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24CD box set • 8LP coloured vinyl • Limited quantities with signed print

Demon Music will in October issue Distortion: 1989 – 1995 and Distortion: 1989-2019, respectively 8LP vinyl and 24CD box sets that chronicle of the solo career of Bob Mould and his band Sugar.

This massive anthology compiles for the first time the entirety of Mould’s recorded work from 1989 onwards, with two editions available.

  • The 24CD box offering 18 studio albums, plus four live albums and two albums of rarities and collaborations.
  • The 8LP vinyl edition offers five studio albums and two compilations of B-sides and rarities. This is the first in a series of four vinyl box sets which will span the same 30-year period as the CD package.

All audio for both sets is remastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston.

The vinyl set looks beautiful since and the music is pressed on 140g clear vinyl with splatter effects and all albums are presented with new cover artwork. The box set is below, but you can see all the new album designs in the track listing area, if you scroll down.

Distortion 1989-1995 – 8LP vinyl box with clear vinyl with splatter effects (click image to enlarge).

The vinyl box comes with a booklet of lyrics, memorabilia and new sleeve notes from Keith Cameron. Also 750 sets worldwide are available with a 12″ x 12″ screen print of the new Copper Blue artwork signed by Bob Mould and illustrator Simon Marchner.

It’s called Distortion because it describes the music and it fits the world we live in,” says Mould himself. 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!”

Distortion’s 24CD box set edition (which is ‘1989 – 2019’) features 295 tracks and includes every solo album from 1989’s Workbook to 2019’s Sunshine Rock, the entire Sugar catalogue, Mould’s long out-of-print electronica projects LoudBomb and Blowoff, and four live albums spanning the period 1989-2008. Also included is Distortion Plus: 1989-2019, a new and exclusive collection of rarities and collaborations, featuring such highlights as ‘Dear Rosemary’, Mould’s 2011 collaboration with Foo Fighters, his fabled Golden Palominos contribution ‘Dying From The Inside Out’, plus a previously unreleased demo version of ‘Dog On Fire’, his theme tune for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

Distortion 1989-2019 – 24CD box set (click image to enlarge)

The CD box includes a 72-page booklet and is also available as a standard and SIGNED edition, the latter limited to 750 units worldwide.

These box sets have been assembled with Bob Mould’s full involvement and he had the following to say about them

It’s called Distortion because it describes the music and it fits the world we live in,” says Mould himself. 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!”

Both Distortion box sets are issued on 30 October 2020 (was 23 October).  The signed CD boxes are available via Amazon (UK, USA and Germany), while the signed vinyl box sets are available via the indie retail community (worldwide). The SDE shop has now sold out of signed vinyl sets.

In Germany JPC.de have SIGNED vinyl box sets in stock.

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Distortion 1989-1995 8LP vinyl box set

LP 1 – Bob Mould – Workbook (1989)

Side A

  1. Sunspots
  2. Wishing Well
  3. Heartbreak A Stranger
  4. See A Little Light
  5. Poison Years
  6. Sinners And Their Repentances

Side B

  1. Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
  2. Compositions For The Young And Old
  3. Lonely Afternoon
  4. Dreaming, I Am
  5. Whichever Way The Wind Blows

LP 2 – Bob Mould – Blacksheets Of Rain (1990)

Side A

  1. Black Sheets Of Rain
  2. Stand Guard
  3. It’s Too Late
  4. One Good Reason
  5. Stop Your Crying

Side B

  1. Hanging Tree
  2. The Last Night
  3. Hear Me Calling
  4. Out Of Your Life
  5. Disappointed
  6. Sacrifice / Let There Be Peace

LP 3 – Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)

Side A

  1. The Act We Act
  2. A Good Idea
  3. Changes
  4. Helpless
  5. Hoover Dam

Side B

  1. The Slim
  2. If I Can’t Change Your Mind
  3. Fortune Teller
  4. Slick
  5. Man On The Moon

LP 4 – Sugar – Beaster (1993)

Side A

  1. Come Around
  2. Tilted
  3. Judas Cradle

Side B

  1. JC Auto
  2. Feeling Better
  3. Walking Away

LP 5 – Sugar – File Under: Easy Listening (1994)

Side A

  1. Gift
  2. Company Book
  3. Your Favorite Thing
  4. What You Want It To Be
  5. Gee Angel

Side B

  1. Panama City Motel
  2. Can’t Help You Anymore
  3. Granny Cool
  4. Believe What You’re Saying
  5. Explode And Make Up

LP 6 & 7 – Sugar – Besides (1995)

Side A

  1. Needle Hits E
  2. If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Solo Mix)
  3. Try Again
  4. Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  5. Armenia City In The Sky (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)

Side B

  1. Clownmaster
  2. Anyone (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  3. JC Auto (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  4. Believe What You’re Saying (Campfire Mix)
  5. Mind Is An Island

