Looper - Up A Tree (25th Anniversary Edition) - Looper

Looper - Up A Tree (25th Anniversary Edition)

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Mute celebrates the 25th Anniversary Edition of Looper’s debut 1999 album, Up A Tree, featuring never-before-released songs.

LOOPER [Stuart and Karn David], originally recorded for the Sub Pop label in 1999, this anniversary edition include remixes, reworks, new sleeve notes and alternative artwork, and is out on transparent green vinyl (accompanied by a Flexi Disc), double CD, and digitally.

Up A Tree was completed while Stuart was still working with Belle & Sebastian (the band he co-founded in 1995) and brought Looper instant acclaim (including an 8.1 review in Pitchfork, who credited the album with originating a new genre they dubbed Folk-Hop). It reached #21 on the UK Independent Album chart, and #79 on the Scottish Albums Chart, and brought in fans such as Ben Folds who recently called Up A Tree “… a gift of a record”.

The anniversary edition also features alternative artwork designed by Karn and includes new sleeve notes by Sub Pop’s Jenny Hayo, who recounts working with Looper on their first records and first US tour, alongside words from Stuart’s sister Karla Black, who takes us back to Glasgow School of Art in 1998, reminiscing about the first Looper show.

The vinyl edition of Up A Tree comes with a Flexi Disc of ‘Brilliant Paper’, an unreleased track by Looper and Sue Tompkins (Life Without Buildings) and the double CD includes a remix by Pulp (credited as The Chocolate layers).


A1 The Treehouse A2 Impossible Things #2 A3 Burning Flies A4 Festival ‘95 A5 Ballad of Ray Suzuki B1 Dave The Moon Man B2 Quiet And Small B3 Columbo’s Car B4 Up A Tree Again B5 Back to the Treehouse +FLEXI DISC 1 Brilliant Paper

CD TRACKLIST CD1 1 The Treehouse 2 Impossible Things #2 3 Burning Flies 4 Festival ‘95 5 Ballad of Ray Suzuki 6 Dave The Moon Man 7 Quiet And Small 8 Columbo’s Car 9 Up A Tree Again 10 Back to the Treehouse

CD2 1 Back to the Treehouse (Ambient Mix) 2 Ray’s Golden Fist (Bananahand Remix) 3 Burning Flies (Acoustic) 4 Columbo’s Car (Peugeot 403 Mix) 5 Blurred Stars 6 Up A Tree Again (The Chocolate Layers St. John’s Ambulance Mix) 7 Quiet and Small (Acoustic) 8 Dave the Moon Man (Scott Twynholm Remix) 9 Impossible Things 10 Up A Tree Again (Acoustic)

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