The PIXIES – ” Live At Brixton “

Posted: November 5, 2021 in MUSIC
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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.

Pixies have announced a new box set capturing their June 2004 reunion concerts at London’s Brixton Academy. Live in Brixton arrives January 28th in vinyl and CD editions. The collection includes live versions of songs from Doolittle and Surfer Rosa, as well as covers of Neil Young’s “Winterlong,” Peter Ivers’ “In Heaven,”  the Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On,” and more, all newly mastered by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering.

Pixies’ 2004 reunion shows occurred after the band’s 11-year hiatus. Pixies played four dates in early June at Brixton Academy, all of which sold out. The box set marks the first time recordings from the four shows will be officially available. In addition to the concert recordings, the “Live in Brixton” box set will include a 24-page booklet, which features photographs and new artwork, along with memories and paraphernalia from audience members, and a fold-out poster featuring the box set artwork.

Of the reunion shows, Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago said in press materials: “It was an amazing reception, I guess they had missed us over all those years. 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.”

Drummer Dave Lovering added: 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.

CD version: Each show has been newly mastered for this release by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR. 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 case bound book with silver foil detailing.

LP version: 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). Each show has been newly mastered for this release by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR. 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.

Indie Exclusive LP version: Special edition version is pressed on clear vinyl with coloured splatters and is exclusive to indie retailers. Each show is pressed on two heavyweight 180g vinyl and housed in a wide spine sleeve with printed inner bags: 2nd June (red splatter vinyl), 3rd June (orange splatter vinyl), 4th June (green splatter vinyl), 5th June (blue splatter vinyl). Each show has been newly mastered for this release by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR. 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 four shows from the O2 Academy Brixton in June 2004. Available for the very first time on Vinyl and CD.

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