Pavement Ready Best-Of Disc, Ask Fans to Guess the Track List

January 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Just one week after embarking on their anticipated reunion tour, Pavement will release their first-ever greatest hits compilation Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement. The collection, in stores March 8th, will span 1989 to 1999, from their debut Slay Tracks (1933â€"1969) EP to their curtain call Terror Twilight. Quarantine will contain 23 songs, but Matador Records isn't revealing which cuts made the final track list yet. Instead, the label is hosting a contest inviting Pavement fans to guess the track list, and the winner will be flown to New York to witness the band's first of four sold-out shows at New York's Central Park. Get the contest rules and a peek of the Quarantine cover over at the Matador blog. Because asking 1,000 Pavement fans what should be on Quarantine would result in 1,000 different track lists, Matador is also offering up a prize for the most inventive, imaginative playlist. The second prize winner of that sub-contest will see their track list being printed onto a limited edition double-vinyl that will be sold on the upcoming Record Store Day. The winner will receive five copies of that special-made double vinyl, plus a vinyl copy of each of Pavement's five studio albums, which will be reissued soon as lower-priced LPs. No unreleased material will be featured on Quarantine, however a two-disc reissue of Terror Twilight is still scheduled for late 2010.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Pavement will launch their reunion tour with a March 1st concert in Auckland, New Zealand, and then play seven shows in Australia. In early May, the band will head out on a massive tour of Europe complete with headlining slots at the All Tomorrow's Parties fest in Minehead and the Roskilde Festival. It's not until their headlining slot at the Sasquatch! Festival in late May that Pavement will perform their first U.S. reunion show, but expect Malkmus and Co. to be featured at several major U.S. music festivals this summer prior to their Central Park shows in September. Matador says more Pavement U.S. dates will be announced shortly.

Related Stories:
Pavement Reunion Confirmed for 2010: "It Happened Naturally" Says Kannberg in Exclusive Interview

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories


The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »