In the mid-'90s, Tobin Sprout, tired of the hectic touring schedule and press junkets, said adieu to his bandmates in Guided By Voices and relocated to Leland, Mississippi, where he opened his own art gallery and penned his last few records. In mid-April of 2004, Sprout and band had been playing together just long enough to work out some kinks and hit their stride. With songs selected from all across his discography, the Horseshoe Tavern set list reads like a "best of" and sounds like an exclamation point. Each track bursts with energy and excitement.As if the 29 live tracks weren't enough, tacked to the end of disc two are new piano tracks Sprout recorded as recently as September 2004. Consider these songs as demos for Sprout's next recording, slated for late 2005.