Side C

  1. Frustration
  2. Going Home
  3. In The Eyes Of My Friends
  4. And You Tell Me

Side D

  1. If I Can’t Change Your Mind (BBC Radio Session)
  2. Hoover Dam (BBC Radio Session)
  3. The Slim (BBC Radio Session)
  4. Where Diamonds Are Halos (BBC Radio Session)

LP 8 – Distortion Plus:1989 – 1995

Side A

  1. All Those People Know (Bob Mould)
  2. No Water In Hell (Bob Mould)
  3. Dying From The Inside Out (The Golden Palominos)

Side B

  1. Dio (Throwing Muses)
  2. Hickory Wind (Bob Mould and Vic Chesnutt)
  3. Can’t Fight It (Bob Mould)
  4. Turning Of The Tide (Bob Mould)

Distortion 1989-2019 24CD box set

CD 1 – Bob Mould – Workbook (1989)

  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

CD 2 – Bob Mould – Blacksheets Of Rain (1990)

  1. Black Sheets Of Rain
  2. Stand Guard
  3. It’s Too Late
  4. One Good Reason
  5. Stop Your Crying
  6. Hanging Tree
  7. The Last Night
  8. Hear Me Calling
  9. Out Of Your Life
  10. Disappointed
  11. Sacrifice / Let There Be Peace

CD 3 – Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)

  1. The Act We Act
  2. A Good Idea
  3. Changes
  4. Helpless
  5. Hoover Dam
  6. The Slim
  7. If I Can’t Change Your Mind
  8. Fortune Teller
  9. Slick
  10. Man On The Moon

CD 4 – Sugar – Beaster (1993)

  1. Come Around
  2. Tilted
  3. Judas Cradle
  4. JC Auto
  5. Feeling Better
  6. Walking Away

CD 5 – Sugar – File Under: Easy Listening (1994)

  1. Gift
  2. Company Book
  3. Your Favorite Thing
  4. What You Want It To Be
  5. Gee Angel
  6. Panama City Motel
  7. Can’t Help You Anymore
  8. Granny Cool
  9. Believe What You’re Saying
  10. Explode And Make Up

CD 6 – Sugar – Besides (1995)

  1. Needle Hits E
  2. If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Solo Mix)
  3. Try Again
  4. Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  5. Armenia City In The Sky (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  6. Clownmaster
  7. Anyone (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  8. JC Auto (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 22nd July 1992)
  9. Believe What You’re Saying (Campfire Mix)
  10. Mind Is An Island
  11. Frustration
  12. Going Home
  13. In The Eyes Of My Friends
  14. And You Tell Me
  15. If I Can’t Change Your Mind (BBC Radio Session)
  16. Hoover Dam (BBC Radio Session)
  17. The Slim (BBC Radio Session)
  18. Where Diamonds Are Halos (BBC Radio Session)

CD 7 – Bob Mould – Bob Mould (1996)

  1. Anymore Time Between
  2. I Hate Alternative Rock
  3. Fort Knox, King Solomon
  4. Next Time That You Leave
  5. Egøverride
  6. Thumbtack
  7. Hair Stew
  8. Deep Karma Canyon
  9. Art Crisis
  10. Roll Over And Die

CD 8 – Bob Mould – The Last Dog And Pony Show (1998)

  1. New #1
  2. Moving Trucks
  3. Taking Everything
  4. First Drag Of The Day
  5. Classifieds
  6. Who Was Around?
  7. Skintrade
  8. Vaporub
  9. Sweet Serene
  10. Megamanic
  11. Reflecting Pool
  12. Along The Way

CD 9 – Bob Mould – modulate. (2002)

  1. 180 Rain
  2. Sunset Safety Glass
  3. Semper Fi
  4. Homecoming Parade
  5. Lost Zoloft
  6. Without?
  7. Slay/Sway
  8. The Receipt
  9. Quasar
  10. Soundonsound
  11. Hornery
  12. Comeonstrong
  13. Trade
  14. Author’s Lament

CD 10 – LoudBomb – Long Play Grooves. (2002)

  1. Theme (It’s A Perfect Day)
  2. Guys Like You
  3. Devil v. Angel
  4. I Cannot Reverse You
  5. The Fall Collection
  6. This Is The Way I Want It
  7. BB DuBois
  8. Factory Builders Convention
  9. NumberNine
  10. Heaven’s On Fire
  11. We Need The Truth
  12. Helium

CD 11 – Bob Mould – Body Of Song (2005)

  1. Circles
  2. (Shine Your) Light Love Hope
  3. Paralyzed
  4. I Am Vision, I Am Sound
  5. Underneath Days
  6. Always Tomorrow
  7. Days Of Rain
  8. Best Thing
  9. High Fidelity
  10. Missing You
  11. Gauze Of Friendship
  12. Beating Heart The Prize

CD 12 – Blowoff – Blowoff (2006)

