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Mermaid Avenue (2-VINYL Set)


Artists: Billy Bragg & Wilco
(with special guests Natalie Merchant and Corey Harris)

180g 2LP Vinyl Set


Side 1:
1. Walt Whitman's Niece
2. California Stars
3. Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key

Side 2:
1. Birds and Ships
2. Hoodoo Voodoo
3. She Came Along to Me
4. At My Window Sad and Lonely

Side 3:
1. Ingrid Bergman
2. Christ for President
3. I Guess I Planted
4. One by One

Side 4:
1. Eisler on the Go
2. Hesitating Beauty
3. Another Man's Done Gone
4. Unwelcome Guest

In 1995, Nora Guthrie approached Billy Bragg with the idea of setting music to many of Woody's lyrics to which there had been no music. These lyrics/poems came out of the Woody Guthrie Archive. Billy joined with the band Wilco and they set music to these songs. The album was released in 1998 to critical acclaim, made bestseller lists, and earned a Grammy nomination. The album's title comes from the street in Coney Island, Brooklyn where Woody and his family lived.

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Nonesuch Records. 2013. 2xLP 180g Audiophile Vinyl.

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