The BBC have announced "The best of the Old Grey Whistle Test" for release on the 17th of September 2001. This double disk set will be priced at 24.99 and will have a total running time of 292 Minutes. The set features 40 rarely seen performances, major interviews with world-famous musicians, and memories and tales from the show's key presenters - 'Whispering' Bob Harris, Annie Nightingale, Richard Williams, Andy Kershaw, Mark Ellen and David Hepworth.

For those of you who don't remember the show "The Old Grey Whistle Test was one of the UK 's most influential live music shows. Launched in September 1971, it hosted performances from the world's foremost bands and performers. Throughout its seventeen-year run, The Old Grey Whistle Test pioneered live music television shows, unafraid of broadcasting some of the more raw, cutting edge performances and interviews, and introducing the nation to new bands who were later to become world-famous music legends. Here is a complete track listing and list of interviews:

Alice Cooper "Under My Wheels" 1971

Elton John "Tiny Dancer" 1971

Curtis Mayfield "We Gotta Have Peace" 1972

Randy Newman "Political Science" 1972

Kris Kristofferson &Rita Coolidge "Help me make it through the Night" 1972

Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine" 1972

Focus "Sylvia/Hocus Pocus" 1972

Rory Gallagher "Hands Off" 1973

John Martyn "May You Never" 1973

The Wailers "Stir It Up" 1973

Roxy Music "Do The Strand " 1973

The Edgar Winter Group "Frankenstein" 1973

New York Dolls "Jet Boy" 1973

Tim Buckley "Dolphins" 1974

Captain Beefheart "Upon the My O My" 1974

Little Feat "Rock 'N' Roll Doctor" 1975

Dr Feelgood "Roxette" 1975

John Lennon "Stand By Me" 1975

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band "Give My Compliments to the Chef" 1975

Lynyrd Skynyrd "Freebird" 1975

Emmylou Harris " Amarillo " 1976

Bonnie Raitt "Too Long at the Fair" 1976

Tom Waits "Tom Traubert's Blues" 1977

Otway & Barrett "Really Free" 1977

Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" 1978

XTC "Statue of Liberty " 1978

Blondie ("I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear" 1978

Val Doonican & Charlie McCoy "Stone Fox Chase" 1978

Meatloaf " Paradise by the Dashboard Light" 1978

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "American Girl" 1978

The Police "Can't Stand Losing You" 1978

Bruce Springsteen "Rosalita" 1979

Iggy Pop "I'm Bored" 1979

Tubeway Army "Are 'Friends' Electric?" 1979

The Specials "Message to You Rudi" 1979

The Damned "Smash It Up/I Just Can't Be Happy Today" 1979

The Ramones "Rock 'n' Roll High School " 1980

PIL "Careering" 1980

The Teardrop Explodes "Reward" 1980

U2 "I Will Follow" 1981

Nine Below Zero "Stone Fox Chase" 1981

Japan "Ghosts" 1982

Robert Wyatt "Shipbuilding" 1983

REM " Moon River "/"Pretty Persuasion" 1984

Simply Red "Holding Back The Years" 1985