The (only) leak of the week was Belle and Sebastian’s compilation album of their BBC radio recordings, appropriately titled The BBC Sessions. The compilation album covers recordings from 1996 to 2001, including some rare songs from their John Peel session. Unfortunately, that means songs from more recent Belle and Sebastian albums, Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) and The Life Pursuit (2006) won’t be on the compilation, but that’s okay.
Disc Two of the BBC Sessions, “Live from Belfast (12/21/01)” did not leak, but that’ll just give you more incentive to buy the actual release.
If you don’t know Belle and Sebastian, now is a good time to learn. Here’s hoping they announce a new album soon, but as for now, the BBC Sessions will suffice.
The BBC Sessions is due legally through Matador Records on November 18, 2008.
– Tuan Le