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Jonathan David Single, Maxi

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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 Jun. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Jeepster Recordings
  • ASIN: B00005KK6S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,122 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BELLE & SEBASTIAN Jonathan David (Deleted 2001 UK 3-track CD single including Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It & The Loneliness Of A Middle Distance Runner complete with picture sleeve JPRCS022)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mariusz on 24 Dec. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This three-track EP showcases Stuart talent for crafting heart-wrenching,awsome melodies without being too preachy or pretentious.The title track is a jangly pop led by Stevie.The second tracks is a sad tale of a man who wants to escape a nasty city life with a fabuolous melody backed up by strings.The live favourite "Loneliness..."is also dark and gloomy but at the end it turns into a jaunty,folky song.In all,the EP is very nifty but is not the right place to start your acquaintance with this otherwise marvellous band.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By on 27 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
Like something inbetween "Seeing Other People" and "Legal Man" comes the new Beach Boys-esque single from Belle & Sebastian. "Jonathan David" is one of those memorable, uplifting summer songs that is a pleasure to listen to, though die-hard B&S fans might object to the very polished nature of it - one of the charms of B&S are the slight imperfections in their music. Also on the CD is the live favourite "Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner" which lowers the tempo and contrasts with the title track very nicely. If, like me, you like B&S then you probably won't bother reading this review and buy it anyway. On the other hand if you want something to relax to during the coming summer evenings then you could do a lot worse...
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4 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
The song "Jonathan David" sounds like someone trying to do their best impersonation of Belle And Sebastian.
The music sounds cliche and the absence of Stuart Murdoch's lead vocals leaves the listener wondering if this is, in fact really B and S! The other songs make up for the title track, but overall, this EP makes the band sound like they're literally turning into cartoons of themselves.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The Quintessential Belle and Sebastian 8 Sept. 2002
By Jeff Beal - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is, by far Belle and Sebastian's best work. All three songs are perfect examples of the band's varying sounds. The title track is a bouncy, retro sounding pop tune; Bacharach and the Beatles are definitely present here. "Take Your Carriage Clock..." has one of the most beautiful string arrangements I've ever heard, on a B+S record or otherwise. Stewart Murdoch's lyrics tell the tale of a man who can no longer stand his own mundane job and poor treatment. There is a great anger in his voice, but he pulls it all off in such a refined way, the listener hardly even notices it. The EP closes with "The Loneliness of A Middle Distance Runner", a more layed back track with a terrific chorus: "And no one cares, Oh you care I know, you care I forgot for a while". All in all, a wonderful collection, and a perfect introduction piece to one of the finest bands in indie rock.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
B & S restore my faith in pop music yet again 5 July 2001
By Scott A. Miller - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on this one. Like every other Belle & Sebastian release, I raced out to buy 'Jonathan David' but when I got it home, that old familiar sense of dread kicked in. What if they finally lose it? I'm 30 and I listen to tons of music. Belle & Sebatian are one of the only bands that reduce me to an enthusiastic 15 year old anticipating a new Smiths record. I can't afford to lose them! So, after circling it a few times, I finally threw it on & my first thought was "No! Not another non-Stuart Murdoch song! This democracy has to end!" My ears pricked up a bit at the Zombies-like middle acapella bit so I knew SOMETHING was going on. Besides, I thought, most truly brilliant songs don't get you on the first listen. That was a week ago & I cannot get this single off my turntable or out of my head! The melody is insanely clever & catchy & the orchestration is perfect as usual. The 2 flip sides are both good Stuart songs - I almost take for granted the high standard he maintains in his writing. Still, it's the A side I keep returning to. I imagine there will be a split decision among B & S fans on this one. It's a subtle one - but seriously, I haven't had a song this stuck in my head since the Clientle's 'Reflections After Jane' a few years back. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because 'If You're Feeling Sinister'is (unfortunately for B & S) the standard by which all their other releases will be judged & it's basically perfect.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
another brilliant offering 13 Jun. 2001
By Mike Krieger - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Belle & Sebastian have outdone themselves again and come out with a single that is absolutely stunning. 'Jonathan David' is an amazing piece of pop perfection, with calm verses contrasting with exploding really must be heard to be understood. The B-Sides, Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It and Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner are equally brilliant and the latter is one of my favourite belle & sebastian songs. In short, if you like B&S, and perhaps even if you don't, this is a definite must-buy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Brilliantly flaky (as usual). 14 Jun. 2001
By wordnat - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is yet another impressively off-the-wall, retro-flavored EP from Belle and Sebastian. And while "Johathan David" is a pleasant enough tune, I still wish the rest of the band would just let Stuart Murdoch handle all the A-sides -- case in point: his jaw-dropping "Take your Carriage Clock and Shove It" easily outshines anything else on this release. Democracy is a fine concept and all, but would the Beatles' discography be as impressive if Ringo insisted on writing half the band's tunes? I mean, wasn't one "Don't Pass Me By" enough for everyone? And how about "Octopus' Garden"? That was a real toe-tapper!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Buy it for "Loneliness" alone 11 Jan. 2003
By Shawn - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is a bargain at only 6 bucks! "The Loneliness Of A Middle-Distance Runner" is worth the price of admission alone. Make a bag salad tonight instead of getting takeout and buy this CD.
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