One of the advantages to buying the Belle and Sebastian CDs is the extensive liner notes that are included.
I offer the following guide for those interested in building a Belle and Sebastian collection, but not interested in wasting money on duplicate or overlapping recordings.
Once upon a time there was a band called Blood, Sweat and Tears. After a rocky start, they hit the charts in 1969 with a self-titled album containing three hits:
In the early 70s, an album was released that the world would never see the likes of again.
When it comes to Hitchcock film music, no composer is held in higher esteem than Bernard Herrmann.
Following Wire’s emergence from obscurity with The Ideal Copy came their 1988 release, A Bell is a Cup…
After eight years of nothing in the way of new music releases, Wire surprised all with The Ideal Copy. Not only was their sudden return to the limelight unexpected, but the band’s sound had changed.
154 is Wire’s third album, in keeping with its pattern of one release per year. Track count is down to 13, though the remastered version from 1994 adds five more songs, only one of the latter not sounding like an experiment in musical stream-of-consciousness.
Wire’s second album, Chairs Missing, continues the band’s journey into what would later be called “alternative”music. As for the band, they were only following their own muse.
Pink Flag The first album release from Wire, Pink Flag heralded the arrival of a band different from the rest, both in style and album format. While many of the songs are a direct nod to punk, the Punk movement had enjoyed its initial day in musical sun by 1977,
Procul Harum’s first five albums being their best, their third continues with a little of everything before it’s done.
Steely Dan’s followup to “Countdown To Ecstasy” proves to be even stronger. Having avoided the sophomore slump that is the bane of many artists, the group delivers 11 solid numbers