“Yes, it was me who opened his solo venture (the eponymous 1990 release)
with a song called ‘Don’t Look Back’. I know, I know…
However, the release of 2015’s *Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected
Recordings 1983-1989 was received to universal warmth and acclaim, and it sold out far more quickly
than UMG anticipated. A second printing is due in March, and a second box
is in the works, for September release. It will span 1988 – 1996, my first
four solo albums, the lost fifth album, plus rarities and videos.
These boxes are a lot of work, much of which can only be done by me. I must
revisit and rediscover material. I am necessarily in retrospective mode. I
have decided to embrace it.
In 2016 all of my set lists comprised material from 1983-1996 only. Some
called it the Classic Songbook Tour, some called it The Retrospective. It
began in Glasgow in August with the Leopards and then my son and I played
acoustically all over Europe.
Once the world has seen the Retrospective Show I will resume my work as a
Lloyd will perform two sets – with a short intermission between. No opening