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I Was a Cat from a Book
James Yorkston - I Was a Cat from a Book
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2012 Ratings: #426 / 929
User Score
Based on 2 ratings
August 13, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Folk / Genres
Your Review



His music is more inventive, instrumentally diverse and accessible than ever before, arguably straying outside the realms of pure folk into the outer confines of indie-rock for the first time

Drowned in Sound

What I Was A Cat From A Book does do however, is effortlessly slip towards the top of Yorkston’s discography, thanks to one thing: diversity.


The record as a whole is full of wan acoustic guitar tunes in desperate need of that mysterious quality of oomph.

Track List
  1. Catch 
  2. Kath With Rhodes 
  3. Border Song 
  4. This Line Says 
  5. Just As Scared 
  6. Sometimes The Act Of Giving Love 
  7. The Fire & The Flames 
  8. A Short Blues 
  9. Spanish Ants 
  10. Two 
  11. I Can Take All This
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, erik, JediMark

Added on: August 6, 2012