Uncle Tupelo broke up in 1994; soon afterward, Farrar formed Son Volt with Heidorn and the remaining members formed Wilco. In 2003, the band's Rockville recordings were re-released through Legacy Records; Anodyne was also re-released that year through Rhino Records. Aside from their four studio albums, Uncle Tupelo also released six singles and recorded songs for several compilations and soundtracks. A retrospective compilation, 89/93: An Anthology, was released in 2002. Today, all Rockville recordings are out of print, while the major label releases other than the promotional items remain in print.
Uncle Tupelo also recorded a one-hour radio special that was released by Legacy Records in 2003. Legacy only distributed the CD, entitled The Long Cut: A One Hour Radio Special, to non-commercial radio stations as a way to promote the re-issues of the band's studio albums. The special is hosted by Lauren Frey and features interviews by Farrar, Tweedy, and Heidorn.