Sub Pop Readies Vinyl Box Set of Rare Mark Lanegan Records, One Way Street

Mark Lanegan - 'One Way Street' box set

If last year’s Light In the Attic anthology wasn’t enough Mark Lanegan for you, Sub Pop has announced a long overdue vinyl box set of the singer’s first five solo albums. Due out November 20th, One Way Street features 180-gram pressings of three out-of-print LPs (The Winding Sheet, Whiskey For the Holy Ghost, Scraps at Midnight), one import-only record (I’ll Take Care of You), and one that was only cut to CD (Field Songs). Members of Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic) and Mudhoney (Dan Peters) both make appearances on Lanegan’s early recording, but the focus here is mostly on the mercurial voice of the former Screaming Trees frontman.

As for what Lanegan is up to next, he’s appearing at Seattle’s Macefield Festival tomorrow and a special Lee Hazlewood tribute held at London’s Barbican on October 25th. The latter is quite the lineup, too, from a backing band with ties to Portishead (Adrian Utley), Polar Bear (Tom Herbert) and The Bad Seeds (Jim Sclavunos) to a revolving door of vocalists that counts Matthew E. White, Caitlin Rose, Patrick Watson and Josh T Pearson among its cast.

Listen to a Cobain-backed cover of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”—a traditional folk track Nirvana later popularized on MTV Unplugged—below…