Pixies

Live In Brixton

Release: 14-01-2022

11 years after their acrimonious split, Pixies returned for an acclaimed sold-out reunion tour. ‘Live In Brixton’ brings together the complete recordings of all four shows from Pixies’ legendary run at the iconic London venue. Over the course of the four nights, they played almost all of the big hitters and fan favourites from the landmark albums ‘Doolittle’ and ‘Surfer Rosa’; key songs and obscurities from the rest of their catalogue; plus further covers in the shape of Peter Ivers’ ‘In Heaven’ (from the David Lynch film ‘Eraserhead’) and The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Head On’. And remarkably, each of the four setlists was radically different.

New recordings of the four shows will be officially available for the first time in the box set ‘Live In Brixton’, which will be released on January 28th. Newly mastered by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR, ‘Live In Brixton’ will be released on both vinyl and CD formats, each of which consists of eight discs.

Available on vinyl for the very first time, each show is pressed on two heavyweight 180g vinyl and housed in a wide spine sleeve with printed inner bags: 2nd June (translucent red vinyl), 3rd June (translucent orange vinyl), 4th June (translucent green vinyl), 5th June (translucent blue vinyl).

Includes a 24-page booklet featuring photographs and new artwork, plus memories and paraphernalia from fans who attended the Brixton gigs. Also includes a 68cm x 48cm fold-out poster featuring the new ‘Live In Brixton’ boxset artwork. All housed within a deluxe slipcase box featuring silver foil detailing

The Brixton shows live long in the memory of the band, too. Naturally, not everything went perfectly: Joey Santiago accidentally broke his Les Paul during a typically unconventional performance of the ‘Vamos’ solo, while drummer Dave Lovering’s opening performance with his electrical engineering / experimental magic show The Scientific Phenomenalist featured a big trick that completely failed. But it’s the highs that they remember the most.

“It was an amazing reception, I guess they had missed us over all those years,” says Joey. “I particularly remember getting word that the balcony was swaying, and seeing that the crowd didn’t want to leave long after we had finished the show.”

Dave adds, “Having played there in the past, the Brixton Academy was a familiar venue and the shows were a fantastic experience. When I opened with my Scientific Phenomenalist show, I was a Pixie opening for Pixies. I could do no wrong. But, I did! It was an absolute thrill, though, to present it there. All in all music or magic, the audiences were very kind and receptive and made it a joy to play. Nothing of my experience I would change. Long live the Academy.”

They played a set of superlative rock songs with unwavering conviction, and they did it brilliantly.” ***** – The Times

“The Pixies still sound utterly unique.” ***** – The Guardian

Tracklist:

Live in Brixton June 2nd, 2004
LP 1 (or CD 1)

Side A:
Winterlong
Nimrod’s Son
The Holiday Song
Here Comes Your Man
Vamos

Side B:
In Heaven
Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
I Bleed
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Bone Machine
Velouria
Dead

LP 2 (or CD 2)

Side C:
No. 13 Baby
Subbacultcha
Gouge Away
Caribou
Hey
Cactus
River Euphrates

Side D:
Debaser
Broken Face
Something Against You
Tame
Gigantic
Wave Of Mutilation
Into The White

Live in Brixton June 3rd, 2004
LP 3 (or CD 3)

Side A:
La La Love You
Ed Is Dead
Here Comes Your Man
Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Crackity Jones
Isla De Encanta
Something Against You
Broken Face
Mr. Grieves

Side B:
Hey
Is She Weird
Gouge Away
Tame
Debaser
Bone Machine
Levitate Me
Monkey Gone To Heaven

LP 4 (or CD 4)

Side C:
Velouria
I Bleed
Gigantic
Nimrod’s Son
Vamos
Where Is My Mind?

Side D:
U-Mass
Wave Of Mutilation
No. 13 Baby
Caribou
Cactus
Into The White

Live in Brixton June 5th, 2004
LP 5 (or CD 5)

Side A:
Bone Machine
Crackity Jones
River Euphrates
Wave Of Mutilation
Monkey Gone To Heaven
I Bleed
Caribou
Cactus

Side B:
Broken Face
Something Against You
Isla De Encanta
Hey
No. 13 Baby
Dead
U-Mass
Gigantic

LP 6 (or CD 6)

Side C:
Velouria
Ed Is Dead
In Heaven
Where Is My Mind?
Mr. Grieves
Here Comes Your Man
The Holiday Song

Side D:
Vamos
Into The White
Gouge Away
Debaser
Tame
Planet Of Sound

Live in Brixton June 6th, 2004
LP 7 (or CD 7)

Side A:
Head On
U-Mass
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Cactus
Caribou
No. 13 Baby
Broken Face
Crackity Jones

Side B:
Isla De Encanta
Something Against You
Hey
Mr. Grieves
I Bleed
Velouria
Dead
LP 8 (or CD 8)

Side C:
Gouge Away
Tame
Gigantic
River Euphrates
Debaser
Wave Of Mutilation
In Heaven
Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)

Side D:
Where Is My Mind?
Blown Away
Here Comes Your Man
The Holiday Song
Vamos

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