Artist
Label
1972[5]
Arab Strap
Philophobia (US Version)
1972
/
2020
2LP
24.99/26.39
1972-06 / Includes Download Code
Incl. printed inners
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Packs Of Three
2Soaps
3Here We Go
4New Birds
5One Day, After School
6Islands
7The Night Before the Funeral
8Not Quite a Yes
9Piglet
10Afterwards
11My Favourite Muse
12I Would’ve Liked Me A Lot Last Night
13The First Time You’re Unfaithful

More than 20 years after its release, Arab Strap’s second album is reissued on vinyl.

Philophobia was recorded on the outskirts of Glasgow in the early incarnation of CHEM19 Studios with engineer/producer Paul Savage & at Cava Studios in Glasgow with engineer Geoff Allan.

Initially released in 1998, it was the follow up to the band’s 1996 debut The Week Never Starts Round Here. Instrumentally ambitious, Philophobia is adorned with sepulchral guitar, trumpet, cello & Scottish rainfall, providing a most beautiful backdrop to Aidan Moffat’s bold lyrical presentation as he articulates experiences most of us are too embarrassed to even think about; confessional, intimate, insightful and hilarious, ‘Philophobia’ remains a literate & musical revelation. ‘Philophobia’ - (from Greek "φιλέω-φιλώ" (love) and "φοβία" (phobia)), is the fear of falling in love / emotional attachment.