Dear Catastrophe Waitress

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Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Studio album by Belle & Sebastian
Released6 October 2003
RecordedSummer 2003
GenreChamber pop
Length48:17
LabelRough Trade
ProducerTrevor Horn
Belle & Sebastian chronology
Storytelling
(2002)
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
(2003)
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
(2005)
 
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Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Studio album by Belle & Sebastian
Released6 October 2003
RecordedSummer 2003
GenreChamber pop
Length48:17
LabelRough Trade
ProducerTrevor Horn
Belle & Sebastian chronology
Storytelling
(2002)
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
(2003)
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
(2005)

Dear Catastrophe Waitress is the sixth studio album by Belle & Sebastian, a Scottish indie pop group, released in 2003 on Rough Trade Records. Producer Trevor Horn, former member of The Buggles and producer of groups like Yes and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, oversaw the production of the album, and gave it a more polished, pop-friendly sound. This stood in sharp contrast with their previous lo-fi, folky albums (although songs like "Lord Anthony" hearkened back to their old sound.) In particular, the danceable track "Stay Loose" proved to be the first in a series of songs (such as "Your Cover's Blown" and "Sukie in the Graveyard") that further diverged from their roots.

The album was nominated for the 2004 Mercury Music Prize, while the song "Step into My Office, Baby" was shortlisted for an Ivor Novello Award in the Best Song category.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Step into My Office, Baby" – 4:12
  2. "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" – 2:22
  3. "If She Wants Me" – 5:05
  4. "Piazza, New York Catcher" – 3:03
  5. "Asleep on a Sunbeam" – 3:22
  6. "I'm a Cuckoo" – 5:26
  7. "You Don't Send Me" – 3:08
  8. "Wrapped Up in Books" – 3:34
  9. "Lord Anthony" – 4:14
  10. "If You Find Yourself Caught in Love" – 4:15
  11. "Roy Walker" – 2:57
  12. "Stay Loose" – 6:41

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