Award-winning music radio station BBC Radio 6 Music and Sony Commercial Music Group are proud to present This Is BBC Radio 6 Music Live – a unique and exclusive 2CD compilation of specially recorded sessions celebrating all that is great about BBC Radio 6 Music, released 24 September 2012, which includes Manic Street Preachers.

Now in its 10th year, BBC Radio 6 Music continues its reign as one of the most credible and cutting-edge radio stations. As part of the milestone celebrations and for the first time, BBC Radio 6 Music has chosen some of the most outstanding live sessions to have been recorded over the station’s 10 year history, all brought together on one complete compilation album – This Is BBC Radio 6 Music Live. 


BBC Radio 6 Music is renowned for championing the best music, showcasing the hottest upcoming talent and acting as an influential platform to break new artists onto the UK music scene. Back in 2010, the station was saved from closure after huge public outcry. Music fans and celebrity supporters united as part of the ‘Save BBC Radio 6 Music Campaign’ including Coldplay, Emily Eavis and David Bowie, who said: “6 Music keeps the spirit of broadcasters like John Peel alive and for new artists to lose this station would be a great shame.” Over half of the tracks featured on this incredible album would never have been recorded in this way had the station closed. 


6 Music is home to presenters Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Shaun Keaveny, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie, Jarvis Cocker and more. The station was awarded the title ‘National Station of the Year’ at the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards 2012.


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