Monday, December 9, 2013

Bob Mould's Workbook gets reissue treatment

It's only a coincidence that I've posted info on another Omnivore release. They just put out so much good stuff...

When Hüsker Dü split in 1987, Bob Mould all but went into self-imposed exile. Two years later, Mould would re-emerge with his first solo album Workbook.

His compositions and performances on Workbook plumbed emotional depths and hit musical heights few expected. Instant classics like "Wishing Well" and "See A Little Light" would remain live staples of Mould solo sets for decades to come.

On Feb. 25, Omnivore Recordings will commemorate the 25th anniversary of this work with the deluxe 2-CD 2-LP Workbook 25. In addition to the original album's 11 tracks, the first CD adds "All Those People Know," originally issued as the B-side of the single "See A Little Light."

The second CD is Bob's complete 1989 performance at Chicago's Cabaret Metro. Thirteen of the 17 tracks are previously unissued from this show, which features music from the then two-week old Workbook, as well as Hüsker Dü favorites and a cover of Richard & Linda Thompson's classic "Shoot Out The Lights."

Workbook 25 will also make the album available on vinyl for the first time since its original release, pressed on 2 LPs for sonic superiority. The vinyl edition will include "All Those People Know" as well.

Pre-orders for Workbook 25 can be placed at

Workbook 25's release will be followed in short order by a previously announced "25 Years of Workbook" set Feb. 27 at the Noise Pop festival in San Francisco and a six-date run of select, intimate dates where Bob, along with long-time bassist Jason Narducy, will be performing selections from Workbook as well as other songs in his catalog.

Tour dates:

February 27 - San Francisco - Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop Festival)
March 1 - Chicago - Old Town
March 2 - Chicago - City Winery
March 4 - Minneapolis - The Women's Club
March 5 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
March 7 - New York - City Winery
March 8 - New York - City Winery

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