Belle and Sebastian have just announced a new reissue campaign, dubbed “It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career,” in which most of their studio albums and compilations will be re-released on vinyl.
The Belle and Sebastian reissues will include 1996’s Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, 1998’s The Boy With the Arab Strap, 2000’s Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant, 2003’s Dear Catastrophe Waitress (with new artwork), 2005’s Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, 2006’s The Life Pursuit, 2008’s The BBC Sessions, 2010’s Write About Love and 2013’s The Third Eye Centre. All albums will be released on Oct. 7 via Matador, and Oct. 6 via Jeepster.
The lone exception in the band’s catalog is their 2002 soundtrack to the Todd Solondz film Storytelling, which will not be reissued. This isn’t all that surprising, since the band wasn’t terribly happy with the result or the experience. In the meantime, Belle and Sebastian are currently at work on their next studio album, for which they’ve released a brief in-the-studio video that you can watch below.
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