Billy Bragg & Wilco ‎– Mermaid Avenue

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Elektra ‎– 62204-2
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1 Walt Whitman's Niece
Acoustic Bass – John StirrattAcoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Billy BraggBacking Vocals [Answering Vocals] – Jonathan "JP" Parker*, WilcoDrums, Percussion – Ken CoomerElectric Guitar, Harmonica – Jeff TweedyMusic By – Billy BraggPiano, Clavinet, Organ [Farfisa], Drums – Jay Bennett
3:53
2 California Stars
Acoustic Guitar – Billy BraggAcoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Jeff TweedyDrums, Percussion – Ken CoomerElectric Bass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattLap Steel Guitar – Corey HarrisMusic By – Jay Bennett, Jeff TweedyPiano, Backing Vocals – Jay BennettViolin – Eliza Carthy
4:57
3 Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
Accordion – Elizabeth SteenAcoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Billy BraggBacking Vocals – Natalie MerchantDrums [Chorus Drums] – Peter YanowitzDrums, Percussion – Ken CoomerElectric Bass – John StirrattMusic By – Billy BraggOrgan [Hammond B3], Bouzouki – Jay BennettViolin – Eliza Carthy
4:06
4 Birds And Ships
Acoustic Guitar – Billy BraggMusic By – Billy BraggVocals – Natalie Merchant
2:13
5 Hoodoo Voodoo
Drums – Ken CoomerElectric Bass, Piano [Bass] – John StirrattElectric Guitar – Billy Bragg, Corey HarrisMusic By – Bragg*, Harris*, WilcoOrgan, Organ [Farfisa Bass Pedals] – Jay BennettVocals – Jeff Tweedy
3:12
6 She Came Along To Me
Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica – Jeff TweedyDrums, Percussion – Ken CoomerElectric Bass, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmony Vocals – Jay BennettLead Vocals – Billy BraggMusic By – Billy Bragg, Jay Bennett, Jeff TweedyOrgan [Hammond B3], Acoustic Guitar – John StirrattSlide Guitar – Bob Egan
3:26
7 At My Window Sad And Lonely
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Jeff TweedyBouzouki, Backing Vocals – Billy BraggDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Bass, Backing Vocals – John StirrattMusic By – Jeff TweedyOrgan [Hammond B3], Dulcimer, Backing Vocals – Jay Bennett
3:27
8 Ingrid Bergman
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Billy BraggMusic By – Billy Bragg
1:50
9 Christ For President
Acoustic Bass, Organ [Bass Pedals] – John StirrattAcoustic Guitar, Vocals – Jeff TweedyBanjo, Piano, Clavinet – Jay BennettDrums, Percussion – Ken CoomerMusic By – Jay Bennett, Jeff TweedyResonator Guitar [National Guitar] – Billy Bragg
2:39
10 I Guess I Planted
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Billy BraggBacking Vocals, Handclaps – Billy Bragg, Corey Harris, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Ken CoomerDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Bass – John StirrattElectric Guitar – Jeff TweedyMusic By – Billy BraggPiano, Organ [Hammond B3] – Jay Bennett
3:32
11 One By One
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Jeff TweedyDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Bass – John StirrattMusic By – Jeff TweedyPedal Steel Guitar – Bob EganPiano, Organ – Jay Bennett
3:22
12 Eisler On The Go
Music By – Billy BraggPercussion – Ken CoomerPiano, Melodica, Percussion – Jay BennettResonator Guitar [National Guitar], Banjo, Vocals – Billy Bragg
2:56
13 Hesitating Beauty
Drums – Ken CoomerElectric Bass – John StirrattElectric Guitar – Billy BraggLead Vocals – Jeff TweedyMusic By – Jeff TweedyPiano, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jay Bennett
3:04
14 Another Man's Done Gone
Grand Piano – Jay BennettMusic By – Billy BraggVocals – Jeff Tweedy
1:34
15 The Unwelcome Guest
Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Harmony Vocals – Jeff TweedyAcoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Billy BraggDrums – Ken CoomerElectric Bass – John StirrattGrand Piano, Melodica – Jay BennettMusic By – Billy BraggPedal Steel Guitar – Bob Egan
5:09

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Printed in USA

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  • Barcode: 0 7559-62204-2 2
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 62204-2 03 *M2 S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Plant Code): wea mfg. OLYPHANT (logo) W3462
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L901
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2V2C
  • Other (Mould Engraved): WEA mfg./CA

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
E2 62204 Billy Bragg & Wilco Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue(CD, Album, Club) Elektra E2 62204 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
2-62204-P Billy Bragg & Wilco Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra 2-62204-P US 1998 Sell This Version
755962204-2 Billy Bragg & Wilco Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue(CD, Album) Elektra 755962204-2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
CD 62204 Billy Bragg & Wilco Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue(CD, Album) Elektra CD 62204 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
62204-2 Billy Bragg & Wilco Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue(CD, Album, Club) Elektra 62204-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

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Reefer.Sutherland

Reefer.Sutherland

July 20, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
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Sudsman

Sudsman

May 18, 2010
Great album, but it has nothing to do with Walt Whitman. It's the lyrics to unfinished songs by the great folk singer Woody Guthrie. In his later years Woody had lost his ability to play guitar, but had written a bunch of songs. His daughter found the lyrics and asked Billy Bragg to come up with music for them. (Supposedly Bob Dylan was asked first, which makes sense because Guthrie was Dylan's hero and Bob is a much closer fit musically, but for some reason Dylan turned it down.) Bragg recruited Wilco to round out the music, and the rest is history.

Bragg wrote the music for half the songs and Wilco wrote the rest. The Bragg tracks are much more traditional, as Bob would have done them, while the Wilco songs are more...Wilco. All in all, an excellent piece of Americana.
2tec

2tec

April 10, 2008
edited over 5 years ago

Billy Bragg + Woody Guthrie = Modern Classic and one of my personal favs. This album was a collaboration between the Woody Guthrie family, Billy Bragg and Wilco, which brings some new Woody Guthrie material into world in a manner that is well suited to it. Billy Bragg sings Woody's songs as, it seems to me, they were meant to be sung. As albums go, not only musically rewarding, but a necessary addition to any credible folk music collection.