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Looks like Wilco's Best Of Compilation is coming out the same day as the rarities compilation. Should be good for people getting into the band, right?
 
 
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Tracklisting:

 

Disc 1

1. I Must Be High
2. Box Full of Letters
3. Passenger Side
4. Casino Queen
5. Misunderstood
6. Red-Eyed and Blue
7. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
8. Monday
9. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
10. Sunken Treasure
11. California Stars
12. Hesitating Beauty
13. A Shot In The Arm
14. Can't Stand It
15. She's a Jar
16. I'm Always In Love
17. How To Fight Loneliness
18. Via Chicago.
19. Airline to Heaven

 

Disc 2

1. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
2. I'm the Man Who Loves You
3. War On War
4. Jesus Etc.
5. Ashes of American Flags
6. Heavy Metal Drummer
7. Hummingbird
8. Theologians
9. Handshake Drugs
10. The Late Greats
11. Hate It Here
12. Impossible Germany
13. Walken
14. Wilco (The Song)
15. You and I
16. You Never Know
17. I Might
18. Born Alone
19. Whole Love
 
What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994 - 2014

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Not going to quibble much with that list. How To Fight Loneliness is a surprise, in a good way. I'm not a fan of Walken, so I'd rather see that replaced with You Are My Face. Other than that, I'm good with it. Looks like it will be a good introduction to the band.

So you've picked your 20?

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I think it's ironically funny that they put 19 songs on each CD of an album called "What's Your 20?"... wonder if it was on purpose, or not? Wonder if they could've squeezed any more on there? At least one more per would've been great...

I'm betting most folks know this, but just in case..."What's Your 20?" is a phrase used by truckers, & it translates to "what's your location?". Where "10-4" means "OK", someone's "10-20" is referring to their current specific whereabouts...I'm 50, so I grew up in an era where truckers & CB radios were a craze at some point (the "Smokey & The Bandit" films, C.W. McCall's his "Convoy" etc., etc. ...), so it's a given for me, but I don't know if this is era/age specific or not...

Of course it also clearly has the double meaning related to Wilco's 20th Anniversary too.

I wonder if Wilco/Jeff selected the tracks for this? I'd have to assume so...and interesting ones to be sure. I appreciate the deep album cuts & am surprised at some omissions ("Dawned On Me" spring to mind...) & inevitably some fave tracks aren't there, & a few still fine tracks that never would have made my top 40 Wilco songs are on there, but overall it's a collection that speaks volumes about the best band, & recorded output, of, at the very least, the last 20 years.

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Looks like Wilco's Best Of Compilation is coming out the same day as the rarities compilation. Should be good for people getting into the band, right?

 

 wilco-whats-your-20-essential-tracks-900Tracklisting:

 

Disc 1

1. I Must Be High

2. Box Full of Letters

3. Passenger Side

4. Casino Queen

5. Misunderstood

6. Red-Eyed and Blue

7. I Got You (At the End of the Century)

8. Monday

9. Outtasite (Outta Mind)

10. Sunken Treasure

11. California Stars

12. Hesitating Beauty

13. A Shot In The Arm

14. Can't Stand It

15. She's a Jar

16. I'm Always In Love

17. How To Fight Loneliness

18. Via Chicago.

19. Airline to Heaven

 

Disc 2

1. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

2. I'm the Man Who Loves You

3. War On War

4. Jesus Etc.

5. Ashes of American Flags

6. Heavy Metal Drummer

7. Hummingbird

8. Theologians

9. Handshake Drugs

10. The Late Greats

11. Hate It Here

12. Impossible Germany

13. Walken

14. Wilco (The Song)

15. You and I

16. You Never Know

17. I Might

18. Born Alone

19. Whole Love

 What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994 - 2014

My personal list:

1. Box Full of Letters

2. Dash 7

3. Passenger Side

4. Misunderstood

5. Monday

6. Sunken Treasure

7. California Stars

8. Hoodoo Voodoo

9. Hesitating Beauty

10. Another Man's Done Gone

11. She's A Jar

12. A Shot in the Arm

13. I'm Always in Love

14. How to Fight Loneliness

15. Via Chicago

16. Candy floss

17. Airline to Heaven

18. Remember The Mountain Bed

19. Someday, Some Morning, Sometime

 