  1. Hormone Love
  2. Here And Now
  3. Overload
  4. Saturday Night All The Time
  5. Life With A View
  6. Man Keeps Winning
  7. Lemonade
  8. Tag It
  9. Fallout
  10. Get Inside With Me
  11. Beautiful
  12. Ballad Of Mark Dirt

CD 13 – Bob Mould – District Line (2008)

  1. Stupid Now
  2. Who Needs To Dream?
  3. Again And Again
  4. Old Highs, New Lows
  5. Return To Dust
  6. The Silence Between Us
  7. Shelter Me
  8. Very Temporary
  9. Miniature Parade
  10. Walls In Time

CD 14 – Bob Mould – Life And Times (2009)

  1. Life And Times
  2. The Breach
  3. City Lights (Days Go By)
  4. MM 17
  5. Argos
  6. Bad Blood Better
  7. Wasted World
  8. Spiraling Down
  9. I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Any More
  10. Lifetime

CD 15 – Bob Mould – Silver Age (2012)

  1. Star Machine
  2. Silver Age
  3. The Descent
  4. Briefest Moment
  5. Steam Of Hercules
  6. Fugue State
  7. Round The City Square
  8. Angels Rearrange
  9. Keep Believing
  10. First Time Joy

CD 16 – Bob Mould – Beauty And Ruin (2014)

  1. Low Season
  2. Little Glass Pill
  3. I Don’t Know You Anymore
  4. Kid With Crooked Face
  5. Nemeses Are Laughing
  6. The War
  7. Forgiveness
  8. Hey Mr. Grey
  9. Fire In The City
  10. Tomorrow Morning
  11. Let The Beauty Be
  12. Fix It

CD 17 – Bob Mould – Patch The Sky (2016)

  1. Voices In My Head
  2. The End Of Things
  3. Hold On
  4. You Say You
  5. Losing Sleep
  6. Pray For Rain
  7. Lucifer And God
  8. Daddy’s Favorite
  9. Hands Are Tied
  10. Black Confetti
  11. Losing Time
  12. Monument

CD 18 – Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock (2019)

  1. Sunshine Rock
  2. What Do You Want Me To Do
  3. Sunny Love Song
  4. Thirty Dozen Roses
  5. The Final Years
  6. Irrational Poison
  7. I Fought
  8. Sin King
  9. Lost Faith
  10. Camp Sunshine
  11. Send Me A Postcard
  12. Western Sunset

CD 19 – Bob Mould – Live At The Cabaret Metro, 1989 (1989)

  1. Sunspots (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  2. Wishing Well (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  3. Compositions For The Young And Old (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  4. Heartbreak A Stranger (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  5. Dreaming, I Am (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  6. If You’re True (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  7. Poison Years (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  8. Sinners And Their Repentances (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  9. Lonely Afternoon (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  10. Brasilia Crossed With Trenton (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  11. See A Little Light (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  12. Whichever Way The Wind Blows (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  13. All Those People Know (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  14. Shoot Out The Lights (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  15. Hardly Getting Over It (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  16. Celebrated Summer (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)
  17. Makes No Sense At All (Live At The Cabaret Metro, 14th May 1989)

CD 20 – Sugar – The Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes (1995)

  1. Gift (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  2. Company Book (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  3. Hoover Dam (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  4. After All The Roads Have Led To Nowhere (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  5. Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  6. Slick (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  7. Going Home (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  8. Running Out Of Time (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  9. Frustration (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  10. Changes (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  11. Can’t Help You Any More (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  12. Helpless (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  13. If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  14. In The Eyes Of My Friends (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  15. Clownmaster (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  16. Gee Angel (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  17. Explode And Make Up (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)
  18. The Slim (Live At First Avenue, 2nd November 1994)

CD 21 – Bob Mould Band – Live Dog 98 (2002)

  1. Moving Trucks (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  2. Taking Everything (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  3. First Drag Of The Day (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  4. I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  5. Stand Guard (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  6. Classifieds (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  7. Hear Me Calling (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  8. Art Crisis (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  9. Anymore Time Between (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  10. Skintrade (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  11. Eternally Fried (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  12. Roll Over And Die (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  13. Lonely Afternoon (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  14. Egøverride (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  15. Reflecting Pool (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  16. Disappointed (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  17. Hanging Tree (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)
  18. Man On The Moon (Live At The Forum, 29th October 1998)

CD 22 – Bob Mould Band – Live At ATP 2008 (2009)

  1. The Act We Act (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  2. A Good Idea (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  3. I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  4. See A Little Light (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  5. Hoover Dam (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  6. Circles (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  7. Paralyzed (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  8. I Apologize (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  9. Chartered Trips (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  10. Celebrated Summer (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  11. Makes No Sense At All (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)
  12. New Day Rising (Live At Kutshers Country Club, 21st September 2008)

