Mermaid Avenue is a 1998 album of previously unheard lyrics written by Woody Guthrie, put . Man in the Sand, a documentary about the collaboration between Billy Bragg and Wilco, was released in 1999.
Mermaid Avenue is a 1998 album of previously unheard lyrics written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, put to music written and performed by British singer Billy Bragg and the American band Wilco. The project was the first of several such projects organized by Guthrie's daughter, Nora Guthrie, original director of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and archives. Mermaid Avenue was released on the Elektra Records label on June 23, 1998
Man in the Sand reveals the often emotional collaborative process between Billy, Jeff Tweedy and the members of Wilco. Narrated by Nora Guthrie, this 90-minute feature film offers insight into a unique recording project that breathes life into Woody Guthrie's 50-year-old words. Five bonus songs (audio only): Billy Bragg demos for Mermaid Avenue: "Birds and Ships," "She Came Along to Us," "I Guess I Planted," "Eisler on the Go," "The Unwelcome Guest". Artist discographies.
Artist Album Song Title. Man in the Sand Album Cover Art. Billy Bragg & Wilco.
Man in the Sand documents the fascinating efforts of Billy Bragg to give tune to previously unrecorded Woody Guthrie lyrics. Along the way, he picks up sometimes uneasy collaborators Wilco. Guthrie's daughter, Nora Guthrie, is the chief narrator. She and Bragg show an unmatched admiration and respect for the life and times of the legendary folk singer. The documentary captures Bragg revisiting Guthrie's haunts and friends; in recording sessions; giving live performances, with and without Wilco, of material that would later be released on Mermaid Avenue (Vols.
Man In The Sand breaks the pattern. DVD EXTRAS: Bonus audio tracks, discography. The two albums of Woody Guthrie songs recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco and released as Mermaid Avenue (Volumes One and Two) are already alt. country classics. Archive footage of the great man is interwoven with Bragg performing some 20 songs, alongside guests including Natalie Merchant. Films about making albums seldom do the music justice. Man In The Sand breaks the pattern. Uncut – May 2019 issue
Box set by Billy Bragg and Wilco. April 21, 2012 (2012-04-21). Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions is a 2012 box set album featuring the lyrics of American folk musician Woody Guthrie set to music by English folk rock guitarist Billy Bragg and American alternative rock band Wilco. The set contains all the tracks from the previously released Mermaid Avenue (1998) and Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (2000) as well as a third disc of outtakes from the original album sessions. Nonesuch Records released the album for Record Store Day to commemorate Guthrie's 100th birthday . Man in the Sand documentary.
DVD release of the BBC documentary on the making of the Mermaid Avenue album, which was a collaboration between Billy Bragg and Wilco in putting Woody Guthrie lyrics to music and recording them. Includes five audio-only bonus songs (Billy Bragg demos for Mermaid Avenue). Other Versions (4 of 4) View All. Cat.
In 1998, Billy Bragg and Wilco released the famously fractious 'Mermaid Avenue', putting music to unused lyrics by folk legend Woody Guthrie. Fourteen years later, this four-disc box set tells the full story. With the inclusion of Kim Hopkins’ wonderful Man In The Sand documentary, Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions is the closest we’re likely to get to a full picture of the whole shebang. And guess what? It’s pretty darn interesting. Listening back to the original set provides a healthy reminder of why the album was so beloved when it first appeared.
Man in the Sand" is a 1999 music documentary that chronicles the collaboration between Billy Bragg and Wilco, which involved the musicians creating new music to accompany lyrics that were written decades earlier by folk singer Woody Guthrie. The project, which was organized by Woody's daughter Nora, spawned two albums: "Mermaid Avenue," released in 1998, and "Mermaid Avenue Vol. II," released in 2000.
|1||Way Over Yonder In Minor Key|
|3||This Land Is Your Land|
|4||Pastures Of Plenty|
|5||I Ain't Got No Home|
|6||Here Comes The Train|
|9||Between The Wars|
|10||She Came Along To Me|
|11||Go Down To The Water|
|12||Feed Of Man|
|13||Birds And Ships|
|14||All You Fascists Bound To Lose|
|15||When The Roses Bloom Again|
|16||The Unwelcome Guest|
|17||I Was Born|
|18||At My Window Sad And Lonely|
|19||Another Man's Done Gone|
|21||Birds And Ships|
|22||She Came Along To Me|
|23||I Guess I Planted|
|24||Eisler On The Go|
|25||The Unwelcome Guest|
Notes2001 U.S. DVD release of the BBC documentary on the making of the Mermaid Avenue album, which was a collaboration between Billy Bragg and Wilco in putting Woody Guthrie lyrics to music and recording them. Includes five audio-only bonus songs (Billy Bragg demos for Mermaid Avenue).
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|COOKDVD002||Billy Bragg & Wilco||Billy Bragg & Wilco - Man In The Sand (DVD-V, PAL)||Cooking Vinyl||COOKDVD002||UK||2002|
|MVD 1279||Billy Bragg & Wilco||Billy Bragg & Wilco - Man In The Sand (DVD-V)||Rykodisc||MVD 1279||US||1999|
|UP1, UPCD1||Billy Bragg, Wilco||Billy Bragg, Wilco - Man In The Sand (VHS, PAL + CD, EP)||Union Productions, Union Productions||UP1, UPCD1||UK||1999|
|RYKOVHS 3033-3||Billy Bragg & Wilco||Billy Bragg & Wilco - Man In The Sand (VHS, Promo)||Rykodisc||RYKOVHS 3033-3||US||2001|