Release Date: 19 January 2015
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|BELLE AND SEBASTIAN GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE Limited 4LP Vinyl Box Set
· Belle And Sebastian release their ninth studio album, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’.
· In a recent interview with The Quietus, Belle And Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch and Richard Colburn gave a hint of what to expect. The album opens with ‘Nobody’s Empire’, which Stuart said “is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.” About the beginnings of his lifelong struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which led to his first forays into songwriting, it is easily one of his most musically and emotionally epic songs.
· What the interview doesn’t indicate is how fun the album
is. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben
H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley,
Animal Collective and Raury, among others, the band -
who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giorgio Moroder - have brought a dance party
element (and a disco song about Sylvia Plath) into their
gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone
awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching
album Belle And Sebastian have ever made.
· Recent dates at Manchester Cathedral and Bexhill-On-Sea’s
De La Warr Pavilion.
· Quadruple LP in lidded box with exclusive artwork, poster
and download coupon. Features two extended mixes and four bonus tracks.
1. The Party Line
2. The Everlasting Muse
3. The Power of Three
4. Today (This Army's for Peace)
1. Enter Sylvia Plath
2. Born to Act
3. Two Birds
4. Ever Had a Little Faith? (Extended Version)
1. Play for Today
2. Nobody's Empire
3. Piggy in the Middle
4. The Book of You
1. Perfect Couples (Extended Version)
3. A Politician's Silence
4. The Cat With the Cream