CD 23 – Distortion Plus: 1989-2019

  1. All Those People Know
  2. No Water In Hell
  3. Dying From The Inside Out (The Golden Palominos)
  4. Dio (Throwing Muses)
  5. Hickory Wind (Bob Mould And Vic Chesnutt)
  6. Can’t Fight It
  7. Turning Of The Tide
  8. Dog On Fire (Demo)
  9. Fort Knox, King Solomon (Live At First Avenue, March 1995)
  10. I Hate Alternative Rock (Live At First Avenue, March 1995)
  11. Wanted Was
  12. Eternally Fried
  13. Doubleface
  14. He Didn’t (The 6ths)

CD 24 – Distortion Plus: 1989-2019

  1. Castor And Pollux
  2. Surveyors And Cranes
  3. Love Escalator
  4. Lowdown Ground
  5. My Old Friend
  6. Nihil
  7. Could You Be The One? (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
  8. I Apologize (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
  9. Chartered Trips (Live At The 9:30 Club, 7th October 2005)
  10. Dear Rosemary (Foo Fighters)
  11. Father’s Day (Butch Walkers)
  12. I Don’t Mind

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Robert Lett

Got my two copies of the CD set today. One was damaged (Amazon’s fault or the post office), the second one had packaging defects. Ugh. Returning the damaged one hope I get a signed one for the replacement. Looks good tho haven’t listened yet.

CJL

Just checked my orders on Amazon UK. My signed cd box set is ‘preparing for dispatch’.

Paul A Murphy

Yeah, mine says that now too, after I spoke to Customer Service. I got this email straight after:

Hello Paul,

Following our conversation,
I’m sorry for the delay in dispatching your order #xxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx.

I’ve checked your order, and have found that “Distortion: 1989-2019 (Exclusive Signed Edition)” has been delayed in the dispatch process. I’ve now escalated this to the fulfilment centre that is dispatching your goods to help solve the problem.

We will attempt to dispatch your order within 48 hours. If for any reason you haven’t received a confirmation email within the next 7 days, please let us know by replying to this e-mail.

If there is a faster shipping method available we will also automatically upgrade the parcel to help get it to you that bit sooner.

When your order dispatches we’ll send you an e-mail when we dispatch, confirming the new estimated delivery date, contents and method of delivery.

I hope this helps. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best regards,
Have a lovely day !

Paul A Murphy

I see the unsigned edition has a release date and appears to all intents and purposes to be available.

However, Amazon just sent me an email saying they are still trying to obtain the signed edition (and the link specifically to the signed edition still has no release date). It’ll be a squeeze for them to turn it around, assuming the release date is still the 30th.

I have a mental image of Bob squinting into the wee small hours, frantically signing copies even as we speak!

Paul A Murphy

…and lo, did the release day come to pass, and pass it came, without a proclamation from online. I have entered into discussion with an Amazon (UK) customer services representative who has assured me she will ‘escalate’ this matter.

Anyone else waiting for notification of a) shipment, let alone b) availability?

JJH

I ordered the signed CD set from Amazon when first announced. It now appears on my account as both ‘ out of stock’ and ‘arriving tomorrow’. I think the former is probably the more accurate description. On the back of the Richard and Linda Thompson lucky dip quality issues and a variety of other fiascos this year, it does get to the point where HD downloads become a very attractive propositon.

Paul Murphy

I notice the release date for the unsigned versions (on Amazon) has been put back to October 23rd. Hopefully the simplest explanation is that details for the signed ones has not been updated to match.

I did wonder if they didn’t want to release it in the same week — this week — as Bob’s new album (which is up online at Bandcamp now, so I’m assuming my CD copy is also due as I type this).

Paul Murphy

Thanks Paul, that makes sense.

Mr.Pinkeyes

WTF?!
I ordered the standard edition for a very reasonable price at amazon.de and now they cancelled it because they couldn‘t get hand on it.

NickM

* posted this on most recent Bob box update but re-posting here as it is the main thread*
– is it known whether the signed print for the CD set is the same as the signed print for the vinyl set? Both in terms of design and dimensions – would be helpful to know in tracking down these sets and consequently much appreciated, thanks again.

NickM

Demon Music Group very helpfully (and quickly) confirmed the following via email:-
The signed print that comes with the 24CD edition is a print of the box set cover art.
As per their website this will be 12″ x 12″ in size and hand-signed by Bob. One would have hoped for the signed prints for each format to have been different but for anyone like myself who wanted to know this for a certainty as a factor into pre-order decision-making – there it is. Also looks like the release date for both sets has moved back from 2 October to 23 October, as per the DMG site and Amazon. More time to dig into the Prince release before Bob’s boxes turn up…

James

From what I’ve read, the signed prints are different for each format. The 24CD box comes with a print of the cover signed by Mould and the vinyl box comes with a screen print of Copper Blue signed by Mould and the cover artist

davemcgonigle

Hi folks – any advice on whether jpc.de is likely to deliver the goods? I somehow managed to order the vinyl+signed print through them, but now I’m a bit uncertain…

davemcgonigle

Appreciate that reply Paul! First time ordering, and although I have a confirmation, it’s always I was quite excited that they still had the signed print. This vinyl bundle covers most of what i deem ‘essential post-husker mould’. Many others may disagree…

[…] It comes with a 72-page booklet and is released on 2 October 2020. More information on this and the vinyl boxes on the original post. […]

AndyB

Hey Paul. Ever thought to add a “button” at the top of the page that could take the reader directly to comments? Gets a bit tedious to scroll through the sometimes lengthy articles (like this one) just to see what people have posted each time I visit the site. Just a suggestion. Keep up the good work. And stay safe.

