Complete 'B' Sides

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Complete 'B' Sides
Compilation album by Pixies
Released May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03)
Recorded 1988–1991, various studios
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:35
Language English
Label 4AD GAD 2103
Producer Gil Norton, Gary Smith, Pixies
Pixies compilations chronology
Pixies at the BBC
(1998)
Complete 'B' Sides
(2001)
Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 89/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (9.6/10)[5]

Complete 'B' Sides is a compilation record by the Pixies. It features the B-sides for six out of seven of their UK singles from the 1980s and 1990s and one U.S. single. The seventh, "Letter to Memphis", had no b-sides. These singles are:

  1. "Gigantic" (1988)
  2. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" (1989)
  3. "Here Comes Your Man" (1989)
  4. "Velouria" (1990)
  5. "Dig for Fire" (1990)
  6. "Planet of Sound" (1991)
  7. "Alec Eiffel" (U.S.) (1991)

The album's booklet also features commentaries for each song by Pixies frontman Frank Black. Of "Velvety Instrumental Version", he writes, "The title implies that there was a version with lyrics, but there wasn't." A non-instrumental version, titled simply "Velvety", would later appear on Frank Black and the Catholics' 2002 album, Devil's Workshop.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Black Francis unless otherwise noted.

  1. "River Euphrates" – 3:23
  2. "Vamos" (Live) – 3:28
  3. "In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)" (Live) (Peter Ivers, David Lynch) – 1:46
  4. "Manta Ray" – 2:39
  5. "Weird at My School" – 1:59
  6. "Dancing the Manta Ray" – 2:13
  7. "Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)" – 3:00
  8. "Into the White"  – 4:42
  9. "Bailey's Walk" – 2:23
  10. "Make Believe" – 1:54
  11. "I've Been Waiting for You" (Neil Young) – 2:45
  12. "The Thing" – 1:58
  13. "Velvety Instrumental Version" – 2:04
  14. "Winterlong" (Neil Young) – 3:07
  15. "Santo" – 2:16
  16. "Theme from Narc" (Brian Schmidt) – 1:48
  17. "Build High" – 1:42
  18. "Evil Hearted You" (Graham Gouldman) – 2:37
  19. "Letter to Memphis (Instrumental)" – 2:43

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