Bob Mould will collect the entirety of his post-Hüsker Dü work — both solo and with Sugar — in a mammoth 24-disc CD box set called Distortion: 1989-2019 that will include 18 studio albums, four live albums and a new two-disc collection of rarities and collaborations.

He’ll also simultaneously release Distortion: 1989-1995,  the first in a series of four vinyl box sets covering that same 30-year period. That collection will include eight LPs, from Workbook through Sugar’s File Under: Easy Listening, and also will include the Sugar compilation Besides and a new rarities set.

Additional vinyl box sets are due out in 2021.

Both the CD box set Distortion: 1989-2019 and the vinyl collection Distortion: 1989-1995 will be released Oct. 2 by Demon Music Group, and can both be pre-ordered now (CD box set | vinyl box set).

“It’s called Distortion because it describes the music and it fits the world we live in,” Mould says in press materials announcing the new box sets. “In this new age, everybody shares their life in real time. But I’m not done yet. If I didn’t have a constantly active career, this anthology might feel like the proverbial dirt landing on top of my coffin — though somehow I seem to be able to crawl my way out of the dirt every time!”

The 24-disc CD box set includes 295 tracks remastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice, collecting all of Mould’s solo albums from 1989’s Workbook through 2019’s Sunshine Rock, everything Sugar released, out-of-print electronic albums LoudBomb and Blowoff, and four live albums.

The new two-disc Distortion Plus: 1989-2019 compilation of rarities includes Mould’s 2011 collaboration with Foo Fighters (“Dear Rosemary”), his 1991 collaboration with Golden Palominos (“Dying From the Inside Out”) and a previously unreleased demo of “Dog on Fire,” the Mould-penned theme to “The Daily Show.”

The albums each feature new artwork by illustrator Simon Marchner, and there’s a 72-page booklet with liner notes by UK music critic Keith Cameron and testimonials by Richard Thompson, Shirley Manson and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, plus lyrics and other  memorabilia.

Mould also is slated to release a brand-new studio album, Blue Hearts, on Sept. 25.

Below, watch a trailer for the box-set releases and see their full tracklists.

 

 

Bob Mould, Distortion Plus: 1989-2019

CD 1: Bob Mould – Workbook (1989)
Sunspots
Wishing Well
Heartbreak A Stranger
See A Little Light
Poison Years
Sinners And Their Repentances
Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
Compositions For The Young And Old
Lonely Afternoon
Dreaming, I Am
Whichever Way The Wind Blows

CD 2: Bob Mould – Black Sheets Of Rain (1990)
Black Sheets Of Rain
Stand Guard
It’s Too Late
One Good Reason
Stop Your Crying
Hanging Tree
The Last Night
Hear Me Calling
Out Of Your Life
Disappointed
Sacrifice / Let There Be Peace

CD 3: Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)
The Act We Act
A Good Idea
Changes
Helpless
Hoover Dam
The Slim
If I Can’t Change Your Mind
Fortune Teller
Slick
Man On The Moon

CD 4: Sugar – Beaster (1993)
Come Around
Tilted
Judas Cradle
JC Auto
Feeling Better
Walking Away

CD 5: Sugar – File Under: Easy Listening (1994)
Gift
Company Book
Your Favorite Thing
What You Want It To Be
Gee Angel
Panama City Motel
Can’t Help You Anymore
Granny Cool
Believe What You’re Saying
Explode And Make Up

CD 6: Sugar – Besides (1995)
Needle Hits E
If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Solo Mix)
Try Again
Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
Armenia City In The Sky (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
Clownmaster
Anyone (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
JC Auto (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
Believe What You’re Saying (Campfire Mix)
Mind Is An Island
Frustration
Going Home
In The Eyes Of My Friends
And You Tell Me
If I Can’t Change Your Mind (BBC Radio Session)
Hoover Dam (BBC Radio Session)
The Slim (BBC Radio Session)
Where Diamonds Are Halos (BBC Radio Session)

