New Releases

  • April 14, 2023

    Keep Your Courage is Natalie Merchant’s tenth solo studio album and the first of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include access to an exclusive virtual pre-release listening event on April 6 via FlyMachine featuring songs from the album and a conversation between Merchant and a host. Further details will be sent prior to the event. A link and unique access code will be sent on April 5.

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  • October 11, 2022

    Rhiannon Giddens wrote “Build a House” for the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth in 2020; she performs it here with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The song, which then inspired Giddens’ children’s book of the same name (out on Candlewick Press), tells of African Americans who were forcibly enslaved and brought to the US to build houses they were not allowed to live in, tend to families who were not their own, and sow the seeds that fed a nation—while being left with only scraps themselves. It depicts a family’s resilience in the face of violence and sorrow.

  • This 11-LP + 1 CD Super Deluxe Edition of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco’s 2002 Nonesuch debut, comprises the original album, remastered for its 20th anniversary in 2022, plus 82 previously unreleased tracks. Includes demos, drafts, and instrumentals, charting the making of the album; a live 2002 concert recording; and a September 2001 radio performance and interview. The box set also includes 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. On Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band 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.” Uncut called it “a stone-cold classic.” Grammy Nominee for Best Historical Album, Best Album Notes.

  • This 8-CD Super Deluxe Edition of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco’s 2002 Nonesuch debut, comprises the original album, remastered for its 20th anniversary in 2022, plus 82 previously unreleased tracks. Includes demos, drafts, and instrumentals, charting the making of the album; a live 2002 concert recording; and a September 2001 radio performance and interview. The set also includes 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. On Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band 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.” Uncut called it “a stone-cold classic.” Grammy Nominee for Best Historical Album, Best Album Notes.

  • This 7-LP Deluxe Edition of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco’s 2002 Nonesuch debut, includes the original album, remastered for its 20th anniversary in 2022, plus 39 previously unreleased tracks—“The Unified Theory of Everything” alternate album versions plus bonus tracks, a live 2002 concert recording, and a September 2001 radio performance. The set also includes a booklet with an in-depth essay by journalist/author Bob Mehr. On Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band 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.” Uncut called it “a stone-cold classic.”

  • This 2-CD Expanded Edition of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco’s 2002 Nonesuch debut, includes the original album, remastered for its 20th anniversary in 2022, plus 18 previously unreleased tracks—“The Unified Theory of Everything” alternate album versions plus bonus tracks. On Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band 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.” Uncut called it “a stone-cold classic.”

  • This first-ever vinyl edition of Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours marks its 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Glass’s ravishing, Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning score was a key element in this acclaimed triptych of dramatic tales based on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

  • These first recordings of Steve Reich’s Runner (2016) and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018) are performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Susanna Mälkki. The New York Times calls Runner “a calmly luminous orchestral piece with the pulsating, propulsive rhythms that animate much of Mr. Reich’s music.” The San Francisco Chronicle says that Music for Ensemble and Orchestra “is a beautiful and dramatically charged masterpiece, but its impact goes even further than that.”

  • This edition of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco’s 2002 Nonesuch debut, features the original album remastered for its 20th anniversary in 2022. The band 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.” Uncut called it “a stone-cold classic.”