BELLE & SEBASTIAN – “PUSH BARMAN TO OPEN OLD WOUNDS” //Jeepster// (Released 31st July)

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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 record label 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 the Jeepster label have produced a coloured vinyl edition of the 3LP for independent retailers like us 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.

Tracklisting:

  1. Dog On Wheels
    2. The State I Am In
    3. String Bean Jean
    4. Belle & Sebastian
    5. Lazy Line Painter Jane
    6. You Made Me Forget My Dreams
    7. A Century Of Elvis
    8. Photo Jenny
    9. A Century of Fakers
    10. Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
    11. Beautiful
    12. Put The Book Back On the Shelf
    13. This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
    14. I Know Where The Summer Goes
    15. The Gate
    16. Slow Graffiti
    17. Legal Man
    18. Judy Is A Dick Slap
    19. Winter Wooskie
    20. Jonathan David
    21. Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It
    22. The Loneliness of A Middle Distance Runner
    23. I’m Waking Up To Us
    24. I Love My Car
    25. Marx And Engels
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3xLP Ltd Clear Vinyl