Pavement announced that they are releasing a new compilation on August 11th, 2015, via Matador. This new compilation – The Secret History Vol. 1 – brings together 30 tracks of the band’s rare songs.
The 30 songs on this release are made up by a series of b-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel sessions, and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted and Enchanted era (1990-1992), when Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich were still in the fold. And, this collection is also unique because 25 of the songs have never been previously released on vinyl.
The Secret History Vol. 1 will be released as a deluxe double album, and in addition to the music, this release contains essays by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs. And, there will also be essays appearing from Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and Drag City bosses. This album will be packaged in a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael, who is known for his work with artists like Animal Collective and the Dirty Projectors.
Prior to this collection, Pavement made “five proper album-as-albums” – as they are called in a press release – which are Slanted and Enchanted in 1992, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain in 1994, Wowee Zowee in 1995, 1997’s Brighten The Corners, and Terror Twilight that was released in 1999.
Be on the look out for future information about other Pavement releases in this vinyl series that Matador is compiling, and check out the tracklisting for The Secret History Vol. 1, below.
Pavement, The Secret History Vol. 1 Tracklisting:
01. Sue Me Jack
02. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)
03. Summer Babe (7” Version)
04. Mercy Snack: The Laundromat
05. Baptiss Blacktick
06. My First Mine
07. Nothing Ever Happens
08. Here (Alternate Mix)
10. Circa 1762 (Peel Session 1)
11. Kentucky Cocktail (Peel Session 1)
12. Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)
13. Here (Peel Session 1)
14. Rain Ammunition (Peel Session 2)
15. Drunks With Guns (Peel Session 2)
16. Ed Ames (Peel Session 2)
17. The List Of Dorms (Peel Session 2)
18. Conduit For Sale [Live Brixton 1992]
19. Fame Throwa [Live Brixton 1992]
20. Home [Live Brixton 1992]
21. Perfume V [Live Brixton 1992]
22. Summer Babe [Live Brixton 1992]
23. Frontwards [Live Brixton 1992]
24. Angel Carver Blues Mellow Jazz Docent [Live Brixton 1992]
25. Two States [Live Brixton 1992]
26. No Life Singed Her [Live Brixton 1992]
27. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper) [Live Brixton 1992]
28. Box Elder [Live Brixton 1992]
29. Baby Yeah [Live Brixton 1992]
30. In The Mouth Of A Desert [Live Brixton 1992]