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Belle & Sebastian Audio CD
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Having Scored the Biggest Hit of their Career with "i'm a Cuckoo" the Mighty Belle and Sebastian Return with the Wonderful "Wrapped Up in Books". The Catchiest Song from the Album 'dear Catastrophe Waitress' B-side "Your Cover's Blown" is a Brand-new Track that is a Six-minute Rock Epic of Almost Queen Like Proportions! plus Two New Songs and an Australian Only Exclusive Track, which is a Remix of "Final Day" by Beans. Also Includes Some Computer Games for Good Measure. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars God i love these Guys.. July 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
First off let me say that I am a long time B & S fan. When I first picked this one up I was of course skeptical, just as i am when any band I like start releasing new material like theres no tomorrow. Rest assure that I was pleased to pop in this disc and take a listen anyway. I mean how bad could it be ? Even when they release song with slightly sub par lyrics the music is still beatifully orchestrated.
One thing I've always loved about B & S is the way the music is written and how when you least expect it a groovy guitar lick or a strange horn will just pop out of the background with just the right sound. This is without a doubt a must have for any fan of the band's work (if you are a fan i'm sure your gonna get no matter what i say)
Plus the first song is one of the best songs they've recorded in a while (yes, seriously)
so i won't bore you with one of those long reviews that go on and on about "How inventive they are" and how they "transcend genres"
just buy it......its groovy as shhhhhhh
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's In My iPod April 21 2005
By Diana Tkach - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Before a friend of mine left for Paris, he told me to get my hands on this EP. I had to order it off of Amazon, but it was certainly worth the wait. I have to admit that I was a little preoccupied last week and didn't listen to this album immediately--but when I finally did, I was totally enamored by "You're Cover's Blown."

Before I ordered the CD from Amazon, I tried to find a free download (which I nearly never do) from the internet. I obviously didn't find it for free, but what I did find was page upon page of B&S fans bowing down to the glory of this song, most deeming it their favorite song of 2004.

At first listen I already know what they're raving about.

27 play counts later (and climbing), I can't get enough of the catchy beat, the instruments, this boy's voice (it drives me wild)... My favorite part of this song is how it feels like a winding creek: instruments revealed and then they disappear as soon as they've come, a second, a third, a fourth, a fifth voice melody... No two verses sound the same. My favorite backup vocal happens just before the breakdown and well after the first refrain: "ooh bop bop bop" may be my very most favorite background vocal ever invented.

The general mood of the song twists and turns as well. It starts out as a power ballad from the '70s. It winds up into a breakdown that could fit seamlessly into any Quentin Tarantino flick (if you need an example, think of the Kill Bill Vol. 1 commercials featuring Tomayasu Hotei or take your pick from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack), then climaxes into a hauntingly deep and melodic epiphany where you realize this song is worth a second listen, with the lyrics in front of you.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars God i love these Guys.. July 2 2004
By Steve Jobs - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First off let me say that I am a long time B & S fan. When I first picked this one up I was of course skeptical, just as i am when any band I like start releasing new material like theres no tomorrow. Rest assure that I was pleased to pop in this disc and take a listen anyway. I mean how bad could it be ? Even when they release song with slightly sub par lyrics the music is still beatifully orchestrated.
One thing I've always loved about B & S is the way the music is written and how when you least expect it a groovy guitar lick or a strange horn will just pop out of the background with just the right sound. This is without a doubt a must have for any fan of the band's work (if you are a fan i'm sure your gonna get no matter what i say)
Plus the first song is one of the best songs they've recorded in a while (yes, seriously)
so i won't bore you with one of those long reviews that go on and on about "How inventive they are" and how they "transcend genres"
just buy it......its groovy as shhhhhhh
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting progression and look into the future. Oct. 7 2004
By Robert Beabout - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Belle and Sebastian playing disco?

Before you exit this window and go off ordering something else, please read past that line. YES, "Your Cover's Blown," is disco themed. Yes, it's also fantastic. Imagine Bohemian Rhapsody covered by Devo, and you pretty much have it. The other non-album songs aren't too bad, either. Except for "Your Secrets.." eh. Not a bad song, but nothing we haven't heard before.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Cover's Blown Nov. 1 2004
By M. David Toy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Buy it for the first track, which is easly one of the best B&S songs of the past few years! The games and videos on the disc are pretty entertaining as well. What a great band, they consistently surprise me.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ear Candy April 24 2005
By Zach Cochran - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It's not every day I go from hearing just one track to owning every album I can find. B&S is just that way, though. 'You're Cover's Blown' is a real kick to listen to. I have the first bit as the ring tone on my phone, even =). 'Wrapped Up In Books' is one the best B&S songs ever. The other tracks are OK, but buy it for those two alone. It's really a nice little EP.
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