Song of the Day #3,950: ‘I Took a Long Hard Look’ – Belle and Sebastian

Here’s a track from The Third Eye Center, a collection of previously unreleased tracks Belle and Sebastian put out in 2013.

This is a mostly forgettable collection. There’s a reason these songs weren’t put on official album released in the first place. But it’s worth a listen for completists.

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Song of the Day #1,913: ‘Passion Fruit’ – Belle and Sebastian


I’m not sure how much I can really say about a two and a half minute instrumental track from an album of Belle and Sebastian b-sides.

This song has that familiar surf rock sound, which I like. It conjures up a modern western vibe, memorably tapped into by Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction.

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Song of the Day #1,887: ‘Heaven in the Afternoon’ – Belle & Sebastian

belle_sebastian_third_eye_centreIt’s been three years since Belle & Sebastian’s last full-length album, Write About Love, so I’ve been itching to hear news of a future release.

So imagine my surprise when an email newsletter from Amoeba Records (remember them?) mentioned new music from the Scottish septet.

It turned out to be not a new album but a compilation of B-sides and assorted odds and ends from the past decade. Hey, good enough.

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