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Late Night Tales (Belle and Sebastian Vol. 2)


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Ominous Cloud Broadcast  
  2   Watch The Flowers Grow The Wonder Who?  
  3   A Time For Us Joe Pass  
  4   A Man Of Experience And Wisdom Mulatu Astatke Yekermo Sew  
  5   Tudo Que Você Podia Ser Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges  
  6   Et Si Je t'aime Marie Laforêt  
  7   Bird Of Space Bonnie Dobson  
  8   Soul Vibrations Dorothy Ashby  
  9   Tomorrow's People McDonald And Giles  
  10   Quitters Raga Gold Panda  
  11   Chord Simple Broadcast -  
  12   Savage Sea The Pop Group  
  13   Starless And Bible Black Stan Tracey Quartet  
  14   Darling Be Home Soon Sony The Lovin Spoonful  
  15   Crash (Exclusive cover version of The Primitives) Belle And Sebastian  
  16   L.S.D. Partie Roland Vincent  
  17   Still Sound Toro Y Moi  
  18   Rude Bwoy Thug Life Ce'cile  
  19   Scottish Widows Remember Remember  
  20   Streets Of Derry Trees  
  21   Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat & Tears  
  22   Homosapien (Dub) Pete Shelley  
  23   Still Thinking Of You Steve Parks  
  24   On The Other Ocean David Behrman  
  25   Lost For Words pt.3 Paul Morley  

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The celebrated Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian are welcomed back for a second Late Night Tales, the 27th in the esteemed compilation series. Belle and Sebastian formed in Glasgow in 1996 where the success of college recorded cult debut album 'Tigermilk' led the band to signing to Jeepster for 'If You're Feeling Sinister'; listed by Pitchfork at #14 in its top 100 albums of the 90s and is widely considered the band's masterpiece. Following the critically acclaimed 'The Boy With The Arab Strap' B&S signed with Rough Trade (UK) and Matador (US) and have released a further five albums, most recently 'Belle And Sebastian Write About Love' in 2010. Other accolades include being voted Scotland's greatest band in a poll by The List in 2005, their own Bowlie Weekender festival, a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello Award nominations. The current line-up is founder Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Sarah Martin, Mick Cooke and Bobby Kildea.

Their scene straggling 2006 Late Night Tales included pure pop, 60s psyche, 70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladering, punk, indie, girl groups, bossanova. This new selection only delves deeper into their shared influences and inspirations, along with a subtle nod to digging for rare sampled beats: not perhaps an trait usually associated with B&S. World-wise psychedelic breaks thread the mix together; significantly so with two tracks from Broadcast bookending a first half that includes late 60s dreamers The Wonder Who? and Joe Pass, father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke, harpist Dorothy Ashby and the 21st century beats of Gold Panda.

Following a mid-section detour through dissonant post-punk and deep jazz courtesy of The Pop Group and Stan Tracey Quartet; recent releases from fellow Scots Remember Remember and South Carolina's Toro Y Moi rubs shoulders with Ce'cile's 2002 Cure referencing riddim 'Rude Bwoy Thug Life' and Blood, Sweat & Tears classic version of 'Spinning Wheel'. For the obligatory Late Night Tales cover version, Belle and Sebastian have chosen The Primitive's 1988 pop-punk classic 'Crash', recreated in the band's own inimitable style. Two beautiful records close the mix: Steve Parks haunting soul vocal 'Still Thinking Of You' and an excerpt of the calm improvisation 'On The Other Ocean' from David Behrman's 1977 experimental album. As ever, the trip concludes with our bedtime story with the third part of Paul Morley's 'Lost For Words'.

This is music for the Celt in all of us. Holed up in a West End of Glasgow apartment, the wind yowling mercilessly about us, we drift off to the sound of bliss. There is only warmth here and, obviously, a draft or two fired in the direction of Belle and her good friend Sebastien. )

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Artist: Various
Album: Late Night Tales (Belle and Sebastian Vol. 2)
Cat #: ALNCD27
Date: 06/06/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , Pop
Normally: $34.95
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