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The Boy With The Arab Strap (RSD21 EDITION)

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    Repress of a classic critically acclaimed album on coloured vinyl for very first time. Green Vinyl

    Belle & Sebastian

    What To Look For In Summer

      Belle and Sebastian present twenty-two live performances featuring songs from across their 25 year career. The recordings showcase the Scottish septet at the height of their power during their 2019 tour, including tracks performed on the band's own Mediterranean cruise, "The Boaty Weekender."

      TRACK LISTING

      1. The Song Of The Clyde
      2. Dirty Dream Number Two
      3. Step Into My Office, Baby
      4. We Were Beautiful
      5. Seeing Other People
      6. If She Wants Me
      7. Beyond The Sunrise
      8. Wrapped Up In Books
      9. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John
      10. The Boy Done Wrong Again
      11. I Can See Your Future
      12. Funny Little Frog
      13. The Fox In The Snow
      14. If You’re Feeling Sinister
      15. My Wandering Days Are Over
      16. The Wrong Girl
      17. Stay Loose
      18. Poor Boy
      19. Dog On Wheels
      20. The Boy With The Arab Strap
      21. I Didn’t See It Coming
      22. Belle And Sebastian

      Belle And Sebastian

      Days Of The Bagnold Summer

        Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), and is now a wonderful, rich, bittersweet, and warmly welcoming original soundtrack album by Belle and Sebastian on Matador Records.

        The album features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded versions of classics 'Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying', originally appearing on 1996's If You’re Feeling Sinister, and ‘I Know Where The Summer Goes’, from 1998's This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        says: Whether they're writing stand-alone albums, performing live or soundtracking, Belle And Sebastian have a pedigree that can't be denied. 'Days Of The Bagnold Summer' is in the latter camp, but works perfectly as a standalone album too, showcasing exactly why they're one of the most beloved bands on the indie circuit and have been for a great many years.

        TRACK LISTING

        Sister Buddha (Intro)
        I Know Where The Summer Goes
        Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
        Jill Pole
        I'll Keep It Inside
        Safety Valve
        The Colour's Gonna Run
        Another Day, Another Night
        Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying
        Wait And See What The Day Holds
        Sister Buddha
        This Letter
        We Were Never Glorious

        Belle & Sebastian

        How To Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3)

        Harking back to their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs (Dog On Wheels, Lazy Line Painter Jane, and 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light), Belle and Sebastian have kicked of 2018 with three new EPs under the umbrella title How To Solve Our Human Problems. The EP trilogy culminates with this beautifully packaged limited edition vinyl box set containing all three EPs.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Sweet Dew Lee
        2. We Were Beautiful
        3. Fickle Season
        4. The Girl Doesn’t Get It
        5. Everything Is Now
        6. Show Me The Sun
        7. Same Star
        8. I’ll Be Your Pilot
        9. Cornflakes
        10. A Plague On All Other Boys
        11. Poor Boy
        12. Everything Is Now (Part Two)
        13. Too Many Tears
        14. There Is An Everlasting Song
        15. Best Friend

        Belle & Sebastian

        How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)

          Harkening back to their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs (Dog On Wheels, Lazy Line Painter Jane, and 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light), Belle and Sebastian will release three new EPs under the umbrella title How To Solve Our Human Problems, with the first EP coming out on December 8th, the second on January 19th, and the third on February 16th.

          Just as those three early EPs are at the very heart of the Belle and Sebastian canon, so these three new releases deserve to be treated not as a stopgap, but as definitive releases in their own right. How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history. How To Solve Our Human Problems is, if you like, Belle and Sebastian Redux.

          Belle & Sebastian

          How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)

            Harkening back to their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs (Dog On Wheels, Lazy Line Painter Jane, and 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light), Belle and Sebastian will release three new EPs under the umbrella title How To Solve Our Human Problems, with the first EP coming out on December 8th, the second on January 19th, and the third on February 16th.

            Just as those three early EPs are at the very heart of the Belle and Sebastian canon, so these three new releases deserve to be treated not as a stopgap, but as definitive releases in their own right. How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history. How To Solve Our Human Problems is, if you like, Belle and Sebastian Redux.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Show Me The Sun
            2. Same Star
            3. I’ll Be Your Pilot
            4. Cornflakes
            5. A Plague On All Other Boys

            Belle & Sebastian

            How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

              Harkening back to their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs (Dog On Wheels, Lazy Line Painter Jane, and 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light), Belle and Sebastian will release three new EPs under the umbrella title How To Solve Our Human Problems, with the first EP coming out on December 8th, the second on January 19th, and the third on February 16th.

