Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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On its Nonesuch debut, Wilco delivers a thrillingly experimental work that scored a perfect 10 on Pitchfork, which hailed the album as “complex and dangerously catchy, lyrically sophisticated and provocative, noisy and somehow serene … simply a masterpiece.” As the New York Times put it, Jeff Tweedy’s songs "unfold in richly enigmatic arrangements.”

Description

On its Nonesuch debut, Wilco delivers a thrillingly experimental work that scored a perfect 10 on Pitchfork, which hailed the album as “complex and dangerously catchy, lyrically sophisticated and provocative, noisy and somehow serene … simply a masterpiece.” As the New York Times put it, Jeff Tweedy’s “songs about love, America, apocalypse, and self-invention unfold in richly enigmatic arrangements.”

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Wilco
Recorded at The Loft, Chicago. Additional recording at CRC and Soma E.M.S., Chicago.
Engineers: Jay Bennett and Chris Brickley
Additional engineering by Jim O’Rourke and Jonathan Parker
Mixed by Jim O’Rourke at Soma E.M.S.
Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios, London

All words written by Jeff Tweedy. Music written by Jeff Tweedy with Jay Bennett except
Tracks 1, 7, 11 music by Jeff Tweedy. All tracks published by Words Ampersand Music
(Warner Tamerlane Publishing Co., BMI) and You Want a Piece of This Music (Bug Music,
ASCAP), except tracks 1, 7, 11 published solely by Words Ampersand.
Horn and String Arrangements by John Stirratt and Jeff Tweedy

Photography: Sam Jones
Art Direction and Design: Lawrence Azerrad

Nonesuch Selection Number

79669

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
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184
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463
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0
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0
Album Status
Artist Name
Wilco
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Wilco was Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Leroy Bach, Glenn Kotche, and Jay Bennett with: Craig Christiansen, Ken Coomer, Jessy Greene, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Jim O'Rourke.

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
CD+MP3
UPC
075597966923BUN
Label
MP3
Price
9.00
UPC
075597966961
Label
2LP+MP3
UPC
075597950915
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News & Reviews

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards: Molly Tuttle for Best New Artist and Best Bluegrass Album for Crooked Tree with Golden Highway; The Black Keys for Best Rock Album for Dropout Boogie and Best Rock Performance for "Wild Child"; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; Cécile McLorin Salvant for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Ghost Song and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for "Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying"; Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade's LongGone for Best Instrumental Album; Brad Mehldau's Jacob's Ladder for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Punch Brothers' Hell on Church Street for Best Folk Album; Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet's Evergreen for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance; Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder's GET ON BOARD for Best Traditional Blues Album; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes for Bob Mehr; and Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings. for Best Album Notes for Fernando González. 

  • 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."

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  • About This Album

    On its Nonesuch debut, Wilco delivers a thrillingly experimental work that scored a perfect 10 on Pitchfork, which hailed the album as “complex and dangerously catchy, lyrically sophisticated and provocative, noisy and somehow serene … simply a masterpiece.” As the New York Times put it, Jeff Tweedy’s “songs about love, America, apocalypse, and self-invention unfold in richly enigmatic arrangements.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Wilco was Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Leroy Bach, Glenn Kotche, and Jay Bennett with: Craig Christiansen, Ken Coomer, Jessy Greene, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Jim O'Rourke.

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Wilco
    Recorded at The Loft, Chicago. Additional recording at CRC and Soma E.M.S., Chicago.
    Engineers: Jay Bennett and Chris Brickley
    Additional engineering by Jim O’Rourke and Jonathan Parker
    Mixed by Jim O’Rourke at Soma E.M.S.
    Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios, London

    All words written by Jeff Tweedy. Music written by Jeff Tweedy with Jay Bennett except
    Tracks 1, 7, 11 music by Jeff Tweedy. All tracks published by Words Ampersand Music
    (Warner Tamerlane Publishing Co., BMI) and You Want a Piece of This Music (Bug Music,
    ASCAP), except tracks 1, 7, 11 published solely by Words Ampersand.
    Horn and String Arrangements by John Stirratt and Jeff Tweedy

    Photography: Sam Jones
    Art Direction and Design: Lawrence Azerrad