Mermaid Avenue

Label
Rhino
Release date
29 Nov 2013
Running length
15 tracks
Running time
49:21

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Walt Whitman's Niece (LP Version) 3:52 1,507
2 Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars (LP Version) 4:57 2,255
3 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (LP Version) 4:05 1,382
4 Billy Bragg and Wilco Featuring Natalie Merchant - Birds And Ships (Featuring Natalie Merchant) (LP Version) 2:15 271
5 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Hoodoo Voodoo (LP Version) 3:11 1,084
6 Billy Bragg & Wilco - She Came Along to Me (LP version) 3:27 1,113
7 Billy Bragg & Wilco - At My Window Sad And Lonely (LP Version) 3:27 1,586
8 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Ingrid Bergman (LP Version) 1:49 1,259
9 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Christ For President (LP Version) 2:41 1,335
10 Billy Bragg & Wilco - I Guess I Planted (LP Version) 3:32 1,105
11 Billy Bragg & Wilco - One By One (LP Version) 3:25 1,079
12 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Eisler On The Go (LP Version) 2:56 1,229
13 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Hesitating Beauty (LP Version) 3:05 1,324
14 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Another Man's Done Gone (LP Version) 1:35 1,283
15 Billy Bragg & Wilco - The Unwelcome Guest (LP Version) 5:04 1,123

About this album

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 organized by Guthrie’s daughter, Nora Guthrie. Mermaid Avenue was released on the Elektra Records label on June 23, 1998. A second volume of recordings, Mermaid Avenue Vol. II, followed in 2000 and both were collected in a box set alongside volume three in 2012 as Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions. The projects are named after a song “Mermaid’s Avenue” written by Guthrie. This was also the street in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York on which Guthrie lived. According to American Songwriter Magazine, “The Mermaid Avenue project is essential for showing that Woody Guthrie could illuminate what was going on inside of him as well as he could detail the plight of his fellow man”.

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  • weeeeeeeeeeee

    incwedibwee cwassy cwassic compiwation

    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • fizzyform

    yes yes. ain't nobody that can sing like me... ;)

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • SeattleJQueen

    Agreed. The songs Billy sings are far superior (although "California Stars" is really nice).

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • jonniewilks

    Wilco are a great band, but it's Billy that really shines on this album, I reckon.

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • nilbymouse

    top 10

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • GloryBox1

    Great Country Album - Hoodoo Voodoo, Ingrid Bergman, California Stars, Way over yonder and some more...

    16 Dec 2007 Reply

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