Digital Music — August 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

Stream: Lloyd Cole with Matthew Sweet, Robert Quine — BBC session, 1990

Over the past few days, Lloyd Cole has treated fans to a couple gems from the vault, posting a pair of post-Commotions U.K. radio sessions recorded in 1990, including a four-song BBC studio set in which he’s backed by a full band that included soon-to-be-star Matthew Sweet and ex-Voidoids guitarist Robert Quine.

In addition to Sweet and Quine, that BBC session — recorded around the time of Cole’s self-titled solo album was released — also features bandmates Blair Cowan, Dan McCarroll and David Ball. Cole and Co. play “Don’t Look Back” and “Sweetheart” off Lloyd Cole, plus a cover of Lou Reed’s “A Gift” and early single “Perfect Skin.” Cole and the late Quine also would go on to work on Sweet’s 1991 power-pop classic Girlfriend.

That set is posted below via Cole’s Soundcloud account, along with another 1990 session in which Cole and Quine play covers of Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs to Me” and Jimmy Reed’s “Honest I Do,” plus another version of Reed’s “A Gift.”







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