Poison Years

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Poison Years
Bob-Mould Poison-Years.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 26, 1994
GenreAlternative rock
ProducerBob Mould, Timothy Powell
Bob Mould chronology
Black Sheets of Rain
Poison Years
Bob Mould
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Poison Years is a compilation album by Bob Mould, who had been the guitarist and co-vocalist of the influential American rock band Hüsker Dü.[2] It is essentially a condensed version of Mould's first two solo albums on Virgin Records, Workbook (1989) and Black Sheets of Rain (1990), and was released in mid-1994[3] after Mould had achieved considerable success with his new band Sugar.[4] It contains 6 (out of 11) studio tracks from Black Sheets and 5 (out of 11) tracks from Workbook, of which 3 are previously unreleased live versions. In addition, the album contains a studio outtake from the Workbook period, "All Those People Know", a live version of another non-album track, "If You're True", and a live cover version of "Shoot Out The Lights" from the eponymous 1982 album by Richard and Linda Thompson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Sheets Of Rain" — 7:40 from Black Sheets of Rain (1990)
  2. "It's Too Late" — 4:01 from Black Sheets of Rain (1990)
  3. "Stop Your Crying" — 4:29 from Black Sheets of Rain (1990)
  4. "Out Of Your Life" — 3:32 from Black Sheets of Rain (1990)
  5. "Hanging Tree" — 5:44 from Black Sheets of Rain (1990)
  6. "Sacrifice / Let There Be Peace" — 5:33 from Black Sheets of Rain (1990)
  7. "Wishing Well" — 5:11 from Workbook (1989)
  8. "See A Little Light" — 3:31 from Workbook (1989)
  9. "All Those People Know" — 3:38 outtake from Workbook (1989)
  10. "Compositions For The Young And Old" (Live) — 4:19 original on Workbook (1989)
  11. "If You're True" (Live) — 4:34 previously unreleased
  12. "Poison Years" (Live) — 5:40 original on Workbook (1989)
  13. "Brasilia Crossed With Trenton" (Live) — 7:09 original on Workbook (1989)
  14. "Shoot Out The Lights" (Live) — 5:55 original on Shoot Out The Lights by Richard and Linda Thompson (1982)

All tracks written by Bob Mould, except track 14, written by Richard Thompson. Tracks 1-9 produced by Bob Mould, tracks 10-14 produced by Timothy Powell, mixed by Bob Mould.



  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r202230
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Poison Years". All Music Guide. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Trouser Press". Trouser Press. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ Locker, Melissa (24 July 2012). "Sugar's Copper Blue Reissued: 20th Anniversary of Bob Mould's Groundbreaking Album". Time Magazine.