CD 7: Bob Mould – Bob Mould (1996)
Anymore Time Between
I Hate Alternative Rock
Fort Knox, King Solomon
Next Time That You Leave
Egøverride
Thumbtack
Hair Stew
Deep Karma Canyon
Art Crisis
Roll Over And Die

CD 8: Bob Mould – The Last Dog And Pony Show (1998)
New #1
Moving Trucks
Taking Everything
First Drag Of The Day
Classifieds
Who Was Around?
Skintrade
Vaporub
Sweet Serene
Megamanic
Reflecting Pool
Along The Way

CD 9: Bob Mould – modulate. (2002)
180 Rain
Sunset Safety Glass
Semper Fi
Homecoming Parade
Lost Zoloft
Without?
Slay/Sway
The Receipt
Quasar
Soundonsound
Hornery
Comeonstrong
Trade
Author’s Lament

CD 10: LoudBomb – Long Play Grooves. (2002)
Theme (It’s A Perfect Day)
Guys Like You
Devil v. Angel
I Cannot Reverse You
The Fall Collection
This Is The Way I Want It
BB DuBois
Factory Builders Convention
NumberNine
Heaven’s On Fire
We Need The Truth
Helium

CD 11: Bob Mould – Body Of Song (2005)
Circles
(Shine Your) Light Love Hope
Paralyzed
I Am Vision, I Am Sound
Underneath Days
Always Tomorrow
Days Of Rain
Best Thing
High Fidelity
Missing You
Gauze Of Friendship
Beating Heart The Prize

CD 12: Blowoff – Blowoff (2006)
Hormone Love
Here And Now
Overload
Saturday Night All The Time
Life With A View
Man Keeps Winning
Lemonade
Tag It
Fallout
Get Inside With Me
Beautiful
Ballad Of Mark Dirt

CD 13: Bob Mould – District Line (2008)
Stupid Now
Who Needs To Dream?
Again And Again
Old Highs, New Lows
Return To Dust
The Silence Between Us
Shelter Me
Very Temporary
Miniature Parade
Walls In Time

CD 14: Bob Mould – Life And Times (2009)
Life And Times
The Breach
City Lights (Days Go By)
MM 17
Argos
Bad Blood Better
Wasted World
Spiraling Down
I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Any More
Lifetime

CD 15: Bob Mould – Silver Age (2012)
Star Machine
Silver Age
The Descent
Briefest Moment
Steam Of Hercules
Fugue State
Round The City Square
Angels Rearrange
Keep Believing
First Time Joy

CD 16: Bob Mould – Beauty And Ruin (2014)
Low Season
Little Glass Pill
I Don’t Know You Anymore
Kid With Crooked Face
Nemeses Are Laughing
The War
Forgiveness
Hey Mr. Grey
Fire In The City
Tomorrow Morning
Let The Beauty Be
Fix It

CD 17: Bob Mould – Patch The Sky (2016)
Voices In My Head
The End Of Things
Hold On
You Say You
Losing Sleep
Pray For Rain
Lucifer And God
Daddy’s Favorite
Hands Are Tied
Black Confetti
Losing Time
Monument

CD 18: Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock (2019)
Sunshine Rock
What Do You Want Me To Do
Sunny Love Song
Thirty Dozen Roses
The Final Years
Irrational Poison
I Fought
Sin King
Lost Faith
Camp Sunshine
Send Me A Postcard
Western Sunset

CD 19: Bob Mould – Live At The Cabaret Metro, 1989 (1989)
Sunspots (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Wishing Well (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Compositions For The Young And Old (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Heartbreak A Stranger (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Dreaming, I Am (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
If You’re True (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Poison Years (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Sinners And Their Repentances (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Lonely Afternoon (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Brasilia Crossed With Trenton (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
See A Little Light (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Whichever Way The Wind Blows (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
All Those People Know (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Shoot Out The Lights (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Hardly Getting Over It (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Celebrated Summer (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
Makes No Sense At All (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)

CD 20: Sugar – The Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes (1995)
Gift (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Company Book (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Hoover Dam (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
After All The Roads Have Led To Nowhere (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Slick (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Going Home (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Running Out Of Time (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Frustration (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Changes (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Can’t Help You Any More (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Helpless (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
In The Eyes Of My Friends (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Clownmaster (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Gee Angel (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
Explode And Make Up (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
The Slim (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)

