(We originally shared this session in January 2011 shortly after Trish Keenan’s passing. I re-aired the set last month on the radio show. As promised, here it is, re-upped, after the jump.)

If you never had the pleasure of seeing Broadcast on tour, particularly in their early years with keyboardist Roj Stevens and guitarist Tim Felton, then this is for you. Actually, this is for everyone. It’s a dark and saddening time for fans of the band since the recent and sudden passing of singer/multi-instrumentalist Trish Keenan. But I can’t think of a better way to celebrate her life than to spread the group’s music around to as many people as possible. Broadcast’s Black Session from Paris, France – May 4th, 2000 is a perfect representation of their trademark electronic art-pop, Trish’s amazing voice and the band’s ability to transform experimental recordings into beautiful live performances.

This set features the original lineup that toured in support of their spectacular debut album, The Noise Made By People. It also includes all of those quirky electronic segues and dissonance between tracks, along with stellar renditions of early singles, albums cuts and B-sides like “Message From Home“, “Where Youth and Laughter Go“, “Echo’s Answer” and more. words/ s. mcdonald

Download: Broadcast :: Black Session (La Maison de la Radio: Paris, France) (zipped folder)

1. Long Was the Year
2. Where Youth and Laughter Go
3. Message From Home
4. Echo’s Answer
5. Dead the Long Year
6. Look Outside
7. Come On Let’s Go
8. Interlude 2
9. Unchanging Window
10. Papercuts
11. Lights Out
12. Hammer Without a Master

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18 Responses to “Broadcast :: Black Session (La Maison de la Radio: Paris, France)”

  1. Best band o’ the last 15 years.

  2. Thank you!

  3. Your original post of this session is what introduced me to Broadcast, so thank you very much indeed. I’m particularly fond of the extended ‘Unchanging Window’ here. Terrific band!

  4. The guitarist sure looks a lot like Pete Townshend in that photo.

  5. Trish Keenan was such a loss and good on Broadcast for going on. Loved the idea of ‘hauntology’ – what the future music would be or will be?? The song ‘Book Lovers’ was really memorable – yeah, I know that is going back a bit -1997!

  6. I’ve always kind of liked Broadcast, but this live set is a different beast altogether. Really great stuff.

  7. best band last 15 years indeed

  8. […] Broadcast’s Black Session – recorded live at La Maison de la Radio in Paris on May 4th, 2000 – features the original lineup that toured in support of their album, The Noise Made By People. It includes all the electronic segues and dissonance between tunes, along with stellar renditions of early singles, album cuts and B-sides. You can download the whole recording HERE. […]

  9. […] Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. You can download Broadcast’s Black Session, that we aired during the second hour of today’s show, […]

  10. […] do not miss the group’s Black Session recorded in Paris for La Maison de la Radio in […]

  11. what is the brief snippet of song between Come On, Let’s Go and Interlude 2? I can’t find it anywhere and I love it!

  12. […] my favorite bands, but I hadn’t checked out any of their live recordings. I was thrilled when Aquarium Drunkard (one of my favorite music blogs on the planet) posted a piece on this recording. It’s a […]

  13. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you !!!!

  14. […] An Elysian synth line tags along with him for the ride. “Take Care” is a dreaming lullaby, with Broadcast’s James Cargill offering synthesizers and tape loops. It’s another affirmation of life, as Cox […]

  15. Any chance that the ZIP file of this session could be made available again? I missed it the first time around. Link is dead.

  16. I would die for a re-up of this. Been searching for the past 4-5 hours with no luck, keep getting directed to the same AD link which is dead. Further reading lead me to find that they do not even want you to email them requesting re-uploads or direct links or anything. AD please get this file back up more people need to grab it!!!!!

  17. PLEASE re-up this! thank you.

  18. I would like a high qual version, dont want to rely on Youtube!! Many thanks

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