Today the Workbook deluxe reissue is out on Omnivore Recordings, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the iconic work.

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 is also available on vinyl for the first time since its original release, pressed on 2 LPs for sonic superiority. The vinyl edition includes “All Those People Know” as well. Order your copy here:!

Catch Bob performing on Letterman 3/6

Continuing the celebration of the album’s anniversary, Bob will perform a song off of Workbook on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, March 6. Tune in to CBS at 11:35pm.


Workbook 25 & SXSW Tour Dates 

2/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop Festival) – SOLD OUT * ^

3/1 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town – SOLD OUT *

3/2 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery – SOLD OUT *

3/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Women’s Club – SOLD OUT *

3/5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – BUY TICKETS *

3/7 & 3/8 – NYC @ City Winery – SOLD OUT *

3/12 – SXSW Merge Records Showcase @ The Parish (more info)

3/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW A.V. Club Day Party @ Blackheart Bar (more info)

5/23 – Sasquatch! Music Festival – BUY TICKETS


* Performing Workbook

^ Festival badge holders can still get into the show, buy one here!