The BBC Sessions by Belle and Sebastian

A does-what-it-says-on-the-tin collection from the Glasgow dreamers Belle and Sebastian who after forming on a programme for unemployed musicians found that their early work was on a hotline straight to the BBC. The likes of John Peel and Mark Radcliffe early champions and this record collects all their sessions on such programmes from 1996 to 2001 providing an alternate history of this much-loved band. 

Vinyl Double LP £19.99 JPRLP18

Reissue 2LP on Jeepster.

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CD £14.99 JPRDP018

Deluxe CD on Jeepster inc bonus live disc.

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9/10 Brian 13 November 2008
Belle & Sebastian. How those words used to instill horror into the heart of Philthy Phil formerly known as Fat Barry. He thought they were sickening vermin who needed putting down cos they didn't play grinding Chicago style mathrock and wore cardigans & read some classic books and wrote songs about foxes & horses and Bobby Dylan. And went to church. But now in his befuddled old age he's decided he quite likes them. Is it time he apologised to all those B&S fans who had to grovel to him embarrased for buying the latest waxing from the fey Glasweigans just to receive a cruel e-mail full of scorn & cynicism & hell hot cracked laughter? Well I think he should take home this lovely BBC Sessions set. It appears to have about four sessions on and really, this band are a little too special to fall foul of my ignorant bletherings (it's all gonna be flipping great!) but I will say it's a real treat to hear the opening session stemming from the 'If You're Feeling Sinister' era which is when I fell in love with them on the Mark & Lard show. And if yr not a total vinyl-head then the CD comes with a bonus live show disc, Live in Belfast 2001. This set is on Jeepster and has a retro-tastic photo of Isobel Campbell (I think) on the front, looking all cute as a button. Smashing.

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