Published May 14, 2007Pixies front-man Frank Black (aka Black Francis) is set to release a 22-track retrospective this summer. The aptly titled Frank Black 93 - 03 will encompass ten years of Blacks post-Pixies career, featuring the best material from his nine solo albums.
The two-disc set, due out June 12 via Cooking Vinyl, will include a bonus CD of live tracks recorded during Black's fall 2006 North American tour, as well as "Threshold Apprehension, a brand new track taken from his forthcoming Black Francis debut, Bluefinger, due for release in September.
"There is totally a narrative arc to my solo career," Black said in a statement. "It sounds trite, but in basic language this is what's happening on these songs: it's me breaking away from the Pixies and finding myself as a solo artist, finding a band again and forging that together, then losing it and my marriage, and finally getting my obsession with two-track recording out of my system. It's a total arc.
Black will be heading out on tour in Europe in support of Bluefinger on June 15.