Dear Catastrophe Waitress

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13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Step Into My Office, Baby 4:11 231,387
2 Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2:20 182,748
3 If She Wants Me 5:02 242,944
4 Roy Walker 2:52 136,546
4 (I Believe In) Travellin' Ligh 2:36 13,681
5 Asleep on a Sunbeam 3:22 156,006
6 Piazza, New York Catcher 3:01 472,752
7 Wrapped Up in Books 3:31 168,922
8 You Don't Send Me 3:05 144,505
9 Lord Anthony 4:12 138,604
10 I'm a Cuckoo 5:14 241,822
11 If You Find Yourself Caught in 4:17 14,590
12 Stay Loose 7:06 132,687

About this album

Dear Catastrophe Waitress is the sixth studio album by Belle and Sebastian, 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.

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  • tomg555

    Does google play have the wrong album art for this? It definitely used to be correct but they recently changed it.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • RebelGlassZero

    is that tracklist wrong or is spotify that's wrong?

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • WS9167

    @upesupernova: Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion maaan....

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • gonzeaux

    I'd agree, this is an 8/10 album by any standard and I don't think it's properly appreciated either

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • CatalystDM


    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • treadlightly13

    feeling sinister is their best album

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • psynumb

    Genius! I love this album to pieces.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • upesupernova

    "i don't understand why people don't love this album. for me, it's the best after The Life Pursuit. [2]" WTF??!! I don't usually criticize other people's point of view but this is so, so wrong. I mean, I like the album, it's nice. But it's not their best, and neither is The Life Pursuit.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • telephonedance

    Lord Anthony love

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • barbaratamilin


    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • kaw1216

    i absolutely adore this album. while not a big fan of... most of their other albums, this is fantastic wonderful music, lyrics, upbeat and happy listening. Dear Catastrophe Waitress is in my top 10 albums of all time for sure.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • poligirl

    cant wait to see you both, live, in Brazil... counting the hours to go!!!!

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • CameronKabookie

    favorite from the start.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • attention

    second favorite. i'd like to know what people "hate" about it.

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ge_mig_arsenik

    I remember trying very hard to like this album when it came out but it kept disappointing me. It still does.

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • meister333

    great summer album

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • RollingBeatle89

    This album is maybe, just maybe the third best album by the super awesome band that is Belle&Sebastian, maybe.

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • pandagarong

    my favourite

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • Sosen

    Love it or hate it?.... I love it. Easily their best album, I think. <3 Stay Loose!

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • Goodmorningx

    This album is my favorite

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
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