The BBC Sessions (Belle and Sebastian album)

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The BBC Sessions
Bell & Sebastian BBC Sessions.jpg
Live album by Belle and Sebastian
Released 18 November 2008
Recorded 1996–2001
Genre Indie pop
Label Jeepster (Europe)
Matador (United States)
Belle and Sebastian chronology
The Life Pursuit
(2006)
The BBC Sessions
(2008)
Belle and Sebastian Write About Love
(2010)

The BBC Sessions is an album by Belle and Sebastian. It is a double album. The first disc (Radio Sessions) is a compilation of unreleased recordings recorded between 1996 and 2001, while the second (Live in Belfast) is a live recording from a concert in Belfast on 21 December 2001. The live album contains covers of "Here Comes the Sun", "I'm Waiting for the Man" and "The Boys are Back in Town".

The tracks on the first album come from sessions with Mark Radcliffe, Steve Lamacq and John Peel.[1] The album cover features former member Isobel Campbell, who departed the band six years before this album's release.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars Link
Billboard Positive Link
The Boston Globe Positive Link
ChartAttack 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ Link
The Guardian Positive Link
NME 9/10 stars Link
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) Link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars Link
Spin 3.5/5 stars Link
Tiny Mix Tapes 2.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Disc One – Radio Sessions:

  1. "The State I Am In" (Mark Radcliffe Session; 07/96) – 4:42
  2. "Like Dylan in the Movies" (Mark Radcliffe Session; 07/96) – 4:11
  3. "Judy and the Dream of Horses" (Mark Radcliffe Session; 07/96) – 3:43
  4. "The Stars of Track and Field" (Mark Radcliffe Session; 07/96) – 4:37
  5. "I Could Be Dreaming" (Mark Radcliffe session; 12/96; abbreviated version) – 3:49
  6. "Seymour Stein" (Evening Session; 07/97) – 4:51
  7. "Lazy Jane" (alternate version of "Lazy Line Painter Jane") (Evening Session; 07/97) – 5:37
  8. "Sleep the Clock Around" (Evening Session; 07/97) – 4:46
  9. "Slow Graffiti" (Evening Session; 07/97) – 3:06
  10. "Wrong Love" (later recorded as "The Wrong Girl") (Evening Session; 07/97) – 3:29
  11. "Shoot the Sexual Athlete" (John Peel session; 05/01) – 3:11
  12. "The Magic of a Kind Word" (John Peel session; 05/01) – 2:27
  13. "Nothing in the Silence" (John Peel session; 05/01) – 3:49
  14. "(My Girl's Got) Miraculous Technique" (John Peel session; 05/01) – 4:28

Disc Two – Live in Belfast:

  1. "Here Comes the Sun" – 4:52
  2. "There's Too Much Love" – 3:44
  3. "The Magic of a Kind Word" – 2:24
  4. "Me and the Major" – 5:19
  5. "Wandering Alone" – 2:54
  6. "The Model" – 4:02
  7. "I'm Waiting for the Man" – 5:12
  8. "The Boy With the Arab Strap" – 5:32
  9. "The Wrong Girl" – 3:05
  10. "Dirty Dream #2" – 3:26
  11. "The Boys Are Back in Town" – 5:43
  12. "Legal Man" – 4:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Paul (2008-09-18), Belle and Sebastian Collect BBC Sessions on New Comp, Pitchfork Media, retrieved 2008-11-07 

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