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Being There (LP + CD)

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  • All Three "Mermaid Avenue" Volumes Now on Vinyl

    On the acclaimed Mermaid Avenue albums, Billy Bragg and Wilco put music to lyrics by folk legend Woody Guthrie for which he had not written music or made recordings. Nonesuch Records has now reissued the first two volumes on vinyl and release, for the first time on vinyl, a third volume comprising 17 previously unreleased recordings made during the original sessions, which was first released in the 2012 three-CD-plus-DVD set Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions. Each volume is pressed on 2-LP, 180-gram vinyl at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany. 

  • Nonesuch Records to Release Three "Mermaid Avenue" Volumes on Vinyl for Black Friday, November 29

    On the acclaimed Mermaid Avenue albums, Billy Bragg and Wilco put music to lyrics by folk legend Woody Guthrie for which he had not written music or made recordings. On Black Friday, November 29, 2013, Nonesuch Records will reissue the first two volumes on vinyl and release, for the first time on vinyl, a third volume comprising 17 previously unreleased recordings made during the original sessions, which was first released in the 2012 three-CD-plus-DVD set Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions. Each volume is pressed on 2-LP, 180-gram vinyl at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany. The albums are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store.

About this Album

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.” Includes the album on 12" vinyl and CD; Nonesuch Store purchases also include free MP3 downloads of the album.

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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