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Friday, January 23, 2009

Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions












Fans of Belle and Sebastian can be obsessive and they will no doubt eat up this fourteen track collection of BBC recordings that cover the period 1996 to 2001. Fans will love new versions of favourites `Shoot the Sexual Athlete` , `Nothing in the Silence`, the wonderful `Lazy Line Painter Jane`, and two of my favorite tracks `Judy and The Dream Of Horses` and `The Stars of Track and Field`.


At the time the group rarely performed live, so these songs are noticeably different from their studio counterparts. The track selection is also so good that this CD could almost be a best-of album. The limited, deluxe double CD also contains a bonus disc of live recordings of a Belfast show. If you have never heard Belle & Sebastian then this is a great introduction to the band. If you are already a fan, then...well... it`s just really nice to have.


8 out of 10



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