Yep Roc Records, custodian of NIck Lowe's noteworthy catalogue, will expand and reissue a late '90s album of his this summer.
Dig My Mood, issued in 1998, was the U.K. singer/songwriter's 10th studio album and second independent release. Here, after leaving behind his detached power-pop style on 1994's The Impossible Bird, Lowe once again swung for the fences with his songcraft, while still wrapping it all in his signature rock sound. (Lowe would later bill The Impossible Bird, DIg My Mood and 2001's The Convincer - his first collaborations with producer Nick Brockbank - as the "Brentford Trilogy.") Songs like "You Inspire Me" and "Man That I've Become" still remain staples of Lowe's live sets (often with the masked group Los Straitjackets backing him up).
This new reissue of Dig My Mood, available on blue vinyl or digitally, will come with a yelow 10" EP of bonus material from the period. All five tracks - a studio track called "I'll Give You All Night to Stop" and four live recordings from Japan in support of Dig My Mood - all were last issued on a Lowe box set and have never been released on vinyl or digitally.
Limited to just 1500 copies, the vinyl will be available July 28, a few weeks after Lowe wraps up his second consecutive summer tour with longtime friend and collaborator Elvis Costello & The Impostors. Get your copy at the links below.
LP (released as Demon FIENDCD 939 (U.K.)/Upstart CD038 (U.S.), 1998
- Faithless Lover
- Lonesome Reverie
- You Inspire Me
- What Lack of Love Has Done
- Time I Took a Holiday
- Failed Christian
- Man That I've Become
- High on a Hilltop
- Lead Me Not
- I Must Be Getting Over You
- Cold Grey Light of Dawn
EP (all tracks released on The Doings (The Solo Years) box set - Demon LOWE50 (U.K.), 1999)
- I'll Give You All Night to Stop
- Soulful Wind (Live @ Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan - March 1998)
- She Don't Love Nobody (Live @ Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan - March 1998)
- Cruel to Be Kind (Live @ Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan - March 1998)
- Half a Boy and Half a Man (Live @ Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan - March 1998)