God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl

by God Help the Girl
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God Help the Girl

After the success of the most recent Belle And Sebastian album, The Life Pursuit, band leader/singer/songwriter Stuart Murdoch decided to pursue his dream of writing a rock musical scored for female singers. After auditioning vocalists via Internet contests, he made his choices and, with all members of Belle And Sebastian backing him up, recorded this breathtaking record. It combines the strengths and feel of early Belle And Sebastian records in a broader musical palette, which draws equally on musicals, 60s girl groups, 80s indie, and most of all, classic pop. "Spanning glam, soul, country, and 70s AM rock...Murdoch is at his best detailing his famously quirky characters" - Pitchfork

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2009
Label: Matador Records
UPC: 0744861086628
catalogNumber: 10866
Rank: 67216

Album Credits

Performance Credits

God Help the Girl   Primary Artist
Derek Watkins   Trumpet,Cornet
Stan Sulzmann   Tenor Saxophone
John Barclay   Trumpet
Mark Berrow   Violin
Dave Bishop   Baritone Saxophone
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
Richard Edwards   Tenor Trombone
Simon Gardner   Trumpet,Cornet
Rita Manning   Violin
Brian McNeill   Piano
Mark Nightingale   Tenor Trombone
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Johnathan Rees   Violin
J. Neil Sidwell   Tenor Trombone
Dave Stewart   Bass Trombone
Jamie Talbot   Alto Saxophone
David Theodore   Oboe
Philip Todd   Alto Saxophone
Sara Wilson   Cello
Peter Lale   Viola
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Jackie Shave   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Chris White   Tenor Saxophone
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Helen Keen   Flute
Rick Wentworth   Conductor
Richard Watkins   French Horn
Jane Marshall   English Horn,Oboe,Cor anglais
Everton Nelson   Violin
Neil Hannon   Vocals
Adrian Hallowell   Bass Trombone
Chris Geddes   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Sarah Martin   Violin
Perry Mason   Violin
Nigel Black   French Horn
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Julie Reynolds   Violin
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Nick Bucknall   Clarinet
Nick Barr   Viola
Stevie Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar
Stuart Murdoch   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Mellotron
Richard Colburn   Drums
Mick Cooke   Bass Guitar,French Horn
Bob Kildea   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nina Robertson   Flute,Piccolo
Owen Slade   Tuba
Alex Klobouk   Vocals
James Swinburne   Tenor Saxophone
Thomas Bowes   Violin
Julie Andrews   Bassoon
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Martin Robertson   Clarinet
Peter Hanson   Violin
Stuart Semple   Timpani
Stephanie Brough   Violin
Maya Burman Roy   Cello
Helen McLeod   Harp
Dina Bankole   Vocals
Catherine Ireton   Vocals
Brittany Stallings   Vocals
Anna Miles   Vocals
Charlie Cross   Viola
Neil Sidwell   Tenor Trombone
Dave McGowan   Acoustic Bass
Asya   Vocals
Celia Garcia   Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian McNeill   Engineer
Stevie Jackson   Composer
Stuart Murdoch   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Audio Production
Mick Cooke   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Matt Bartram   Engineer
Marisa Privitera   Cover Photo
Graham Samuels   Illustrations
Steve Price   Engineer

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