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Books is an EP released by Belle & Sebastian in 2004 on Rough Trade Records. The EP features "Wrapped Up in Books" from Dear Catastrophe Waitress, two new songs—"Your Cover's Blown" and "Your Secrets"—and "Cover (Version)", a remix of "Your Cover's Blown" by the band's keyboardist Chris Geddes. The front cover features Alexandra Klobouk. The EP reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart and number 46 in Ireland.

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EP by
Belle & Sebastian
Released21 June 2004
RecordedSarm Hook End ("Wrapped Up in Books")
GenreIndie pop, funk
LabelRough Trade Records
ProducerTrevor Horn ("Wrapped Up in Books")
Tony Doogan/B&S ("Your Cover's Blown"/"Your Secrets")
Chris Geddes ("Cover (Version)")
Belle & Sebastian chronology
I'm a Cuckoo
Funny Little Frog
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(8.3/10) link

The Japanese release of the EP included a Japanese version of "I'm a Cuckoo" and a version of the Young Marble Giants song "Final Day" (slower than the version released on the 2003 Rough Trade compilation Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before) as the fifth and sixth tracks.


Track listingsEdit


  1. "Your Cover's Blown" – 6:01
  2. "Wrapped Up in Books" – 3:34
  3. "Your Secrets" – 3:11
  4. "Cover (Version)" – 4:00

7" vinyl (RTRADES180)

  1. "Your Cover's Blown" – 6:01
  2. "Wrapped Up in Books" – 3:34


  • Frank Arkwright – Mastering
  • Belle & Sebastian – Producer, Design
  • Susan Bohling – Cor Anglais
  • Richard Colburn – Director, Writer
  • Mick Cooke – Director, Writer
  • Chris Cowie – Oboe
  • Chris "Big Dog" Davis – Sax (Tenor)
  • Tony Doogan – Producer
  • Chris Geddes – Director, Writer, Mixing
  • Trevor Horn – Producer
  • Stevie Jackson – Director, Writer
  • Bob Kildea – Director, Writer
  • Andrea Kuypers – Flute
  • Sarah Martin – Director, Writer
  • Julian Mendelsohn – Engineer, Mixing
  • Stuart Murdoch – Director, Writer, Photography, Video Director
  • Philip Todd – Sax (Tenor)
  • Mark Trayner – Photography, Back Cover
  • Phil Tyreman – Assistant Engineer
  • Dan Vickers – Mixing


Chart (2004) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 46
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 20
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[4] 2


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