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Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - 20th Anniversary Edition (Indie Exclusive Colored Vinyl) Vinyl 2LP

NonesuchSKU lp-13027

acclaimed 2002 album from Chicago 6-piece, remastered
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"Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was widely acclaimed as one of 2002’s best albums, appearing in multiple year-end and decade-end lists, with Rolling Stone naming it #3 Album of the 2000s. Among Yankee’s inspirations was a recording Jeff Tweedy bought at Tower Records in the late 1990s, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations. As Bob Mehr points out in his new album note, the record got 'deep under Tweedy’s skin.' The album takes its title from a haunting recording of a woman repeating those words that is included in The Conet Project; that recording is sampled in the penultimate song on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 'Poor Places.' Conceptually, Tweedy had decided to focus on a big idea for the next album: the state of America. His lyrics—often distilled from scribbled pages of free verse or poetry—became a form of inquiry,' Mehr continues. Describing the uncanny, strangely prescient feeling of the album, which Wilco began offering as a free stream on its website in 2001, Mehr notes: 'In the wake of 9/11, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot would be burdened with unintended meaning. The disc had originally been scheduled for a September 11 release. Its cover—a Sam Jones-shot image of Chicago’s twin Marina Towers angled in looming fashion—bore an eerie resemblance to the felled World Trade Center towers. And the songs—with titles like ‘Ashes of American Flags’ and ‘War on War,’ and lyrics about how ‘tall buildings shake, sad voices escape’—took on a terrible new resonance." - Nonesuch

  • 20th anniversary remastered edition
  • 'creamy white' colored double vinyl pressing
  • indie exclusive
  • limited edition
  • original release year: 2002
  • music label: Nonesuch 2022

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