Thursday, May 10, 2012

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions [2012]




This year marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, and our modern musicians have not let any commemorations fall by the wayside. The anniversary brings tribute concerts spread throughout the year, as well as new recordings by Guthrie’s legion of fans.
The first Mermaid volume sounds as gorgeous as it did upon its initial release in 1998. Bragg and Tweedy trade off powerful vocals, while the rest of Wilco’s musical input is just as important to the project’s outcome.

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