Bob Mould's brilliant debut solo album Workbook was reissued by Omnivore Recordings this week for its 25th anniversary. The Workbook 25 reissue includes the original material, the b-side "All Those People Know," plus an extra disc of mostly live material recorded in 1989 at Cabaret Metro in Chicago. The vinyl version of the release has been expanded to a 2 LP set (includes the extra b-side "All Those People Know" but the bonus live material is not pressed to vinyl). Jim Wilson, a sound engineer (previously played bass in Mould's live band in 1998) was enlisted to master the release and Mould is thrilled with the results. He told the Quietus:
"He really brought Workbook back to life. It is much better sonically, and it’s a little deeper and wider sounding. The test pressing sounded great."
Order Workbook 25 from Omnivore or Amazon.
Mould's woefully short anniversary tour kicked off last night in San Francisco. He's performing Workbook in full along with other classics from his catalog. Bonus: his live band includes a cellist -- check out a picture from last night's performance here and here.
For those of us who don't have a date on the tour itinerary, well, at least there's a Letterman performance to look forward to. Bob Mould is playing Letterman on Thursday, March 6th.
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
03/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Women’s Club
03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/07 – New York, NY @ City Winery
03/08 – New York, NY @ City Winery
03/12 - SXSW @ The Parish
03/14 - SXSW @ Blackheart Bar
05/23 - Sasquatch! Music Festival
Published on February 28th, 2014 @ 5:51 AM