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Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions (2008)

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Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions (2008)

Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions (2008) [2CD Deluxe Edition]
Alternative/Indie Rock | EAC rip | FLAC: tracks+CUE+EAC/log -> 702 MB | mp3@VBR V0 (233kbps) -> 186 MB
107:17 min | covers | RAR inc. 3% recovery | UL & FF | Jeepster Recordings JPRDP018

AMG review by Tim Sendra:

Belle and Sebastian cut their first BBC session for the Mark Radcliffe Show in July of 1996 just a few months before their seminal If You're Feeling Sinister album was released. The four songs they recorded were live and intimate versions of three of the record's best tracks: "Like Dylan in the Movies," "Judy and the Dream of Horses," and "Stars of Track and Field." Hearing these songs (as well as "The State I Am In," from Tigermilk) in such a raw and unadorned state (complete with vocal wavers and assorted bum notes) isn't a revelation now, though one can imagine people tuned in to their radios that night were thrown for a loop, but it is pretty great. Of course, the songs are amazing, but just as impressively, Stuart Murdoch's vocals are heartbreakingly sincere and soulful, and the band definitively belie their image as shamblers by sounding tight and together. If they had never written or recorded more than just these four songs, they still would be legendary, but luckily they didn't quit while they were ahead and kept recording and releasing brilliant pop music. They also continued making trips to the BBC studios and The BBC Sessions collects songs recorded there between 1996 and 2001. The track list is made up of mostly album tracks and singles (highlights being an insistent "Sleep the Clock Around," a folky take on "Wrong Love," and a truly beautiful "Slow Graffiti") but the real treat for fans is the inclusion of the group's 2001 session for John Peel, for which they trotted out four songs that hadn't been released previously (or since) on record. Any one of them could have comfortably fit on a single, EP, or album and a couple even qualify as lost treasures: "The Magic of a Kind Word" pits Isobel Campbell's breathy vocals in the quiet verses against rich group harmonies in the insanely sunny choruses, and ends up as one of the band's brightest and lightest tunes that just could have been a hit single, "(My Girl's Got) Miraculous Technique" has a wonderfully relaxed groove built on samples and fleshed out with some wonky synth squiggles and lovely harmony vocals by Campbell and Stuart. It was Campbell's last recording made with the band and she really shines. That session alone is worth the price of the disc, and when you add the 1996 session, it becomes damn near essential for Belle and Sebastian fans. [A deluxe edition of the release includes a bonus disc containing a raucous live show from 2001 recorded in Belfast. The fans were rowdy and spend much of the set whooping and hollering, which makes the sound less than pristine, but also gives the listener at home a sense of just how rapturously the band's fans receive their heroes. The band by this point has become a rock & roll machine, able to turn in a convincing version of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" but also dial it way down for the ballads. An unexpected highlight of the show features a guy named Barry being fished out of the crowd to front a loose but surprisingly together take on the Velvet Underground's "I'm Waiting for the Man." Most people would be OK to stick with the regular version of The BBC Sessions, but the bonus disc is worth hearing at least once for true fanatics.]
Tracklist:
=disc 1: The BBC Sessions=
01 The State I Am In (04:42)
02 Like Dylan In The Movies (04:12)
03 Judy And The Dream Of Horses (03:44)
04 The Stars Of Track And Field (04:38)
05 I Could Be Dreaming (03:49)
06 Seymour Stein (04:51)
07 Lazy Jane (05:37)
08 Sleep The Clock Around (04:49)
09 Slow Graffiti (03:07)
10 Wrong Love (03:30)
11 Shoot The Sexual Athlete (03:11)
12 The Magic Of A Kind Word (02:27)
13 Nothing In The Silence (03:50)
14 (My Girl's Got) Miraculous Technique (04:29)

=disc 2: Live In Belfast, 2001=
01 Here Comes The Sun (04:53)
02 There's Too Much Love (03:45)
03 The Magic Of A Kind Word (02:25)
04 Me And The Major (05:20)
05 Wandering Alone (02:54)
06 The Model (04:02)
07 I'm Waiting For The Man (05:13)
08 The Boy With The Arab Strap (05:33)
09 The Wrong Girl (03:05)
10 Dirty Dream #2 (03:26)
11 The Boys Are Back In Town (05:43)
12 Legal Man (04:01)

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Belle and Sebastian / The BBC Sessions

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EAC extraction logfile from 17. November 2008, 20:21 for CD
Belle and Sebastian / Live In Belfast 2001

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