Pixies Reveal 'Doolittle 25' Reissue Featuring Unreleased Demos

Groundbreaking alternative rock band reconstruct landmark 1989 album using early demos alongside B-sides and Peel Session recordings

Black Francis, David Lovering and Joey Santiago of the Pixies Credit: Michael Halsband

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark 1989 LP Doolittle, the reunited Pixies embarked on a long tour where they played their second album in its entirety along with all its original B-sides. Doolittle's 25th birthday has rolled around, and to mark the occasion this time, the semi-reunited band will release Doolittle 25, a three-disc collection that boasts the Gil Norton-produced album and its B-sides plus unreleased demos and Peel Session recordings from the era. Doolittle 25 arrives December 1st, but preorders of the reissue are available now at the Pixies' online shop.

The third disc of Pixies 25 will especially be of interest to fans: Featuring 22 demo recordings – many of them never released – the tracks are sequenced in the same manner as the original Doolittle, creating a rough sketch version of the 1989 album. The disc features the first attempts at tracks like "Wave of Mutilation" and "Hey" as well as an early demo of "Here Comes Your Man" dating back to 1986, two years before the band dropped their debut Surfer Rosa. The reissue also includes early versions of the Doolittle B-sides.

Doolittle 25 will be available as both a 3CD and 2LP set, with the latter accompanied by a digital download. The band's longtime collaborator and artist Vaughan Oliver oversaw the design of the reissue, which features his artwork along with photographs by Simon Larbalestier. The album's original artwork was reinterpreted using metallic ink.

Doolittle 25 Track List

Disc One – Doolittle

1. "Debaser"
2. "Tame"
3. "Wave of Mutilation"
4. "I Bleed"
5. "Here Comes Your Man"
6. "Dead"
7. "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
8. "Mr. Grieves"
9. "Crackity Jones"
10. "La La Love You"
11. "No. 13 Baby"
12. "There Goes My Gun"
13. "Hey"
14. "Silver"
15. "Gouge Away"

Disc Two – Doolittle: Peel Sessions & B-Sides

1. "Dead (Peel Session)"
2. "Tame"
3. "There Goes My Gun (Peel Session)"
4. "Manta Ray (Peel Session)"
5. "Into The White"
6. "Wave of Mutilation (Peel Session)"
7. "Down To The Well (Peel Session)"
8. "Manta Ray"
9. "Weird At My School"
10. "Dancing The Manta Ray"
11. "Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)"
12. "Into The White"
13. "Bailey’s Walk"

Disc Three – 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"
10. "La La Love You"
11. "No. 13 Baby – VIVA LA LOMA RICA (First Demo)"
12. "There Goes My Gun"
13. "Hey (First Demo)"
14. "Silver"
15. "Gouge Away"
16. "My Manta Ray Is All Right"
17. "Santo"
18. "Weird At My School (First Demo)"
19. "Wave Of Mutilation"
20. "No. 13 Baby"
21. "Debaser (First Demo)"
22. "Gouge Away (First Demo)"