The Pixies have reissued their third album Bossanova on a special edition red vinyl through 4AD this summer to mark the record”s 30th anniversary. The re-release also includes the original 16-page booklet that was previously only included with the original U.K. vinyl release.
The limited-edition vinyl pressing of Bossanova is out now less a week from the 14-song album’s original release date 30 years ago on August 13th, 1990.
Here is 4AD’s official product description:
The band continued to work with Gil Norton after collaborating to such success on their platinum-selling second album Doolittle; this time choosing to record in Los Angeles over their native Boston (the track ‘Blown Away’, however, was recorded at the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin during a European tour in 1989). Their third album in as many years, 1990 was a particularly fertile time for the band with Kim Deal also having success with The Breeders, who released their debut album Pod just a few months prior.
Featuring the singles ‘Allison’ (a tribute to jazz and blues pianist Mose Allison), ‘Dig For Fire’ and ‘Velouria’, plus the first cover to feature on one of their albums ‘Cecilia Ann’ (originally by The Surftones), Bossanova showed a less primal side to the band, with surf and space rock rising to the fore. Lyrically, Black Francis is even more cryptic with a recurring sci-fi theme running throughout, which in turn influenced Vaughan Oliver’s classic planet design for the sleeve.
Additionally, to mark the reissue of Bossanova, the Pixies have released an alternate version of the video for “Velouria” music video. In this new version, the band do not leap forward in slow-motion, but rather instead, move their arms around in semi-choreographed fashion.
You can see both the new alternate version and the original video below
A1. “Cecilia Ann”
A2. “Rock Music”
A5. “Is She Weird”
A7. “All Over The World”
B1. “Dig For Fire”
B2. “Down To The Well”
B3. “The Happening”
B4. “Blown Away”
B5. “Hang Wire”
B6. “Stormy Weather”