AndyB

Oh wow. I just tried that, and it worked. Thanks for pointing that out. I learn something new every day!

hedley

This one has been quite an adventure. Bob announces it and shows a non working amazon.com link and ignoring all work responsibilities I try to click through every five minutes or so until it finally went live the next day. I “secured” my copy at $90 and it went flamboyant and jumped up to $135.00. it was gone, now it is back and will amazon fill my order.

In the great tradition of unplayed SDEs will I make it through 24 CDs ?

Right, on high alert following Neil Young-s announcement that November 6 brings Archives 2 and Return to Greendale. Maybe better park Prince for a bit.

Kevin

Signed CD set is back available on Amazon US. Still waiting on the standard one to show up there.

Andreas

As fan since the late 90’s I already have every cd and most of the vinyls of Bob Moulds backcatalogue. The Sugar-years are already well documented and remastered. There is no need for further releases.
The only three discs worth of buying are the last two (or at least some tracks of it) and the remastered version of Black Sheets of Rain, the only disc from the early stuff which was not remastered (on cd) till now.

and… I am waiting for the Hüsker Dü Box Set…

David

Amazon IT will not ship the signed CD box set to the US or Philippines.

SimonP

Weakest voice in rock? I bought Copper Blue back in the day, gave it a listen and popped it on the charity shop pile. Not a fan…

AndyB

How does your comment contribute to this discussion?

Darren

Andy B, it doesn’t. He admitted gaving it one listen and then offloading it to charity. You can never fully get into an album after only one listen.

Chris

Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Jeff D

I am gonna have a lot to listen to…..the Prince SOTT box on the 25th and then a week later, the Bob box!!!!

Lou

Thank you for the detailed info, Paul. I ordered the signed vinyl from JCP (roughly $150.00 to the USA with s&h, plus a free record butler) and the signed CD set from the USA (which I now see is sold out.) I was able to get it when it first went on sale for less than $100, so I’m happy about that!
Also, I found out that local indie shop Electric Fetus from Minnesota has the signed vinyl set still available, for those in the USA who were unable to get it when it went on sale. They have worked with Bob Mould before and usually get their hands on good signed and limited stuff, like his upcoming album on limited signed colored vinyl. Hope this helps some fellow music collectors in the USA.

TheMisnomers

Thanks Lou!!

Donal O'Connell

Thanks Paul. Ordered vinyl with signed print from jpc and the cd with print from us – wouldn’t let me ship to ireland so have to direct fo my brother over there. I now have ridiculous amounts of double dipping and worse of the sugar material particularly copper blue and beaster. Would love a similar collection of husker du.

Guy.S

banquetrecords.com based in the UK have the signed vinyl boxset for sale at £129.00 + postage (which is £13 in the UK) They ship to Europe for £39.00 and World Wide for £52.00 they also have the CD box set for £81.99 + postage but this is unsigned.

madman

*sigh* another great box set that I can’t afford. But both versions look great. I envy those of you who are getting this.

Larry Davis

Wow, nabbed it right in time on Anazon US…$145?? Ok with limited amount…I just cancelled other sets like the New Order, Lou Reed & Replacements…they can wait…Bob cannot…

CJ Feeney

Is one of the LP boxes going to be just the live stuff? No live album of the era in the first vinyl box.

At least he’s spread out the rarities to the era specific vinyl set.

I have just one Bob Mould track in my collection. I’ve never really tried his music despite Uni friends raving about Husker Du in the late 80s.

Guy.S

It’s allowing you to pre-order but comes up with ‘one or more of your items are not available at this time’ it doesn’t say Sold Out so it might still be due to go on there, keep a look out.

Guy.S

Splatter vinyl box set with signed print available at Townsendmusic.store this is a UK site (£126+postage)

Jonathan Riley

The amazon price was at $90 when it first went live when I ordered it but now it has increased to 134.99
Hopefully amazon honors the $90 price before taxes

jim

wow… i was able to order the signed version from amazon us for $90.09… then looked a few minutes later and it was $134.99… still a bargain for 24 cds, book, signed print… but wow – $45 increase!

Schu

Ordered for $90.09 and now says one left at $134.99 on Amazon.com. Damn! Thanks Paul. Got in just in time.

