The Breeders Announce Details of Last Splash 20th Anniversary Sets

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Get ready if you are a Breeders fan. Below are the details on LSXX, the 20th anniversary reissue of the Breeders’ Platinum album, Last Splash, which will be released April 23, 2013 on 4AD.

LSXX will be available as a limited-edition, seven-disc vinyl box set, and a three-CD package. Many of the recordings included in the set have never been released before, and for other tracks, it will be the first time they receive a worldwide release.

Cover and individual sleeve artwork has been created by renowned British graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, who described it as “an irreverent conceptual and visual re-imagining” of his original Last Splash artwork.

The vinyl box set includes:
– a 12-inch vinyl pressing of Last Splash
– four 10-inch EPs – Safari, Cannonball, Divine Hammer, and Head to Toe
– a 12-inch vinyl live concert album, Stockholm Syndrome, recorded in Sweden in 1994, during the band’s last European tour. Seven tracks from this recording originally appeared on a fan-club-only CD; nine additional unreleased tracks from the concert are included here.
– a 12-inch vinyl record comprised of a BBC radio session recorded July 24, 1993 and available here for the first time, and the original Last Splash demo recordings, made in November, 1992
– a 24-page booklet featuring previously unpublished photographs taken during the recording of Last Splash, personal photos taken during two years of touring, and reminiscences written by band members and others, including Kim Gordon and J Mascis.
The CD release is comprised of the same material in a three-disc set.

LSXX Full Track Listing:
Disc 1 – Last Splash – 12-inch vinyl
New Year
Invisible Man
No Aloha
Do You Love Me Now?
I Just Wanna Get Along
Mad Lucas
Divine Hammer
Drivin’ on 9
Roi (Reprise)

Disc 2 – The Stockholm Syndrome (Live in Stockholm) – 12-inch vinyl
Shocker in Gloomtown
New Year
I Just Wanna Get Along
Head To Toe
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Invisible Man
Drivin’ on 9
Don’t Call Home
(seven of these tracks previously were released as a limited-edition, fan club-only release via the Breeders’ Digest; the other nine are previously unreleased.)

Disc 3 – Demos, rare tracks and session versions – 12-inch vinyl
No Aloha (BBC Session, previously unreleased)
Flipside (BBC Session, previously unreleased)
Divine Hammer (BBC Session, previously unreleased)
Hag (BBC Session, previously unreleased)
New Year (November 1992 demo, previously released as a bonus 7-inch with original vinyl pressing of Last Splash)
Grunggae (November 1992 demo, previously released as a bonus 7-inch with original vinyl pressing of Last Splash)
Invisible Man (previously released on 4AD label compilation, 13 Year Itch
No Aloha (November 1992 demo, previously unreleased)
I Just Wanna Get Along (November 1992 demo, previously unreleased)
Mad Lucas (November 1992 demo, previously unreleased)
S.O.S. (November 1992 demo, previously unreleased)
Saints (November 1992 demo, previously unreleased)
900 (November 1992 demo, previously unreleased)
Iris (previously released on the No Alternative compilation album)

Safari EP – 10-inch vinyl
Do You Love Me Now?
Don’t Call Home
So Sad About Us

Cannonball EP – 10-inch vinyl
Lord of the Thighs

Divine Hammer EP – 10-inch vinyl
Divine Hammer (single version)
I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)
Do You Love Me Now?

Head To Toe EP – 10-inch vinyl
Head To Toe
Shocker In Gloomtown
Freed Pig

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1 thought on “The Breeders Announce Details of Last Splash 20th Anniversary Sets”

  1. I don’t care what anyone says – Last Splash is brilliant. Outshining even the great debut album, Pod. It was a time when one could believe in miracles.

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