I Was a Cat from a Book
James Yorkston - I Was a Cat from a Book
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2012 Ratings: #370 / 928
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.

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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