Wilco ‎– I Am Trying To Break Your Heart - A Film About Wilco

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Plexifilm ‎– 007
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2 × DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
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Disc 1 -

- "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" (high definition digital transfer, 16 x 9 anamorphic presentation).
- Feature commentary from director Sam Jones and Wilco.
- Original theatrical trailer.
- English subtitles for the hearing impaired.

Disc 2 -

- Over 70 minutes of extra footage, featuring 17 additional Wilco songs, alternate versions of songs from "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot", live concert performances and new unreleased songs.
- "I Am Trying To Make A Film" making-of featurette.

With deluxe 40-page booklet with filmmaker's diary, exclusive photos and liner notes from Rolling Stone's David Fricke.

DVD Music Credits -

"Pot Kettle Black" - Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. Originally released on the Wilco album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
"Busy Bee Monkey Song" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Unreleased.
"Why Would You Wanna Live" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Wilco album "Being There".
"Pieholden Suite" - Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. Originally released on the Wilco album "Summer Teeth".
"Acuff-Rose" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Uncle Tupelo album "Anodyne".
"Please Tell my Brother" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Golden Smog album "Weird Tales".
"Cars Can't Escape" - Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. Unreleased.
"I'm the Man Who Loves You" - Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. Originally released on the Wilco album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot".
"Magazine Called Sunset" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Unreleased.
"Wait Up" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Uncle Tupelo album "March 16-20, 1992".
"Radio Cure" - Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. Originally released on the Wilco album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot".
"Monday" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Wilco album "Being There".
"Someday Soon" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Wilco album "Being There".
"Bob Dylan's 49th Beard" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Unreleased.
"How to Fight Loneliness" - Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett. Originally released on the Wilco album "Summer Teeth".
"Not for the Season" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Unreleased.
"Sunken Treasure" - Written by Jeff Tweedy. Originally released on the Wilco album "Being There".

Jeff Tweedy's songs published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself & Words Ampersand Music (BMI).
Jay Bennett's songs published by You Want a Piece of This Music (ASCAP) administered by Bug.

Commentary editing at Big Orange Studios.
DVD Mastering: Video Transfer, Inc., Boston.
High Definition Transfer: Post Logic, LA.
Subtitling: Vitac Corp.

Widescreen Version. 1.85:1.
Presented in in a widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.

About the transfer: "I a Trying To Break Your Heart" is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Director Sam Jones and co-producer Peter Abraham supervised a new High Definition transfer of the film, created from a 35mm interpositive.

This DVD is enhanced for 16x9 televisions. Your DVD player must be set to the correct TV shape selection to avoid distortion. Set-up instructions are provided in DVD player manual.

This DVD optimizes image quality of the digital video transfer by utilizing a high bit rate encode and RSDL dual-layer presentation.

With Plexifilm insert.

English
B&W
92 mins.
NTSC.

© 2003 Plexigroup, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 82354 00082 0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L486
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8191
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 04W24<7123>PLEX1007AL1 ADNC 04W14<7123>PLEX1007ALO
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 04VU4<7123>PLEX1007B ADNC

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June 12, 2017
Disc 1 - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart (high definition digital transfer, 16 x 9 anamorphic presentation). Feature commentary from director Sam Jones and Wilco. Original theatrical trailer.
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Disc 2 - Over 70 minutes of extra footage, featuring 17 additional Wilco songs, alternate versions of songs from "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot", live concert performances and new unreleased songs. With deluxe 40-page booklet with filmmaker's diary, exclusive photos and liner notes from Rolling Stone's David Fricke.
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In early 2000 Chicago-based rock band Wilco began preparing for the recording of their fourth record, YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT. Filmmaker Sam Jones went along with them to document a band at the height of its creative powers. What started as a simple documentary about the making of a record became a far more dramatic saga when, early in the recording process, drummer Ken Coomer left the band. Then months later friction between vocalist/chief songwriter Jeff Tweedy and multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett resulted in Bennett's departure. Adding to the setbacks, upon the completion of the record Wilco's longtime label Reprise rejected it and released the band from its roster. I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART chronicles the acclaimed band's efforts to overcome these difficulties-efforts which eventually helped to make FOXTROT the band's most successful release. Director Jones intimately captures the band on film as they perform over twenty songs. More importantly, he also captures the pitfalls that develop when strong personalities embark on a collaborative creative endeavor. Fans of the band will have plenty to cheer about, while the uninitiated will come away with further cinematic proof of the difficulty of achieving the rock and roll dream.