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Pixies - Live At The BBC (3 x Black Vinyl LP) (4AD)


RELEASED: 8th March 2024

Format:  3 x Black Vinyl LP
Cat No: 4AD0635LP

Coinciding with a sold-out tour, Pixies ‘Live At The BBC’ is being released on 4AD. Being pressed for the first time on vinyl.

Between 1988 and 1991 - during the band’s 4AD years - Pixies recorded six sessions for the BBC, five for John Peel and one for Mark Goodier. Catching the raw energy of the band’s live performances, these sessions felt immediately noteworthy, timestamping a
moment when Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering were motoring out front.

Among the twenty-four tracks they recorded in this period (including two doubles - ‘Allison’ and ‘Wave of Mutilation’) are favourites from mini-album ‘Come On Pilgrim’ and three of their four 4AD studio albums.

Also recorded were three covers; reworks of The Beatles’ ‘Wild Honey Pie’, Eraserhead’s ‘(In Heaven) Lady In The Radiator Song’ and The Beach Boys’ ‘Hang On To Your Ego’, a track Black Francis covered a few years later on his debut Frank Black solo album.

Originally released on CD in 1998, this reboot now sees all tracks from the six sessions included and presented in chronological order. Something fans have been asking for. Coming out now as a black vinyl triple LP, the sleeve is also new, with a wonderful black and gold design by Chris Bigg now adorning it. A design that really stands out - Chris pays loving tribute to the band’s late visual director Vaughan Oliver, using unseen archival Pixies imagery by longtime collaborator Simon Larbalestier.


John Peel Session 3rd May 1988
Levitate Me
In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)
Wild Honey Pie
John Peel Session 9th October 1988
There Goes My Gun
Manta Ray
John Peel Session 16th April 1989
Down To The Well
Into The White
Wave Of Mutilation
John Peel Session 11th June 1990
Hang On To Your Ego
Is She Weird
Mark Goodier Session 18th August 1990
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Wave Of Mutilation
John Peel Session 23rd June 1991
Palace Of The Brine
Letter To Memphis
Motorway To Roswell