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.
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.
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.