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The Week Never Starts Round Here - (Remastered)

by Arab Strap

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    Twenty-three years after it first saw the light of day, Arab Strap’s debut album The Week Never Starts Round Here has been remastered and will see a late-summer release on Chemikal Underground, the Scottish independent label behind the 1996 original.

    Recorded on the outskirts of Glasgow at MCM – where labelmates Mogwai and The Delgados also recorded their debuts and which would become the first iteration of Chemikal Underground’s sister operation Chem19 – the master tapes have been meticulously refreshed by original recording engineer Paul Savage, whose credits include Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue and The Twilight Sad, for this special vinyl edition.

    The Week Never Starts Round Here contains arguably Arab Strap’s best-known song, ‘The First Big Weekend’, which they wrote during a B-side session after the album was supposedly finished.

    The first single by Aidan Moffat (voice, drums) and Malcolm Middleton (guitar, bass), ‘The First Big Weekend’ brought the Falkirk duo to the attention of DJ John Peel, whose enthusiasm for Arab Strap’s frank songwriting and unadorned instrumentation in turn helped introduce the group to an audience beyond the circle of friends for whom The Week Never Starts Round Here was intended.

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1.
Coming Down 03:35
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The Clearing 05:53
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Driving 02:11
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Gourmet 02:40
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Wasting 03:44
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Kate Moss 04:50
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Little Girls 02:29
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Blood 02:54
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Deeper 07:37

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Twenty-three years after it first saw the light of day, Arab Strap’s debut album The Week Never Starts Round Here has been remastered and will see a late-summer release on Chemikal Underground, the Scottish independent label behind the 1996 original.

Recorded on the outskirts of Glasgow at MCM – where labelmates Mogwai and The Delgados also recorded their debuts and which would become the first iteration of Chemikal Underground’s sister operation Chem19 – the master tapes have been meticulously refreshed by original recording engineer Paul Savage, whose credits include Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue and The Twilight Sad, for this special vinyl edition.

The Week Never Starts Round Here contains arguably Arab Strap’s best-known song, ‘The First Big Weekend’, which they wrote during a B-side session after the album was supposedly finished.

The first single by Aidan Moffat (voice, drums) and Malcolm Middleton (guitar, bass), ‘The First Big Weekend’ brought the Falkirk duo to the attention of DJ John Peel, whose enthusiasm for Arab Strap’s frank songwriting and unadorned instrumentation in turn helped introduce the group to an audience beyond the circle of friends for whom The Week Never Starts Round Here was intended.

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released November 25, 1996

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Arab Strap Scotland, UK

Arab Strap started out as an intimate project with home-recorded tapes shared between friends,and soon became one of Scotland's most cherished bands. The pioneering duo of Moffat & Malcolm Middleton called it a day in 2006 but are now back from the grave and are ready to rave! ... more

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