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Belle & Sebastian release The Third Eye Centre - a collection of B-sides, rarities, and non-LP tracks from the last decade. The album is on CD, download, and on vinyl as a gatefold double LP.

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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jeepster Recordings Limited
  • ASIN: B00004TKWW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,841 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 x CD Album
UK 2000

1I Fought In A War4:09
2The Model4:00
3Beyond The Sunrise4:09
4Waiting For The Moon To Rise3:12
5Don't Leave The Light On Baby4:41
6The Wrong Girl3:22
7The Chalet Lines2:33
8Nice Day For A Sulk2:34
9Women's Realm4:35
10Family Tree4:04
11There's Too Much Love3:26

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Jun 2000
Format: Vinyl
Isn't it wonderful when a band is as consistently brilliant as Belle and Sebastian? On this, their fourth album, the band hark back to the days when songs were about craft, and not about mindless riffs or electronic bleeps. But nor are the band Luddites in their approach, and an attitude akin to the worlds that existed in Bagpuss or Playschool does not exclude their occasional nods to gritty modernism, viz "The Chalet Lines", a tune whose subject matter (rape) is chillingly clothed in sweet melody.
The band go Country and Western on us with an almost Neil Youngian sensibility on several songs, and an Ennio Morricone-type chiming bell on "Beyond the Sunrise". Added to the Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Simon and Garfunkel influences, B & S show what an interesting amalgam they are.
The songs found here are less instant than "If You're Feeling Sinister" and are subtle "growers" in the vein of "The Boy With the Arab Strap". If the band chose to sing up a bit, then songs such as "I Fought in a War", "Don't Leave the Light on Baby" and "Women's Realm" could make them as successful as their only contemporary near-equivalents, the Beautiful South. Compared with that group, Belle and Sebastian appear fragile, willowy purveyors of gossamer-fine melodic pop/folk/indie (and The Beautiful South are hardly Megadeth!) It is this vulnerable beauty which makes B & S so wonderful.
They're not twee, they're just too gentle for this world!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edouard Bouffenie on 26 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
Fold your hands... Probably one of the strangest title ever used is just an equisite record. Being a big fan of B&S, I have had underated this album like many others, feeling that their magic was fading away... lacking of the bullish honest, twisted and witty lyrics of Tigermilk, the emotional depth of Sinister and the carefree soulful feeling of Arab Strap... Wondering well... what's all about fold your hands then.
Then i listened to it a few times, dropped it to put back sinister and arab strap as top of my playlists... Till i rediscovered it recently and one have to admit that the imperfections which have quietly contributed to the cult status of B&S for being what pop band should be... honest, and outside the mediatic corruption of a happy soul... ( sorry... was about to use the lyrics of the loneliness of middle distance runner as review material... shame on me!)
Well, the arrangements of Fold your hands are near perfection ( the end of "the model" is just wonderful musically...), a wonderful blend of strings, piano, flutes, horns... the still astonishing vocal perfomance of Stuart, Isobel, Chris and co.
The Lyrics then? Ok, I'll agree that If your feeling sinister, the state that I am in or Ease your feet are ( in my opinion only..) more powerful than any of the tracks... Although, overall and after having listened to this album so many times that i feel confident enough to review it, from " I fought in a war" to "there's too much love", it covers so many aspects of life, from despair, hurt, salvation, nostalgia, hopes and hopelessness... this album is just a violent ( but gentle looking ) rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of life.
This how B&S are growing up, Fold your hands shines on how it has been blissfully constructed. A beautiful pastoral symphony.
Can't wait till the next album [.......]Buy it. You will listen to this album two years after with the same pleasure - if not more!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By l.a.stevens@gcal.ac.uk on 15 Sep 2000
Format: Vinyl
I've had this cd from day one and it just gets better and better. Only one duff song on it - Beyond the Sunrise which no matter how I try doesn't seem to grow on me. I like all B&S cds but this one is by far the best. There's too Much Love is so heartbreakingly, engergisingly optimistic that I defy anyone to dislike it. But why do the reviews above automatically assume that the narrator of The Chalet Lines is a girl? There's a man singing it, and there's nothing gender-specific in the song - and men do get raped too.
Buy this one - you can't possibly regret it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas VINE VOICE on 26 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Probably the most charming band I can think of reach a certain level of pop perfection on this release. Admittedly I'm not fussed on beyond the sunrise, but let's not linger on that minor gripe, what about the rest of the album.
I fought in a war is a typically strong opener on a B&S album, and while it pleases it is nothing compared with don't leave the lights on or the wrong girl. Two excellent popo songs that won't leave you're head. Family tree is Isobel's charming and somewhat amusing little song near the end and is in good company with women's realm.
However the album's highpoint has to be the harrowing chalet lines which I won't go into particular detail about as I find the song to beautiful for words. Truely, you will enjoy this album...I promise
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By Dream Baby on 12 Dec 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have all theoir other records but only just got around to picking this one up and - wow....
The sleeve notes highlight the youthful ideals of these Glaswegians being put to the test "when they come up against the commercial world and the awakening activity of everyday life". The conflict between ideals and reality, a recurrent theme in earlier Belle and Sebastian releases, is central to "Fold your hands child, you walk like a peasant." In 'Women's Realm', an artfully arranged Murdoch and Campbell duet, Murdoch sings "It would take a left wing Robin Hood to pay for school/Your Dad's a boozer and you keep him alive." The legendary figure is given a political label and put in a context of modern day poverty and alcoholism far from the romance of Nottingham Forest. And of course, no such hero really exists. In 'Beyond The Sunrise', a slow-paced and almost Biblical Jackson and Campbell duet, the character Joseph's dreams are broken, and he dismisses an invitation to taste hope in a temptress's skin and "faith with the dawn" as a liquor-induced dream. The song, on the first few listens, sounds out of place, gruff and laborious, and it takes several listens to appreciate its originality and effectiveness at evoking a hazy, archaic atmosphere. The singer in 'Don't Leave The Light On Baby' is stuck in a failing relationship, resigned to bloody stupid days and conceding that it's "best to go down without a fight" He is overawed when a friend comes back from abroad rich. Such opportunities do not seem to be open to him. And yet he can find simple pleasure in watching a sunset. Most poignantly, Murdoch's character in the opening track 'I Fought In A War' thinks of a love back home while he has to endure "a corpse that just fell into me, with the bullets flying round".
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