Pixies At The BBC (1988 - 1991)
All 24 tracks from their 6 BBC sessions! First-ever official vinyl pressing!

Pixies At The BBC (1988 - 1991)


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  • 3 x LP
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Pixies at the BBC is to be released for the first time on triple black vinyl.

  • The complete collection of tracks Pixies recorded at the BBC during their 4AD years
  • 6 sessions consisting of 24 tracks inc. 3 covers
  • First-ever official vinyl pressing
  • Brand new artwork with unseen archival Pixies imagery by Simon Larbalestier

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. Catching the raw energy of the band’s live performances, these sessions felt immediately noteworthy, timestamping a moment when Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering were motoring out front.

Among the twenty-four tracks they recorded in this time period (inc. 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.

Differing from the original 1998 compilation, this reboot sees all tracks from the six sessions now included and presented in chronological order. Something fans have been asking for. The sleeve is also new with a wonderful black and gold design by Chris Bigg now adorning it. A design that really stands out, Chris pays loving tribute here to the band’s late-visual director Vaughan Oliver, using unseen archival Pixies imagery by long-time collaborator Simon Larbalestier.


A John Peel Session 3rd May 1988

  • 1.Levitate Me
  • 2.Hey
  • 3.In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)
  • 4.Wild Honey
  • 5.Caribou

B John Peel Session 9th October 1988

  • 1.Dead
  • 2.Tame
  • 3.There Goes My Gun
  • 4.Manta Ray

C John Peel Session 16th April 1989

  • 1.Down To The Well
  • 2.Into The White
  • 3.Wave Of Mutilation

D John Peel Session 11th June 1990

  • 1.Allison
  • 2.Velouria
  • 3.Hang On To Your Ego
  • 4.Is She Weird

E Mark Goodier Session 18th August 1990

  • 1.Monkey Gone To Heaven
  • 2.Ana
  • 3.Allison
  • 4.Wave Of Mutilation

F John Peel Session 23rd June 1991

  • 1.Palace Of The Brine
  • 2.Letter To Memphis
  • 3.Motorway To Roswell
  • 4.Subbacultcha


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