Written by: Alex Green
Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville is one of the most landmark albums in the modern music era and on the occasion of its 25th birthday, it will honored in fine fashion.
The album is being treated to a deluxe reissue by Matador Records, who put out the original back in 1993.
Dubbed Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set, the collection will hit shelves on May 4th.
How deluxe is deluxe?
Well, consider this: the package will come either as a 7-LP bundle or a 3-CD affair, depending on your preference.
Matador’s press release heralding the reissue explains the contents therein:
The box set contains the first official restored audio of all three 1991 Girly-Sound tapes from the original cassettes. It also contains the 1993 Exile in Guyville album remastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge. Also included is a lavish, thick book, which contains an extensive oral history by Jason Cohen, plus essays by Liz Phair and journalist Ann Powers. The vinyl version of the book also contains never before published photos, unseen artwork, and ephemera.
The inexplicably out-of-print Exile will also be reissued as a double album or single CD.
The follow up albums Whip Smart (1994) and Whitechocolatespaceegg (1998) along with Liz Phair (2003) will be reissued as well.
In other Phair news, the singer/songwriter is working on a new album with Ryan Adams and is currently putting the finishing touches on her memoir Horror Stories.