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In February 1981.

In February 1981, “RCA” label released “From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus”, the second Landscape album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, and was produced by Colin Thurston, Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms and John Walters.

Personnel:

  • Richard James Burgess- vocals, computer programming, electronic drums and percussion, synthesizers and drums. Roland MC8 microcomposer, System 100 modular synths, SDS-V electronic drums, Pearl drums, claptrap, Burgess amplified percussion
  • Christopher Heaton – keyboards and vocals. Yamaha CS80 polyphonic synthesizer, grand piano, Fender Rhodes pianowith ring modulator and effects, Casiotone 201 digital keyboard, Minimoog, Roland vocoders, Roland Chorus Echo
  • Andy Pask- bass guitar, bass synthesizers and vocals. Giffin fretted and fretless basses, Yamaha CS80, Roland ProMars synthesizer
  • Peter Thoms- electronic trombone, trombone and vocals. King 3B Trombone, Barcus Berry tranducer and graphic pre-amp, Roland pitch/voltage synthesizer and Chorus Echo, MXR Blue Box
  • John Walters- computer programming, wind synthesizers and Vocals. Computone wind synthesizer driver and Lyricon 1, Roland MC8, ProMars and System 100 synthesizers and vocoder, Selmer MKVI soprano saxophone
  • John Etchells, John Hudson, Brian Tench, Hugh Padgham, Andy Jackson, Peter Walsh, Rafe McKenna, Peter Smith, Steve Rance, Graeme Jackson, Rik Walton, Dave Hunt, David Baker, Colin Thurston – engineers

Track listing:

  1. European Man – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  2. Shake the West Awake – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  3. Computer Person – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  4. Alpine Tragedy / Sisters – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  5. Face of the 80’s – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  6. New Religion – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  7. Einstein A Go-Go – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  8. Norman Bates – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  9. The Doll’s House – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  10. From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uran – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  • Beguine
  • Mambo
  • Tango
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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