Schu

I just saw this listing thanks to the SDE notification and jumped on the Amazon.com pre-order. With 1000 of the signed 24 CD sets available, I wonder how long this will be available? I assume this is 1000 sets world-wide for Amazon UK, DE, etc.

bret

Who mastered the vinyl? Is it AAA?

hedley

And ordered USA USA

I will dump off my amazon.uk order if anyone is still tracking for this in thr old country

Alfonso

Hello Hedley. I lost the chance to order it in Amazon UK and Amazon USA don’t ship to Spain. Is any way to pass me your order if you’re not interested already? Thanks in advance

Marc

I have the majority of these already (13) but even a bargain for the ones I don’t. I suspect Bob’s fan club is getting tips on when Amazon US goes live. Not expecting to get a signed copy but will be pleased if I do.

Space Simian

Hi – has the UK Amazon Signed CD set been and gone or yet to go up? Thanks

Alfonso

When has it been? I have been checking literally every hour and no luck. Has gone also in Amazon.de? Thanks in advance.

Alfonso

Thanks a lot Paul. One last question, is also been and gone in Amazon Germany and USA or only in UK? Thanks again for your work for lovers of physical music.

Stuart

I’m not knowingly aware of any of Bobs work beyond Husker Du and Copper Blue (which I love), so initially I thought ‘nice package, but not for me’

Then I saw for the price….

I’ve now ordered this, using the justification to myself that this is an SDE of a remastered Copper Blue, with 23 bonus discs for a very good price!

With this, Mansun, Divine Comedy, Pineapple Thief and The Stones SDEs all on order I think I’m sorted for the rest of 2020

DJ Salinger

An embarrassment of riches at that price and hard to quibble. Except…personally not a fan of the new Simon Marchner cover artworks. They seem entirely unrepresentative of the music within.

For instance: the original cover art for ‘Beaster’ prepared you for the experience – a visceral blast that’s about as thrilling and intense as guitar-based alt rock gets. The new cover would be more at home in a dentist’s waiting room.

Easy answer is keep your originals and get this too, for the extra material. Mouldy Bob is a phenomenal talent and a major contributor to the mild tinnitus I enjoy today. I hope more people discover him through this set.

Mad Earwig

I agree with the artwork comments. Wonder why they changed the artwork when the cover of ‘Copper Blue’ is so good?

Is it to do with keeping cost down or copyright?

I will end up putting my original cd inserts into the box set if they fit as I did with my Dylan and Mellencamp sets.
I succumbed yesterday and ordered this, which then prompted a full playback of ‘Beaster’ and ‘Patch The Sky’.

Ex-Oligarch

I expect the artwork change was a marketing choice or an aesthetic one, not a matter of clearing the rights, since the vinyl rear sleeves have thumbnails of the original front cd art.

This may help to mask the fact that there is precious little new audio material for old fans. Two cds out of 24 is a pretty low ratio, even if the price is fair.

Who is the targeted consumer? Is there a resurgence of interest in Mould’s work from younger fans who never bought the original releases? Is it aimed at nostalgic older listeners who stopped following Mould’s career after the grim “Beaster,” and gives them a one-stop update on three decades of work?

Robert Lett

I’m loving the box, listening today. I agree about the art though, loved the original covers.

Andrea

Not a great fan of vinyl nowadays, mainly because I can’t really find enough time to dedicate to my turntable, but I have to say, the 8 LP boxset looks gorgeous, I’m really tempted.
In the end I’ll go for the 24 CD package (this one + Mansun, it seems that 24CD is becoming a new standard….), I loved some of these records and it will be nice to have them all in this very affordable box set.

By the way, Paul, I see no mention of the new MUSE Simulation Theory Deluxe Film Boxset, available in two versions https://store.muse.mu/it/.
I’m afraid this time the went too far, lots of useless gadgets to sell some kind of movie inspired to last album….

plasket

Very tempting on both fronts. That vinyl set looks gorgeous. I’m not usually into changing artwork, but for some reason, I really like these.

Kevin

The vinyl set looks amazing, but is anyone else concerned about the vinyl? Clear vinyl is notorious for sounding bad, and every single disc – while beautiful – is pressed on clear vinyl. I love Bob, living in the Twin Cities I saw Husker Du many times and have really his work ever since, but why oh why clear vinyl??

Tom M

Clear vinyl is not as problematic as colored vinyl, especially splatter or picture discs.

AdamW

I just got the new Psychedelic Furs album on clear splatter vinyl, and it sounds amazing. One of the four sides has a just-slightly-noisier intro silence than you would hope for, but once the music kicks in you couldn’t notice even if you tried, and the other three sides are as dead quiet as any record you’ve ever heard. (And it’s a great album, too.)

Honestly it’s my favorite vinyl style. I’d say overall I’ve had very good luck with it – only one total miss out of about 15 purchases or so.

Paul English

Looks great
24 CDs for £85 (I already own 2 of them on CD) VERSUS 8 LPs for £130 (I already own 7 of them on LP)

Alan Blevin

So the CD box is Amazon exclusive and Australians are geoblocked from ordering from Amazon.Good one Bob.

