Matador Records to Release Matador at 21 Boxset

September 23, 2010 by  

Matador Records have announced they will be releasing Matador at 21, a 6-CD boxset of 99 tracks covering releases across the label?s 21-year history on October 4th 2010.

The limited edition CD set comes packaged in a blue-grey foil-stamped linen-bound box with each CD in a custom digipack.

Also included, will be an 85 page book documenting the history of the label containing essays, photos, ephemera, emails and more. As well as this, the boxset also includes 36 Matador poker chips across 3 values.

The first 5 discs cover eras from 1989-1992 ?The Pre-Dawn?, 1993-1995 ?The Years Of Milk and Honey?, 1996-2001 ?Days Of Whiskey and Tears?, 2002-2007 ?Don?t Call It A Comeback?, and 2008-present ?Matador Today?, while the last disc contains unreleased and live recordings from the labels last anniversary party ? Matador at 10. Released on the same date will be a double vinyl pressing of disc 5 – ?Matador Today?.

All of the proceeds will be going to 3 charities chosen by the label?s owners – Jane Addams Hull House Association of Chicago, The Ali Forney Center in New York The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

All of the artists involved have also generously agreed to donate their royalty payments from this release to the chosen charities.

Both formats can be pre-order from one of 21 UK independent stores or at the Matador Store. A full track-listing can be found on the Matador website.