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Written almost entirely by front man Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian's sixth album is a magnificently assured and diverse pop record. With nods to such influences as Cornelius, Manfred Mann, and David Bowie, the Life Pursuit mingles the folky, be-sweatered pathos of the group's earliest work with joyfully satirical late 60's sunshine pop, and the sophisticated 80's-influenced work reminiscent of their prior album, 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress. Matador. 2006.
Written almost entirely by front man Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian's sixth album is a magnificently assured and diverse pop record. With nods to such influences as Cornelius, Manfred Mann, and David Bowie, the Life Pursuit mingles the folky, be-sweatered pathos of the group's earliest work with joyfully satirical late 60's sunshine pop, and the sophisticated 80's-influenced work reminiscent of their prior album, 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress. Matador. 2006.
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Format: CD
Label: MAT
Catalog: 10687
Rel. Date: 02/07/2006
UPC: 744861068723

The Life Pursuit
Artist: Belle And Sebastian
Format: CD
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Written almost entirely by front man Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian's sixth album is a magnificently assured and diverse pop record. With nods to such influences as Cornelius, Manfred Mann, and David Bowie, the Life Pursuit mingles the folky, be-sweatered pathos of the group's earliest work with joyfully satirical late 60's sunshine pop, and the sophisticated 80's-influenced work reminiscent of their prior album, 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress. Matador. 2006.

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''The Life Pursuit'' is an album by Belle & Sebastian. It was released in Europe on 6 February 2006 by Rough Trade Records and in North America on February 7, 2006 by Matador Records.

The album earned the band its most successful chart performance yet, reaching #8 in the UK Album Chart and #65 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, selling 20,485 units on the first week. ''The Life Pursuit'' has been certified Silver in the UK. Lead single "Funny Little Frog" reached the top 20 of the UK Single Charts in January 2006, becoming the band's highest charting to date. "The Blues Are Still Blue" was released as the second single in April of that same year managing to peak inside of the top 40. "White Collar Boy" was released as the last single in June peaking inside the top 50 of the same chart. Furthermore, "We Are the Sleepyheads" was used in MTV2 commercials. In 2009, Pitchfork Media named the album the 86th greatest of the 2000s.

The cover models are Alex Klobouk, Natasha Noramly and Marisa Pritivera. - Wikipedia

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