Pixies ‎– Gigantic / River Euphrates

4AD ‎– bad 805cd
CD, Single

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1 Gigantic
Engineer – Al Clay*Engineer [Assistant] – Marc CrellinProducer – Gil NortonWritten-By – Black Francis, Mrs. John Murphy
2 River Euphrates
Engineer – Al Clay*Engineer [Assistant] – Marc CrellinProducer – Gil NortonWritten-By – Black Francis
3 Vamos
Mixed By – John LoderWritten-By – Black Francis
4 Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)
Mixed By – John LoderWritten-By – D. Lynch*, P. Ivers*

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Tracks 1, 2: Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London, May 1988. These are re-recorded versions from the album Surfer Rosa (CAD 803).
Tracks 3, 4: Recorded live at Town & Country Club, London, May 1st 1988. Mixed at Southern Studios.
Track 4 is a cover of a song from Eraserhead Original Soundtrack, printed "Heaven" on CD.

Published by Rice 'n' Beans music except "Heaven", Paul Music.
Thanks to Joshua Keenan.

Released in J-card case with 2-sided J-card insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014436 805028
  • Matrix / Runout: BAD 805 CD · MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BAD 805, BAD805 Pixies Gigantic / River Euphrates(12", Single) 4AD, 4AD BAD 805, BAD805 UK 1988 Sell This Version
30457, BAD 805 CD Pixies Gigantic / River Euphrates(CD, Single) 4AD, 4AD 30457, BAD 805 CD France 1988 Sell This Version
MD 125278, RTD 043 T Pixies Gigantic / River Euphrates(12", Single) Megadisc, Rough Trade MD 125278, RTD 043 T Europe 1988 Sell This Version
bad 805cd Pixies Gigantic / River Euphrates(CD, Single, RE) 4AD bad 805cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
bad 805 Pixies Gigantic / River Euphrates(12", Single, TP) 4AD bad 805 UK 1988 Sell This Version



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June 19, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
I have this pressing. Don't expose the label to any excessive moisture. Like many Nimbus discs pressed at this plant around this time, the disc is poorly manufactured. The label side has a terrible lacquer that will readily absorb any liquid - it will curdle then peel off the disc, taking the printed label information with it. On a humid day, you may even notice that the label is a bit sticky to the touch. Do NOT rinse this disc with water. If you do get it wet, don't apply any friction to the label - it will curdle, but let it dry on its own. There's a chance it will settle down and re-flatten by itself once all the moisture dries off. Regardless, the cheap lacquer doesn't do any favors for the reflective aluminum substrate. You may notice your disc will have a lot pinholes throughout the entire span of the disc. (Hold it up to a bright light to check.) A shame because this actually a great single, and essential to Pixies fans as the two SURFER ROSA tracks are actually new recordings - some (like Trouser Press) even argue that they're superior to the album versions. I say both versions are great, they're just different - these Gil Norton produced recordings are definitely suited for radio play, but they wouldn't have fit on the SURFER ROSA album as well.