Pixies Career-Spanning Box Set for Summer

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Start saving your pennies, because the ultimate gift for any Pixies fan is on the way. Pre-orders begin June 15 for Minotaur, a deluxe box set containing all five of the legendary quartet’s studio albums, along with a live DVD from a 1991 London performance and a 54-page book. The whole package comes in a custom slipcase, and is offered by A+R, the same company that produced similar offerings for Nine Inch Nails, Beck, and Sigur Ros. More info and a video trailer for Minotaur after the jump.

The artwork for Minotaur was designed by Vaughan Oliver, the man responsible for all the Pixies’ original album art, while new images also come courtesy of Simon Larbalestier, who did the original album photography. In addition to the regular “deluxe” edition of the box set, priced at $175, a limited-edition version will also be available for a hefty $450. The upgrade also includes every album on 180-gram vinyl, a second hardcover art book, and a Giclee art print. For full details, check back at ainr.com, and watch the trailer below.

So what do you think? Is it worth the price? Will you be buying Minotaur for yourself or a loved one? Tell us below.