Jeff Tweedy ‎– Warm

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Includes a printed inner sleeve and a printed insert.

© ℗ 2018 dBpm Records

Recorded at the Loft in Chicago, IL
Mastered [...] at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
All songs [...] (Words Ampersand Music, BMI)
All songs administered by BMG Rights Management, US
Legal: Josh Grier for Sloss Eckhouse LawCo, New York, NY
Financial: Dawn Nepp for Provident Financial Management, Nashville, TN
Booking: Frank Riley for High Road Touring, Sausalito, CA
Publicity: Jessica Linker, Jacob Daneman, and Sam McAllister for Pitch Perfect PR, Chicago, IL

Package Design and all Sound Recordings ℗ 2018 dBpm Records.
All songs © 2018 Words Ampersand Music (BMI). Administered for the world by BMG Rights Management.

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  • Barcode: 850001284011
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched / MPO logo and No. stamped, variant 1): 18-0371NL_DB21-12840 A SST DZ MPO Ⓑ 18 45565
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched / MPO logo and No. stamped, variant 1): 18-0371NL_DB21-12840 B SST DZ MPO Ⓑ 18 45693
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched / MPO logo and No. stamped, variant 2): 18-0371NL_DB21-12840 A SST DZ MPO® 18 43615
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched / MPO logo and No. stamped, variant 2): 18-0371NL_DB21-12840 B MPO® 18 43614 SST DZ
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DBPM-007-18-CD Jeff Tweedy Warm(CD, Album) dBpm Records DBPM-007-18-CD USA, Canada & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Jeff Tweedy Warm(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) dBpm Records none 2018

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recordgeek60

recordgeek60

January 10, 2019
DPM records, WILCO and Jeff Tweedy never disappoint. I might grow to love this record more than Sukirae, which is saying a lot. The pressing is flawless, 'warm' and beautiful. Highly recommended!
Sunbathinganimal

Sunbathinganimal

December 29, 2018
I was almost discouraged to buy this after reading comments on pressing quality but I simply couldn’t help myself. I’m very glad I bought it. Was it filthy and covered in tiny pieces of paper, etc? Yes. But it cleaned up nicely and plays with only a touch of surface noise hear and there. The mastering is top notch and it is a fine sounding record. And oh yeah, the songs are great too!
notec

notec

December 21, 2018

another shitty pressing from MPO. physically the surface is a disgrace to look at - visible handling issues (lots of surface scratches and gouges). not surprised at all - by the high level of surface noise. cleaning this i found myself asking: 'is this gonna be worth it?'
Sunbathinganimal

Sunbathinganimal

December 13, 2018
Anyone else comment on pressing quality? Anyone have one not noisy?
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

December 5, 2018

My copy definitely has some noise issues throughout. Clicks, pops, etc. Cleaned well too. Anyone else?
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 2, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
When it comes to commenting on Jeff Tweedy material, the sincere question is ”Do I judge this against Wilco material or Tweedy numbers?” … with the answer being resoundingly confusing, as Jeff for all intent and purposes ‘is’ Wilco.

Wilco and Tweedy have almost always been separate entities, with these Tweedy productions being a bit more introspective and certainly lacking the sonic delivery and deeply embracive nature of Wilco. Wilco albums can be dissected, their meanings and aspirations confusing, often pointing in several directions at once, yet Tweedy, alone with his guitar always offers up material that is nearly embarrassingly revealing as he crashes headlong into his personal sense of being, his own mortality and the issues that seem to be haunting him while he’s alone in the wee hours of the dawn by himself.

Of course WARM (all capital letters) is a laid back imaginative affair, a low keyed adventure, flush with songs that could certainly be far grander had they been fleshed out for Wilco. Yet Tweedy is purposely, almost confessionally, embracing the seamy underbelly of his life, and in so doing perhaps commenting on ours as well, delving into darker undercurrents filled with remorse, insecurities and conflicting dilemmas, where he shows me sides of himself I’m sincerely not interested in seeing, yet alone hearing.

To that end, I was delighted to find myself as an attendee at a Jeff Tweedy acoustic solo show years ago, and I tell you true, it was rather bewilderingly intense and raw, as if through an audience Jeff was facing down his own demons. I could not wait to get out of that room, the atmosphere was intoxicatingly tense, as when someone commits themselves to an off-colour joke, where despite the dagger eyes from others, they just feel compelled to finish the joke, then stand there sporting a goofy smile internally wishing that they could crawl under the table and disappear.

I’m not sure that Jeff wishes to crawl under a table and disappear, but he’s certainly ventured some rather staggering notions with this subdued and unfussy record. With that in mind, it might be prudent to wonder if the two solo albums by Jeff are nothing more that internal dialog conversations he’s set to song and verse, where I’m left to decide how important this material is in the moments after it’s played, after it’s heard, and how important, or if at all, it will be years down the road.

Yes, Jeff’s a smart man, he’s become nearly philosophically reflective, almost annoyingly so, but then overcoming one’s addiction to drugs and alcohol is a monumentally revealing process, one where said person becomes nearly far too aware of themselves and their small place in this universe, where in achieving success over their own addiction, they become rather snobbish and cutting toward others (that aspect is called transference) who don’t feel the need to journey down Tweedy’s path, or partake of his dark offerings … as there’s almost nothing happy in any of the twelve songs that make up WARM.

WARM is certainly a consistent record laced with country flavors, but it’s not a great record, matter of fact, I’d be disingenuous if I even called it an average record. I say that with all honesty because I sincerely don’t feel that Jeff set out to make a record in the musical sense, as I’m more than sure that this production was for Jeff alone, and that putting it out there as a physical product was Jeff’s way of coming to terms, of making the record’s lyrics physical, and if that’s what Jeff needs to do in order to feel solid and in control of his life, then who am I to have complaints with that. Yet in the same light, I don’t view the tragedy of others as entertainment, I’m not a funeral crasher … I only want Jeff to get back on his feet and hand me a solid Wilco album saying, ”Yeah man, it took awhile, but I’ve got my feet solidly on the ground now.”

Though right now, Jeff is attempting to make me complicit in his sufferings, leaning in, leaning over the table, getting so close to my face with his murmurs that I’m aware of his breath, that his glasses are covered with fingerprints, that he’s been wearing that same shirt for a couple of days, and un-obstructive or not, I just wanna get out of this booth, out of this conversation and go home.

*** The Fun Facts: If you own the vinyl album you know there’s a star chart hyper sticker of sorts on the cover, and while the reasoning behind that may be vague, Jeff’s Astrology Chart reads as follows:

Born: 25th of August 1967
Place: Belleville, IL, United States
Sun: 1°48' Virgo
Moon: 4°15' Taurus
Dominants: Virgo, Scorpio, Taurus, Mercury, Moon, Mars, Earth, Water/Mutable
Chinese Astrology: Fire, Goat
Numerology: Birthpath 11

Review by Jenell Kesler