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Bob Mould / Distortion sets unboxed

Bob Mould / Distortion unboxing video

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SDEtv examines the rather impressive coloured vinyl version of Bob Mould‘s Distortion and takes a look at the more comprehensive 24CD edition. Watch the video…

Both Distortion box sets are out now, with SIGNED CD sets still available (see below).

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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

 

20 responses to Bob Mould / Distortion sets unboxed

  1. Jonathan Riley says:

    my cheap order just shipped from amazon.com today and is coming tomorrow (sunday) very shocked

  2. AdamW says:

    Got my LP box today, and it is even better looking in person. Gorgeous records, and the booklet is very nice as well. Just started listening to Copper Blue first since it’s the record I’m most familiar with, and it sounds great so far. If they all sound this good I will be an extremely happy camper.

    My only quibble is that there’s a little too much room in the box, enough that if you grab the opening, the box isn’t rigid enough to prevent it from bowing in a bit. But other than that this is a winner. If you think you might want it, believe me, you want it.

  3. Larry Davis says:

    Update…just chatted with someone from Amazon last night & found out the earliest it will arrive is November 22…expressed concern that my experience with the TFF Big Chair box would be repeated (destroyed & sent back & no communication on it…also reordered a second copy cheap but i cancelled it due to lack of word on 1st copy…thought it was coming but it wasn’t…didn’t want to order twice…landed up paying too high a price in the end)…but lady assured me it would be fine, well-protected in the packing so not lost, stolen or destroyed & with the signed print…asked why so long when some got theirs already?? She said it is arriving around that time at the fulfillment center…same with the new Style Council set…

  4. Andreas says:

    I wonder how the mastering is in comparison to the former versions. Especially “Black Sheets” which was never remastered on CD before.

    • RichG says:

      Andreas. I’m slowly working my way through the 24 discs. Black Sheets Of Rain has definitely been remastered. It’s quite a lot louder and has more everything, top and bottom end and I wouldn’t say brickwalled either. Nice job as far as I’ve got.

      • Andreas says:

        Thanks. Black Sheets ist one of my favorite albums and one of the reasons I want the CD Edition.

      • MFG says:

        RichG – how does the Workbook CD sound? The 25th anniversary remaster was too loud and compressed for me. Guessing they used the same remaster for this box set.

        On the other hand, Black Sheets of Rain could definitely use a remaster, and I can imagine that it sounds better. Probably more like the Sugar albums for their deluxe editions, which were loud, but sounded just as good loud as they did for the original ’90s CDs.

        • RichG says:

          Hi MFG. There’s no “All Those People Know” bonus track on the Distortion version of Workbook AND some of the track timings are a bit different too – up to 3 secs different in the case of “Whichever Way the Wind Blows”, so I would say Workbook is definitely a new remaster especially for the Distortion box. It is a similar volume level to the Workbook Deluxe 25th Anniversary, but Distortion version is a bit brighter on the top end and definitely sounds more “airy” and less muffled than the 25th anniversary one.

          • MFG says:

            Thanks Rich. Sounds like an improvement, for sure, but probably not enough to invest in the whole 24-CD set just for that (and BSOR remaster).

  5. Michael of Berlin says:

    I did receive the signed CD box set from amazon.co.uk yesterday. What a relief since amazon.de did cancel my order last Thursday due to lack of availability, what nonsense…The set looks great and will keep me busy for quite some time.
    In regard of the new artwork-
    I prefer the originals but the new visuals add a lot, luckily enough I now own old and new.
    “Copper Blue” now showing Hoover Dam is so smart and really makes sense.
    As for “Sunshine Rock”, the Berlin album, now showing the subway station close to his then Berlin home is priceless in its relevance.
    Go for the set while supplies last…

  6. Guy says:

    Thanks, Paul. Seeing your unboxing video makes me even happier that I’ve ordered both sets! :-)

  7. Mad Earwig says:

    I cancelled my order for this despite a really early pre-order and price excitement.
    It wasn’t the cost, it was that I really didn’t like the artwork.
    I take Paul’s point that it is uniform in its style and appears all part of the same set but to me it looks too cheap, like a piece of budget graphics software.
    The Copper Blue one is the worst and really not in keeping to the sounds within. At all.
    Couple that with that I have most of the cds here including the brilliant Sugar re releases, so changed my mind.
    Forgetting the artwork though, great value and some very fine albums.

    • Rare Glam says:

      Disagree re artwork for Copper Blue.I have the CD edition of the box set so not quite the same but the LP sleeve art I thought was a reference to the Hoover Dam, a song on the album, so quite appropriate.

  8. JohnF says:

    Its a shame they didn’t put the original album covers anywhere in the CD packaging. Seems to be plenty of whitespace on the pages.

    Also, the live CD from the recent-ish Copper Blue deluxe is missing.

    Otherwise a great box set.

    • Paul E. says:

      @JohnF – that live show/disc from the Deluxe Edition of “Copper Blue” is actually included: appears in its entirety on CD #19 “Live At The Cabaret Metro, 1989”

      • Andreas says:

        CD #19 was included in the Workbook 25 Edition.

        The Show of the Cooper Blue Deluxe Edition ist not included: Live At The Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, 22nd July 1992
        4 Tracks of that show are included in the Sugar Besides Disc.

  9. Larry Davis says:

    Still no clue when mine will dispatch…still says ordered…

  10. andrew r says:

    Curiously i waited so long for this, that i asked myself .Do i need 24 cd’s of bob mould ?
    Answer, no and cancelled it. Had no love for it past the initial excitement. Strange

  11. Chucky says:

    Nice video, Paul. I have almost all of this material, but I’m leaning towards picking up the CD box just to clean the few odds and ends that I’m missing and the nice booklet.

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