LP
£19.99 GBP

Much like the film Storytelling itself, which was drastically edited and censored before finally reaching theatres at a running time just short of 90 minutes, Belle & Sebastian's music for the movie barely appeared in the final cut. All of their work appears on Storytelling, for better or worse -- it's an occasionally jumbled, yet undeniably pleasant, collection that unsurprisingly feels like a hybrid of a proper Belle & Sebastian album and a more traditional film score.

The strings, horns, and harmonicas that drive instrumental tracks like "Freak," "Night Walk," "Consuelo," and "Fuck This Shit" have a definite retro vibe that also extends to songs like "Wandering Alone" and "Black and White Unite," which sounds a bit like the band covering Simon & Garfunkel's soundtrack for The Graduate. Though some of the other songs, such as "I Don't Want to Play Football," are disappointingly short, more substantial songs like "Big John Shaft," the surprisingly upbeat "Scooby Driver," and the bouncy title track make the album worthwhile for die-hard Belle & Sebastian fans.

Tracklisting

  • Fiction
  • Freak
  • Dialogue: Conan, Early Letterman
  • Fuck This Shit
  • Night Walk
  • Dialogue: Jersey's Where It's At
  • Black And White Unite
  • Consuelo
  • DIalogue: Toby
  • Storytelling
  • Dialogue: Class Rank
  • I Don't Want To Play Football
  • Consuelo Leaving
  • Wandering Alone
  • DIalogue: Mandingo Cliche
  • Scooby Driver
  • Fiction Reprise
  • Big John Shaft
Changed Giver - RSD 2024
£22.00 GBP £27.99
Embarrassment - RSD 2024
£20.00 GBP £24.99
Nirvana
£25.99 GBP
Come Away With ESG
£19.99 GBP
Chutes Too Narrow
£19.99 GBP
Thirteen
£18.99 GBP
Blue Banisters
£34.99 GBP
Cryosleep
£27.99 GBP
Harry Pussy
£15.99 GBP
Liquid Skin
£21.99 GBP
The Age Of Quarrel
£28.99 GBP
The Versions
£21.99 GBP
Life On The Road
£14.99 GBP
Night Pillers
£16.99 GBP
Hotel Aporia
£18.99 GBP
Floor It!!!
£18.99 GBP
Tim
£32.99 GBP
The Old Magic
£21.99 GBP
Remember This
£14.99 GBP
Extreme Witchcraft
£29.99 GBP
The Apple Drop
£14.99 GBP
Sloe Gin
£29.99 GBP
Lamentations
£18.99 GBP
Midnight Vampire
£18.99 GBP
Ego Death
£21.99 GBP
Fire Fortellinger
£29.99 GBP
5212 Helvete
£21.99 GBP
1972
£29.99 GBP
Interlude - RSD 2024
£22.00 GBP £27.99
Extractions
£29.99 GBP