Published Jun 01, 2009Despite there already being a deluxified edition of Pavement's Brighten the Corners album, Matador must apparently think that one wasn't quite deluxe enough. On June 23, the label is pressing up a quadruple 180-gram vinyl version of the 1997 full-length. It will contain all the live tracks, B-sides and bonus goodies found on the Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed. released last year, as well as "eight tracks not on the CD, five of which are previously unreleased, including the track 'Agony of the Stars,'" according to the product description. Oh, and that's not the only self-described "Matador classic" getting the reissue treatment this year.
Apparently, later this month we can look forward to a repressed vinyl version of Guided By Voices's Aline Lanes, so it can cuddle up beside your deluxe Bee Thousand vinyl edition (you got that, right?). Also on the way next month are revamped wax editions of Cat Power's Covers Record, New Pornographers' Electric Version and Yo La Tengo's Eletr-O-Pura and I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One.
With the exception of Brighten the Corners, there's no word yet on any specific release dates for any of these redoes or if they will contain any extra tracks. But the MBV guys say they will all be on 180-gram RTI vinyl and are "pretty much 'must-buys.'" Well, unless you don't feel like playing the reissue cash-grab game.