Matador Announce Reissue of Pavement’s Brighten the Corners

At the risk of further turning Colour into a Stephen Malkmus fan site, I have to mention the imminent reissue of Pavement’s fourth record, 1997’s Brighten the Corners. It was my first point of contact with the band and I was immediately hooked by its direct bursts of literate, catchy indie rock. 
The Pavement reissue series is the gift that keeps giving: previous releases of the band’s first three albums have been packed with b-sides, demos, session tracks and live recordings, wrapped in gorgeous packaging. A music geek’s wet dream. I’m particularly looking forward to having a decent version of their cover of Echo and the Bunnymen’s The Killing Moon.

Here’s what you’ll be getting come 18 November (US release – Domino haven’t announced when they will be releasing it in Europe as yet):

Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition

DISC ONE

Original Album (Remastered) – Tracks 1-12

1. Stereo
2. Shady Lane / J Vs. S
3. Transport is Arranged
4. Date w/ IKEA
5. Old to Begin
6. Type Slowly
7. Embassy Row
8. Blue Hawaiian
9. We Are Underused
10. Passat Dream
11. Starlings of the Slipstream
12. Fin

13. Westie Can Drum – Stereo B-side
14. Winner of the… – Stereo B-side

15. Birds In The Majic Industry – UNRELEASED VOCAL VERSION WILL TAKE PLACE OF RELEASED INSTRUMENTAL ‘STEREO’ B-SIDE VERSION

16. Slowly Typed – Shady Lane B-side
17. Cherry Area – Shady Lane B-side
18. Wanna Mess You Around – Shady Lane B-side
19. No Tan Lines – Shady Lane B-side

21. Harness Your Hopes – Spit On A Stranger B-side
22. Roll With the Wind – Spit On A Stranger B-side

20. And Then… – A MUCH SHORTER VERSION OF THIS APPEARED ON THE Spit On A Stranger 7″ B-side BUT this is the full 7-minute+ version

DISC TWO

BBC Radio One Evening Session, January 15, 1997

1. Then
2. Harness Your Hopes
3. The Killing Moon
4. Winner of the…

5. Embassy Row Psych Intro – UNRELEASED INTRO – BTC SESSIONS OUTTAKE
6. Nigel – UNRELEASED SONG – BTC SESSIONS OUTTAKE
7. Chevy (Old To Begin) – UNRELEASED VERSION – BTC SESSIONS
8. Roll With The Wind (Roxy) – UNRELEASED VERSION – BTC SESSIONS

VPRO Loladamusica TV show, April 4, 1997

9 . For Sale! The Preston School of Industry — UNRELEASED SONG

10. Oddity (from the ‘God Save The Clean’ compilation)
11. Type Slowly (live) (from the ‘Free Tibet’ compilation)

KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic, February 25, 1997

12. Neil Hagerty Meets Jon Spencer In a Non-Alcoholic Bar – UNRELEASED SONG
13. Maybe Maybe – UNRELEASED VERSION

BBC Radio One John Peel Live Session August 21, 1997

14. Date w/ IKEA
15. Fin
16. Grave Architecture
17. The Classical

18. Space Ghost Theme I – UNRELEASED SONG – RECORDED LIVE AT WFNX, Boston, February 12, 1997
19. Space Ghost Theme II – UNRELEASED SONG SONG – RECORDED LIVE AT WFNX, Boston, February 12, 1997

20. Beautiful as a Butterfly – UNRELEASED SONG – BTC SESSIONS OUTTAKE
21. Cataracts – UNRELEASED SONG – BTC SESSIONS OUTTAKE

(Via Matablog)

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