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A Bit of Previous

Belle And Sebastian

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How do you age and grow old when you’ve so beautifully embodied youth? This is a question that arises for most rock musicians, but it feels particularly pertinent to Belle and Sebastian. At the end of 90s, this Scottish band (re)invented the holiday romance in song form; equal parts awkward and romantic. With a sound similar to the Beach Boys (if they were taken out of California) or perhaps The Smiths (if they had a shy, folksy sound), Belle and Sebastian became one of the largest small bands out there: a totem of indie music. A quarter of a century later, the band has lost a few fans (and almost as much hair). Their music hangs in a fragile balance, one that doesn’t entertain self-parody or excess. By going back to basics, the band has succeeded in making one of the best albums of their adult life. A Bit Of Previous was recorded at their home in Glasgow. Frontman Stuart Murdoch sings out of tune from the second track, If They’re Shooting At You, and that’s no bad thing. It’s a sign that the band is keeping things fresh, reclaiming that amateurism that the world initially fell in love with. They employ a fairly wide musical palette—from country to electro-pop to soul—and the band delivers its choruses as well as they always have; with an airy demeanour, softened edges and a slightly broken smile. This is a delicious pop album. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz   

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1
Young and Stupid
00:02:54

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Brian McNeill, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Ryan Quigley, AssociatedPerformer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alessandra Lupo, AssociatedPerformer

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

2
If They’re Shooting At You
00:04:31

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Leon McCrary, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Everett, Producer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Ryan Quigley, AssociatedPerformer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Paul Towndrow, AssociatedPerformer - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Anjolee Williams, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Owers, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Olivia Walker, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Henderson McCrary, AssociatedPerformer - Patience Henderson McCrary, AssociatedPerformer

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

3
Talk to Me, Talk to Me
00:04:27

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Tony Doogan, Mixer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

4
Reclaim the Night
00:03:13

Belle And Sebastian, MainArtist - Matt Wiggins, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

5
Do It for Your Country
00:03:50

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Brian McNeill, Mixer - Kevin Burleigh, Producer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

6
Prophets On Hold
00:04:46

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Tony Doogan, Mixer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Engineer, AssociatedPerformer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

7
Unnecessary Drama
00:04:16

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Tony Doogan, Mixer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hipgnosis Songs Group, MusicPublisher

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

8
Come On Home
00:03:54

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Brian McNeill, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Ryan Quigley, AssociatedPerformer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Paul Towndrow, AssociatedPerformer - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Michael Owers, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

9
A World Without You
00:03:03

Belle And Sebastian, MainArtist - Matt Wiggins, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

10
Deathbed of My Dreams
00:03:48

Belle And Sebastian, MainArtist - Belle & Sebastian, Producer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

11
Sea of Sorrow
00:04:58

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Shawn Everett, Producer, Mixer, AssociatedPerformer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

12
Working Boy in New York City
00:04:15

Belle And Sebastian, Producer, MainArtist - Shawn Everett, Producer, Mixer - Brian McNeill, Producer, Engineer - Beggars Music, MusicPublisher - Mattitude Music LLC, MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard William Colburn, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Michael Kildea, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sarah Ann Martin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stephen Thomas Jackson, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Lee Murdoch, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David McGowan, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records 2022 Belle and Sebastian under exclusive license to Matador Records

Album Description

How do you age and grow old when you’ve so beautifully embodied youth? This is a question that arises for most rock musicians, but it feels particularly pertinent to Belle and Sebastian. At the end of 90s, this Scottish band (re)invented the holiday romance in song form; equal parts awkward and romantic. With a sound similar to the Beach Boys (if they were taken out of California) or perhaps The Smiths (if they had a shy, folksy sound), Belle and Sebastian became one of the largest small bands out there: a totem of indie music. A quarter of a century later, the band has lost a few fans (and almost as much hair). Their music hangs in a fragile balance, one that doesn’t entertain self-parody or excess. By going back to basics, the band has succeeded in making one of the best albums of their adult life. A Bit Of Previous was recorded at their home in Glasgow. Frontman Stuart Murdoch sings out of tune from the second track, If They’re Shooting At You, and that’s no bad thing. It’s a sign that the band is keeping things fresh, reclaiming that amateurism that the world initially fell in love with. They employ a fairly wide musical palette—from country to electro-pop to soul—and the band delivers its choruses as well as they always have; with an airy demeanour, softened edges and a slightly broken smile. This is a delicious pop album. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz   

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