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belle & sebastian

the third eye centre

Rough Trade

deluxe cd with hardback cover

Released: 26th Aug 2013


limited heavyweight 2lp + download

Released: 13th Oct 2014


a collection of rarities & b-sides dating between 2003's 'dear catastrophe waitress' & 2010's 'write about love'.

From the outset 'TEC' is a joyous celebration of the band's body of work with the Avalanches re-imagning 'I'm a Cuckoo' with light flutes, tribal percussion & manic chanting. Gems such as 'eight station of the cross kebab' & 'stop look and listen' deserve to be heard & unlike too many b-side compilations, the quality of both songwriting & production values is of a consistently high standard throughout. Even 'Belle & Sebastian's off-cuts are inspired & 'TEC' exemplifies just why they are yet to write a bad record. "the gold standard when it comes to career-spanning collections of non-album cuts" - Line of Best Fit.

the third eye centre


  1. I’m a Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)
  2. Suicide Girl
  3. Love on the March
  4. Last Trip
  5. Your Secrets
  6. Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)
  7. I Took a Long Hard Look
  8. Heaven in the Afternoon
  9. Long Black Scarf
  10. The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House
  11. I Didn’t See it Coming (Richard X Mix)
  12. (I Believe in) Travellin’ Light
  13. Stop, Look and Listen
  14. Passion Fruit
  15. Desperation Made a Fool of Me
  16. Blue Eyes of a Millionaire
  17. Mr. Richard
  18. Meat and Potatoes