PIXIES announce ‘Bossanova’ 30th anniversary limited edition LP

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Bossanova, the third studio album by Pixies. The band continued to work with Gil Norton after collaborating to such success on their platinum-selling second album Doolittle; this time choosing to record in Los Angeles over their native Boston (the track ‘Blown Away’, however, was recorded at the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin during a European tour in 1989). Their third album in as many years, 1990 was a particularly fertile time for the band with Kim Deal also having success with The Breeders, who released their debut album Pod just a few months prior.

Featuring the singles ‘Allison’ (a tribute to jazz and blues pianist Mose Allison), ‘Dig For Fire’ and ‘Velouria’, plus the first cover to feature on one of their albums (‘Cecilia Ann’, originally by The Surftones), Bossanova showed a less primal side to the band, with surf and space rock creeping in. Lyrically, Black Francis is even more cryptic with a recurring sci-fi theme running throughout, which in turn influenced Vaughan Oliver’s classic planet design for the sleeve.

To celebrate Bossanova hitting its third decade, 4AD are releasing a limited red vinyl edition with the original 16-page booklet being reinserted, having previously only been available with the initial UK LP pressing.

Bossanova 30th Anniversary Limited Red Vinyl Edition

Bossanova 30th Anniversary Limited Red Vinyl Edition

A1. Cecilia Ann
A2. Rock Music
A3. Velouria
A4. Allison
A5. Is She Weird
A6. Ana
A7. All Over The World

B1. Dig For Fire
B2. Down To The Well
B3. The Happening
B4. Blown Away
B5. Hang Wire
B6. Stormy Weather
B7. Havalina

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