Alan Blevin

Correction.It must be only the signed CD box that is Amazon exclusive.I have now seen the CD box listed at other retailers.

Dave

Anyone else have the special metal edition of copper blue with the unique Polaroid?

Don Henson

Yep! And the wallpaper sample FU: EL release too.

David Bly

Several thoughts and comments…

Only saw Hüsker Dü once – early on in the SST years in the basement of a dining hall at Syracuse University – very loud, very fast, very raucas, in other words GREAT. Didn’t talk to Bob that night as his parents had come down from Malone, NY (near the Canadian border) to see him, but did meet and talk to Grant and Greg.
First time I ultimately met Bob was at a Lloyd Cole show in NYC where Lloyd introduced him to me. Ran into Bob a year or so later in Philadephia as he and I arrived at the venue for his show at the same time. Talked for a few minuted before the show and for a bit afterwards.
Saw him again some years late a coupld of times in my ‘local’ and talked some more with him.
Always found him very pleasant and talkative.

I understand that a couple of people here have had problems with him. Nobody’s perfect, but I am TOTALLY with him on the cellphone bullshit. While I almost always am right in front, it is just as bad for us having to see cellphones blocking the views of the artists if we are not. If I ran I venue, I’d ban the bloody fucking things during the performance.

Yeah, Bob has talked about his life in his book and he is not perfect, but then none of us are. But like most of us, if you treat others right, they will treat you right in return.

Until Greg Ginn (of Black Flag) dies (or maybe later), there will likely never be a box set containing Hüsker Dü’s SST years, as so far he has not allowed nearly all of the albums relased on that label (which he OWNS) to be re-released or even re-mastered in any form. This also includes not only albums by Black Flag & Hüsker Dü, but also those by ,The Minutemen, Firehose, The Descendents, and Bad Brains . Somehow, Sonic Youth and the Meat Puppets were able to successfully sue Ginn to get their masters back.
Why other bands have not I do not know, but likely due to differnence in their contracts.
At the risk of being rude, many people in and out of the music business just say that Greg Ginn is a total asshole.

To the person who asked about the copper Copper Blue set with the Polaroid, I actually have two of them – one when it first came out, and then one I found used in perfect condition also with the Polaroid (a different pic, of course)!

I’ll be getting the 24-CD set with the autograph, but admit the coloured vinyl does look great, and maybe I’ll srpring for that someday, even as I agree that I like the original covers better, and do have some coloured vinyl versions of the Sugar albums about.

Adey

What a price for a 24cd box set!!! Its a bit of a no brainer for me…

Keith

Wow what a great value set, another person I had an interest in but not bought anything but now I can get the full back catalogue plus 25 discs at approximately £3.5 per disc.
That is a genuine bargain.
File next to my King Crimson, Family, Streetwalkers, pretty things Mansun and Divine comedy boxes

Derek Langsford

Having just passed on the Donna Summer set after much machination, I can safely decline to get this. Someday I’ll fall for one of these 20+ CD boxed sets but it has to be the right artist and offer content I don’t have or have new excellent remastering of music I already have.

Looks like October is going to be a big month for releases.

Jason Schafer

This is amazing. I wish Demon would do something like this on a smaller scale for Kirsty MacColl (no autograph possible obviously). They reissued 2 of her albums (Kite and Electric Landlady) and still we get no Titanic Days or Galore singles…all the same record label I think…plus pulling in Tropical Brainstorm, a favorite of mine and her final album (on a different label). What’s preventing these from being licensed and reissued? The 20 year anniversary of her death is coming in December, and not saying they should capitalize on this by any means, but it certainly would be a nice tribute to remind people why she was such a spectacular singer songwriter that seems to be forgotten way too much. One would think with her family connections and ex-husband’s power and wealth, something could be done to preserve her legacy the way it should be.

Loving Bob and this is great. Just wish Demon could make up for the lack of attention paid to Kirsty’s vinyl catalog in particular.

Kevin

Wow! Didn’t see this coming. Definitely value for money, here! Nice to finally get a remastered “Black Sheets..” for sure. If there’s any real grumble, it would be no DVD for the Sugar material that was on the Edsel deluxes from 2012.
That aside, I will likely go for this. Paul, I realize the SDE shop is only selling the vinyl, but can you speak to the physical dimensions of the CD set? It looks like it could be similar to the Police and The Cars sets, but then again, I was surprised at how large the Def Leppard Early Years box was when it showed up. It too looked like it could be on the smaller side from the initial photo.

Thanks!

AndyB

Does the box include hearing aids? Gonna need them after listening to the whole thing!

