On October 6, 2003.

On October 6, 2003, “Rough Trade” label released “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”, the sixth Belle & Sebastian studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, Sarm Hook End” in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, “Berkeley Street Studios” in Glasgow, “Parkgate Studios” in Catsfield, and “Angel Studios” in London, and was produced by Trevor Horn.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Murdoch – vocals, arrangements
  • Stevie Jackson – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Chris Keddes – keyboards, arrangements
  • Sarah Martin – violin, arrangements
  • Bob Kildea – bass, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave McGowan – bass, arrangements
  • Mary Scully – double bass
  • Richard Colburn – drums, arrangements
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion
  • Sue Bohling – cor anglaise
  • Jamie Talbot – alto saxophone
  • Philip Todd – alto saxophone
  • Stan Sulzman – alto saxophone
  • Philip Todd – tenor saxophone 
  • Chris Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jeff Daly – baritone saxophone
  • Derek Watkins – trumpet
  • John Barclay – trumpet
  • Mike Lovatt – trumpet 
  • Noel Langley – trumpet
  • Barnaby Dickinson – tenor trombone
  • Chris Dean – tenor trombone
  • Jeremy Price – tenor trombone
  • Richard Edwards – bass trombone
  • Chris Cowie – oboe
  • Nigel Black – French horn
  • Richard Berry – French horn
  • Helen Keen – flute
  • Kathleen Stevenson – piccolo flute
  • Perry Montague-Mason, Benedict Cruft, Boguslaw Kostecki, Chris Tombling, David Woodcock, Everton Nelson, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave, Julian Leaper, Kathy Shave, Patrick Kiernan, Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello 
  • David Daniels – cello
  • Martin Loveday – cello
  • Trevor Horn – arrangements
  • Nick Ingman – arrangements
  • Steve Price – recording
  • Julian Mendelsohn – recording
  • Mat Bartram – recording
  • Tim Lambert – additional engineering
  • Phil Tyreman – engineer assistant
  • Dan Vickers – mixing
  • Julian Mendelsohn – mixing
  • Robert Orton – mixing
  • Tony Doogan – additional mixing
  • Michael Bannister – mixing assistant
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Divine Inc. – design
  • Stuart David – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Step into my Office, Baby
  2. Dear Catastrophe Waitress
  3. If She Wants Me
  4. Piazza, New York Catcher
  5. Asleep on a Sunbeam
  6. I’m a Cuckoo
  7. You Don’t Send Me
  8. Wrapped Up in Books
  9. Lord Anthony
  10. If You Find Yourself Caught in Love
  11. Roy Walker
  12. Stay Loose

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