Sugar’s Copper Blue, Beaster, File Under: Easy Listening set for multi-disc reissues
The complete studio output of Bob Mould’s acclaimed post-Hüsker Dü trio Sugar — 1992′s landmark Copper Blue, the 1993 companion EP Beaster and 1994 sophomore album File Under: Easy Listening — will be reissued in the U.K. later this spring in expanded multi-disc CD/DVD editions with “extra tracks and lush packaging.”
Demon Music Group will reissue Copper Blue on May 28 in a 2CD/1DVD set, with Beaster following on June 4 as a 1CD/1DVD package and FU:EL landing on June 11, also in a 2CD/1DVD format. No tracklists have been announced, but the label promises the Sugar reissues will be “in the same types of format as our successful reissues of both Suede and Jesus and Mary Chain.”
The U.K. label announced in January that it had signed the worldwide rights, excluding the U.S. and Japan, to the Bob Mould and Sugar catalogs; in addition to the pending reissues, the label noted that it “will also control a live album from Sugar,” which presumably is a reference to the 18-track The Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes live bonus disc that came packaged with the first 25,000 copies of the band’s 1995 B-sides compilation Besides.
Demon Music Group also will release a 7-inch of Sugar’s “If I Can’t Change Your Mind,” backed with “Clownmaster,” for Record Store Day in the U.K. The release will be limited to just 750 copies.