FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS debut album is to get a 25th Anniversary reissue next year.

Originally released in 1998, the self-titled album features the same line-up as the Pixies frontman's previous album The Cult Of Ray from '96 but this time around they'd adopted the band name.

Self-produced, the tracks were recorded live to 2-track tape as demos, but impressed by the raw punk energy captured by the recordings, Black chose to release them as they were.

Half-speed mastered by Phil Kindrade at Air Studios, Frank Black and The Catholics is being reissued on 180g vinyl with a 5-page booklet through Demon Records on 19 January. It's available to pre-order here

Also reissued on vinyl is the collection True Blue, a compilation of demos for the Black Letter Days album from 2002. Previously only available on CD as part of the Complete Recordings box set, it's now reissued on 140g vinyl with new artwork and sleevenotes, plus a 7" single with three studio outtakes, including a previously unreleased version of ‘The Black Rider’ and Blind Willie Johnson’s gospel blues classic ‘John The Revelator’. It's available here.

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