As mentioned in a previous nostalgic post about the old Belle & Sebastian ‘Sinister’ mailing list, the prize for the most posts in the first month of the list going live was a tape of then rare and unreleased recordings and demos. Some of the recordings became part of official releases and others I am sure have long since entered the pubic domain as downloads. Here, however, is a selection of some of those recordings. Specifically the early Stuart Murdoch demos of ‘Hurley’s Having Dreams’, ‘Pocketbook Angel’, ‘Rhoda’ and ‘London Has Let me Down’. Also in the zipped up package are a couple of recordings of ‘The Loneliness Of A Middle Distance Runner’ that are quite wonderful.