Jonathan David

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"Jonathan David"
Single by Belle & Sebastian
Released 18 June 2001
Format CD (JPRCDS022)
12" vinyl (JPR12022)
7" vinyl (JPR7022)
Length 3:00
Label Jeepster Records
Producer(s) Belle & Sebastian
Tony Doogan
Belle & Sebastian singles chronology
"Legal Man"
"Jonathan David"
"I'm Waking Up to Us"

"Jonathan David" is a single released by Belle & Sebastian on Jeepster in 2001. The lead track gets its name from the biblical duo of Jonathan and David, while "The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner" is a reference to Alan Sillitoe's short story "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner." The front cover features band members Mick Cooke and Bobby Kildea with Gill Dodds. All three tracks from the single were later collected on the Push Barman to Open Old Wounds compilation. The title track was the band's first single to feature lead vocals from guitarist Stevie Jackson. The single reached #31 in the UK singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jonathan David" – 3:00
  2. "Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It" – 3:36
  3. "The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner" – 4:32


The video for Jonathan David includes Carmen Pieraccini, who played Kelly-Marie Adams in Rivercity. She spurns the advances of Steve Jackson in the video.

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