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October 17 2014

WILCO MARKS 20 YEARS WITH TWO SPECIAL RELEASES OUT NOVEMBER 17 ON NONESUCH RECORDS ALPHA MIKE FOXTROT: RARE TRACKS 1994–2014, A RARITIES BOX SET, AND WHAT’S YOUR 20: ESSENTIAL TRACKS, 38 ESSENTIAL SONGS CULLED FROM WILCO STUDIO RECORDINGS BAND PLAYS WILCO WINTERLUDE 2014, A SIX-SHOW RESIDENCY AT CHICAGO’S RIVIERA THEATRE Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. The second, What’s Your 20, is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. Both collections are produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski, co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, whose credits include Big Star’s Keep an Eye on the Sky, The Band’s A Musical History and Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971–1972. These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind. They are available now for pre-order at,, iTunes, and Amazon; Alpha Mike Foxtrot orders include a free instant download of “A Magazine Called Sunset,” a rarity that Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy calls “a mysterious omission from an official recorded output and a real attempt at complete pop music.” “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 also showcases dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers 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. In early December, Wilco will play six shows at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, adding to the string of anniversary concerts that include performances at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, and more. Set lists will change each night and feature songs from every era of Wilco’s two-decade career. Tickets for the Chicago concerts are on sale this Friday and a complete list of dates is below. Wilco appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 27. Wilco Tour Dates Oct 21 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium Oct 22 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium Oct 23 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre Oct 25 Raleigh, NC NC Museum of Art Oct 28 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre Oct 29 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre Oct 30 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre Dec 3 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theater Dec 5 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre Dec 6 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre Dec 8 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre Dec 9 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre Dec 11 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre Dec 12 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre ALPHA MIKE FOXTROT: RARE TRACKS 1994–2014 (CD & Digital) Track List Disc one: Childlike and Evergreen (Demo) Someone Else’s Song (Demo) Passenger Side (Demo) Promising The T.B. is Whipping Me – with Syd Straw I Must Be High (Live) Casino Queen (Live) Who Were You Thinking Of (Live) I Am Not Willing Burned Blasting Fonda Thirteen Don’t You Honey Me The Lonely 1 (White Hen version) No More Poetry Box Full of Letters (Live) Red-Eyed and Blue (Live) Forget the Flowers (Live) Sunken Treasure (Live) Monday (Demo) Disc two: Passenger Side (Live) Outtasite (Outta Mind) (Live) I Got You (At the End of the Century) (Live) Outta Mind (Outta Site) (Live) James Alley Blues – with Roger McGuinn (Live) At My Window Sad and Lonely (Jeff Tweedy solo) California Stars (Live) One Hundred Years From Now A Shot in the Arm (Remix) ELT (King Size demo) Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (again) (Dave Kahne Remix) She’s a Jar (Austin demo) Tried and True Student Loan Stereo True Love Will Find You in the End I’m Always in Love (Solo acoustic live) Via Chicago (Austin Demo) Can’t Stand It (Live) Airline to Heaven (Alternate) Any Major Dude Will Tell You Disc three: I’m the Man Who Loves You (Live) The Good Part Cars Can’t Escape Camera Handshake Drugs (First version) A Magazine Called Sunset Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard Woodgrain More Like the Moon Let Me Come Home Old Maid Hummingbird (Alternate) Spiders (Kidsmoke) (Live) Hell is Chrome (Live) At Least That’s What You Said (Live) The Late Greats (Live) Just a Kid – with The Blisters Kicking Television Disc four: Panthers Theologians (Live) Another Man’s Done Gone (Live) I’m a Wheel (Live) How to Fight Loneliness (Live) One True Vine The Thanks I Get Let’s Not Get Carried Away Hate it Here (Live) Impossible Germany (Live) I Shall Be Released – with Fleet Foxes (Live) What Light (Live) Jesus, Etc. – with Andrew Bird (Live) Glad It’s Over Dark Neon The Jolly Banker Unlikely Japan You and I – with Feist (Live) I Love my Label WHAT’S YOUR 20: ESSENTIAL TRACKS (CD & Digital) Track List Disc one: I Must be High Box Full of Letters Passenger Side Casino Queen Misunderstood Red-Eyed and Blue I Got You (At the End of the Century) Monday Outtasite (Outta Mind) Sunken Treasure California Stars Hesitating Beauty A Shot in the Arm Can’t Stand It She’s a Jar I’m Always in Love How to Fight Loneliness Via Chicago Airline to Heaven Disc two: I am Trying to Break Your Heart I’m the Man Who Loves You War on War Jesus, Etc. Ashes of American Flags Heavy Metal Drummer Hummingbird Theologians Handshake Drugs The Late Greats Hate it Here Impossible Germany Walken Wilco (the Song) You and I You Never Know I Might Born Alone Whole Love FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT, or follow the band on Twitter @Wilco