Pixies
Bossanova (30th anniversary edition)
4AD
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2020
LP (color)
24.99
AD0265LPX
Red vinyl, incl. LP-sized 16p booklet
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Cecilia Ann 2:06
2Rock Music 1:52
3Velouria 3:40
4Allison 1:18
5Is She Weird 3:01
6Ana 2:09
7All Over The World 5:27
8Dig For Fire 3:03
9Down To The Well 2:29
10The Happening 4:19
11Blown Away 2:20
12Hang Wire 2:01
13Stormy Weather 3:27
14Havalina 2:34

2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of Bossanova, the third studio album by Pixies.

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.

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.