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What's Your 20?: Essential Tracks 1994–2014

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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!. 

  • About This Album

    Nonesuch Records released two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD/4-LP/digital-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, is a 2-CD/digital compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. (Release date outside of North America: December 1.)

    Both collections are produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski, co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, whose credits include Big Star’s Keep an Eye on the Sky, The Band’s A Musical History, and Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971–1972. These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind. 

    What’s Your 20? gathers songs from Wilco’s eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie-penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.

    Credits

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Compilation Assembled and Produced by Cheryl Pawelski with Jeff Tweedy, Tony Margherita, and Deb Bernardini
    Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

    Art Direction and Design: Greg Allen for Omnivore Creative
    Cover Photography by Zoran Orlic

    Corey Harris appears courtesy of Alligator Records.
    Leslie Feist appears courtesy of Polydor, a Universal Music France division.

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on August 21, 2014 - 6:04pm
Artist Name: 
Wilco
Release Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 14:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

In conjunction with Wilco's 20th anniversary comes What’s Your 20: Essential Tracks 1994–2014, a two-disc compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. The collection gathers songs from Wilco’s eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie–penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.

Description: 

Nonesuch Records released two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD/4-LP/digital-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, is a 2-CD/digital compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. (Release date outside of North America: December 1.)

Both collections are produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski, co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, whose credits include Big Star’s Keep an Eye on the Sky, The Band’s A Musical History, and Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971–1972. These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind. 

What’s Your 20? gathers songs from Wilco’s eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie-penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Compilation Assembled and Produced by Cheryl Pawelski with Jeff Tweedy, Tony Margherita, and Deb Bernardini
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Art Direction and Design: Greg Allen for Omnivore Creative
Cover Photography by Zoran Orlic

Corey Harris appears courtesy of Alligator Records.
Leslie Feist appears courtesy of Polydor, a Universal Music France division.

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

543671

ns_album_releasedate: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 21:00
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Label: 
2-CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597953176
Price: 
18.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597953640
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597954449
Price: 
15.00
Label: 
96/24 HD FLAC
UPC: 
075597952377
Price: 
18.00
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