Some rock bands sound as fresh and valid today as when their albums first dropped. A perfect example would be the Pixies, acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late ’80s alt/rock movement. Over the course of five studio album releases from 1987 through 1991, the Boston-bred group – which included singer/guitarist Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, bassist Kim Deal, and drummer David Lovering – created a body of work that spawned many alt/rock radio standards, and influenced countless subsequent bands, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead.[youtube iskIs1CnbuU nolink]
Now, these five classic releases are going to be reissued as both Limited Edition and Deluxe Edition collector’s sets entitled Minotaur. Spearheaded by Jeff Anderson, founder of A+R (Artist in Residence), who has put together expansive and eye-catching versions of releases by Nine Inch Nails, Beck, and Sigur Ros – Minotaur will be available for pre-order at www.ainr.com beginning Monday, June 15, 2009. The Minotaur Deluxe Edition will retail for $175, while the Minotaur Limited Edition will be priced at $450.