Belle and Sebastian - Late Developers (Vinyl LP, Booklet)
Recorded in the same sessions as A Bit of Previous, Late Developers doesn't feel like a collection of lesser-than songs that weren't good enough to go on the "real" record. Rather, it's an embrace of the freedom that comes with a jumbo-sized canvas, skilled students left unsupervised to paint whatever picture they feel like. Late Developers takes you on a journey as the band floats through genres with ease - from the frantic Billy Bragg-with-hella-flute-energy of the opening track and what I think might be Stevie Jackson's best song, into a legit all-out radio-ready dance party in the third quarter of the record which includes a Belle & Sebastian first, a co-write with young pop composer Pete Ferguson. They then unearth a 1994-era pre-Belle and Sebastian tune, with the help of Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell right before they bring you home at the end with a true bop.
Tracks: 1. Juliet Naked 2. Give a Little Time 3. When We Were Very Young 4. Will I Tell You a Secret 5. So in the Moment 6. The Evening Star 7. When You're Not with Me 8. I Don't Know What You See in Me 9. Do You Follow 10. When the Cynics Stare Back from the Wall 11. Late Developers
- Released: 01/13/2023
- Genre: Rock
- Format: Vinyl