Belle and Sebastian - Late Night Tales Volume 2 (4 stars)

Belle and Sebastian - Late Night Tales Volume 2

Eclectic mix of lush instrumentals, smoked jazz and 60s guitar interludes

(Late Night Tales)

As with being invited to perform stand-up on Letterman or to guest-host Have I Got News for You, some people might only feel vindicated in their cultural pursuit when they are asked back. And so the people behind the Late Night Tales mixed-CD initiative have made Belle and Sebastian’s day by unleashing them onto another compilation of their favourite post-evening sounds.

As you’d expect, it’s an eclectic old hoot with lush instrumentals (Remember Remember, Broadcast), smoked jazz (Stan Tracey Quartet), 60s guitar interludes (Joe Pass), spoken word (Paul Morley) and the rare duffer (Blood, Sweat and Tears’ ‘Spinning Wheel’). Curiously, many of these tracks would just as accurately get you hopping out of bed of a morning rather than keeping you from it. But that’s just how B&S must roll.


1 Broadcast - Ominous Cloud
2 The Wonder Who? - Watch The Flowers Grow
3 Joe Pass - A Time For Us
4 Mulatu Astatke Yekermo Sew - A Man Of Experience And Wisdom
5 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Tudo Que Você Podia Ser
6 Marie Laforêt - Et Si Je t'aime
7 Bonnie Dobson - Bird Of Space
8 Dorothy Ashby - Soul Vibrations
9 McDonald And Giles - Tomorrow's People
10 Gold Panda - Quitters Raga
11 Broadcast - Chord Simple
12 The Pop Group - Savage Sea
13 Stan Tracey Quartet - Starless And Bible Black
14 The Lovin Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon Sony
15 Belle And Sebastian - Crash (Exclusive cover version of The Primitives)
16 Roland Vincent - L.S.D. Partie
17 Toro Y Moi - Still Sound
18 Ce'cile - Rude Bwoy Thug Life
19 Remember Remember - Scottish Widows
20 Trees - Streets Of Derry
21 Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
22 Pete Shelley - Homosapien (Dub)
23 Steve Parks - Still Thinking Of You
24 David Behrman - On The Other Ocean
25 Paul Morley - Lost For Words pt.3 (Exclusive spoken word piece)

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