BMX BANDITS - Beautiful Friend (Limited yellow 7" vinyl with MP3s)
01. Beautiful Friend
02. Children Song (With Miette-One)
03. Standing Still (With Yeongene & Tenniscoats)
04. Students Of Life (Live)
One story making part of the marvellous pop opera 'BMX Bandits in Space' was the narration of an almost perfect night: a person feels his wounds heal after meeting at girl at a Belle & Sebastian gig, enjoying the Glasgow snow and feeling warmth to get through it.
The title track’s irresistible soul-pop gives way to three previously unreleased tracks - 'Children Song' was co-written with Japanese singer Miette-One, with echoes of Burt Bacharach and embracing baroque arrangements of HARPERS BIZARRE and THE LEFT BANKE.
'Standing Still' was recorded in Tokyo with Yeongene and the collaboration of Sayuri & Ueno (TENNISCOATS).
'Students Of Life' was almost left out, but recorded in the end thanks to the insistence of Francis Macdonald (TEENAGE FANCLUB) - this is a live version of the song recorded at the group’s 25th anniversary.
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