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BBC records label code
BBC SFX label

BBC SFX label

Release details

Catalogue numberECD 81
TitleExterior effects
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code$
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byBBC
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreSound effects
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesECD 81 . 1:1 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1 An avalanche of ice, close perspective - 19811.33
A2An avalanche of ice, distant perspective - 19812.21
A3 General background of men mixing and laying ballast with distant conversation - Oct 673.23
A4Atmosphere at building site with heavy machinery - 19824.31
A5Bulldozer (tracked vehicle), starting ticking over, driving away - 19812.13
A6Bulldozer (tracked vehicle), approaching, stopping, switching off - 19810.37
A7Bulldozer (tracked vehicle), starting up, earth moving - 19813.18
A8Mechanical digger (four wheels), start up and tickover - 19810.50
A9Mechanical digger (four wheels), shutdown - 19810.12
A10Mechanical digger (four wheels), approaching and passing - 19810.52
A11Mechanical digger (four wheels), digging soft ground (rec. close to bucket) - 19811.28
A12Mechanical digger (four wheels), digging concrete (rec. close to bucket) - 19811.32
A13Mechanical digger (four wheels), working close - 19810.46
A14 Atmosphere in open field with church clock striking four, with distant traffic and birdsong - May 800.17
A15 Bonfire, close perspective4.00
A16Bonfire, close perspective4.00
A17Roaring wood fire, close perspective - 19804.01
A18Heavy flames crackling - Oct 663.31
A19 Firework display at Alexandra Palace (with crowd) - 19735.17
A20Firework display at Thames, South Bank (with crowd) - 19735.14
A21Firework display (no voices) - 19813.26
A22 Three ice crashes - 19810.10
A23Hacking ice and axe - 19810.32
A24A heavy object dragged through ice and snow - 19810.26
A25 Air pressure pump, background traffic - 19850.32
A26Sheltered concourse with pumps operating and traffic noises - 19853.31
A27Exterior automated car wash - 19851.36
A28Petrol pump turned on, runs, turned off, background traffic - 19851.10
A29Petrol pump turned on, runs, turned off, with light rain and traffic in background - 19851.36
A30 Seagulls fighting for food, close perspective gulls with background waves and distant boat engine - July 803.27
A31Cliff top with seagulls circling overhead - 19663.30
A32Seagulls at rubbish tip, occasional background voices1.44
A33 Ship launch, bottle breaks, men hammer away at props, cheers at boat begins to move, hots qwater at 1'43, three cheers given, general atmosphere (recorded at Cochrane's Shipyard, Selby) - July 852.51
Total length of media 1:14:27.


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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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