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Kicking Television: Live in Chicago

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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

"It's the best it's ever felt," said Jeff Tweedy of these 2005 Wilco performances recorded in Chicago. Rolling Stone calls Kicking Television “a love letter to Wilco's dedicated fans and a definitive live statement from America's foremost rock impressionists.”

Credits

MUSICIANS
Wilco:
Jeff Tweedy, guitar, vocals
John Stirratt, bass, vocals
Glenn Kotche, drums, percussion
Michael Jorgensen, keyboards, piano
Nels Cline, guitars, lap steel
Pat Sansone, keyboards, guitars, vocals

Additional Musicians:
Nick Broste, slide trombone
Patrick Newbery, trumpet, flugelhorn
Rich Parenti, baritone saxophone

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Wilco
Recorded live May 4-7, 2005, at the Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
Recorded by Mike Konopka and Timothy Powell for Metro Mobile, Glenview, IL
Assisted by Dan Glomski, Michael Ways and Jordan McCormick
Mixed by Jim Scott with Stan Doty at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Nick Webb at Abbey Road, London, UK
Technical Crew: Jason Tobias, Frankie Montuoro, Matt Zivich, Chris Hoffman, Nathan Baker, Deborah Johnson and Andy Nemcik
Live mix by Stan Doty
Shows produced by Jam Productions, Chicago, IL

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy except disc 1, track 4 also by Michael Jorgensen, track 7 also by Jay Bennett / John Stirratt, track 9 also by Glenn Kotche, tracks 10, 11 also by Jay Bennett; disc 2, tracks 6, 7, 9 also by Jay Bennett. Disc 2, tracks 4, 5 words by Woody Guthrie, music by Jeff Tweedy; track 11 by Charles Wright / Yusef Rahman.

Design by Doyle Partners
Front cover photograph by Nathan Baker

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