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Billboard article on Wilco

April 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Billboard.com has a great in-depth article on Wilco, which discusses the band’s new album, Sky Blue Sky, and also the band’s past, present, and future. Here’s a sample that talks about the various versions of the new album, which should excite fans:

Fans will get an insider’s peek into Wilco’s creative process via the documentary “Shake It Off,” which will be included as a DVD with the deluxe edition of the new album. “A lot of it is the band rehearsing in the loft, before some dates they did in November,” manager Tony Margherita says. “They’re playing through the songs start to finish, and there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.”

Further honing in on the hardcore fan, Nonesuch is releasing “Sky Blue Sky” on 180-gram, audiophile vinyl with a CD of the album included. “This is fairly unusual,” Bither says. “A lot of people give you download cards, but we wanted to do something of even higher quality.”

The iTunes version of the album will include the outtake “Let’s Not Get Carried Away,” while indie coalitions will receive a bonus disc with the non-album song “One True Vine” and a previously unreleased live take of “Theologians” from the same Chicago shows that yielded “Kicking Television.”

And even though Tweedy’s beverage of choice is Diet Coke (he claimed to drink 30 of them a day on his 2006 solo DVD “Sunken Treasure”), “Sky Blue Sky” will be Wilco’s first album to be carried at Starbucks.

Read the entire article at Billboard.com.

Tags: Music

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 chip // Apr 16, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks for this. I must have missed it. *Somebody* is going to be writing a feature about Wilco for the June issue of WonkaVision. Hopefully *somebody* can get an interview with somebody in Wilco.

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