Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

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Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
Belle & Sebastian - Push Barman to Open Old Wounds.jpg
Compilation album by Belle and Sebastian
Released 24 May 2005
Recorded 1996-2001
Genre Indie pop
Length 107:23
Label Jeepster Records (UK), Matador Records (USA)
Producer Belle and Sebastian and Tony Doogan except where noted
Belle and Sebastian chronology
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
If You're Feeling Sinister: Live at the Barbican
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (9.2/10) 5/26/05
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars 6/30/05
Stylus A− 27 May 2005

Push Barman to Open Old Wounds is a 2005 two-disc/triple-LP compilation released by Belle and Sebastian. Blender Magazine described the collection as "25 charming tales of shy girls dabbling in photography and bookish boys dabbling in shy girls."[citation needed]

The compilation received an extremely good reception, scoring a score of 9.2 of 10 points at Pitchfork Media,[1] calling Belle & Sebastian "the most beloved indie pop band since the Smiths, [and] also probably the best."

It contains the singles and EPs they released for Jeepster Records:

Track listing[edit]

The track listing features every song on the aforementioned EPs, listed in chronological order.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Dog on Wheels"
  2. "The State I Am In"
  3. "String Bean Jean"
  4. "Belle and Sebastian"
  5. "Lazy Line Painter Jane"
  6. "You Made Me Forget My Dreams"
  7. "A Century of Elvis"
  8. "Photo Jenny"
  9. "A Century of Fakers"
  10. "Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie"
  11. "Beautiful"
  12. "Put the Book Back on the Shelf/Songs for Children [Hidden track]"

Disc two[edit]

  1. "This Is Just a Modern Rock Song"
  2. "I Know Where the Summer Goes"
  3. "The Gate"
  4. "Slow Graffiti"
  5. "Legal Man"
  6. "Judy Is a Dick Slap"
  7. "Winter Wooskie"
  8. "Jonathan David"
  9. "Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It"
  10. "The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner"
  11. "I'm Waking Up to Us" (Produced by Mike Hurst and Belle and Sebastian)
  12. "I Love My Car"
  13. "Marx and Engels"


  1. ^ "Pitckfork Media: Push Barman To Open Old Wounds review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-10-14.