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The list of recordings and tracks below is derived from
the live and radio work of Vivian and the Bonzo’s, nothing here
is copied from material that is or was commercially available.
Having fully explained to Rupert Stanshall that this is very much a fan-based website, we are co-operating with his wishes because a good site dedicated to Vivian as a man and his varied works is a joint desire.
Our mission is similar to what the Neil Innes Sound Archive (NISA) did before it closed, with the large volume of recordings made of the still performing Neil Innes.
This is only a list of live and rare recordings, material can only be borrowed for personal research purposes.
Harold Hare And Other Droppings
1978 interview of Vivian is on the‘Interviews’ CD
Live 1972 - Also known as ‘The Laughing Man
tape’ and features Neil Innes
Live 1975: The Unabridged Concert - The same as above, Manchester
Breath From the Pit: Colonel Knut & Lemmie - Sketches from Radio sources including Radio Flashes, featuring Keith Moon
Interviews - A collection of Interviews of Viv, from 1960’s to 1980’s
Rawlinson End Radio Shows -15 Episodes (Including a 1975 Peel Session with Big Grunt) Spread over 3 CD’s to form a set .
There are also a number of out-takes of Rawlinson End sketches as mp3 files on a single CD
Vivian Elucidates: A Compilation
Seventies to Nineties: A Compilation
The Voices: A Compilation
Big Shot : A Journey Through The Canyons Of Vivian Stanshall’s Mind 21/4/2001 R2
Return To Jollity Farm – Bonzo Docu 1997
Shake, Chuckle and Roll – Bonzo Docu 1992 Vivian is interviewed, this documentary is on the same disc as the Neil Innes Interviews CD.
Bonzo Files (US radio show/Documentary, never aired, produced in March 2003)
(note: DVD’s may not play on some DVD Players)
All DVD-R's are PAL and not region encoded.
Hoppity Oats (formerly viv DVD 1)
Stockings (formerly Viv DVD 2)
The Innes Book of Records series 3, shows 4-6 (The Sea & Rockall in show 5 feature Vivian Stanshall)
Rutland Weekend Television nearly 8 hours of these shows, not very good quality 4 DVD’s (Neil Innes only)
Originals – Vivian Stanshall : The Canyons Of His Mind (October Films for The BBC, 11/06/2004)
The Rock & Roll Years: 1968, Top Of The Pops 2 & Neil Innes Live
at the Lewes Literary Festival (low quality), Nov 2003
One Mans Week - The TV strand follows Vivian around for a week, 1974
Recent discoveries and additions.
Rawlinson End MP3’s
The Charity Shop Tapes - A NISA (the Neil Innes Sound Archive) CD complied from some Bonzo reel to reel tapes discovered in a charity shop.
‘It was a great party’ - This NISA CD consists of tracks from ‘Colour Me Pop’ & an unissued B side recording known as ‘It was a great party until somebody found a hammer’ (Also on the Marquee Club CD).
Bonzo’s - Jazz Bilden - A 1960’s recording of the Bonzo’s Live & Neil Interviewed
Danny Baker chat’s to the Bonzo’s prior to the reunion gig, Radio London, Jan 06 & Neil Innes Interviewed on Radio London, 14 April 06
Vivian Stanshall Interviewed by Dave Glass, Radio 210, 29 June 1981
‘Holiday Home’ Vivian’s contribution to ‘The Warwick Sessions’, a very brief track, includes Arc of A Diver: A Steve Winwood Documentary, 27 March 2004.
Rawlinson Dogends: Live at the Bloomsbury theatre 1, 10 April 1991
Rawlinson Dogends: Another night at the Bloomsbury 2, April 1991.
Rawlinson Dogends: At the Kings Head Theatre 2, in June 1991.
Bonzo Odds & Ends NIVA has put together a number of Bonzo clips on this DVD, some of which are also present on ‘Talking Pictures’.
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End: The Play
There’s an audio CD of the songs from the Orion Players Sir Henry Play, it has 16 tracks.
Another ‘new’ thing is Phill Jupitus interviewing Neil Innes & Adrian Edmonson on his BBC 6 show & an interview with the Bonzos on Roland Rivron’s Radio 2 show (23/11/06).
As should be obvious, this is not a profit-making enterprise. Our sole aim is to spread the works of Vivian Stanshall to all who want to hear them.
If you wish to request to borrow anything from this archive then you'll need to contact us via the below e-mail address, only members may have access to this private research material, if you wish to become a memeber then please read the following page... Introduction
If you have anything not listed above that you would like to contribute to the archive then please let us know by putting the word Contribute in the subject heading of an e-mail to email@example.com
This may explain it all rather more in-depth...