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Side A: Doolittle - B-Sides

'Monkey Gone To Heaven' B-Sides
1. Manta Ray
2. Weird At My School
3. Dancing The Manta Ray
'Here Comes Your Man' B-Sides
4. Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
5. Into The White
6. Bailey's Walk

Side B: Doolittle - Peel Sessions

Peel Session Recorded 18th October 1988
1. Dead
2. Tame *
3. There Goes My Gun
4. Manta Ray
Peel Session Recorded 2nd May 1989
5. Into The White *
6. Wave of Mutilation
7. Down To The Well

Side C: Doolittle - Demos

1. Debaser
2. Tame*
3. Wave of Mutilation (First Demo)*
4. I Bleed *
5. Here Comes Your Man (1986 Demo) *
6. Dead*
7. Monkey Gone To Heaven*
8. Mr. Grieves*
9. Crackity Jones*

Side D: Doolittle - Demos

1. La La Love You*
2. No. 13 Baby - VIVA LA LOMA RICA (First Demo)*
3. There Goes My Gun*
4. Hey (First Demo)*
5. Silver*
6. Gouge Away*
7. My Manta Ray Is All Right*
8. Santo*
9. Weird At My School (First Demo)

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, 4AD will release Pixies Doolittle 25, a deluxe package that brings together for the first time the album B sides, Peel Sessions and demos from the time, along with the original album. Nearly half of the tracks on this album are being commercially released for the first time.

Doolittle, the second studio album from Pixies - Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Loverng - was to prove a pivotal moment for both band and the wider scene. For the few years prior, the band had enjoyed cult status in their homeland with their early records having to find their way in to the US on import. Their secret was well and truly out in 1989 though when their British label (4AD) joined forces with American giant Elektra in time for Doolittle to receive a full domestic release.

Produced by Gil Norton and recorded between two studios (Downtown Recorders in Boston MA and Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT) in late-1988, Doolittle was an instant hit, containing some of the bands most memorable singles (Monkey Gone To Heaven, Here Comes Your Man, Debaser). A slow-burn success story followed, helping them to sell in excess of a million copies in the US alone.

Included among the many plaudits thrown Doolittles way was Pitchfork ranking it at Number 4 in their Best Albums Of The 80s poll, while NME writers in 2004 named it their Second Best Album Of All Time.

The band toured Doolittle in 2009 to celebrate the albums 20th birthday and now, 5 years on from then, its time to give it the deluxe release treatment it deserves.

Like all other Pixies sleeves before it, Vaughan Oliver returns to oversee its design, reinterpreting his original artwork and Simon Larbalestiers photographs to create a stunning design using metallic ink.