Disc 2

1. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

2. War On War

3. Jesus, etc.

4. Ashes of American Flag

5. Poor Places

6. Hell Is Chrome

7. Handshake Drugs

8. Wishful Thinking

9. Theologians

10. Either Way

11. Impossible Germany

12. Side With the Seeds

13. On and On and On

14. One Wing

15. Bull Black Nova

16. Art of Almost

17. Dawned on Me

18. Born Alone

19. One Sunday Morning

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My personal list:

1. Box Full of Letters

2. Dash 7

3. Passenger Side

4. Misunderstood

5. Monday

6. Sunken Treasure

7. California Stars

8. Hoodoo Voodoo

9. Hesitating Beauty

10. Another Man's Done Gone

11. She's A Jar

12. A Shot in the Arm

13. I'm Always in Love

14. How to Fight Loneliness

15. Via Chicago

16. Candy floss

17. Airline to Heaven

18. Remember The Mountain Bed

19. Someday, Some Morning, Sometime

 

Disc 2

1. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

2. War On War

3. Jesus, etc.

4. Ashes of American Flag

5. Poor Places

6. Hell Is Chrome

7. Handshake Drugs

8. Wishful Thinking

9. Theologians

10. Either Way

11. Impossible Germany

12. Side With the Seeds

13. On and On and On

14. One Wing

15. Bull Black Nova

16. Art of Almost

17. Dawned on Me

18. Born Alone

19. One Sunday Morning

 

I think you messed up somewhere. You only have three songs from Being There. And you accidentally typed in "Bull Black Nova." Pretty sure you meant something else. ;)

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Probably if I was making a compilation for someone:-

 

1. Box Full Of Letters
2. Pick Up the Change
3. Misunderstood
4. Far Far Away
5. Monday
6. Outta Mond (Outta Sight)
7. Dreamer In My Dreams
8. She's A Jar
9. A Shot In the Arm
10. I'm Always In Love
11. Pieholden Suite
12. How To Fight Loneliness
13. In A Future Age
14. California Stars
15. Hoodoo Voodoo
16. At My Window Sad And Lonely
17. Remember The Mountain Bed
18. One By One
19. True Love Will Find You In The End

 

1. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
2. War On War
3. Heavy Metal Drummer
4. Poor Places
5. Magazine Called Sunset
6. More Like The Moon
7. Let Me Come Home
8. At Least That's What You Said
9. Muzzle of Bees
10. Handshake Drugs
11. Airline to Heaven (Live)
12. You Are My Face
13. On and On and On
14. Wilco (The Song)
15. One Wing
16. Art of Almost
17. Dawned On Me
18. Whole Love
19. One Sunday Morning


Q. what game you playin' she cried right from the heart, you missed me, am i too late"?

 

A. No, jump on the cart!... oh... :lol

 

There's a dirty laugh there to rival Sid James :thumbup

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Missing: "Poor Places", "Remember the Mountain Bed", "Spiders", "Wishful Thinking", "One Wing", "Art of Almost".

 

 

Good songs, for sure. But think of how much space Mountain Bed, Spiders and Almost take up on a disc. That being said, 6+ minute tracks like Misunderstood, Sunken Treasure, IATTBYH and Handshake Drugs are critical on a release like this. I'd be willing to sacrifice some of the SBS and WTA tracks to accommodate some of the aforementioned songs that were excluded, maybe even Can't Stand It - but since this has to be more of a "mass appeal" release I can see why they left those out. Tough to whittle a band as brilliant as Wilco down to two discs.

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Airline to Heaven sucks.  Why is this song on so many of their releases? 

 

what?!. i remember telling John once that they should open every show with that one. i dont think a single day goes past without me listening to it. its the perfect opener. starting with jeff on his own and turning into mayhem from all of them at the end

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