              Just as those three early EPs are at the very heart of the Belle and Sebastian canon, so these three new releases deserve to be treated not as a stopgap, but as definitive releases in their own right. How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history. How To Solve Our Human Problems is, if you like, Belle and Sebastian Redux.

              Belle And Sebastian

              Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

              Recently, The Quietus published an interview with Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn which gives a hint of what to expect from "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance". The album opens with “Nobody’s Empire,” which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.

              What it doesn’t indicate is how fun the album is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band – who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giogio Moroder – have brought a dance-party element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Nobody's Empire
              2. Allie
              3. The Party Line
              4. The Power Of Three
              5. The Cat With The Cream
              6. Enter Sylvia Plath
              7. The Everlasting Muse
              8. Perfect Couples
              9. Ever Had A Little Faith?
              10. Play For Today
              11. The Book Of You
              12. Today (This Army's For Peace)

              Belle And Sebastian

              Dear Catastrophe Waitress

                Fifth album from Scots indie-pop heroes and their first for Rough Trade. Featuring their usual blend of twee chamber-pop and dry wit, the album was produced by Trevor Horn, the man behind the desk for such pop luminaries as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones and The Pet Shop Boys.

                God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray. The music takes centre stage and many songs resemble in their musical aspect the other work of Stuart Murdoch and Belle and Sebastian. The film was shot, edited, scored and mixed in Glasgow and is released theatrically by Amplify Releasing.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. I Suppose That Was A Prayer
                2. Act Of The Apostle
                3. I Dumped You First
                4. Pretty When The Wind Blows
                5. I Know I Have To Eat
                6. God Help The Girl
                7. The Psychiatrist Is In
                8. The God Of Music
                9. If You Could Speak
                10. The Catwalk Of The Dukes
                11. Perfection As A Hipster
                12. Fuck This Shit
                13. Pretty Eve In The Tub
                14. A Loving Kind Of Boy
                15. What Do You Want This Band To Sound Like?
                16. Come Monday Night
                17. Collective Idiocy
                18. I'm Not Rich
                19. I'll Have To Dance With Cassie
                20. Stalinist Russia
                21. Baby's Just Waiting
                22. Partick Whistle
                23. Musician Please Take Heed
                24. I Just Want Your Jeans
                25. Invisible
                26. The World's Last Cassette
                27. Down And Dusky Blonde
                28. Dress Up In You

                Belle & Sebastian

                The Third Eye Centre

                  Belle & Sebastian are set to release ‘The Third Eye Centre’ - a collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade – on 26th August on Rough Trade Records in the UK and 27th August on Matador in the US. The album will be available to buy on CD, download and as a double heavyweight vinyl in deluxe heavy gatefold packaging.

                  The tracks are taken from the Glaswegian band’s most recent three albums released on Rough Trade – ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ (2003), ‘The Life Pursuit’ (2006) and ‘Write About Love’ (2010). The album can therefore be seen as the follow-up to ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’ (2005) – a compilation of the Belle & Sebastian singles and EPs released on Jeepster Records.

                  The album includes one brand new track ‘Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)’.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  says: Still following in the footsteps of The Smiths, and why not: they have the songs, the style and the mystique; this is a beautifully put together odds'n'sods collection. Excellent.

                  Belle And Sebastian

                  Write About Love

                    Unlike its predecessors, "Write About Love" is an album which has come together in a relatively short period of time. After reconvening in February 2010, a period of writing and pre-production in Glasgow was followed by a trip to Los Angeles for recording with Tony Hoffer (who also produced ‘The Life Pursuit’) at the renowned Sound Factory Studio B.

                    Adopting a more fluid approach than on the previous record, fourteen songs were recorded and mixed by the start of June, of which eleven feature on the CD and vinyl releases. Two further tracks from these sessions appear on a bonus 7” with the vinyl edition of the album.

