Originally released as a CD in an edition of 100 as part of the Black Box.
Black Box was an extremely limited set released to coincide w/ Sonic Youth's week-long residency at the Ystad Festival in Sweden in October 2000. 100 copies were made for sale and 50 copies set aside for the participants. It contained music + art by those involved, mostly unavailable elsewhere.
released October 10, 2000
Recorded April 12, 1999 by Wharton Tiers
Mixed May 2, 2000 by Jim O'Rourke
Recorded and Mixed at Echo Canyon , NYC
supported by 25 fans who also own “New York - Ystad”
I love SY so much! I still feel like they are my band. You know, that one band that you are the only person you know who has heard of them and who listens to them. They always take me away from my present reality. Soothing noise. The acoustic version of "Star Power" is absolutely phenomenal; "Basement Contender" is heaven; "Machine" is pure SY; "Catholic Block" is so rough, it's comforting. To me, this isn't just a collection of rare songs but a full-on SY album from start to finish. John Bogeman