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Liz Phair announces 25th anniversary Exile in Guyville box set, shares alternate version of “Divorce Song”: Stream

She'll also embark on a US tour to play songs from her Girly-Sound tapes live for the first time

Liz Phair, photo by Robert Manella
Liz Phair, photo by Robert Manella
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    This year marks the 25th anniversary of Exile in Guyville, the landmark debut album from Liz Phair. In commemoration, she and Matador Records will soon release a limited edition box set containing the record as well as music from Phair’s pre-Exile days.

    Due out May 4th, the Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set comes with a fully remastered version of the 1993 debut, overseen by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Emily Lazar at The Lodge. It also boasts the first official restored audio of Phair’s three Girly-Sound demo cassettes: Yo Yo Buddy Yup Yup Word To Ya Mutha, Girls! Girls! Girls!, and Sooty. These date back to 1991, during the pre-Exile era when Phair recorded under the name Girly-Sound.

    Also included in the bundle is a lavish book featuring an oral history by Jason Cohen and essays penned by journalist Ann Powers and Phair herself. The box set will be available as a 3-CD set or 7-LP set (with added goodies like never-before-seen photos and artwork), and will also be offered in digital formats and on streaming platforms.

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    For fans just looking for the debut, Exile in Guyville will be reissued on its own on the same day on CD and double LP; it hasn’t been widely available on LP in years.

    As a teaser for the box set, the veteran singer-songwriter has shared an early alternate version of “Divorce Song”, which appears on Girly-Sounds tape Yo Yo Buddy. Take a listen below, followed by artwork and full tracklists. Pre-order information can be found here (box set) and here (singular reissue).

    Girly Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set Tracklist:

    Exile In Guyville Tracklist:
    01. 6’1”
    02. Help Me Mary
    03. Glory
    04. Dance Of The Seven Veils
    05. Never Said
    06. Soap Star Joe
    07. Explain It To Me
    08. Canary
    09. Mesmerizing
    10. Fuck and Run
    11. Girls! Girls! Girls!
    12. Divorce Song
    13. Shatter
    14. Flower
    15. Johnny Sunshine
    16. Gunshy
    17. Stratford-On- Guy
    18. Strange Loop

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    Yo Yo Buddy Yup Yup Word To Ya Mutha Tracklist:
    01. White Babies
    02. Shane
    03. 6 Dick Pimp
    04. Divorce Song
    05. Go West
    06. Don’t Holdyrbreath
    07. Johnny Sunshine
    08. Miss Lucy
    09. Elvis Song
    10. Dead Shark
    11. One Less Thing
    12. Money
    13. In Love w/Yself

    Girls! Girls! Girls! Tracklist:
    01. Hello Sailor
    02. Wild-Thing
    03. Fuck And Run
    04. Easy Target
    05. Soap Star Joe
    06. Ant In Alaska
    07. GIRLSGIRLSGIRLS
    08. Polyester Bride
    09. Thrax
    10. Miss Mary Mack
    11. Clean
    12. Love Song
    13. Valentine

    Sooty Tracklist:
    01. Gigolo
    02. Flower
    03. Batmobile
    04. Slave
    05. Open Season
    06. Suckerfish
    07. California
    08. South Dakota
    09. Bomb
    10. Easy
    11. Chopsticks

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    In support of this monumental release, Phair will embark on a US tour in which she will only perform songs from the Girly-Sound tapes for the very first time.

    Liz Phair 2018 Tour Dates:
    05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
    06/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
    06/02 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
    06/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    06/06 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    06/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
    06/08 – Wichita, KS @ Wichita Riverfest
    06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

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