Mogwai / Central Belters 6LP set


Mogwai are to release, Central Belters, a set of ‘career highlights and rarities’ this October, via Rock Action Records.

Available as a 6LP vinyl box set or a three-CD collection, Central Belters spans the band’s 20 year career, taking in highlights from their 1997 debut Mogwai Young Team through to last year’s Rave Tapes.

Central Belters will be released on 23 October 2015


6LP vinyl box

3CD set


Same content on 6LP and 3CD

Disc: 1
1. Summer
2. Helicon 1
4. Christmas Steps
5. I Know You Are But What Am I?
6. Hunted By A Freak
7. Stanley Kubrick
8. Take Me Somewhere Nice
9. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
10. Mogwai Fear Satan

Disc: 2
1. Auto Rock
2. Travel Is Dangerous
3. Friend Of The Night
4. We’re No Here
5. I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
6. The Sun Smells Too Loud
7. Batcat
8. Mexican Grand Prix
9. Rano Pano
10. How To Be A Werewolf
11. Wizard Motor
12. Remurdered
13. The Lord Is Out Of Control
14. Teenage Exorcists

Disc: 3
1. Hugh Dallas
2. Half time
3. Burn Girl Prom Queen
4. Devil Rides
5. Hasenheide
6. Tell Everybody That I love them
7. Earth Division
8. Hungry Face
9. D to E
10. My Father My King

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Michael Bushell

I became aware of Mogwai through the marvellous soundtrack to Les Revenants (The Returned) on C4 (series two is imminent). The 3CD set looks great value for a delve.

Charles Hodgson

Not a fan, but can I just say “Central Belters” is a FANTASTIC title!
(For non-Scots, that’s where the vast majority of Scots actually live, so “central belt” is a term used here frequently.)
Nice one!

Michael L

It’s a wonderful title, isn’t it?


Only a passing fan – so this set is actually of interest to me – but Mogwai have always had a good line in song titles.


that said, I’d pick this up just for the sake of the collection (given a decent price)


alas, I guess it does fill 6 LPs. honestly, at that price though, they really should have considering throwing in something extra for the vinyl box. and Michael – the fact that you’re even able to whip up the entire tracklist from your collection speaks to the overall so-so value of this set. sure, you’re probably more of a collector than most, but they could have at least thrown on some unreleased material rather than just “rarities” (which nowadays is sort of a moot concept with the wide reach of the internet)

Michael L

I’d agree that content-wise there’s not much for the committed, but plenty for the passing fan and the track listing makes for a good listen. If the CD is about £12 it’s a great way in for the curious. At the right price I may still end up getting it on CD, particularly if it’s a nice package.

Michael L

Having already compiled the track listing in iTunes I make the three CDs to be 75mins, 75mins and 72mins respectively, so 6 LPs seems about right.

Paul English

£51 vs £12

Easy decision for me – the CD version.

I’ve bought the vast majority of Mogwai’s 7″s, 12″s and LPs since they started. I don’t need those tracks on vinyl again so CD will do nicely.

Presley Spigot

I think you’ll find that getting those tracks again on the vinyl box set really will be worth your while, Paul. Running order, sequencing, etc – all part of the listening experience.


I’m not a massive fan but I do know that some of Mogwai’s tracks are quite long – “My Father The King” is about the 20 minute mark for one. If the CDs are close to full then you’re talking 35-40 minutes per LP….


Must be about 200 minutes of music there so 6 lp’s is about right.


Surely they could have fit this onto less than SIX vinyl records? So many releases today seem like they’re spreading out albums just for the sake of upping the price point…

Steve Miller

Vinyl is £51 at that Amazon Link. If you order it from (for example) the fine people at Drift, it’s £52 but you can get 10% off preorders, which brings it down to £46.80 with free shipping. And they’re much nicer than Amazon.