Nonesuch Records/ Warner Music mark 20 years of Wilco by releasing two new CD collections on December 5. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a 4-CD/DIGITAL-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. Alpha Mike Foxtrot will also be available as a 4LP box set via the Warner Music online store. The second, What’s Your 20, is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.
These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind and were both produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski.
“Like a lot of fans, I had collected these straggling tracks over the past two decades of following Wilco’s every move,” Pawelski said. “Alpha Mike Foxtrot includes almost every unique, essential performance that appeared on soundtracks, tribute albums and B-sides—and there are probably a few surprises for even the sharpest collector. This set presents an alternate history of the band, kind of a sideways view, and ultimately, it’s a super-fun listening experience.”
Alpha Mike Foxtrot: features 64 pages of liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and reflections from members of Wilco’s extended professional family. The booklet includes never-before-seen photos chronicling all phases of the band’s career.
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.
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