Published Apr 21, 2009Rumours were stirring in the blogosphere that the Pixies were on the verge of dropping a new album when the Artist in Residence label announced that a new release called Minotaur would be available for pre-order on June 15. A message board post suggested that Steve Albini had produced a new Pixies record, and pretty much everyone lost their minds.
Truth be told, things have been clarified a little and Minotaur is actually a fancy box set with reissues of 1987's Come On Pilgrim, 1988's Surfer Rosa, 1989's Doolittle, 1990's Bossanova, and 1991's Trompe Le Monde. The albums are being pressed on 24k, layered CD and in Blu-Ray format. The set will also come with a DVD of the band's 1991 performance at the Brixton Academy in London, a 54-page booklet and reinterpreted artwork by original album artist Vaughan Oliver. According to AiR founder Jeff Anderson, theses reissues won't be remastered because he didn't want to touch the originals.
The deluxe edition will cost you $175 but, if you've got $450 to blow, there is also a more limited Minotaur package that will include all of the above, as well as each album on 180-gram vinyl, a glicee print of Oliver's work and a 72-page hardcover book. The whole thing will come in an oversized clamshell cover.