On October 7, Matador will reissue all seven of the group’s studio albums — that’s 1995′s Tigermilk, 1996′s 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, 2006′s The Life Pursuit and 2010′s Write About Love — plus the compilations Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (2005), The BBC Sessions (2008) and The Third Eye Centre (2013). It looks like fans of 2002′s uneven Storytelling score/soundtrack will have to wait.
Pre-order the reissues here. Dear Catastrophe Waitress comes with new, alternate album art, which you can see below. The wonderful mid-’00s triptych of Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, The Life Pursuit and Dear Catastrophe Waitress have been out of print on vinyl for “ages,” according to the label. A back-and-white Belle and Sebastian tote bag is available for purchase separately or free if you buy the full 10-album set.
The records, which are also available individually, each come in resealable mylar bags with a customized obi strip and download code. With any luck, the reissues will arrive just as fans are needing another jolt of B&S after seeing bandleader Stuart Murdoch’s motion picture, God Help the Girl, in theaters next month. Scroll down to see a new in-studio clip of the band.