I have been watching the Glastonbury coverage on BBC-2 over the weekend and was wondering in what form is this being archived? That is to say, do they just keep an off-air feed of what we see on screen or do they keep more (all?) of the other stuff we don't see? In certain instances also, the presenters are late with a link and miss a few minutes of a song - is this the only was the performance is kept or do they also keep a "clean" complete copy of this material?
I assume from the many repeats of the same clips, that the BBC only had tr rights for a small amount of each bands peformance like around 20 minutes or so, its a pity that more of the smaller stages material wasnt used, where rights would have no doubt been cheaper.
Yes, it's a shame that so little of the Glastonbury footage gets re-used after the event; a real wealth of material to see! I've been taping large chunks of the TV coverage for about nine years now as it's worth seeing again (just as well I did really).
I always get frustrated when they show endless amounts of certain bands (e.g. Radiohead) and others get the odd track or two, if we're lucky. Status of band doesn't seem to be a factor in this either. It's puzzling.
Worst of all though is when a presenter is a bit late finishing his link to camera and we miss the opening of a song because of it - we KNOW there won't be another chance to record it in it's entirety! Presumably all the presenter's links and the televised version of the festival is kept too, along with the raw footage?
The links are kept. Some of the Peel & Whiley stuff reappeared on Peel Night a few years back.
I've block taped all Glastonbury TV coverage since 1995, for my sins, so it still exists somewhere! Still kicking myself for being on holiday in 1994.
Clearances are generally sought from bands for the number of songs that can be filmed for broadcast, which is presumably haggled to a greater degree with the bigger names. Whether there's an actual recording break built into the headline performances, I don't know.
"I've block taped all Glastonbury TV coverage since 1995, for my sins, so it still exists somewhere! Still kicking myself for being on holiday in 1994".
I taped some of 1994 myself, about 3 hours of it. I was at the '95 one and would like to see more of it again (as I could only set my timer for a certain amount of it, it wasn't always the parts I would have chosen with hindsight!)
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I've picked up some of 1994 down the years - the obvious Britpop stuff which does the rounds, some of John Hiatt and the full Bjork broadcast. Anything else is welcome.
1995's oop North unfortunately. About two thirds of my collection is in London, but the rest is tucked away at the parents' home. Encouragement for family visits is usually associated with severe back pains when carting more of the blighters down south!
Drop me a line at email@example.com . I have full indexes of what was transmitted and in which slot.
If anyone turns up bootleg footage of The Durutti Column, which I don't doubt for a second never saw transmission this year, then I'd welcome it!
I'm not aware of any Glastonbury broadcasts before the first 4 Goes To Glastonbury in 1994. I think The Beat covered some of it in earlier years (certainly they did that with Reading) and MTV often poked their nose in, but before that you're getting long before my time! I imagine Radio 1 broadcast a fair amount too.
I taped a lot of 1994 myself (may even have taped all of it start to end, I'd have to check.) If there's anything specific that someone wants, let me know and I'll see if I have it still.
Maybe we should have a trading forum on the site - I know someone set-up a seperate link for that kind of thing recently, but now the option exists of having multiple forums on this site, it would be convenient to have something like that here as well...