Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Merge Records, and in addition to a 5-day music festival, M celebrated with SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records, a limited-edition subscription box set that was delivered to subscribers throughout 2009.
Merge now have a limited number of complete SCORE! box sets available for purchase in the Merge store. All proceeds will benefit charities chosen by the 14 curators.
SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records includes:
• Fourteen CDs with original cover art and bonus content from curators such as Kara Walker, David Byrne, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, and more. Bonus content includes exclusive new recordings from The Minus 5, Lou Barlow, Destroyer, and others. Andrea Zittel, Zach Galifianakis, David Chang, Miranda July, and Phil Morrison provide exclusive videos for their compilations.
• The Covers! CD featuring Merge songs covered by non-Merge artists including Ryan Adams, The Mountain Goats, The Shins, The New Pornographers, and more
• The Remixes! CD featuring Merge songs remixed by non-Merge artists including Four Tet, Jason Forrest, Mark Robinson, and more
• The Merge Records Companion, a full-color, 350+ page softbound book featuring every single Merge record cover from the past 20 years
• A Scharpling & Wurster full-length CD featuring new and exclusive comedy from The Best Show on WFMU’s Tom Scharpling and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster
• A special-edition Andrew Kuo poster
• And last, but not least, a specially designed box to display all of it in!
Only 200 SCORE! box sets remain, so order yours now in the Merge store. All proceeds benefit worthy charities chosen by the 14 SCORE! curators.