CD 21: BobMouldBand – LiveDog98 (2002)
Moving Trucks (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Taking Everything (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
First Drag Of The Day (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Stand Guard (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Classifieds (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Hear Me Calling (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Art Crisis (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Anymore Time Between (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Skintrade (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Eternally Fried (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Roll Over And Die (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Lonely Afternoon (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Egøverride (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Reflecting Pool (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Disappointed (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Hanging Tree (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
Man On The Moon (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)

CD 22: Bob Mould Band – Live At ATP 2008 (2009)
The Act We Act (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
A Good Idea (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
See A Little Light (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
Hoover Dam (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
Circles (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
Paralyzed (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
I Apologize (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
Chartered Trips (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
Celebrated Summer (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
Makes No Sense At All (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
New Day Rising (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)

CD 23: Distortion Plus: 1989-2019
All Those People Know
No Water In Hell
Dying From The Inside Out (The Golden Palominos)
Dio (Throwing Muses)
Hickory Wind (Bob Mould And Vic Chesnutt)
Can’t Fight It
Turning Of The Tide
Dog On Fire (Demo)
Fort Knox, King Solomon (Live At First Avenue, March 1995)
I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At First Avenue, March 1995)
Wanted Was
Eternally Fried
Doubleface
He Didn’t (The 6ths)

CD 24: Distortion Plus: 1989-2019
Castor And Pollux
Surveyors And Cranes
Love Escalator
Lowdown Ground
My Old Friend
Nihil
Could You Be The One? (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
I Apologize (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
Chartered Trips (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
Dear Rosemary (Foo Fighters)
Father’s Day (Butch Walkers)
I Don’t Mind

 

Bob Mould, Distortion: 1989-1995

LP 1: Bob Mould – Workbook (1989)
Sunspots
Wishing Well
Heartbreak A Stranger
See A Little Light
Poison Years
Sinners And Their Repentances
Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
Compositions For The Young And Old
Lonely Afternoon
Dreaming, I Am
Whichever Way The Wind Blows

LP 2: Bob Mould – Black Sheets Of Rain (1990)
Black Sheets Of Rain
Stand Guard
It’s Too Late
One Good Reason
Stop Your Crying
Hanging Tree
The Last Night
Hear Me Calling
Out Of Your Life
Disappointed
Sacrifice / Let There Be Peace

LP 3: Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)
The Act We Act
A Good Idea
Changes
Helpless
Hoover Dam
The Slim
If I Can’t Change Your Mind
Fortune Teller
Slick
Man On The Moon

LP 4: Sugar – Beaster (1993)
Come Around
Tilted
Judas Cradle
JC Auto
Feeling Better
Walking Away

LP 5: Sugar – File Under: Easy Listening (1994)
Gift
Company Book
Your Favorite Thing
What You Want It To Be
Gee Angel
Panama City Motel
Can’t Help You Anymore
Granny Cool
Believe What You’re Saying
Explode And Make Up

LP 6: Sugar – Besides (1995)
Needle Hits E
If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Solo Mix)
Try Again
Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
Armenia City In The Sky (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
Clownmaster
Anyone (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
JC Auto (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
Believe What You’re Saying (Campfire Mix)
Mind Is An Island

LP 7: Sugar – Besides (1995)
Frustration
Going Home
In The Eyes Of My Friends
And You Tell Me
If I Can’t Change Your Mind (BBC Radio Session)
Hoover Dam (BBC Radio Session)
The Slim (BBC Radio Session)
Where Diamonds Are Halos (BBC Radio Session)

LP 9: Sugar –
All Those People Know (Bob Mould)
No Water In Hell (Bob Mould)
Dying From The Inside Out (The Golden Palominos)
Dio (Throwing Muses)
Hickory Wind (Bob Mould and Vic Chesnutt)
Can’t Fight It (Bob Mould)
Turning Of The Tide (Bob Mould)

 

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