Bootleg: Belle & Sebastian @ Christmas Peel Session, 12.18.02

Photo by Sherwin!!!

Belle & Sebastian / on the radio / playing songs for children.

[Editor’s note: This entry was originally posted in April 2007. It has been updated.] Here’s a few from their (at the time) yet-to-be-released comeback record, Dear Catastrophe Waitress. The Peel Sessions I’ve heard have all been laid-back, informal affairs more concerned with fun than impressing listeners, and this performance sounds no different.

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Set list:

1. O Come, All Ye Faithful
2. Christmas Time Is Here
3. Santa Claus
4. Step Into My Office, Baby
5. Jonathan David
6. Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto
7. Photo Jenny
8. Silent Night
9. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10. Santa, Bring My Baby Back To Me
11. If You Find Yourself Caught In Love
12. The Boy With The Arab Strap
13. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
14. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying
15. I Took Some Time For Christmas
16. The Twelve Days of Christmas

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