Sky Blue Sky CD (2007)

Artist: Wilco

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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.


Label Nonesuch Records
SKU 204297868
UPC 075597998795
UPC 14 00075597998795
Format CD
Release Date 5/15/2007
Author Wilco
Drums, Percussion Glenn Kotche
Guitars, Vocals Jeff Tweedy
Bass, Vocals John Stirratt
Keyboards Mikael Jorgensen
Guitars Nels Cline
Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals Pat Sansone
Artist Bio
Wilco2005 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.
Disc 1
1 Either Way
2 You Are My Face
3 Impossible Germany
4 Sky Blue Sky
5 Side With The Seeds
6 Shake It Off
7 Please Be Patient With Me
8 Hate It Here
9 Leave Me (Like You Found Me)
10 Walken
11 What Light
12 On And On And On
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
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Artist Wilco
Label Nonesuch Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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