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The Week Never Starts Round Here Special Edition

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  • Audio CD (23 Aug. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Chemikal Underground Records
  • ASIN: B003OBHC80
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 250,076 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Coming Down
2. The Clearing
3. Driving
4. Gourmet
5. I Work in a Saloon
6. Wasting
7. General Plea to a Girlfriend
8. The First Big Weekend
9. Kate Moss
10. Little Girls
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Smell of Outdoor Cooking
2. Soaps
3. I Saw You
4. The First Big Peel Thing
5. Intro
6. General Plea to a Girlfriend
7. The Clearing
8. Kate Moss
9. Gilded
10. Driving
See all 14 tracks on this disc

Product Description

ARAB STRAP The Week Never Starts Round Here (Sealed 2010 UK 27-track 2-CD in slipcase - Originally released in 1996 Arab Straps debut album was released to great critical acclaim with their debut 7 single The First Big Weekend hailed by Steve Lamacq as one of the greatest songs of the decade. This 2-disc edition comes complete with a Bonus 14-track CD including four recordings from their first Peel Session and their first live performance at King Tuts in October 1996)

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Arab Strap, the miserablist Scottish duo who split in 2006 (releasing the brilliantly-titled '10 Years of Tears' retrospective that same year), re-release debut album The Week Never Starts Round Here with a bonus disc featuring Peel Session tracks and live recordings from King Tut's in 1996, something of a classic early 'hometown' gig. (Both Aidan and Malcolm are in fact from Falkirk).
The Week Never Starts Round Here will never get pulses racing with its lo-fi recording, understated guitar and softly 'spoken' vocals, but this is where its charm lies. Aidan Moffat has a way with words that very few other songwriters posses and this is well illustrated on songs such as 'Driving', 'Gourmet' and fan favourite 'The First Big Weekend' a brilliant paeon to, essentially, getting f-ed up at the end of a sh-tty week.
Arab Strap are a brilliant band, but I'm sure they'd be happy to concede that they're not an immediate one. The Week Never Starts Round Here is at times a bleak and difficult listen but give it time and it will yield up special moments and witty remarks that will have you rifling though the rest of their back catalogue.
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