Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Matador
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Belle & Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2LP

Belle & Sebastian

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Classic Reissued on Vinyl With "It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career" Obi Strip!

Dear Catastrophe Waitress is the sixth studio album by Belle & Sebastian, a Scottish indie pop group, released in 2003 on Rough Trade Records. Producer Trevor Horn, former member of The Buggles and producer of groups like Yes and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, oversaw the production of the album, and gave it a more polished, pop-friendly sound. This stood in sharp contrast with their previous lo-fi, folky albums (although songs like "Lord Anthony" hearkened back to their old sound.) In particular, the danceable track "Stay Loose" proved to be the first in a series of songs (such as "Your Cover's Blown" and "Sukie in the Graveyard") that further diverged from their roots.

This obscure Scottish indie-pop act released their strongest album in seven years with Dear Catastrophe Waitress. Singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch finally got back to leading his band. Horn brought every instrument into a crystal-clear, lovingly retro, Top of the Pops clarity. It's their most diverse album by far, from the marching, uptempo drums on "Step Into My Office Baby" to the fractured, New Wave-organ-driven "Stay Loose."

This album is back in print for the first time in years! This first time on Matador label release features brand new cover art. Repackaged in resealable mylar bag with "It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career" obi strip .

"...the performances are tighter, confident, even bouncy, bringing the band much closer to the vintage pop and soul records it adores." -Rolling Stone

"Murdoch's gift for loopy, tender, unshakeable hymns, stomps and meditations is untouchable." -Blender Magazine

"The painstaking arrangements, dynamic shifts and tempo changes of Dear Catastrophe Waitress equal or surpass the chamber-pop perfection of the group's earlier work." -Popmatters

"Signals a new and exciting chapter in the Belle & Sebastian story." -BBC

• Vinyl Reissue
• Double LP
• Brand new alternate cover for first-time Matador release
• Includes limited time download coupon
• "It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career" Obi Strip

LP 1 - Side 1:

1. Step Into My Office, Baby
2. Dear Catastrophe Waitress
3. If She Wants Me
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Piazza, New York Catcher
2. Asleep On A Sunbeam
3. I'm A Cuckoo

LP 2 - Side 3:
1. You Don't Send Me
2. Wrapped Up In Books
3. Lord Anthony
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. If You Find Yourself Caught In Love
2. Roy Walker
3. Stay Loose

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