Continuing on the Pavement reissues track, Matador announced this morning that it will release Quarantine the Past: the Best of Pavement on March 9, 2010. the fully remastered, 23-track compilation will be available on double LP, CD, and digital formats, and encompasses the whole of Pavement's career from 1989 to 1999. The label will also re-release Pavement's complete Matador LP catalog on vinyl.
This reissue madness occurs as the band heads out on its first world tour since 1999, and the label is sponsoring a "Guess the Tracklisting Contest" for the Quarantine album. Prizes will be awarded as follows...
FIRST PRIZE for the track listing closest to the actual track listing
SECOND PRIZE for the most imaginative track listing
FOUR RUNNERS-UP in either of the above two categories (4 runner-up prizes total)
First prize will be a pair of tickets, with flights and hotel rooms, to see Pavement at Central Park Summerstage on Tuesday, September 21, 2009, plus a complete set of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.
Second prize will be having your track listing pressed up in a special limited-edition vinyl double LP for Record Store Day (April 17). You will receive 5 copies of your best of selection. Plus a complete set of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.
Runner-up prizes will be complete sets of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.
The deadline is Tuesday, January 19. Competition details can be found here.