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Being There [LP]

  • Being There [LP]
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  • Wilco made its Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot fifteen years ago today, on April 23, 2002. On the album, Wilco delivers a thrillingly experimental work that scored a perfect 10 on Pitchfork, which hailed the album "simply a masterpiece." The New York Times said that "songs about love, America, apocalypse, and self-invention unfold in richly enigmatic arrangements" on the album. Rolling Stone named Yankee Hotel Foxtrot the No. 3 Album of the 2000s.

  • Wilco has released a full-length documentary film entitled Every Other Summer, about the band's music and arts festival, Solid Sound. Directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty of Trixie Films and shot in 2013, it documents the three-day event, which takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The film features appearances and performances from a number of festival artists including Sam Amidon, who returns to Solid Sound next weekend with Bill Frisell. The two give a free set in Brooklyn's Prospect Park tonight for Celebrate Brooklyn!. 

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    Wilco’s second effort is an ambitious, double album of 19 songs that the New York Times described as “grand, bleak, woozy.” The Independent compared it favorably to the Rolling Stones’ brilliant, nefarious Exile on Main Street: “Like them, Wilco have the precious gift of being able to render a blend of styles—in their case, primarily country-rock and raggedy-ass American punk—with a bar-room warmth and conviction that's entirely beguiling.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitar, bass, radio
    Jay Bennett, guitar, pianos, organs, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, vocals
    John Stirratt, bass, violin, piano, vocals
    Max Johnston, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, vocals
    Ken Coomer, drums, percussion, guitar, vocals

    Additional musicians:
    Greg Leisz, pedal steel ("The Lonely 1")
    Jesse Greene, violin ("The Lonely 1")
    Bob Egan, national steel guitar ("Dreamer in My Dreams"), pedal steel ("Far, Far Away")

    Horns on "Monday" arranged by Jerry Hey
    Jerry Hey and Gary Grant, trumpets
    Larry Williams, tenor saxophone
    Dan Higgins, tenor and baritone saxophone

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Wilco
    Recorded at Chicago Recording Co. (disc one: 1-3, 9; disc two: 1-5, 8, 9); Warzone Recorders in Chicago (disc one: 4-8, 10); The Studio in Springfield, Mo. (disc two: 7); and Moonshine Studios in Atlanta (disc two: 6).
    Engineered by Chris Sheppard, Martin Stebbing, Jim Rondinelli, Lou Whitney, and Skip Bryant
    Additional recording at Ocean Way
    Second Engineer: Mike Scotella
    Second Engineer at CRC: Ron Lowe
    Mixed by Chris Sheppard at CRC (disc one: 1, 2, 5, 10; disc two: 1-5, 7, 9); Jim Scott at Andora (disc one: 3, 4, 7-9); Jim Rondinelli at Ocean Way; Skip Saylor, and CRC (disc one: 6; disc two: 6, 8)
    Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway, Portland, Maine

    All songs written by Jeff Tweedy; “Misunderstood” contains lyrics from “Amphetamine” by Peter Laughner

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on February 24, 2009 - 12:32pm
Artist Name: 
Wilco
Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Wilco’s second effort is an ambitious, double album of 19 songs that the New York Times described as “grand, bleak, woozy.” The Independent compared it favorably to the Rolling Stones’ brilliant, nefarious Exile on Main Street: “Like them, Wilco have the precious gift of being able to render a blend of styles—in their case, primarily country-rock and raggedy-ass American punk—with a bar-room warmth and conviction that's entirely beguiling.”

Description: 

Wilco’s second effort is an ambitious, double album of 19 songs that the New York Times described as “grand, bleak, woozy.” The Independent compared it favorably to the Rolling Stones’ brilliant, nefarious Exile on Main Street: “Like them, Wilco have the precious gift of being able to render a blend of styles—in their case, primarily country-rock and raggedy-ass American punk—with a bar-room warmth and conviction that's entirely beguiling.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Wilco
Recorded at Chicago Recording Co. (disc one: 1-3, 9; disc two: 1-5, 8, 9); Warzone Recorders in Chicago (disc one: 4-8, 10); The Studio in Springfield, Mo. (disc two: 7); and Moonshine Studios in Atlanta (disc two: 6).
Engineered by Chris Sheppard, Martin Stebbing, Jim Rondinelli, Lou Whitney, and Skip Bryant
Additional recording at Ocean Way
Second Engineer: Mike Scotella
Second Engineer at CRC: Ron Lowe
Mixed by Chris Sheppard at CRC (disc one: 1, 2, 5, 10; disc two: 1-5, 7, 9); Jim Scott at Andora (disc one: 3, 4, 7-9); Jim Rondinelli at Ocean Way; Skip Saylor, and CRC (disc one: 6; disc two: 6, 8)
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway, Portland, Maine

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy; “Misunderstood” contains lyrics from “Amphetamine” by Peter Laughner

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

518085

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
075597982947BUN
Price: 
21.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitar, bass, radio
Jay Bennett, guitar, pianos, organs, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, vocals
John Stirratt, bass, violin, piano, vocals
Max Johnston, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Ken Coomer, drums, percussion, guitar, vocals

Additional musicians:
Greg Leisz, pedal steel ("The Lonely 1")
Jesse Greene, violin ("The Lonely 1")
Bob Egan, national steel guitar ("Dreamer in My Dreams"), pedal steel ("Far, Far Away")

Horns on "Monday" arranged by Jerry Hey
Jerry Hey and Gary Grant, trumpets
Larry Williams, tenor saxophone
Dan Higgins, tenor and baritone saxophone

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