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British Sea Power play their 2002 single Childhood Memories live at the Union Chapel Islington in London on 27 April 2010.

The main event of the evening was a live performance of BSPs acclaimed soundtrack to the 1934 documentary film Man of Aran. There was also enjoyable support from Rose Elinor Dougall, but BSP themselves opened the proceedings with what was billed as an acoustic set. In reality, it was a full electric set, albeit a fairly laid back performance, performed seated. As is to be expected with BSP, we were treated to a wonderfully eclectic setlist, including The Land Beyond, A Wooden Horse and 2003 b-side Alberts Eyes!

This was a wonderful evening and thanks must go to the folks from The Quietus and the Branchage Film Festival for making it all possible - and giving us potatoes!

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Childhood Memories on Wikipedia
"Childhood Memories"
Single by British Sea Power
Released4th November 2002
FormatCD, 7" Vinyl
LengthCD – 9:01
7" – 7:42
LabelRough Trade Records
Writer(s)Martin Noble, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
Producer(s)Mads Bjerke
British Sea Power singles chronology

"Childhood Memories" was the fourth single to be released by British Sea Power. It is a much more downtempo track than previous releases and feature keyboards heavily. Acoustic guitar is prominent throughout the track. Despite its low chart position and not being included on any album (reducing the numbers who know the song), it is a live favourite and is still a regular in the band's setlists. The lyrics contrast with childlike structure of the music, dealing with meltdown of Nuclear power plant. This track was previously known as "Memories of Childhood!". The 7" release was wrongly labeled as having "Favours in the Beetroot Fields" as the flipside, whereas it is actually "Strange Communication". It peaked at a lowly number 90 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]


  • 1 Track listings
    • 1.1 7" Vinyl (RTRADES069)
  • 2 References
  • 3 External links

Track listings

  1. "Childhood Memories" (Yan/BSP) – 3:35
  2. "Favours in the Beetroot Fields" (Yan/BSP) – 1:19
  3. "Strange Communication" (Yan/BSP) – 4:07

7" Vinyl (RTRADES069)

  1. "Childhood Memories" (Yan/BSP) – 3:35
  2. "Strange Communication" (Yan/BSP) – 4:07


  1. ^ "UK Official Charts: British Sea Power". Official Charts Company. 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
  • "Childhood Memories" at Salty Water (fansite)
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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