Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (Vinyl)
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If You're Feeling Sinister, the second album by Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian is also their breakout. Released in 1996 to critical success, the band's leader, Stuart Murdoch has stated the album is probably his best collection of songs.
After the release of their debut album Tigermilk, Belle and Sebastian were approached by a number of record labels. They signed with the independent label Jeepster Records in the interests of staying independent creatively. Jeepster was willing to accept some of the group's other demands, such as releasing no singles, not doing press or promotional events, and not appearing in promotional materials.
The band began releasing the new material, written by Murdoch, after signing with Jeepster. The album took five days to record and three to mix, slightly longer than Tigermilk. It was recorded in the same studio as Tigermilk and engineer Tony Doogan worked with the band's previous engineer to maintain a similar recording style. Band member Sarah Martin, who had recently joined the band at this point, likened Tigermilk and If You're Feeling Sinister to The Beatles' albums Rubber Soul and Revolver in the sense that the two albums were recorded quickly after one another.
Heavyweight vinyl produced by Matador Records. Includes full lyrics.
|A1||The Stars Of Track And Field|
|A2||Seeing Other People|
|A3||Me And The Major|
|A4||Like Dylan In The Movies|
|A5||The Fox In The Snow|
|B1||Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying|
|B2||If You're Feeling Sinister|
|B4||The Boy Done Wrong Again|
|B5||Judy And The Dream Of Horses|