Washington: Pixies are to re-release their 1989 album Doolittle to mark its 25th anniversary, along with some previously unreleased demos. Titled Doolittle 25, the three-disc collection features 50 tracks including B-sides and John Peel live sessions. Announcing the special edition on their website, the US band said nearly half the tracks on the album had not been commercially released before. The collection will be released on 1 December. Considered one of rocks most influential bands, Pixies formed in 1986 in Boston. While they received modest success in their home country, they instead found greater popularity in the UK where their albums were all top 10 hits. They split in 1993 but reunited in 2004, announcing a full tour.–BBC

To celebrate Doolittle's 20th anniversary in 2009, the band went on tour performing the album track-for-track, including B-sides. Earlier this year they released Indie Cindy, their first studio album since 1991's Trompe le Monde, reaching number six in the UK charts.