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    Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:29:40

    Belle and Sebastian Frontman Readies Musical - Backed by a 45-piece orchestra

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    Stuart Murdoch—better known as the frontman of Belle and Sebastian—has finally completed his long-delayed musical, God Help the Girl. Members of Smoosh, The Divine Comedy and B&S itself all contributed to the soundtrack, which features new solo songs and a handful of re-cut jams from Murdoch's fulltime gig. Oh yeah—Murdoch also recruited a 45-piece orchestra and real deal composer (Rick Wentworth of Withnail & I) for the affair. The album's first single, "Come Monday Night," can be heard on the musical's MySpace here, right … about … now.

    As for who's singing most of the songs on Murdoch's passion project, that'd be Catherine Ireton of the Scottish duo the Go Away Birds. Check 'em out here before all your twee-pop friends do.

    God Help the Girl (with who's singing in parentheses)
    01 Act of the Apostle (Catherine Ireton)
    02 God Help the Girl (Catherine Ireton)
    03 Pretty Eve in the Tub (Stuart Murdoch and Catherine Ireton)
    04 A Unified Theory (Instrumental)
    05 Hiding Neath My Umbrella (Catherine Ireton and Stuart Murdoch)
    06 Funny Little Frog (Brittany Stallings)
    07 If You Could Speak (Catherine Ireton and Anna Miles)
    08 Musician Please Take Heed (Catherine Ireton)
    09 Perfection as a Hipster (Neil Hannon and Catherine Ireton)
    10 Come Monday Night (Catherine Ireton)
    11 Music Room Window (Instrumental)
    12 I Just Want His Jeans (Asya)
    13 I'll Have to Dance With Cassie (Catherine Ireton)
    14 A Down and Dusky Blonde (Dina Bankole, Catherine Ireton, Celia Garcia, Brittany Stallings, Asya)

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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