44 Songs, 2 Hours 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brighten the Corners was released in 1997 and its status in the Pavement catalog has been debated ever since among its rabid fans who revise their opinions on a regular basis. So why shouldn’t the band also revise its output? “Shady Lane” and “Date With IKEA” are the immediate “hits,” fueled by compact hooks and melodies. “Stereo” meanders nicely with singer Stephen Malkmus leisurely asking his stream-of-consciousness questions. However, this expanded edition creates an entirely new album. The b-side “And Then (The Hexx)” is presented here in its original unedited seven-minute version that was initially intended to be the album’s opening cut. Other highlights include the band’s take on Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” and the three previously unreleased tracks from that BBC session (including another take on “And Then (The Hexx)”), live versions of “Date With IKEA” and “Fin” and b-sides such as “Westy Can Drum” and a previously unreleased vocal take version of “Birds In the Majic Industry.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brighten the Corners was released in 1997 and its status in the Pavement catalog has been debated ever since among its rabid fans who revise their opinions on a regular basis. So why shouldn’t the band also revise its output? “Shady Lane” and “Date With IKEA” are the immediate “hits,” fueled by compact hooks and melodies. “Stereo” meanders nicely with singer Stephen Malkmus leisurely asking his stream-of-consciousness questions. However, this expanded edition creates an entirely new album. The b-side “And Then (The Hexx)” is presented here in its original unedited seven-minute version that was initially intended to be the album’s opening cut. Other highlights include the band’s take on Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” and the three previously unreleased tracks from that BBC session (including another take on “And Then (The Hexx)”), live versions of “Date With IKEA” and “Fin” and b-sides such as “Westy Can Drum” and a previously unreleased vocal take version of “Birds In the Majic Industry.”

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