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Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant [CD]

Belle & Sebastian Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Belle & Sebastian release The Third Eye Centre - a collection of B-sides, rarities, and non-LP tracks from the last decade. The album is on CD, download, and on vinyl as a gatefold double LP.

The 19 tracks are taken from the Glaswegian band’s last 3 albums – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003), The Life Pursuit (2006) and Write About Love (2010). The album can be seen as ... Read more in Amazon's Belle & Sebastian Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jeepster Recordings Limited
  • ASIN: B00004TKWW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,939 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Fought In A War
2. The Model
3. Beyond the Sunrise
4. Waiting For The Moon To Rise
5. Don't Leave The Light On, Baby
6. The Wrong Girl
7. Nice Day For A Sulk
8. Chalet Lines
9. Woman's Realm
10. Family Tree
11. There's Too Much Love

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I've had this cd from day one and it just gets better and better. Only one duff song on it - Beyond the Sunrise which no matter how I try doesn't seem to grow on me. I like all B&S cds but this one is by far the best. There's too Much Love is so heartbreakingly, engergisingly optimistic that I defy anyone to dislike it. But why do the reviews above automatically assume that the narrator of The Chalet Lines is a girl? There's a man singing it, and there's nothing gender-specific in the song - and men do get raped too.
Buy this one - you can't possibly regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intoxicating 26 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Fold your hands... Probably one of the strangest title ever used is just an equisite record. Being a big fan of B&S, I have had underated this album like many others, feeling that their magic was fading away... lacking of the bullish honest, twisted and witty lyrics of Tigermilk, the emotional depth of Sinister and the carefree soulful feeling of Arab Strap... Wondering well... what's all about fold your hands then.
Then i listened to it a few times, dropped it to put back sinister and arab strap as top of my playlists... Till i rediscovered it recently and one have to admit that the imperfections which have quietly contributed to the cult status of B&S for being what pop band should be... honest, and outside the mediatic corruption of a happy soul... ( sorry... was about to use the lyrics of the loneliness of middle distance runner as review material... shame on me!)
Well, the arrangements of Fold your hands are near perfection ( the end of "the model" is just wonderful musically...), a wonderful blend of strings, piano, flutes, horns... the still astonishing vocal perfomance of Stuart, Isobel, Chris and co.
The Lyrics then? Ok, I'll agree that If your feeling sinister, the state that I am in or Ease your feet are ( in my opinion only..) more powerful than any of the tracks... Although, overall and after having listened to this album so many times that i feel confident enough to review it, from " I fought in a war" to "there's too much love", it covers so many aspects of life, from despair, hurt, salvation, nostalgia, hopes and hopelessness... this album is just a violent ( but gentle looking ) rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of life.
This how B&S are growing up, Fold your hands shines on how it has been blissfully constructed. A beautiful pastoral symphony.
Can't wait till the next album [.......]Buy it. You will listen to this album two years after with the same pleasure - if not more!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars B & S go C & W! 6 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Isn't it wonderful when a band is as consistently brilliant as Belle and Sebastian? On this, their fourth album, the band hark back to the days when songs were about craft, and not about mindless riffs or electronic bleeps. But nor are the band Luddites in their approach, and an attitude akin to the worlds that existed in Bagpuss or Playschool does not exclude their occasional nods to gritty modernism, viz "The Chalet Lines", a tune whose subject matter (rape) is chillingly clothed in sweet melody.
The band go Country and Western on us with an almost Neil Youngian sensibility on several songs, and an Ennio Morricone-type chiming bell on "Beyond the Sunrise". Added to the Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Simon and Garfunkel influences, B & S show what an interesting amalgam they are.
The songs found here are less instant than "If You're Feeling Sinister" and are subtle "growers" in the vein of "The Boy With the Arab Strap". If the band chose to sing up a bit, then songs such as "I Fought in a War", "Don't Leave the Light on Baby" and "Women's Realm" could make them as successful as their only contemporary near-equivalents, the Beautiful South. Compared with that group, Belle and Sebastian appear fragile, willowy purveyors of gossamer-fine melodic pop/folk/indie (and The Beautiful South are hardly Megadeth!) It is this vulnerable beauty which makes B & S so wonderful.
They're not twee, they're just too gentle for this world!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars peerless 26 Oct 2003
By Nicholas VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Probably the most charming band I can think of reach a certain level of pop perfection on this release. Admittedly I'm not fussed on beyond the sunrise, but let's not linger on that minor gripe, what about the rest of the album.
I fought in a war is a typically strong opener on a B&S album, and while it pleases it is nothing compared with don't leave the lights on or the wrong girl. Two excellent popo songs that won't leave you're head. Family tree is Isobel's charming and somewhat amusing little song near the end and is in good company with women's realm.
However the album's highpoint has to be the harrowing chalet lines which I won't go into particular detail about as I find the song to beautiful for words. Truely, you will enjoy this album...I promise
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can they make a bad record? 10 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The only bad words I can say about this record are "Nice day for a sulk", but I suppose they needed something light and easy-going after the tragic, harrowing "Chalet lines". "I fought in a war" is my favourite B&S track ever, I only wish they had written it earlier. It begins with simple vocals over a barely-heard accousic guitar, then builds via a gorgeous guitar line to a sublime, trumpet lead instrumental. The jazzy, "There's too much love" is brilliant as well, "Beyond the sunrise" and "Don't leave the light on baby" are less accessible but very good all the same. I can't say whether it's better or worse than their last album, because they're very much different records. This is just a peach of an album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just Superb
I have all theoir other records but only just got around to picking this one up and - wow....
The sleeve notes highlight the youthful ideals of these Glaswegians being put to... Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2008 by Dream Baby
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime
this is the first belle and seb album i listened to, and upon relistening, i realised just how unique they are. Read more
Published on 23 Dec 2005 by "mattomatto"
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Paul Sheehan is completely right (see below). This is a superb album, which emulates the mid sixties West Coast sound brilliantly. Read more
Published on 22 Jan 2004 by Pirlo
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm....not sure about this one!
Don't get me wrong, I like Belle and Sebastian a lot, I just feel that this album does not compare very well to their earlier ones. Read more
Published on 30 July 2003 by "queenofteacakes"
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE CLEVER THAN HEARSAY!!!!!!
Published on 3 May 2001 by "grafikassasin"
5.0 out of 5 stars Swirlingly seductive...
Pop music has always more of a capitalistic business, than the fruit of a dedicated devotion. With this album Belle And Sebastian have once again proved that pop can be not only... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2000 by dan.rees@ntlworld.com
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Average by their high standards.
I have been a lover of B&S since If youre feeling sinister was released and have bought everything by them I could since get my hands on, I have to say i am very dissapointed... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars superb cd
A brilliant album with clever thoughtful lyrics. My favourite track has got to be 'I fought in a war', closely followed by 'waiting for the moon to rise'. Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2000 by Mr. T. D. Fay
4.0 out of 5 stars Still inspiring and being inspired
Though 'The boy with the Arab strap' is still their best uptodate, I beleive that with this one they are still pointing out their fruitful inspiration. Read more
Published on 6 Nov 2000 by "nikolaspi"
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, mellow - piano/guitar music
Brilliant album, anyone who likes coldplay, or gene, etc would love this album. Very upbeat, especially WOMEN@S REALM, and THE MODEL, but all songs are excellent. a must buy.
Published on 3 Nov 2000
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