Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pavement 'Greatest Hits' details announced

To coincide with the re-union of indie legends Pavement, a 23-track 'Greatest Hits'-style compilation, Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement, will be released on 8th March (9th March US). To make the release even more interesting, they've held back on the track-listing, and instead fans are being invited to guess what said track-listing will be. The potential prizes up for grabs are very nice indeed. From the Matador Records website:

"We are holding a Guess The Track Listing Contest. The album contains 23 tracks, all previously released, and the first track is “Gold Soundz”. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

FIRST PRIZE for the track listing closest to the actual track listing
SECOND PRIZE for the most imaginative track listing
FOUR RUNNERS-UP in either of the above two categories (4 runner-up prizes total)

First prize will be a pair of tickets, with flights and hotel rooms, to see Pavement at Central Park Summerstage on Tuesday, September 21, 2009 2010. Plus a complete set of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.

Second prize will be having your track listing pressed up in a special limited-edition vinyl double LP for Record Store Day (April 17). You will receive 5 copies of your best of selection. Plus a complete set of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.

Runner-up prizes will be complete sets of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl."

You can make your guess at

Matador point out that although the compilation won't feature any unreleased material, it 'definitely digs deeper than the hits'.

In other Pavement news, the next installment in their excellent series of re-issues, Terror Twilight, will be released in the fall, while Matador will be re-releasing their entire Pavement catalogue on cut-price vinyl on the same day that Quarantine the Past is released.

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