Reissues, Tour Dates, Tracklist — December 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Bob Mould announces ‘Workbook 25’ expanded reissue, 7-date ‘commemorative’ tour

Bob Mould

As we first reported back in October, Bob Mould’s gearing up to celebrate next year’s 25th anniversary of his post-Hüsker Dü solo debut Workbook in a big way, and now come details of an expanded reissue of the album — featuring a bonus live album as part of the 2CD set — as well as what’s being termed a 7-date “commemorative” tour.

On Feb. 25, Omnivore Recordings will release both 2CD and 2LP of Workbook 25, with both featuring the original 11-track album supplemented by “See a Little Light” B-side “All Those People Know.” The 2CD set also will include a complete 1989 performance from Chicago’s Cabaret Metro; 13 of the 17 tracks are previously unreleased (see full tracklist below).

Backed by bassist Jason Narducy, Mould will then perform selections from Workbook plus “other songs in Bob’s catalog that sit nicely alongside this album” at seven dates, beginning with the previously announced appearance at Noise Pop in San Francisco, and then including shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York (see full dates below).

No further dates have been announced, but Mould took a similarly low-key approaching to launching what ended up being extensive touring of Sugar debut Copper Blue, which he also launched with a full-album performance at Noise Pop.

 

Bob Mould Workbook

Tracklist: Bob Mould, Workbook 25

CD 1:
1. “Sunspots”
2. “Wishing Well”
3. “Heartbreak A Stranger”
4. “See A Little Light”
5. “Poison Years”
6. “Sinners And Their Repentances”
7. “Brasilia Crossed With Trenton”
8. “Compositions For The Young And Old”
9. “Lonely Afternoon”
10. “Dreaming, I Am”
11. “Whichever Way The Wind Blows”
Bonus track:
12. “All Those People Know”

CD 2: Live at the Cabaret Metro
1. “Sunspots”
2. “Wishing Well”
3. “Compositions For The Young And Old”
4. “Heartbreak A Stranger”
5. “Dreaming, I Am”
6. “If You’re True”
7. “Poison Years”
8. “Sinners And Their Repentances”
9. “Lonely Afternoon”
10. “Brasilia Crossed With Trenton”
11. “See A Little Light”
12. “Whichever Way The Wind Blows”
13. “All Those People Know”
14. “Shoot Out The Lights”
15. “Hardly Getting Over It”
16. “Celebrated Summer”
17. “Makes No Sense At All”

 

LP SIDE 1:
1. “Sunspots”
2. “Wishing Well”
3. “Heartbreak A Stranger”

LP SIDE 2:
1. “See A Little Light”
2. “Poison Years”
3. “Sinners And Their Repentances”

LP SIDE 3:
1. “Brasilia Crossed With Trenton”
2. “Compositions For The Young And Old”
3. “Lonely Afternoon”

LP SIDE 4:
1. “Dreaming, I Am”
2. “Whichever Way The Wind Blows”
Bonus track:
3. “All Those People Know”

 

Bob Mould ‘Workbook 25’ tour dates:

Feb. 27: Noise Pop Festival, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
March 1: Old Town, Chicago, IL
March 2: City Winery, Chicago, IL
March 4: The Women’s Club, Minneapolis, MN
March 5: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
March 7: City Winery, New York, NY
March 8: City Winery, New York, NY

 

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7 Comments

  1. Great news.

  2. Seattle, man! Seattle! The “Copper Blue” show at the Showbox a little over a year ago was an amazing evening — a “Workbook” show would be even better …

  3. Agree with Seattle request!
    Loved Workbook when it came out. Hopefully this will be remastered?

  4. @Discojerk – although not a sure sign, the fact that they’re splitting the album into 4 LP sides would lead me to think that they’ve remastered this for 45RPM. The dynamic range should be incredible.

  5. Omnivore will also reissue in Janaury two Camper Van Beethoven discs with bonus tracks both on vinyl and CD: Our beloved revolutionary sweetheart and Key Lime Pie.

  6. I WAS AGAINST THE STAGE AT THAT SHOW IN CHICAGO 5 FEET TO BOB’S LEFT AS HE WOULD LOOK DOWN. HE WAS SO INTENSE THAT NIGHT THAT THERE WERE TIMES HIS EYES WERE ROLLING UP AND YOU COULD ONLY SEE THE WHITES. ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SHOWS I’VE EVER BEEN TO.

  7. I was fortunate to see the original tour for this album at the old 9:30 Club in DC. A fantastic show, I remember thinking how Richard Thompson-esque it all sounded and then he broke out the cover of “Shoot Out The Lights.” Looking forward to this reissue. Thanks.

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