Belle and Sebastian Detail Reissues Series, with Alternate Album Cover

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 08.14.14 in News

Scottish indie-pop titans Belle and Sebastian recently promised an extensive reissues series as they prepare their next album, and now they’ve filled in the details.

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 hereDear Catastrophe Waitress comes with new, alternate album art, which you can see below. The wonderful mid-’00s triptych of Push Barman to Open Old WoundsThe 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.

Belle and Sebastian, 'Dear Catastrophe Waitress,' alternate cover art