Isobel Campbell was still part of Belle and Sebastian when she began to record and release solo material under the guise of The Gentle Waves. Some of the stuff on the debut album, The Green Fields Of Foreverland, was decent but some if it was so twee it bordered on the unlistenable. In 2000, she released a four-track EP, of which this was the lead track:-

mp3 : The Gentle Waves – Falling From Grace

Four members of B&S played on the record and you could be pedantic and argue it isn’t really a solo release. That’s your prerogative.

Personally, I think it’s a wonderful and magical few minutes. And it dosn’t matter how it’s badged.



Back on 8 October 2011, I started a series called ‘Saturday’s Scottish Single’.  The aim was to feature one 45 or CD single by a Scottish singer or band with the proviso that the 45 or CD single was in the collection. I had got to Part 60-something and as far as Kid Canaveral when the rug was pulled out from under TVV.

I’ll catch up soon enough by featuring 5 or more at a time from the archives..


(51) Friends Again – Honey At The Core b/w Lucky Star : Moonboot Records 7″ single (1983)

Read more about Friends Again here


(52) Frightened Rabbit  – Fast Blood b/w Soon Go  : Fast Cat Records : 7″ single (2008)

Read more about Frightened Rabbit here 

NB : Part 52 was actually Be Less Rude/Sing The Greys but I featured this on T(n)VV a few weeks back.


(53) Geneva – No One Speaks b/w Closer To The Stars b/w Keep The Light On :  Nude Records CD single (1996)

Read more about Geneva here


(54) The Gentle Waves – Falling From Grace b/w Going Home b/w October’s Sky b/w Hold Back A Thousand Hours : Jeepster Records CD single (2000)

The first solo recordings released by Isobel Campbell who at the time was still part of Belle & Sebastian. Also worth mentioning that Falling From Grace has been one of the most downloaded tracks I’ve ever made available….


(55) Glasvegas – Geraldine b/w The Prettiest Thing On Saltcoats Beach b/w Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime : Mercury Records 2 x & 7″ singles (2008)

Read more about Glasvegas here

Parts  61 -65 next Saturday…..