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New Belle & Sebastian album: The Life Pursuit (February 2006)

Old 12-12-05, 12:08 AM
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The new is album is fantastic. I have listened to it several times through and have never felt the need to skip a track. The song writing is probably the best they've done and they have added some new sounds to mix. If you have even mildly enjoyed them in the past you should check it out.
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Originally Posted by shaggy
The new is album is fantastic. I have listened to it several times through and have never felt the need to skip a track. The song writing is probably the best they've done and they have added some new sounds to mix. If you have even mildly enjoyed them in the past you should check it out.
Yes, a friend of mine loves the album too, I'll definately be picking it up, I heard there is a deluxe edition with a dvd, or the first pressing includes one.
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from pitchfork:

Belle and Sebastian to Tour With New Pornographers
Tyler Grisham reports:
The Super Friends of indie pop are joining together to take on the States: Matador Records has announced that the New Pornographers will support Belle and Sebastian on their North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, The Life Pursuit, due February 7. They'd better be playing some biiiig stages.

The Glaswegian faves will swing into Canada for two dates, pick up their maple-leaf counterparts, and embark on a month-long trek across the States. The New Pornos drop off the tour for two dates: the Matador SXSW showcase (also featuring Mogwai, Cat Power, and Pretty Girls Make Graves--better get in line now) and a random show in Vancouver. Wait, aren't Carl Newman and co. from Vancouver? What gives?

Flip up your white collar, boy:

02-25 Toronto, Ontario - The Docks
02-26 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
02-27 Boston, MA - Avalon
02-28 Boston, MA - Avalon
03-02 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
03-03 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
03-04 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
03-05 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
03-06 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
03-08 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
03-09 Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
03-10 Chicago, IL - Riviera
03-11 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
03-12 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
03-14 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
03-15 Austin, TX - Stubb's (SXSW)*#
03-18 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
03-19 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
03-21 San Francisco, CA - Concourse @ SF Design Center
03-23 Portland, OR - Roseland
03-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom #
03-25 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

* with Cat Power, Mogwai, Pretty Girls Make Graves
# without New Pornographers

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Great pairing. Too bad they aren't going to make it to Detroit.
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Probably their most accessible album. Has 2 or 3 songs that would be huge hits if this was 1983. Unfortunately there's no room for smart pop music on the radio these days. At least in the US.
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Originally Posted by cungar
Probably their most accessible album. Has 2 or 3 songs that would be huge hits if this was 1983.


There's something that's just so very Belle & Sebastian about that.
Old 01-05-06, 09:10 PM
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Damn I'd love see B&S and NP a second time. Why must they skip my area? *sniff
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I should add that if anyone here hasn't bought the iTunes live release of If You're Feeling Sinister, it's well worth it. It adds a great deal to the songs and it's a great concert.
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So the iTunes live release is only available that way?
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i think this cd is aweful...DCW had only a few good songs and now this...i hope they get back into form for their next cd...anyways i cant wait to see them in chicago in march with the new pornographers who IMO had one of the best cd's of the year.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
So the iTunes live release is only available that way?
Yes, which I know gives some people pause... but as an extra push, all the proceeds (or profits, I can't remember) go to charity.
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Originally Posted by chino77
i think this cd is aweful...DCW had only a few good songs and now this...i hope they get back into form for their next cd...anyways i cant wait to see them in chicago in march with the new pornographers who IMO had one of the best cd's of the year.
and WHY is it a bad album - please elaborate.
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BTW: The first single, "Funny Little Frog" is released next week. No American release, unfortunately (what is up with Rough Trade US? They're not releasing the album in the US, and now this?), but you can get all three formats (different songs on each one, grrrr) for only 5 from here:

http://www.recordstore.co.uk/home.js...sgjiTpN3IEb-13

I haven't found any better deals. Works out to about $14 shipped.

7" Single

Side A

1. Funny Little Frog

Side B

1. 8th Station of the Cross Kebab House

CD Single

1. Funny Little Frog
2. Meat & Potatoes
3. I Took A Long Hard Look

DVD Single

1. Funny Little Frog (Video)
2. Lazy Line Painter Jane (Live in Glasgow Botanic Gardens)
Old 01-10-06, 02:23 PM
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ah, 7' vinyl is still alive and well in the UK. kudo's for including an exclusive b-side for the vinyl release.
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Amazon has two listings for this and my work says that there is a version that includs a DVD. Anyone know what is on the DVD?
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ABSOLUTELY LOVE the new album.

GUESS WHAT?!

BUYING TICKETS FOR THE LOUISVILLE SHOW SATURDAY!!!

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That CD cover is awesome. Just because it makes you stare at it and wonder "what's up with these people?" They definitely went to the Smiths school of album covers.
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here's Amazon.co.uk's cover of the album (no difference whatsoever) with DVD sticker

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Originally Posted by TracerBullet
BTW: The first single, "Funny Little Frog" is released next week. No American release, unfortunately (what is up with Rough Trade US? They're not releasing the album in the US, and now this?)
I could be wrong but different majors own the different Rough Trades. I would think Matador will eventually release the single. I think Belle and Sebastian chose to go back to Matador even though I think they should have moved to Capitol like the Decemberists.
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Originally Posted by ChrisKnudsen
I could be wrong but different majors own the different Rough Trades. I would think Matador will eventually release the single. I think Belle and Sebastian chose to go back to Matador even though I think they should have moved to Capitol like the Decemberists.

They won't be releasing the single. This is from their official message board. They may buy some of them to resell, but that's about it.

I just ordered all three formats from ebay for about $16, wish I saw the posting for it for about $14, oh well.
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and WHY is it a bad album - please elaborate.
the singers voice is more off key than usuall and its more bad 70's era sounding than the usuall good 60's sound...to me it just sounds like crap except for a maybe 2 or 3 songs...i love every cd of theirs pre DCW...this cd is crap IMO...than again i dont see the hype behind sufjan...andrew bird all the way!!!
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I also don't like this album but I think most DVDtalk forum members are not surprised.
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Originally Posted by Adrian
Oh I feel better now. I can't wait again. Thanks Dulland, saw your 4 1/2 ratings in Rank 'em thread too. Where did you buy/listen to the entire album (are you a reviewer or special fan of a club who gets advance/promotional copies)?
Sometimes I wonder if you realize if a world of piracy even exists.
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Ordered my tickets today.

$73 for two. I'm so excited. Hurry up and be March 9th!
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what the %&*# - when did the tickets actually go on sale - both DC (9:30) shows are now sold out -

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