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XL Recordings celebrates 25th anniversary with star-studded box set

on August 05, 2014, 10:25am

Over its illustrious 25-year history, XL Recordings has released music from the likes of Radiohead, The White Stripes, Adele, Vampire Weekend, The xx, M.I.A., Tyler the Creator, and more. Now, the label is compiling songs by these artists and others for an expansive box set entitled, Pay Close Attention.

Featuring 33 audio tracks and 10 music videos, the compilation will be available as a four-LP vinyl box set and 2-CD/DVD deluxe package. A release date is set for August 25th (pre-orders are now ongoing). The full tracklist is posted below.

XL has also launched a new website chronicling the history of the record label. It will also offer new or unseen interviews and performances by XL artists, such as the two videos posted below. The first is a 15-minute documentary on Vampire Weekend dating back to to 2010’s Contra. The second features footage of Odd Future’s first-ever European tour.

Pay Close Attention Tracklist:

Disc One
01. SL2 – DJs Take Control
02. The Prodigy – Out Of Space
03. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)
04. Liquid – Sweet Harmony
05. Jonny L – Piper
06. Roy Davis Jr. featuring Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
07. Dem 2 – Destiny
08. Nu-Birth – Anytime
09. Basement Jaxx – Jump N’Shout
10. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
11. Wiley – Igloo
12. Various Production – Hater
13. Giggs – Talkin The Hardest
14. SBTRKT – Wildfire (featuring Little Dragon)
15. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving

Disc Two:
01. The Prodigy – Firestarter
02. Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away
03. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
04. Devendra Banhart – I Feel Just Like A Child
05. Ratatat – Seventeen Years
06. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
07. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
08. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me
09. Radiohead – Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
10. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
11. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
12. Jai Paul – BTSTU (demo)
13. Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
14. The xx – Angels
15. Sampha – Too Much
16. Vampire Weekend – Step
17. King Krule – Easy Easy
18. Adele – Rolling In The Deep

Bonus DVD included in box set:

Prodigy – Firestarter (Director Walter Stern)
Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Director Traktor)
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl (Director Michel Gondry)
Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp (Director Ruben Fleischer)
M.I.A – BirdFlu (Director M.I.A)
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk (Director Hammer and Tongs)
Radiohead – Lotus Flower (Director Garth Jennings)
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (Director Jane Pollard)
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers (Director Tyler, The Creator)
ADELE – Someone Like You (Live From The Brits 2011)

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