A.M. [LP]

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Wilco’s debut, A.M. represents Jeff Tweedy’s first step into increasingly adventurous territory after the break-up of alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo. “Tweedy shows an undeniable feel for melody,” declared the Chicago Sun-Times, “a gift for the resonant rhyme and an unhurried voice that reeks of cigarettes and charisma.” 

Description

In 1994, singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco with three of his band mates following the break-up of Uncle Tupelo, the group that had come to represent the alt-country-oriented “no depression” movement of the early ’90s. Wilco’s debut, A.M. represents his first step into increasingly adventurous territory. “Tweedy shows an undeniable feel for melody, a gift for the resonant rhyme and an unhurried voice that reeks of cigarettes and charisma,” declared the Chicago Sun-Times

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and recorded by Brian Paulson and Wilco
Recorded at Easley Recording, Memphis, TN
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC
Mixed by Richard Dodd at Masterphonics and Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Brian Paulson at Battery Studios, Nashville

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy, except 2.01 by John Stirratt

Radio photographs Lara Kastner
Band photographs Dan Corrigan
Graphic design Lawrence Azerrad for LADdesign

Nonesuch Selection Number

518084

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
Album Status
Artist Name
Wilco
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitar (all but 2.01); bass (2.01)
John Stirratt, bass (all but 2.01, 2.04), vocals (1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 2.01), piano (1.06), acoustic guitar (2.01), organ (2.06)
Max Johnston, dobro (1.01, 1.03, 2.02, 2.06), fiddle (1.02, 2.03), vocals (1.02), banjo (1.04-7), mandolin (2.01, 2.03, 2.05)
Ken Coomer, drums (all but 2.04), vocals (1.02)
Brian Henneman, guitar (all but 2.04), vocals (1.02)
Lloyd Maines, pedal steel guitar (1.01, 1.06, 2.01, 2.04, 2.05)
Daniel Corrigan, vocals (1.02)

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UPC/Price
Label
LP+MP3
UPC
075597982954BUN
  • 518084

Track Listing

News & Reviews

  • Seven special editions of Wilco's landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are out now. The now-classic record has been remastered and is available in each set. The Super Deluxe version has eleven vinyl LPs and one CD—including demos, drafts, and instrumentals, charting the making of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot—plus a live 2002 concert recording and a September 2001 radio performance and interview. That box set includes 82 previously unreleased music tracks as well as a new book featuring an interview with Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, and Jim O’Rourke; an in-depth essay by journalist/author Bob Mehr; and previously unseen photos of the band making the album in their Chicago studio. You can take a look inside in an unboxing video here. Pitchfork gives the set a perfect 10: "A sprawling new box set full of demos and alternate takes suggests a dazzling array of paths the Chicago group might have taken on their masterpiece."

  • Wilco has released “A Magazine Called Sunset (The Unified Theory of Everything Version),” a previously unreleased version of the song from the forthcoming Super Deluxe and Deluxe editions of the group’s landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Those editions of the album and five others are due September 30 on Nonesuch Records.

  • About This Album

    In 1994, singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco with three of his band mates following the break-up of Uncle Tupelo, the group that had come to represent the alt-country-oriented “no depression” movement of the early ’90s. Wilco’s debut, A.M. represents his first step into increasingly adventurous territory. “Tweedy shows an undeniable feel for melody, a gift for the resonant rhyme and an unhurried voice that reeks of cigarettes and charisma,” declared the Chicago Sun-Times

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitar (all but 2.01); bass (2.01)
    John Stirratt, bass (all but 2.01, 2.04), vocals (1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 2.01), piano (1.06), acoustic guitar (2.01), organ (2.06)
    Max Johnston, dobro (1.01, 1.03, 2.02, 2.06), fiddle (1.02, 2.03), vocals (1.02), banjo (1.04-7), mandolin (2.01, 2.03, 2.05)
    Ken Coomer, drums (all but 2.04), vocals (1.02)
    Brian Henneman, guitar (all but 2.04), vocals (1.02)
    Lloyd Maines, pedal steel guitar (1.01, 1.06, 2.01, 2.04, 2.05)
    Daniel Corrigan, vocals (1.02)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and recorded by Brian Paulson and Wilco
    Recorded at Easley Recording, Memphis, TN
    Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC
    Mixed by Richard Dodd at Masterphonics and Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN
    Mixed by Brian Paulson at Battery Studios, Nashville

    All songs written by Jeff Tweedy, except 2.01 by John Stirratt

    Radio photographs Lara Kastner
    Band photographs Dan Corrigan
    Graphic design Lawrence Azerrad for LADdesign