Nick Cave Preps Reissues, UNKLE Collaboration, ‘Pinocchio’ Music

Before Nick Cave begins his next string of tour dates with Grinderman this summer, he’ll be sharing a few other projects with us: a piece of new material, music consulting on Guillermo del Toro’s 3D stop-motion Pinocchio adaptation, and four double-disc reissues of his Bad Seeds-backed records Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatman’s Call, and No More Shall We Part.

First up, London trip-hop outfit UNKLE announced that their forthcoming EP, Only The Lonely, features all brand new songs, opening with the Nick Cave-led track “Money and Run.” That 5-track effort, which also includes guest performances by the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, Gavin Clark, and ex-Sleepy Sun singer Rachel Fannan, arrives on April 4, one week ahead of an extended re-release of last year’s Where Did The Night Fall – Another Night Out. (The Cave, Moss, and Fannan tracks are included on the Another Night bonus disc.)

One month later, Cave and the Bad Seeds will reissue the aforementioned albums with bonus tracks, videos, and the latest installment of Lain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s interview-based making-of documentary. You can check out the full tracklisting for each reissue over at Slicing Up Eyeballs, and watch 13 minutes of footage from the doc, Do You Love Me Like I Love You, which includes Q&As with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, Interpol’s Paul Banks, photographer Autumn de Wilde, Bad Seeds members such as Blixa Bargeld, and more, here or below.

Last but not least, Deadline reports that Cave has signed on as the music consultant for a forthcoming Pinocchio adaptation co-produced by Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro. After setting the project aside for a number of years, del Toro and co. kick-started the project again in 2008: “[W]e added some great ideas that made it funnier and livelier, and we enlisted the aid of Nick Cave,” he said. “For me, it was most important to find that voice and a big part of that is the music of the movie.” Check out more details alongside frames from the project (note the creepy model to the left), which will begin production later this year, here.