Billy Bragg and Wilco. Mermaid Avenue Tracklist. 1. Walt Whitman's Niece Lyrics. The Unwelcome Guest Lyrics. About Mermaid Avenue. A 1998 collaboration between folk singer Billy Bragg and alternative rock band Wilco, setting music to previously unheard lyrics written by Woody Guthrie. Mermaid Avenue Q&A.
Mermaid Avenue Vol. II is a 2000 album of previously unheard lyrics written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, put to music written and performed by British singer Billy Bragg and American band Wilco. It continues the project originally conceived by Guthrie's daughter, Nora Guthrie which resulted in the release of Mermaid Avenue in 1998. Both volumes were collected in a 2012 box set along with volume three as Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions.
Both artists completed more songs than could fit on Mermaid Avenue, which is neatly split between Bragg and Wilco, with Bragg taking lead on eight of the 15 songs. The results are almost entirely a delight, mainly because all involved are faithful to Guthrie's rowdy spirit - it's a reverent project that knows how to have fun. There are many minor, irresistible gems scattered throughout the album, and most of them come from Bragg.
On what Billy Bragg calls "not a tribute album but a collaboration" between Guthrie, himself, and the members of Wilco, the great songwriter's immediacy is revived by varied rock and folk settings. The result underscores our loss while giving Guthrie's legacy a joyous shake. A truer example of "roots rock" than most, Mermaid Avenue reaches back to archived Woody Guthrie lyric sheets whose melodies were lost upon Guthrie's 1967 death. On what Billy Bragg calls "not a tribute album but a collaboration" between Guthrie, himself, and the members of Wilco, the great songwriter's immediacy is revived by varied rock and folk settings.
Altri album di Billy Bragg & Wilco. Mermaid Avenue Vol. III. Mermaid Avenue, Vol. II. Mermaid Avenue - The Complete Sessions. Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions. Mermaid Avenue, Volume II. Mermaid Avenue.
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The two volumes of Mermaid Avenue, released in 1998 and 2000 and named after the New York street where legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie lived in the 1940s, were collaborations between cult American rde rockers Wilco and revered British protest singer Billy Bragg, on which they set to music previously unreleased lyrics by Guthrie. This exhaustive four-disc set features both releases together with a whole new album of previously unreleased songs and the documentary Man in the Sand, which chronicles the project.
Mermaid Avenue is a 1998 album of previously unheard lyrics written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, put to music written and performed by British singer Billy Bragg and the American band Wilco. The project was the first of several such projects organized by Guthrie's daughter, Nora Guthrie, original director of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and archives. Mermaid Avenue was released on the Elektra Records label on June 23, 1998