Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales

The Belbury Tales

Belbury Poly

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 13 tracks £12.95 Out of stock.
CD Album 13 tracks £10.95
Download Album (flac) 13 tracks £7.99
Download Album (mp3) 13 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales

Belbury Poly spin some tall tales across a concept album in the tradition of British prog rock. Along the way it takes in medievalism, the supernatural, childhood, the re-invention of the past, initiation and pilgrimage(both spiritual and physical). The Belbury sound is here augmented by guest musicians Jim Musgrave on drums and Christopher Budd on Bass & Electric Guitar.

Reviews

The fourth full-length album from Jim Jupp's past-haunted electronic eccentrics is a beautiful, eerie thing - a piped gateway to false memories of a time when the benevolent nation state commissioned young men to re-score English folk songs with government issue analogue synthesisers.
Mojo

The overall effect is disorientating and brilliant, the past re-created in a nostalgic fug, stabs of sincerity slashing through superficial veils of irony. These tales are both satirical social critiques and lost-world laments.
Sunday Times

Imagine a combination of The Incredible String Band and Boards of Canada and you won’t be far off....The Belbury Tales is infused with a deep vein of paranoia, a palpable fear, an attempt to reconcile the imminent unknown (evoking a reimagined or never experienced past).
BBC Music Review

A cunning mix of 1980s TV, addled Prog folk and science fiction, a very literary music.
Wire

The Belbury Tales is stranded somewhere between the abstract work of Jupp's past and the fuller sound of the live instrumentation he is applying, making this feel like his most pleasingly open-ended release so far.
Pichfork

Belbury Poly (Jim Jupp)’s fourth LP is one of his most multiplex; augmenting his sparse synth blueprints with outside musicians allows Jupp to wander ever deeper into the catacombs of his mind.
Record Collector Magazine

...one of the most rewarding and fully realised projects in the Ghost Box catalogue and that’s high praise indeed.
FACT Magazine

Weird analogue synths? Rural symbolism? Artwork like a John Wyndham paperback? If you’re into all three then The Belbury Tales is Christmas...Nostalgia doesn’t often feel as good as this. Prepare to feel both spooked and studious.
Drowned in Sound

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX016)
  1. Belbury Poly - Belbury Poly Logotone B
  2. Belbury Poly - Cantalus
  3. Belbury Poly - Green Grass Grows
  4. Belbury Poly - The Geography
  5. Belbury Poly - A Pilgrim's Path
  6. Belbury Poly - Now Then
  7. Belbury Poly - Chapel Perilous
  8. Belbury Poly - Unheimlich
  9. Belbury Poly - My Hands
  10. Belbury Poly - Goat Foot
  11. Belbury Poly - Unforgotten Town
  12. Belbury Poly - Earth Lights
  13. Belbury Poly - Summer Round
CD Album (GBX016)
  1. Belbury Poly - Belbury Poly Logotone B
  2. Belbury Poly - Cantalus
  3. Belbury Poly - Green Grass Grows
  4. Belbury Poly - The Geography
  5. Belbury Poly - A Pilgrim's Path
  6. Belbury Poly - Now Then
  7. Belbury Poly - Chapel Perilous
  8. Belbury Poly - Unheimlich
  9. Belbury Poly - My Hands
  10. Belbury Poly - Goat Foot
  11. Belbury Poly - Unforgotten Town
  12. Belbury Poly - Earth Lights
  13. Belbury Poly - Summer Round
Download Album (GBX016)
  1. Belbury Poly - Belbury Poly Logotone B
  2. Belbury Poly - Cantalus
  3. Belbury Poly - Green Grass Grows
  4. Belbury Poly - The Geography
  5. Belbury Poly - A Pilgrim's Path
  6. Belbury Poly - Now Then
  7. Belbury Poly - Chapel Perilous
  8. Belbury Poly - Unheimlich
  9. Belbury Poly - My Hands
  10. Belbury Poly - Goat Foot
  11. Belbury Poly - Unforgotten Town
  12. Belbury Poly - Earth Lights
  13. Belbury Poly - Summer Round

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Belbury Poly Logotone B £0.99
2 Cantalus £0.99
3 Green Grass Grows £0.99
4 The Geography £0.99
5 A Pilgrim's Path £0.99
6 Now Then £0.99
7 Chapel Perilous £0.99
8 Unheimlich £0.99
9 My Hands £0.99
10 Goat Foot £0.99
11 Unforgotten Town £0.99
12 Earth Lights £0.99
13 Summer Round £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (13 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Belbury Poly Logotone B £0.99
2 Cantalus £0.99
3 Green Grass Grows £0.99
4 The Geography £0.99
5 A Pilgrim's Path £0.99
6 Now Then £0.99
7 Chapel Perilous £0.99
8 Unheimlich £0.99
9 My Hands £0.99
10 Goat Foot £0.99
11 Unforgotten Town £0.99
12 Earth Lights £0.99
13 Summer Round £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (13 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section