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Pixies announce reissue of Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91

23 January 2024, 15:26 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91 is being pressed for the first time on vinyl, and will be reissued on double CD format and in HD digital audio.

Between 1988 and 1991 – during the band’s 4AD years – Pixies recorded six sessions for the BBC, five for John Peel and one for Mark Goodier.

Among the twenty-four tracks they recorded in this period (including two doubles – "Allison" and "Wave of Mutilation") are favourites from mini-album Come on Pilgrim and three of their four 4AD studio albums. Also recorded were three covers; reworks of The Beatles’ "Wild Honey Pie", Eraserhead’s "(In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song" and The Beach Boys’ "Hang On To Your Ego – a track Black Francis covered a few years later on his debut Frank Black solo album.

Pixies at the BBC, 1988-91 is being released on 8 March via 4AD, and is available to pre-order now.

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