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LateNightTales, Vol. 2

LateNightTales, Vol. 2

by Belle and Sebastian Belle and Sebastian
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Back for their second round of this long-running curated megamix, indie pop superstars Belle & Sebastian spin a characteristically warm and exciting cross section of pop-informed sounds from all over the map on Late Night Tales, Vol. 2. As is a tradition with the series, the selectors record an exclusive cover and include it somewhere in the mix. Belle & Sebastian's take on the Primitives' high-speed '80s hit "Crash" transforms the song into a comparatively woozy midtempo jaunt. Despite the somewhat saloon-ready reading, this slightly lethargic rendition retains the bright, beaming quality of the original even when stripping away the urgency and energy. The rest of the mix is a pleasant patchwork of eclecticism, ranging from '70s deep-groove funk instrumentals from Dorothy Ashby and Roland Vincent to 2010s indie dream pop electro from Gold Panda and Toro y Moi. The entire mix is strong and widely varied, but some standout moments include the pre-industrial piano crunch of the Pop Group's "Savage Sea," an aggressive dub mix of Buzzcock Pete Shelley's solo hit "Homosapien," and several bursts of '60s sunshine pop taken directly from 45s. Broadcast make two appearances, opening the set and again in the middle with the moody instrumental "Chord Simple." It's one of many instrumental cuts that bridge the other tunes over the mostly well-flowing continuum of the mix. In the extensive liner notes by B&S bandmembers, they talk about their inspirations or memories about some of the selections, generally nerding out pretty hard about the lineage of way-out pop sounds that they themselves have become mired in.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2012
Label: Late Night Tales
UPC: 5099960255525
catalogNumber: 27
Rank: 95773


  1. Ominous Cloud
  2. Watch the Flowers Grow
  3. A Time For Us
  4. Yèkèrmo Sèw
  5. Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
  6. Et Si Je T'aime
  7. Bird of Space
  8. Soul Vibrations
  9. Extract From Tomorrow's People the Children of Today
  10. Quitter's Raga
  11. Chord Simple
  12. Savage Sea
  13. Starless and Bible Black
  14. Darling Be Home Soon
  15. Crash
  16. L.S.D. Partie
  17. Still Sound
  18. Rude Bwoy Tug Life
  19. Scottish Widows
  20. Streets of Derry
  21. Spinning Wheel
  22. Homosapien
  23. Still Thinking of You
  24. On the Other Ocean
  25. Lost For Words, Pt. 3

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Belle and Sebastian   Primary Artist
Ben McPeek   Conductor

Technical Credits

John Sebastian   Composer
Joe Pass   Composer
Stan Tracey   Composer
David Clayton-Thomas   Composer
Pete Shelley   Composer
Trees   Composer
David Behrman   Composer
Tony Cox   Producer
Michael Giles   Composer
James William Guercio   Producer
Margo Guryan   Composer
Erik Jacobsen   Producer
Jack Richardson   Producer
Quaglieri   Producer
Paul Morley   Composer
Paul Court   Composer
Steve Dullaghan   Composer
Borges   Composer
Márcio Borges   Composer
Roland Vincent   Composer,Producer
Denis Preston   Producer
Tony Doogan   Engineer
Raymond Bloodworth   Composer
Bill Brewster   Liner Notes
Mulatu Astatke   Composer
Cecile Charlton   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Berkowitz   Producer
L. Russell Brown   Composer
Gold Panda   Composer,Producer
Dave Bird   Producer
Ben McPeek   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Underwood   Composer
Waddington   Composer
Chaz Bundick   Composer
Richard Evans   Composer
Paul "Sheeky" Morris   Producer
Stephen C. Marshall   Composer
Steve C. Parks   Composer
Thomas Topp   Composer
Tracy Spencer   Composer
Leander Topp   Composer

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