Play Dusty For Me is David Westlake’s second solo LP, recorded in 2001. The first, 1987’s Westlake, was on Creation Records in its golden era. People who know and love David Westlake and his catalogue of terrific tunes usually come from one of three associations. First, his band The Servants were on 1986’s NME-associated C86 compilation. Second, the Servants was the original home of Luke Haines, leader of The Auteurs and Black Box Recorder. And third, Belle & Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch was a huge Westlake fan, and tried to locate him in hope of forming a band with him before launching Belle in his school class instead. Play Dusty For Me is demonstrably an album put out for pure love rather than commercial gain. It was released, sort of, in a highly limited issue in 2002 that quickly sold out but was never re-pressed. The Captured Tracks issue gives the album its first proper physical release.
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