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Belle & Sebastian announce archival series: It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career

on August 14, 2014, 9:32am

In two weeks time, Belle & Sebastian will set out on the road for a new leg of American tour dates. Coinciding with the jaunt, Matador Records has announced plans to reissue all 10 of the band’s studio albums. The title of the archival campaign? It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career, which couldn’t be more Belle & Sebastian-esque if they tried.

Available beginning October 7th, each album is repackaged in resealable mylar bags, each with a customized obi strip and download card. In addition, Dear Catastrophe Waitress will feature new, alternate album artwork, which you can see below.

The reissues mark the first time three of the band’s albums — Push Barman To Open Old WoundsThe Life Pursuit, and Dear Catastrophe Waitress — are back in print on vinyl in several years.

(Read: Belle and Sebastian: 12 Great Songs and Stories)

Pre-orders are ongoing through Matador’s website.

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Belle and Sebastian 2014 Tour Dates:
09/28 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
09/29 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
10/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Civic Space Park
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Music Festival
10/31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Paris Festival

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