Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Wilco/Billy Bragg Mermaid Avenue album on the way

On Record Store Day (April 21, the same day as our anniversary party), Billy Bragg & Wilco will release Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, which includes both previously released albums (Mermaid Avenue Volume 1 & 2), plus an all-new third volume of 17 songs. For the uninitiated, Mermaid Avenue is a series of albums that takes the lyrics of unrecorded Woody Guthrie songs and sets them to new music written by both Bragg and Wilco. So this is pretty exciting news for fans of the highly regarded collaboration.

Thanks to the A.V. Club, we now have the tracklist for the new volume which you can take a look at below. Preorder the set now and you'll also get a print of Guthrie's original lyrics to "Hoodoo Voodoo." The third volume will be available separately only as a digital download, otherwise you can only purchase a physical copy as part of the Complete Sessions set.

Below, watch Billy Bragg and Wilco perform "Secrets of the Sea" on David Letterman in 2000...

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue Volume 3
Bugeye Jim
When The Roses Bloom Again
Gotta Work
My Thirty Thousand
Ought To Be Satisfied Now
Listening To The Wind That Blows
Go Down To The Water
Chain Of Broken Hearts
Jailcell Blues
Don’t You Marry
Give Me A Nail
The Jolly Banker
Union Prayer
Be Kind To The Boy On The Road
Ain’ta Gonna Grieve
Tea Bag Blues
I’m Out To Get

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