Wilco - A Ghost is Born


Label:

Rhino

Genre:

Folk Rock

Product No.:
ARHI 76492
UPC: 081227649210
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP    

$24.98

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2005 Grammy Awards:
Best Alternative Music Album

Best Recording Package
Peter Buchanan-Smith & Dan Nadel, art directors (Wilco)

"There’s really no one making better rock records." - Tracks Magazine, from their lead review of Ghost

A Ghost Is Born represents another giant step in the evolution of Wilco from alternative country pioneers to genre-bashing sonic daredevils. The Chicago band’s release is full of extended guitar reveries and rave-ups, hushed late night balladry, orchestral pop and beautifully sculpted noise that more than lives up to the promise of its illustrious predecessor, Wilco’s watershed 2002 release, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Bandleader Jeff Tweedy and co-producer/co-conspirator Jim O’Rourke, a recently enlisted member of Sonic Youth and longtime luminary on rock’s avant edge, went for a live-in-the-studio feel this time around. They cut tracks in New York City and Chicago, assisted by engineer Chris Shaw, a veteran of sessions with artists ranging from Public Enemy to Bob Dylan. The LP was mastered at AcousTech by Kevin Gray and pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI.

1. At Least That's What You Said
2. Hell is Chrome
3. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
4. Muzzle of Bees
5. Hummingbird
6. Handshake Drugs
7. Wishful Thinking
8. Company in My Sack
9. I'm a Wheel
10. Theologians
11. Less Than You Think
12. The Late Greats

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Nice, but the CD is better

posted on 08/08/2006
3 Stars
Reviewer: GoldenBoy (a.k.a. GoldenRedux)
This album is one of the few contemporary Rock/Pop recordings that was recorded and mixed completely to analogue, and was mastered properly to CD. Although this LP is mastered wonderfully, it sounds identical to the CD in every way except that the CD has no surface noise. My copy of this vinyl pressing was particularly noisy and the surface of the LP even looked quite scuffed. With that said, the surface noise is not as bad as it looked like it would be. Anyway, as this really offers no sonic improvement over the CD issue, I'd say save your money and stick with the CD.

If you really want a wonderful experience with Wilco on vinyl, look for the 180g Sundazed pressing of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which was an all tube transfer from the original analogue master, and is superior in every way (minus the surface noise, of course :) ) to the CD release.


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