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Belle And Sebastian - What To Look For In Summer Vinyl 2LP - direct audio

Belle And Sebastian - What To Look For In Summer Vinyl 2LP

Matador Records

  • $ 2998


Belle And Sebastian What To Look For In Summer Vinyl 2LP

22 Live Performances featuring Songs from Across the Scottish Septet's 25 Year Career Captured on the Band's 2019 Tour!

Matador Records presents Belle and Sebastian's What to Look for in Summer, a new live double album gathering choice selections from the band's 2019 world tour, including last summer's epic "Boaty Weekender" cruise. All live records are a time capsule to some extent, but Belle and Sebastian's What To Look For In Summer is perhaps a bit more evocative than originally planned.

Neither a retrospective nor a back-door greatest-hits, What To Look For In Summer is the sound of a band that's always moving forward, a picture of Belle and Sebastian in 2019 that gives equal weight to early days ("My Wandering Days Are Over," "Seeing Other People") and recent years ("Poor Boy," "We Were Beautiful"), with a track selection Murdoch says was almost random. Also included are three songs from 2000's Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant (which the band played in full at the Boaty Weekender).

You get a full picture of a group that's always been built around Murdoch's songs, but has three other writers in Jackson, Martin and guitarist Bobby Kildea (with all songwriting credits shared by the entire band). Martin, in particular, has become more and more prolific as a songwriter and lead vocalist over the past decade – her "I Didn't See It Coming," with its indelible refrain ("make me dance/I want to surrender") is always a highlight, as is her show stopping vocal on "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John," originally sung by Norah Jones on 2010's Write About Love.

Once a more introspective live group (Stuart's staying in and he thinks it's a sin/That he has to leave the house at all," they sang on 1998's "This is Not a Modern Rock Song") Belle and Sebastian's live shows for the past two decades have featured both an incredibly high level of musicality and a bit of a variety-show vibe. At one point on the album, Murdoch wonders why the band stopped its tradition of having someone bring gin cocktails to the stage mid-set.

Belle And Sebastian What To Look For In Summer Track Listing:

1. The Song of The Clyde - recorded by Kenneth McKellar
2. Dirty Dream Number Two - The Boaty Weekender, August 10th, 2019
3. Step Into My Office, Baby - The Boaty Weekender, August 10th, 2019
4. We Were Beautiful - Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan, July 21st, 2019
5. Seeing Other People - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, July 12th, 2019
6. If She Wants Me - Carnegie Hall - Pittsburgh, PA, July 18th, 2019
7. Beyond The Sunrise - House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH, July 19th, 2019
8. Wrapped Up In Books - Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan, July 21st, 2019
9. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John - Auditoria Baluarte, Pamplona, Barcelona, November 4th, 2019
10. The Boy Done Wrong Again - House Of Blues, Boston, MA, July 13th, 2019
11. I Can See Your Future - The Boaty Weekender, August 10th, 2019
12. Funny Little Frog - M-Telus, Montreal, QC, July 15th, 2019
13. The Fox In The Snow - Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan, July 21st, 2019
14. If You're Feeling Sinister - The Boaty Weekender, August 10th, 2019
15. My Wandering Days Are Over - The Boaty Weekender, August 10th, 2019
16. The Wrong Girl - House Of Blues, Boston, MA, July 13th, 2019
17. Stay Loose - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, July 12th, 2019
18. Poor Boy - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, July 12th, 2019
19. Dog On Wheels - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, July 12th, 2019
20. The Boy With The Arab Strap - Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan, July 21st, 2019
21. I Didn't See It Coming - Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan, July 21st, 2019
22. Belle And Sebastian - House Of Blues, Boston, MA, July 13th, 2019


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