner Note Author: Fearne Cotton.
    The presenter may have changed but the winning format stays the same. BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, Vol. 5 is the first installment from the hugely successful series to feature performances largely recorded on the mid-morning show hosted by DJ Fearne Cotton, who replaced the long-running Jo Whiley at the end of 2009. Like its previous chart-topping releases, the 38-song track list includes live renditions of both original songs and covers of contemporary chart hits, recorded at the BBC Radio 1 and Maida Vale studios in London. While some artists opt to perform straightforward versions of both their own songs (Paloma Faith's "New York," Mark Ronson's "Bang Bang Bang") and other acts (N-Dubz' "The Script Medley," Jason Derlo's cover of Plan B's "She Said"), the majority use the opportunity to experiment, which is often where the most excitement and intrigue occur. Marina & the Diamonds turn 3OH!3's wolf-whistling "Starstrukk" into a gorgeous piano-based torch song, Scissor Sisters reworks Kylie Minogue's glittery dance anthem "All the Lovers" into an authentic country hoedown, while Miike Snow adds an ambient ethereal feel to La Roux's nu-synth hit "In for the Kill." But as usual, the standout moments are provided by the artists who embrace the album's concept wholeheartedly. Taio Cruz transforms Mumford & Sons' folk-led "Little Lion Man" into an electro-pop stomper, Kelly Rowland turns Kasabian's pounding "Underdog" into a soulful acoustic ballad, while Example provides a rather unexpectedly tender rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." Not all the performances are as successful. Jay Sean's stripped-down rendition of Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" only exposes the original's shortcomings, while Roll Deep's grime interpretation of "Telephone" sucks all the fun out of the Lady Gaga/Beyonce number one. But with its one-take recording process and varied array of artists, it's almost a given that several skippable tracks will appear. Thanks to some unlikely risk-takers and stunning live performances, the Radio 1's Live Lounge's fifth volume ensures the brand still remains an interesting and unmissable listen. ~ Jon O'Brien

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