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Pixies announce 30th-anniversary 'Bossanova' vinyl reissue

As part of their 30th-anniversary celebrations, Pixies have announced plans to release a special reissue edition of their third studio album Bossanova.

The record, which was released in August 1990 through 4AD and Elektra Records, will be reissued on limited edition red vinyl with 16-page booklet previously only available in the UK.

“To celebrate Bossanova hitting its third decade, 4AD are releasing a limited red vinyl edition with the original 16-page booklet being reinserted, having previously only been available with the initial UK LP pressing,” 4AD said in a statement.

Adding: “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.”

Inspired by surf rock, Bossanova includes a number of fan favourites including the likes of Velouria’, ‘Allison’, ‘Dig for Fire’ and more.

Pre-order the album here and view the artwork, below.