                    As ever, the record draws the band’s internal songwriting strengths, but this time includes some guest performances. Stuart Murdoch wrote the majority of the songs on the album, while Sarah Martin takes lead vocals on her two contributions, "I Didn’t See It Coming" and "I Can See Your Future" and Stevie Jackson on his ("I’m Not Living In The Real World"). In addition, Norah Jones contributes lead vocals to "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John" (which also appears on her forthcoming album of duets and collaborations called "Featuring") and actress Carey Mulligan sings on "Write About Love". Strings were added by LA residents The Section Quartet.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    says: I’m spoilt for choice with Belle and Sebastian albums; they’re a favourite band of mine, their juxtaposition of melancholic lyrics with upbeat and cheery melodies are just brilliant. It’s bold and rosy; their story-like style is prominent in their ever on-going array of music.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. I Didn't See It Coming
                    2. Come On Sister
                    3. Calculating Bimbo
                    4. I Want The World To Stop
                    5. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John (Feat. Norah Jones)
                    6. Write About Love (Feat. Carey Mulligan)
                    7. I'm Not Living In The Real World
                    8. Ghost Of Rockschool
                    9. Read The Blessed Pages
                    10. I Can See Your Future
                    11. Sunday's Pretty Icons

                    Belle And Sebastian

                    The Boy With The Arab Strap

                      After 1997's "If You're Feeling Sinister" made them critics' darlings, Scottish octet Belle And Sebastian ran straight into a series of label woes, and into the inevitable feeding frenzy that surrounds a free agent with their prodigious talents. Their experience with one label exec is detailed in "Seymour Stein" on "The Boy With The Arab Strap", which finds theband building on the pastoral pop charms of "Sinister...", adding a palpable layer of anger and an increasingly rich sonic palette to their painfully shy tales of despair.

                      Near-overnight success taught the band a lot. This album moves from their trademark confessional diary sketches (still in abundance, as on the disarmingly naive "Is It Wicked Not To Care", and the tender "Rollercoaster Ride") to genuine social criticism, as on the title track, a narrative meditation on Britain's pretensions and societal ills. "Chickfactor" pulls apart the banality the band encountered on arrival in New York, an experience which only served to deepen the bashful anger that makes Belle and Sebastian so endearing.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career
                      2. Sleep The Clock Around
                      3. Is It Wicked Not To Care
                      4. Ease Your Feet In The Sea
                      5. A Summer Wasting
                      6. Seymour Stein
                      7. A Space Boy Dream
                      8. Dirty Dream Number Two
                      9. The Boy With The Arab Strap
                      10. Chickfactor
                      11. Simple Things
                      12. The Rollercoaster Ride

                      Belle And Sebastian

                      Tigermilk

                        Originally released in an edition of 1,000 vinyl LPs as part of a college music business course, Belle & Sebastian's 1996 debut "Tigermilk" rapidly became a highly sought-after collector's item. Reissued in 1999 to combat a flood of expensive bootlegs, the album shows that the band's later acclaim was not unfounded.

                        Nine of the 10 tracks feature main songwriter Stuart Murdoch's winsome vocals, a mix of acoustic andelectric instrumentation and a grab-bag of pianos, horns, flutes, and hand claps. The odd one out of the bunch is "Electronic Renaissance", an electronic keyboard knockabout that recalls Depeche Mode's more insistent moments from the Vince Clarke era. Standouts among the other tracks are "Expectations", the tale of a square peg at school who is 'known for being strange/Making life-size models of the Velvet Underground in clay', the lyrically wistful but musically charged "She's Losing It", and "I Don't Love Anyone", which references Felt, a band Belle & Sebastian cites among its influences.



                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. State I Am In
                        2. Expectations
                        3. She's Losing It
                        4. You're Just A Baby
                        5. Electronic Renaissance
                        6. I Could Be Dreaming
                        7. We Rule The School
                        8. My Wandering Days Are Over
                        9. I Don't Love Anyone
                        10. Mary Jo

                        Belle And Sebastian

                        If You're Feeling Sinister

                          Their first 'official' release, after the limited edition "Tiger Milk" album. Includes "The Stars Of Track And Field" and "If You're Feeling Sinister". Clever, witty songs - a true indie classic.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. The Stars Of Track And Field
                          2. Seeing Other People
                          3. Me And The Major
                          4. Like Dylan In The Movies
                          5. The Fox In The Snow
                          6. Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying
                          7. If You're Feeling Sinister
                          8. Mayfly
                          9. The Boy Done Wrong Again
                          10. Judy And The Dream Of Horses

