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Pixies / At the BBC

BBC radio sessions compilation on 2CD and 3LP

Pixies / At The BBC 2CD and 3LP reissue

A new Pixies collection gathers all the tracks from the BBC radio sessions recorded by the band between 1988 and 1991. Originally released on CD in 1998, with 15 songs included, the latest version of At the BBC presents all 24 session tracks in chronological order and is available on CD and vinyl in March this year.

Between 1988 and 1991, when the alternative American rock band were signed to 4AD, Pixies recorded six sessions for the BBC – five for John Peel and one for Mark Goodier.

Packaging for the 3LP version of At The BBC

The new collection includes version of songs from the mini-album, Come On Pilgrim, as well as the albums Doolittle, Bossanova and Trompe le Monde. There are two versions of both ‘Allison’ and ‘Wave of Mutilation’, as well as three cover versions: The Beatles’ ‘Wild Honey Pie’, ‘(In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song’, from the David Lynch film Eraserhead, and The Beach Boys’ ‘Hang On To Your Ego’, which Pixies frontman, Black Francis – aka Frank Black – recorded a version of for his self-titled debut solo album from 1993.

At the BBC is available as a 2CD set or a (well-priced) 3LP black vinyl version. The new black and gold sleeve artwork has been designed by Chris Bigg and pays tribute to the band’s graphic designer, Vaughan Oliver, who died in 2019. It uses unseen Pixies archive imagery by photographer and long-time collaborator, Simon Larbalestier.

At the BBC will be available from 8 March 2024 on 4AD.

Tracklisting

Pixies / At The BBC 2CD and 3LP reissue

At the BBC Pixies /

    • CD 1
      1. Levitate Me – John Peel Session – 3 May 1988
      2. Hey – John Peel Session – 3 May 1988
      3. In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song) – John Peel Session – 3 May 1988
      4. Wild Honey Pie – John Peel Session – 3 May 1988
      5. Caribou – John Peel Session – 3 May 1988
      6. Dead – John Peel Session – 9 October 1988
      7. Tame – John Peel Session – 9 October 1988
      8. There Goes My Gun – John Peel Session – 9 October 1988
      9. Manta Ray – John Peel Session – 9 October 1988
      10. Down To The Well – John Peel Session 16 April 1989
      11. Into The White – John Peel Session 16 April 1989
      12. Wave of Mutilation – John Peel Session 16 April 1989
    • CD 2
      1. Allison – John Peel Session – 11 June 1990
      2. Velouria – John Peel Session – 11 June 1990
      3. Hang On To Your Ego – John Peel Session – 11 June 1990
      4. Is She Weird – John Peel Session – 11 June 1990
      5. Monkey Gone To Heaven – Mark Goodier Session – 18 August 1990
      6. Ana – Mark Goodier Session – 18 August 1990
      7. Allison – Mark Goodier Session –  18 August 1990
      8. Wave Of Mutilation – Mark Goodier Session – 18 August 1990
      9. Palace Of The Brine – John Peel Session – 23 June 1991
      10. Letter To Memphis – John Peel Session – 23 June 1991
      11. Motorway To Roswell – John Peel Session – 23 June 1991
      12. Subbacultcha – John Peel Session – 23 June 1991

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