Belle And Sebastian / Third Eye Centre, The
Album: Third Eye Centre, The   Collection:General
Artist:Belle And Sebastian   Added:Sep 2013
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-09-15 Pull Date: 2013-11-17
Week Ending: Nov 17 Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 22
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 3 4 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 27, 2019: What Keeps You Up
Your Cover's Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)
4. May 15, 2014: Fried Egg
Your Cover's Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)
2. Jan 23, 2019: nearby galaxies
Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire
5. Nov 14, 2013: All Things Go
Long Black Scarf
3. Mar 26, 2016: Mix Tape: The Legacy Lives On
I Didn't See It Coming (Richard X Mix)
6. Nov 07, 2013: All Things Go
I'm A Cuckoo (The Avalanches Remix)

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-09-09
Rarities comp from famous Scottish popsters, compiling remixes, outtakes, B-sides, etc since 2002; no truly essential songs, but it should be interesting to fans. The band tries a new style on many of them, to varying degrees of success. Songs in their trademark style are generally a bit ordinary when compared to their best (being outtakes and all). Lots of organ and flute. Remixes 6 and 11 are well-done and good but likely polarizing; "indie" shows will love them, while others probably would be happier avoiding them.

*1 (3:49) Remix of hit "I'm a Cuckoo" by the Avalanches. Goes for an African sound; accordian, pan flutes, chants, claps all feature.
*2 (2:41) Smooth, synthy pop about a friend who wants to become a softcore porn model; full sound, very upbeat
3 (3:49) 60s tropical cocktail bar vibe; probably one to skip
4 (2:58) Blues-rocky guitar licks and piano lines; Stevie vox
5 (3:03) Close to the "B&S sound" and subject matter; midtempo, lots of folky organ, bits of flute and steel guitar
*6 (5:58) Remix of dancy 2004 EP cut "Your Cover's Blown" by Miaoux Miaoux, made more dancy and slightly funky by tons of synths.
7 (3:34) Piano-led, country-rock melody, Stevie vox
8 (3:28) Sax features, fem vox, pleasant. Lyrics use mother/child love as metaphor for something worse
9 (2:48) Smoky piano lounge downtempo, Stevie vox
10 (4:00) Ska-influenced, spy movie feel, slightly cheesy lyrics about the humanity of people in the Israel/Palestine conflict
*11 (3:49) Remix by Richard X; synthy, super dancy version of "I Didn't See it Coming"
12 (2:39) Whimsical, folky pop, Stevie vox
13 (4:07) Driving upbeat folk-rock (think Simon and Garfunkel on a ton of uppers), duo vox
*14 (2:35) Surf-rock instrumental
15 (4:17) '03; midtempo, organ/piano/guitar- the sound you'd expect
16 (3:42) Strings feature, slow burner, their sound but not exceptional
17 (2:36) Calypso, Stevie, probably their worst song ever
18 (4:26) Piano, 50s slow dance pace, lyrics about kinky sex
19 (FCC? twat) (4:35) Upbeat; a couple short, happy organ parts interspersed with less happy vocals

Track Listing
1. I'm A Cuckoo (The Avalanches Remix)   10. The Eighth Station Of The Cross Kebab House
2. Suicide Girl   11. I Didn't See It Coming (Richard X Mix)
3. Love On The March   12. (I Believe In) Travellin' Light
4. Last Trip   13. Stop, Look And Listen
5. Your Secrets   14. Passion Fruit
6. Your Cover's Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)   15. Desperation Made A Fool Of Me
7. I Took A Long Hard Look   16. Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire
8. Heaven In The Afternoon   17. Mr Richard
9. Long Black Scarf   18. Meat And Potatoes
  19. The Life Pursuit