                          Belle And Sebastian

                          The Life Pursuit

                            Seven albums in and Belle and Sebastian have just made the best record of their career. Produced by Tony Hoffer this album feels both familiar and strange at the same time. There is a powerful aesthetic at the heart of the "The Life Pursuit" that places it at some time in the early-to-middle Seventies without ever specifically sounding like anything you can put your finger on. Belle And Sebastian pull in stuff from all over the place, so that Sly & the Family Stone/Funkadelic inflections ("Song For Sunshine") sits side by side with the classic Bubblegum riffs and call-and-response vocals of "White Collar Boy" (another sure-fire stomping single); the "Queen Bitch"-era Bowie stylings of "Sukie In the Graveyard"; the glammy T-Rex of "The Blues Are Still Blue"; the prime-time miserablism of a Terry Hall "Mornington Crescent" and the irrepressible rousing piano drive of "The Price Of A Cup Of Tea". All formats come beautifully packaged.

                            Belle And Sebastian

                            Push Barman To Open Old Wounds

                              The intriguingly titled ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’ is a chronological double CD / triple LP collection of all 25 songs from Belle and Sebastian’s Jeepster EP and single releases compiled onto one album. 

                              On first release in 2005 ‘Push Barman To Open Old Wounds’ appeared in two formats, a hardback casebound 2CD with deluxe booklet and a 3LP vinyl pressing in a beautiful triple gatefold sleeve. Now, for the first time we have produced a coloured vinyl edition of the 3LP and are making this available exclusively to independent retailers along with the deluxe CD. 

                              The songs included on the album date back to the early days of the band’s career in 1997 when they released 3 four track EPs (‘Dog On Wheels’, ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’ and ‘3..6..9 Seconds of Light’) to bridge the time between the release of their albums ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ (1996) and ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ (1998). Also included is the band’s most successful single ‘Legal Man’ which reached number 15 in the UK chart in May 2000. The set concludes with the band’s last Jeepster single release ‘I’m Waking Up To Us’ providing an attractive access point to the band’s catalogue for new fans who may have only heard their later work.

                              None of these songs feature on Belle & Sebastian’s albums and as individual singles they are increasingly rare. 

                              The album is named for a piece of graffiti seen in some toilets in a bar in Glasgow. 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Dog On Wheels
                              The State I Am In
                              String Bean Jean
                              Belle & Sebastian
                              Lazy Line Painter Jane
                              You Made Me Forget My Dreams
                              A Century Of Elvis
                              Photo Jenny
                              A Century Of Fakers
                              Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
                              Beautiful
                              Put The Book Back On The Shelf
                              This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
                              I Know Where The Summer Goes
                              The Gate
                              Slow Graffiti
                              Legal Man
                              Judy Is A Dick Slap
                              Winter Wooskie
                              Jonathan David
                              Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It
                              The Loneliness Of A Middle Distance Runner
                              I’m Waking Up To Us
                              I Love My Car
                              Marx And Engels

                              Belle And Sebastian

                              Fans Only

                                A great DVD compilation, including all their videos, along with live performances, interviews, out-takes, TV appearances, early documentary footage, exclusive material and behind the scenes insights into the evolution of the band.

                                Belle And Sebastian

                                Storytelling

                                  Almost two years since "Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant", Belle & Sebastian return with "Storytelling". The album is compiled of songs that were written throughout 2001 for Todd Solondz's film of the same name. Some of the tracks feature in the film and others were written about the film after its completion. The album also features excerpts of dialogue from the film.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Fiction
                                  2. Freak
                                  3. Dialogue: Conan, Early Letterman
                                  4. Fuck This Shit
                                  5. Night Walk
                                  6. Dialogue: Jersey's Where It's At
                                  7. Black And White Unite
                                  8. Consuelo
                                  9. Dialogue: Toby
                                  10. Storytelling
                                  11. Dialogue: Class Rank
                                  12. I Don't Want To Play Football
                                  13. Consuelo Leaving
                                  14. Wandering Alone
                                  15. Dialogue: Mandingo Cliche
                                  16. Scooby Driver
                                  17. Fiction Reprise
                                  18. Big John Shaft


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