Published Jun 29, 2011Now that the Pixies reunion is on the back burner, frontman Black Francis has wasted no time in busying himself with other projects. Earlier this week, we learned that he was readying a new collaboration with Reid Paley called Paley & Francis, due out in September. Soon, fans will have another release to look forward to: a box set containing the complete recordings of his band Frank Black and the Catholics.
An update on BlackFrancis.net reports that the collection is being mastered this month in Los Angeles. The announcement reveals that it will include all six of the group's official albums plus "once-released-digitally-but-hard-to-find tracks from Snake Oil and One More Road for the Hit, along with the elusive Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day recordings."
The release date is currently up in the air, but the mastering will be completed before July and packaging and artwork are underway. The set will be available in a variety of formats: CD, LP, USB stick and digital download. Given the volume of material, the physical boxes are bound to be massive (not to mention pricey).
There will also be some "other goodies to be released in conjunction with the boxed set," so keep your eyes peeled for future updates.