Pixies release a pointless boxset

concert-0421-pixiesI’m almost too angry about this news to actually type it up, but here goes. 

Minotaur will be released on June 15, 2009 and will contain all five Pixies albums: Come on Pilgrim EP, Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe Le Monde. 

Here’s the rub.  The albums will be repackaged but won’t be remastered.  Which is fine since the albums are so damn good anyways. 

But, according to Rolling Stone, “for $175, the Deluxe Edition gives fans the five albums on a 24k layered CD and a Blu-ray for a total of five discs, plus a DVD of the band’s 1991 Brixton Academy gig (a year before their split) that also includes all their videos. minotaurThe Deluxe Edition features additional artwork by Oliver and a 54-page book. The Limited Edition costs $450 and includes the entire Deluxe Edition plus all five albums on 180 gram vinyl, a Giclée print of Oliver’s artwork and a 72-page hardcover book. The Limited Edition comes with a slipcase, the Deluxe in a custom clamshell.”

I’m not particularly good at math, but I know when I’m getting fucked and don’t like it.  No live tracks, no bonus cuts (still to be determined), no b-sides, no nothing — just the albums and some fancy artwork.  And they expect people to buy this? 

I can’t even, I’m just too, I give up.

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