Those first five years...

Belle And Sebastian’s BBC Sessions spans the first five years of the band’s career.

While it might take a die-hard fan to appreciate the heavy riffing on ‘Judy And The Dream Of Horses’ or the fact that ‘The Wrong Girl’ is called and sung as ‘The Wrong Love’, the real treats lie in the previously unreleased Peel Session, particularly in the lovely four-part harmonies of ‘The Magic Of A Kind Word’ and the idiosyncratic ‘Shoot The Sexual Athlete.’

The first run of the album comes with a bonus disc featuring their Belfast performance from December 2001, complete with quirky covers.

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