Green Day are dipping into the vault this December to release 16 tracks from four hard-hitting BBC Sessions.
The pop-punk trio made four appearances on British radio's The Evening Show with DJ Steve Lamacq: once in 1994, following the release of breakthrough album Dookie; two years later, in support of Insomniac; then in 1998 and 2001, a year after the releases of Nimrod and Warning. The set includes versions of favorites like "She," "Basket Case," "When I Come Around," "Brain Stew/Jaded," "Walking Contradiction," "Minority" and "Warning," plus deep cuts like "2000 Light Years Away," recorded on 1991's Kerplunk and heard here as the lead single from the collection. (Only the 1994 session has ever been released, on a pair of 7" singles sold exclusively at Oakland Coffee, a California brewery owned by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.)
BBC Sessions will be available Dec. 10 on CD, digital, and double vinyl in multiple colors (including blue and hot pink for the band's official store and "milky clear" for independent record stores). Lamacq has penned liner notes for the collection.