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On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Nonesuch” label released “Sky Blue Sky”, the sixth Wilco studio album. It was recorded November 2006 – January 2007, at “The Wilco Loft” in Irving Park, Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt and Jeff Tweedy.

Personnel:

  • Nels Cline– electric guitar, 12 string guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Mikael Jorgensen– piano, organs, Wurlitzer
  • Glenn Kotche– drums, percussion, glockenspiel
  • Pat Sansone– organs, guitar, Chamberlin, Mellotron, Wurlitzer, harpsichord, piano, backing vocals
  • John Stirratt– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeff Tweedy– vocals, guitar, graphic design
  • Jim O’Rourke– feedback, percussion, acoustic guitar, string arrangements
  • Karen Waltuch – viola, violin
  • TJ Doherty – recording
  • Robert Ludwig– mastering
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Jason Tobias, Tom Gloady, Kevin Dean – assistant engineering
  • Nathaniel Murphy – illustrations
  • Frack Ockenfels – photography
  • Manuel Presti – cover photograph
  • Lawrence Azerrad – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy, except where noted.

  1. Either Way
  2. You Are My face – Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline
  3. Impossible Germany – Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt
  4. Sky Blue Sky
  5. Side with the Seeds – Jeff Tweedy, Mikael Jorgensen
  6. Shake It Off
  7. Please Be Patient With Me
  8. Hate It Here – Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt
  9. Leave Me (like You Find Me)
  10. Walken – Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt
  11. What Light
  12. On and On and On – Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt
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On January 12, 1999.

On January 12, 1999, “Drag City” label released “Knock Knock”, the seventh Smog (Bill Callahan) studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Jim O’Rourke.

Personnel:

  • Bill Callahan – vocals. guitar
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – guitar
  • Thymme Jones – drums
  • Jim O’Rourke – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan.

  1. Let’s Move to the Country
  2. Held
  3. River Guard
  4. No Dancing
  5. Teenage Spaceship
  6. Cold Blooded Old Times
  7. Sweet Treat
  8. Hit the Ground Running
  9. I Could Drive Forever
  10. Left Only with Love

 

On August 10, 1999.

On August 10, 1999, “Merge” label released “Come Pick Me Up”, the seventh Superchunk album. It was recorded in March 1999, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago and was produced by Jim O’Rourke, Laura Balance, Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur and Jon Wurster.

Personnel:

  • Laura Ballance – bass, vocals, cover painting
  • Jeb Bishop – trombone
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
  • Chris Manfrin – handclapping
  • Mac McCaughan – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jim O’Rourke – guitar, recorder, vocals, mixing
  • John O’Rourke – engineer, mixing
  • Suzanne Roberts – violin
  • Ken Vandermark – saxophone
  • Bob Weston – trumpet
  • Jim Wilbur – guitar, vocals
  • Jon Wurster – percussion, drums, vocals
  • Claire Ashby – photography
  • Rob Bochnik– assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Balance, Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur and Jon Wurster.

  1. So Convinced
  2. Hello Hawk
  3. Cursed Mirror
  4. 1000 Pounds
  5. Good Dreams
  6. Low Branches
  7. Pink Clouds
  8. Smarter Hearts
  9. Honey Bee
  10. June Showers
  11. Pulled Muscle
  12. Tiny Bombs
  13. You Can Always Count on Me (In the Worst Way)

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “A Ghost Is Born”, the fifth Wilco studio album. It was recorded November 2003 – March 2004 in New York City, and was produced by Jim O’Rourke, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glen Kotche, Leroy Bach and Mikael Jorgensen. In 2005, “A Ghost Is Born” won “Grammy Awards”  for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Tweedy– vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, filters, loops
  • John Stirratt– bass, 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
  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy except where noted.

  1. At Least That’s What You Said
  2. Hell Is Chrome – Jeff Tweedy,Mikael Jorgensen
  3. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
  4. Muzzle of Bees
  5. Hummingbird
  6. Handshake Drugs
  7. Wishful Thinking – Jeff Tweedy,Glenn Kotche
  8. Company in My Back
  9. I’m a Wheel
  10. Theologians – Jeff Tweedy, Mikael Jorgensen, Chris Girard
  11. Less Than You Think – Jeff Tweedy,John Stirratt, Glen Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen,Leroy Bach, Jim O’Rourke
  12. The Late Greats

On June 25, 2002.

Murray_Street

On June 25, 2002, “DGC” label released “Murray Street”, the twelve Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded August 2001 – March 2002, at “Echo Canyon” in New York City, and was produced by Sonic Youth.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar, photography
  • Kim Gordon– vocals, bass, backing vocals
  • Lee Ranaldo– vocals (4), guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Jim O’Rourke– guitar, bass, recording, engineering, mixing
  • Steve Shelley– drums, percussion
  • Jim Sauter – horns
  • Don Dietrich– horns
  • Aaron Mullan – assistant engineering
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Frank Olinksy – art direction
  • Monique Voorhout – photography, artwork
  • Stefano Giovannini – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley and Jim O’Rourke.

  1. The Empty Page
  2. Disconnection Notice
  3. Rain on Tin
  4. Karen Revisited
  5. Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style
  6. Plastic Sun
  7. Sympathy for the Strawberry

On June 8, 2004.

Sonic_Nurse

On June 8, 2004, “Geffen” label released “Sonic Nurse”, the thirteenth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded July 2003 – February 2004, at “Echo Canyon” in New York City, and was produced by Sonic Youth.

Personnel:

  • Kim Gordon – vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Shelley– drums
  • Jim O’Rourke– guitar, bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonic Youth, except where noted.

  1. Pattern Recognition – Kim Gordon
  2. Unmade Bed – Thurston Moore
  3. Dripping Dream – Thurston Moore
  4. Kim Gordon and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream – Sonic Youth
  5. Stones – Thurston Moore
  6. Dude Ranch Nurse – Kim Gordon
  7. New Hampshire – Thurston Moore
  8. Paper Cup Exit – Lee Ranaldo
  9. I Love You Golden Blue – Kim Gordon
  10. Peace Attack – Thurston Moore

On May 16, 2000.

NYC Ghosts

On May 16, 2000, “DGC” label released “NYC Ghosts & Flowers”, the eleventh Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded August 1999 – February 2000, in New York City, and was produced by Sonic Youth and Jim O’Rourke.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– uncredited performing
  • Lee Ranaldo– uncredited performing, sleeve photography
  • Steve Shelley– uncredited performing
  • Kim Gordon– uncredited performing, sleeve illustration (Girl Drawing, 2000)
  • Rafael Toral – Spacestatic guitar
  • Jim O’Rourke– bass guitar, electronics, production, additional recording, additional mixing
  • William Winant – percussion
  • Wharton Tiers– recording
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Frank Olinsky – sleeve art direction
  • Dan Graham – sleeve artwork (video still from Rock My Religion, 1980)
  • A. Levy – sleeve spiral drawing (1967)
  • Joe Brainard – sleeve painting (Flower Painting IV, 1967)
  • Robert Mooney – sleeve painting (untitled, 1992)
  • William S. Burroughs– sleeve painting (X-Ray Man, 1992)

Track listing:

  1. Free City Rhymes – Thurston Moore
  2. Renegade Princess – Thurston Moore, Gordon Ranaldo
  3. Nevermind – Kim Gordon
  4. Small Flowers Crack Concrete – Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo
  5. Side2Side – Kim Gordon
  6. StreamXSonik Subway – Thurston Moore
  7. NYC Ghosts & Flowers – Lee Ranaldo
  8. Lightning – Kim Gordon