Ships from/sold by Buy.com
advertisement
Artist: Wilco
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Sky Blue Sky CD 1 of 1
$11.98
(Save 21%)
$9.45 + $1.90 SHIPPING
EARN 10 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: CD
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
45 day return policy
Share
 
Description
 

Learn more about Sky Blue Sky:

Format: CD
Sku: 204297868
UPC: 075597998795
UPC 14: 00075597998795
Release Date: 5/15/2007
See more in Pop

Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Either Way ~ Wilco
2. You Are My Face ~ Wilco
3. Impossible Germany ~ Wilco
4. Sky Blue Sky ~ Wilco
5. Side With The Seeds ~ Wilco
6. Shake It Off ~ Wilco
7. Please Be Patient With Me ~ Wilco
8. Hate It Here ~ Wilco
9. Leave Me (Like You Found Me) ~ Wilco
10. Walken ~ Wilco
11. What Light ~ Wilco
12. On And On And On ~ Wilco
 
"Wilco

2005 has been a very good year for Wilco. Their 2004 album A Ghost is Born earned the Chicago rock band two Grammy Awards. Two of their earlier albums, 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and 1996's Being There, as well as the DVD I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, have been certified gold. And the band - Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mike Jorgensen, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone - have been heralded by critics everywhere: ""the world's most exciting live rock band"" said London's Sunday Telegraph, ""capable of nearly anything"" said Spin magazine.

Much has happened in the decade since Tweedy assembled Wilco following the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, the band he formed with Jay Farrar in Belleville, Illinois in the late 1980s. In the past ten years, Wilco have released seven albums (including two collaborations with the estate of Woody Guthrie). There has been a well-documented departure from one large record company and a well-documented arrival at a new (small but mighty) one. There has been the birth of the Internet, file-sharing, streaming, downloading, and free culture. There have been books, documentaries, and even a few Grammys and gold records, not to mention the personnel changes, the drugs, the depression, a near collapse, and a triumphant rehabilitation. But for all the tumult there has always been Wilco, a rock band fronted by Jeff Tweedy, creating music and playing it live for its audience, year after year."

While Wilco's fifth studio album, A Ghost Is Born, didn't come equipped with quite the same artsy, experimental flourishes as the album's infamous predecessor, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, it made officially clear that the band's days in the world of alt-country had long since passed. Sky Blue Sku (2007) finds the band not so much in a holding pattern, but rather a state of artistic contentment. The album moves one step further away from Jim O'Rourke's atmospheric production style, and finds a pleasant mid-tempo groove that reminds one of PRETZEL LOGIC-era Steely Dan, mid-period Dylan, and even certain elements of John Lennon's solo work.


Of course this is still Jeff Tweedy's band, which means Sky Blue Sky never strays too far from what has emerged as a basic Wilco template. The constantly shifting Chicago ensemble (in its umpteenth incarnation by the album's release) still displays an instrumental precision and studio professionalism while working within a newfangled roots template, and Tweedy himself remains as searching as always, both lyrically and musically. With nary a rave-up in sight, the album could be criticized for being overly serene, but in a career marked by nearly constant tumult and controversy, it's more appropriate to see this as Jeff Tweedy's much needed and well-earned rest.

Album Notes and Credits

 
Album Credits Glenn Kotche ~ Drums, Percussion
Album Credits Jeff Tweedy ~ Guitars, Vocals
Album Credits John Stirratt ~ Bass, Vocals
Album Credits Mikael Jorgensen ~ Keyboards
Album Credits Nels Cline ~ Guitars
Album Credits Pat Sansone ~ Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Features

Video Features This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Wilco - Sky Blue Sky - CD
By: Robert Burke Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 5/9/2007 6:50 AM
If you can truly be subjective about a new Wilco album, you’ll find yourself head over heals in love with this expansive, straight-forward gem of a record. However, expectations are high, and whining is inevitable. But don't let yourself be swayed by naysayers, revilers and malcontents. Sky Blue Sky is worth the investment of your money and your time....read the full review
Expert Review Wilco - Sky Blue Sky - CD
By: J.P. Gorman Cinema Blend CD Reviews
Published on: 5/12/2007 4:29 PM
I'll go ahead and say it: Wilco is the best American rock band of the new millennium. I'm not basing that declaration on album sales or popular appreciation. I'm basing it on the rockers' actual music, the promise they showed entering the 2000s and the albums they've released since we've been here. Summerteeth showed them poised to change the idea of what it means to be an American rock and roll band; Yankee Hotel and Ghost delivered on that promise. ...read the full review

Bio

Wilco

2005 has been a very good year for Wilco. Their 2004 album A Ghost is Born earned the Chicago rock band two Grammy Awards. Two of their earlier albums, 2002?s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and 1996?s Being There, as well as the DVD I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, have been certified gold. And the band - Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mike Jorgensen, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone - have been heralded by critics everywhere: ?the world?s most exciting live rock band? said London?s Sunday Telegraph, ?capable of nearly anything? said Spin magazine.

Much has happened in the decade since Tweedy assembled Wilco following the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, the band he formed with Jay Farrar in Belleville, Illinois in the late 1980s. In the past ten years, Wilco have released seven albums (including two collaborations with the estate of Woody Guthrie). There has been a well-documented departure from one large record company and a well-documented arrival at a new (small but mighty) one. There has been the birth of the Internet, file-sharing, streaming, downloading, and free culture. There have been books, documentaries, and even a few Grammys and gold records, not to mention the personnel changes, the drugs, the depression, a near collapse, and a triumphant rehabilitation. But for all the tumult there has always been Wilco, a rock band fronted by Jeff Tweedy, creating music and playing it live for its audience, year after year.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Wilco
Product attributeLabel:   Nonesuch Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
Advertisement Bottom