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Dog on Wheels Import, Single, Maxi
|1. Dog On Wheels|
|2. The State I Am In|
|3. String Bean Jean|
|4. Belle & Sebastian|
BELLE & SEBASTIAN Dog On Wheels (Deleted 1997 UK 4-track CD single includes The State I Am In String Bean Jean and Belle & Sebastian complete with picture sleeve JPRCDS001)
Four track single by the acclaimed U.K. indie rock act. Contains 'Dog On Wheels', 'The State I Am In', 'String Bean Jean' and 'Belle & Sebastian'. 1997 Jeepster Recordings release. Standard jewel case.
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"Dog on Wheels" is one of my favorite songs by the band, but even so I like "The State I Am In" perhaps even more. Few bands ever have written such wonderfully melodic songs, and this is a prime example. But there really are no weak cuts on the disc.
Belle and Sebastian are often compared to such performers as Donovan and the Smiths, but I have never heard anyone contrast them with Love. But I defy anyone to listen to FOREVER CHANGES and the to the horns in "Dog on Wheels" and not hear a strong similarity. Indeed, one of the few albums full of as many marvelous melodies is Love's great classic.
Like most bands who concentrate on finding their own sound you could tell something special was there, but to be defined so well at such an early release shows genuine vision in place. It isn't the greatest of their short-lengths for sure, but might just be for significant reasons to some. But for me an arguably better, if rougher cut of Tigermilk's lead-off and the beautifully quirky self titled closer matter most.
Recently they also issued a compilation of their previous singles, but for the real fans I strongly recommend the original singles because of the much clearer sound!
Everyone loves it. Dog on Wheels and String Bean Jean are amazingly fun to listen to tracks, Belle and Sebastian is simply wonderful, and The State I am in, while not nearly as good as the final cut on Tigermilk, is certainly a nice alternative.
Buy this album. Buy it now.
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