BBCCD SFX053 India and Nepal: City life

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BBC records label code
BBC SFX label

Release details

Catalogue numberBBCCD SFX053
TitleIndia and Nepal: City life
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code$
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreSound effects
View all other tracks listed as Sound effects.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesECD 53 . MASTERED BY NIMBUS
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1 Chandni Showk, Old Dehli - heavy traffic (rickshaws, cars and car horns), vendors, some distinct speech4.10
A2City street, Calcutta - traffic (rickshaws, buses, cars etc.), footsteps, and bells - some distinct speech4.11
A3Crowd at Gateway of India, Bombay - large noisy crowd with hawkers in covered enclosure with slight echo4.04
A4Crowd near temple, Varanasi (Benares) - chanting, hand-claps, bells and speech3.03
A5Market, Calcutta - chickens, speech, bells, man sweeping4.30
A6Bathing ghats, Varanasi (Benares) - splashes and shouts, with distant bell3.59
A7Marriage procession, Bombay - band, with some car horns and speech (2'15" band stops, 3'51" new tune)4.53
A8Crowd at Churchgate Station, Bombay - rush hour, with noisy footsteps, trains, whistles, and some indistinct speech4.44
A9Station platforms, Mughal Sarai (Uttar Pradesh) - hawkers, footsteps, distinct speech, and some train noise3.21
A10 Deccan Queen express train from Bombay to Poonah - internal, with train at station with faint chat - train leaves (2'13") - constant run, with chat and hawkers4.23
A11Surburban train, Bombay - internal, waiting at station with hawkers, chat, and fan - train leaves (2'25") - constant run4.55
A12Bus, Bombay - internal, with rattles and creaks and occasional distinct speech - (2'17") bus passes with radio in background - (3'47") bus passes4.17
A13auto-richshaw, Delhi - internal - starts, constant run, stops4.21
A14 Busy street, central Kathmandu - heavy traffic (rickshaws, cars, etc.), some distinct speech3.53
A15Street market, central Kathmandu - temple bells, car-horns, chatter with children4.29
A16Carpenter's shop, in village just north of Kathmandu - speech an coughing, plane and saws, and occasional cock-crows3.51
Total length of media 1:07:04.


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Further information

These are a series of BBC CD albums which basically digitised the original BBC sound effects albums found in the main BBC cagalogue.


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