Belle de Jour (3:00)

Cover of Grace for Drowning

From Grace for Drowning

Belle De Jour is the first track on the second disc (titled Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye) of Steven Wilson’s second solo album Grace for Drowning. On the vinyl-version it is listed as the opener on the fourth side because Raider II occupies the whole third side.

In September 2011 Wilson declared on his Facebook-page that Belle De Jour is one of the 20 songs he’s most proud of.

Steven Wilson - guitars (nylon string), keys, autoharp, bass

London Session Orchestra (arranged and orchestrated by Dave Stewart) - strings


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  • nicolasbj

    Sectarian response, amazing.

    6 Mar 4:59pm Reply
  • Ennish

    I love this track way too much. It reminds me of wandering around a medieval castle.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • StreetSpirit666

    Whenever i hear this the weird mood of bunuel's movie appears in front of my eyes. and rain. and snow. and cold and darkness. it's very visual this song.

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • blinderharry

    Opeth style, indeed :)

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    So pretty.

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TerryK

    This also reminds me of Marrow Of The Earth.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ashl7

    reminds me of harry potter soundtracks lol...and marrow of course!!!!!!!!!!

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • hamed666

    Deneuve ..

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • undermotivated

    this is really great to wake up to!

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • malfiore_

    So beautiful...

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
  • muraliavarma

    No wonder SW is proud of this!

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • JBThazard

    Marrow involved SW only in that he mixed the song, had nothing to do with composition.

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Sephian2009

    @JessersonBV Yes but these two have come out around the same time and both involve Steven Wilson.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • JeffersonBV

    Marrow of the Earth? BS. There are like 1001 other classical guitar pieces out there in the world that you could say are "similar".

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • PlayWithMorFeel

    This is really something, sets the mood perfectly.

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • JBThazard

    V ....except for the whole Marrow of the Earth similarity thing.

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Sephian2009

    Somehow it reminds me of Marrow of the earth from the latest Opeth album [4] Although I prefer Belle De Jour and Grace For Drowning.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Scantily

    Great opener for the second disc!

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • arglactable

    Marrow of the Earth? Huh? This is an entirely different mood. Very sad and nostalgic, where that track is very warm and earthy.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MourningMoon

    I don't know how or why, this reminded me a lot of Yann Tiersen. A bit more melancholic thought.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
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