Saturday, June 12, 2021

Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)


Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)


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Wilco - A Ghost Is Born


Side one

"At Least That's What You Said" – 5:33

"Hell Is Chrome" (Tweedy, Mikael Jorgensen) – 4:38

"Spiders (Kidsmoke)" – 10:46


Side two

"Muzzle of Bees" – 4:56

"Hummingbird" – 3:11

"Handshake Drugs" – 6:07


Side three

"Wishful Thinking" (Tweedy, Glenn Kotche) – 4:41

"Company in My Back" – 3:46

"I'm a Wheel" – 2:37

"Theologians" (Tweedy, Jorgensen, Chris Girard) – 3:36


Side four

"Less Than You Think" (Tweedy, John Stirratt, Kotche, Jorgensen, Leroy Bach, Jim O'Rourke) – 15:04

"The Late Greats" – 2:31





Wilco Band Members / Musicians

Jeff Tweedy – vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, filters, loops

John Stirratt – bass guitar, guitar, piano, backing vocals, synthesizer, filters, loops

Glenn Kotche – drums, percussion, hammered dulcimer, synthesizer, filters, loops

Leroy Bach – piano, organ, guitar, bass, vibes, synthesizer, filters, loops

Mikael Jorgensen – piano, rocksichord, Farfisa, organ, synthesizer, filters, loops, engineer

Jim O'Rourke – piano, guitar, bass, ARP 2600, synthesizer, filters, loops, engineer, mixing, producer

Frankie Montuoro – hammered dulcimer, production assistant, technical assistance

Karen Waltuch – viola

Tim Barnes – percussion

Steve Rooke – mastering

Chris Shaw – engineer

TJ Doherty, Tim Iseler – assistant engineers

Stan Doty, Daniel Herbst, Deborah Miles Johnson, Haydn Johnston, Matt Zivich – production assistants, technical assistance

Dan Nadel – graphic design

Peter Smith – graphic design, photography

Mike Schmelling – photography

Gladys Nilsson – drawing

Ken Waagner – digital supervisor





A Ghost Is Born is the 5th studio album by American alternative rock band Wilco. Released on June 22, 2004, it features singer Jeff Tweedy on lead guitar more than any previous Wilco album. The band streamed the album online free, and offered a five-song EP to purchasers.

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