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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.” 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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on February 24, 2009 - 12:32pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

518085

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
Artist Name: 
Wilco
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597982947BUN
Price: 
21.00
Label: 
LP+CD+MP3
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.” Includes the album on 12" vinyl and CD; Nonesuch Store purchases also include free MP3 downloads of the album.

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.” Includes the album on 12" vinyl, CD, and free MP3 download.

ProductionCredits: 

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