Mermaid Avenue (VINYL - 2LP - 180 gram)

Billy Bragg & Wilco

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When American folk legend Woody Guthrie died in 1967, at the age of 55, among his stored belongings were thousands of complete song lyrics for which he had not written out music or made recordings. Many of them had been written in the 1940s and ’50s, in the Guthrie family home on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The lyrics remained in boxes for decades, but once his daughter Nora found them in the 1990s, she knew they had to be shared. She approached English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg to select some to set to music. The Chicago rock band Wilco came aboard soon after, with Jeff Tweedy writing music—along with his late bandmate Jay Bennett on some songs—and the band recording with both Tweedy and Bragg on vocals. Natalie Merchant joined the group to sing a duet with Bragg and two solo songs, and guitarist/singer Corey Harris, who wrote two songs and co-wrote one, performed on many tracks. In 1998, the first batch of songs, heard here, was released to critical acclaim as Mermaid Avenue, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album.


Disk 1
  1. Walt Whitman´s Niece
  2. California Stars
  3. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
  4. Birds And Ships - (with Natalie Merchant)
Disk 2
  1. Hoodoo Voodoo
  2. She Came Along To Me
  3. At My Window Sad And Lonely
  4. Ingrid Bergman
Disk 3
  1. Christ For President
  2. I Guess I Planted
  3. One By One
  4. Eisler On The Go
Disk 4
  1. Hesitating Beauty
  2. Another Man´s Done Gone
  3. Unwelcome Guest


Utgitt 1998 Format VINYL - 2LP - 180 gram
Sjanger Rock Antall disker 1
Antall spor 15 Artist Billy Bragg, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Wilco, Woody Guthrie Tribute
Label Nonesuch Leverandør Warner Music
Bestillingsnummer 0075597958232