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|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|
Buy this one - you can't possibly regret it.
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!!!
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!