Jim Lee

Now and again something comes up on SDE and I wonder way I’ve never heard of the artiste. For those of you are fans lucky you because this looks great value. Maybe I’ll have a quick listen on I tunes. By the way Paul my McCartney book arrived today and looks very impressive so a nice read tonight with a glass of wine It would be nice to think he would produce a new SDE for Band on the Run as it was disappointing especially compared to the later SDE’s

Jeff D

One of my musical heroes!!!!! Definitely a want!!!! Nice to see the Blowoff and Loud Bomb sets included with this…..always had so much fun at his and Rich Morel’s Blowoff events!!!!

Paul Thomson

Aaand there goes another wedge of cash I really shouldn’t spend, thanks Paul Once got drunk with Husker Du and had my hearing removed by Sugar so this was an immediate purchase for me. Signed by Bob too. Nice. Other bands/artists please note the excellent value of these sets.

Many thanks for the heads up.

noyoucmon

The last time I saw Bob Mould the guy behind me had a cell phone up. Mould stopped the show and berated the guy, asking him what he thought he was doing. The guy claimed he was looking up lyrics for the song Mould had been singing. Oh, right, Mould said. You’re filming. He went on a tirade about how he would personally physically eject the next person he saw taking pictures or filming. After the show I went to the merch table where Mould himself was selling copies of his autobiography. I didn’t care to meet Mould, I just wanted the book. Mould apparently thought I was the guy he’d been yelling at, because his demeanor changed from the pleasant chatting he did with my friend in line before me and my friend in line after me. He was a bit of an ass and barely wanted to deal with me. I didn’t realize until I was gone that he thought I was the dude with the phone, but what would I have done anyway? Tell him “I wasn’t the dude with the phone”? Either way, it left a bad taste and when I read the book I found him to be a bit of an ass in general. Unfair, perhaps, but that’s all I can think of when I think of Bob Mould.

Norbert

… it’s really a shame how pathetic many of these dudes get in their old days; e.g. Keith Jarrett doing regularly audience insulting because of filming or even only coughing (and his music is getting each and every record more boring, by the way… not so much spirituality in his mind after all these decades, who would imagine that after his famous, inspired solo-concerts from the 70’s)… Robert Fripp and his lawyers forcing that cool dude Rick Beato (highly recommended YT-channel) to put down a short videosequence mentioning ITKOTCK as one of the greatest debuts of all time (and making a bit of PR for musiclovers out there by accident, who might not even have heard of Crimso before); or Lars Ulrich complaining about Napster back in the days… greedy old men who feel betrayed – or what?
Get. A. Life. !. !. !.

Guy

As someone who really, really dislikes people filming gigs around me I’m fully behind artists who berate them. It’s a shame that noyoucmon was probably a victim of mistaken identity, however what’s the point of taking a few minutes of shaky & poor sounding footage that is probably not watched more than once by the selfish person who took it and maybe uploaded to YouTube to get ‘likes’ to ‘prove’ their popularity? IMO all artists & venues should do a ‘Kate Bush’ and ban the use of such equipment at all gigs.

As for the box sets, thanks for the heads up, Paul! That’s how to do box sets and I’ve ordered both versions! Superb value for the CD set and I love what they’ve done with the vinyl. Sugar’s gig at Brixton when they played the whole of Beaster, in order, as an encore is up in the top five of hundreds of gigs for me, a breath-taking assault on the ears that left me gobsmacked. Since then I’ve seen him every time he’s toured the UK.

For those wanting to ‘try before you buy’, I’d recommend the aforementioned Copper Blue like others, but would definitely add Silver Age from his more recent output. For a power-pop/punk trio there is a lot of real melody and incredible tunes within the noise. Incidentally, the title track is all about retaining your sense of outrage at the world despite getting older….

Norbert

All of you are right to a certain point concerning these dumb smartphone-vids… but it’s a matter of HOW to deal with it. Remember: Even that dude with the smartphone (I hate them too, believe me – I don’t want to look at other people’s smartphones in front of me at a gig, I want to see the ARTIST and the stage and the lightshow (if there’s one)) did in fact PAY to see the artist; he surely even PAID to get the music in physical format or as a download. So he might be a dumbhead to use the smartphone – but at least he is ONE of the people who allows the artist to make a living out of what he was destined to be: An artist. Otherwise he (the artist) would be a taxidriver or something else… you know, what I mean.
The artist owes as much to his loyal audience (for making life as an artist possible) as his audience owes to him (for enriching their lives with his art)
So the question is: How do I treat the people, that feed me? Do I really wanna bite the hand, that feeds?
Bob Mould is surely not a millionaire (at least, I don’t believe so) – but this is the question, that millionaires (e.g. Robert Fripp and Lars Ulrich) should sometimes ask themselves. Otherwise these dudes are really ridiculous.

Robert Lett

Any way to order the signed CD box in the U.S.? Not active on Amazon and Amazon UK won’t ship to the U.S.

Robert Lett

OK, thanks Paul. I am watching it like a hawk, wonder if it will be today or it’s unknown exactly? This looks amazing!

Robert Lett

It’s live! Ordered!! Woot!