Bill Bruford - Rock Goes To College

Release Date: 02 October 2006 | Certificate: Exempt
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Rock Goes To College-- the blistering 1979 BBC TV show with BRUFORD, featuring Annette Peacock (vcls), Allan Holdsworth (gtr), Jeff Berlin (bs), Dave Stewart (kbds) and Bill Bruford (dms).
Bill Bruford was a founding member of Yes through the years 1968-1972, and while with the band recorded five albums, each of which was more successful than its predecessor. When Bill left Yes in 1972 for King Crimson following the release of “Close To The Edge”, there were those who concluded that he’d taken leave of his senses.

But it proved an astute musical move. When King Crimson’s enigmatic leader Robert Fripp decided to split the band after three tumultuous albums and move on to other projects, Bill moved to playing countless sessions, and was also briefly a member of the bands National Health, Gong and, more famously, Genesis, where he played alongside Phil Collins, who had just stepped up to the microphone following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Bill was the drummer in the live Genesis situation and was with the band for the majority of 1976 while the band toured their album “A Trick Of The Tail”.

Following the hugely well received debut CD “UK” , from the group of the same name, Bill finally felt ready for life as a full time band leader. His own group “Bruford” went on to record four albums and tour extensively as a quartet with guitarist Allan Holdsworth, particularly in the US., but the full group, featuring Annette Peacock on vocals, only ever played two shows, both for UK national TV, and this DVD is one of those shows.

Filmed in 1979 at Oxford Polytechnic in the UK, the concert features the full group playing material from the band’s first two CDs, “Feels Good To Me”, and “One of a Kind”, and includes the stand-out track Beelzebub and the show-stopping Adios a La Pasada. The packaging includes a 12-page booklet archiving critical reaction at the time. All members of this group have gone on to distinguished careers in their own right, and together with the scarcity value of the band’s performances, this DVD will be much anticipated by Bill Bruford’s extensive fan base.


1. Sample and Hold
2. Beelzebub 3. The Sahara of Snow (Part One)
4. The Sahara of Snow (Part Two)
5. Forever Until Sunday
6. Back to the Beginning
7. Adios a la Pasada (Goodbye to the Past)
8. 5G

Release Date: 02 October 2006
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification

Region 0
Production Year: 1979
Main Language: English

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Catalogue No: BBWF008DVD