Expanded version adds unreleased live material among the bonus tracks.
On February 25 Omnivore Recordings will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Bob Mould’s post-Husker Du epic solo debut from 1989, Workbook, as 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. 13 of the 17 tracks are previously unissued from this mythical 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.
Workbook 25‘s release will be followed in short order by a previously announced “25 Years of Workbook” set February 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 that sit nicely alongside this album.
Fri February 27 – San Francisco – Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop Festival)
Sat March 1st – Chicago – Old Town
Sun March 2nd – Chicago – City Winery
Tues March 4th – Minneapolis – The Women’s Club
Wed March 5th – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
Fri March 7th – New York – City Winery
Sat March 8th – New York – City Winery