Wilco discography

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Wilco performing at the Austin City Limits Festival in September 2004

The discography of the American alternative rock group Wilco, consists of eight studio albums, five extended plays (EPs), three live albums, eight singles and four videos.

Following the breakup of Uncle Tupelo, the band's first three studio albums were released on Reprise Records. During recording for the band's fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Reprise dropped the band from the label, causing outcry from media outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.[1] The band signed with fellow Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Nonesuch Records in 2002, where the band has released all of its material since. Wilco recorded two albums of Woody Guthrie songs with Billy Bragg, and performed as a session band for The Minus 5 on their Down with Wilco album. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was the most successful album for the band, earning a Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[2]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Sales and
certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
GER
[5]
IRL
[4]
NED
[6]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8][9]
1995 A.M. 12 150,000+[10]
1996 Being There
  • Released: October 29, 1996
  • Label: Reprise
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
73 300,000+[10]
1999 Summerteeth
  • Released: March 9, 1999
  • Label: Reprise
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
78 63 5 51 38 200,000+[11]
2002 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 13 43 29 4 24 40 674,000+[12]

US: Gold[2]

2004 A Ghost Is Born
  • Released: June 22, 2004
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
8 43 41 37 94 24 33 29 50 340,000+[13]
2007 Sky Blue Sky
  • Released: May 15, 2007
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
4 23 36 23 51 7 32 26 39 389,000+[14]
2009 Wilco (The Album)
  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
4 47 32 27 50 12 26 31 49 299,000+[14]
2011 The Whole Love
  • Released: September 27, 2011
  • Label: dBpm
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
5 23 14 23 16 10 9 16 30 200,000+[15]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Live Albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Sales and
certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
GER
[5]
IRL
[4]
NED
[6]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8][9]
2005 Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
  • Released: November 15, 2005
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
47 163 114,000+[13]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
IRL
[4]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[4]
UK
[8][9]
1998 Mermaid Avenue (with Billy Bragg)
  • Released: June 23, 1998
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
  • Sales: 277,000+[16]
90 12 34
2000 Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (with Billy Bragg)
  • Released: May 30, 2000
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
88 45 61
2003 Down with Wilco (by The Minus 5)
  • Released: February 25, 2003
  • Label: Yep Roc
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
2009 The Sun Came Out (by 7 Worlds Collide)
  • Released: September 29, 2009
  • Label: Columbia, EMI
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, download
2012 Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions (with Billy Bragg)
  • Released: April 21, 2012
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

EPs[edit]

Year Details Comments
1997 All Over the Place
  • Released: December 1997
  • Label:
  • Formats: 10" vinyl
Promo-only release.
2003 More Like the Moon
  • Released: April 23, 2003
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, download
Also known as Australian EP and Bridge EP. Free download with purchase of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
2004 The Wilco Book
  • Released: November 2, 2004
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD
Demos, outtakes and experimental tracks from A Ghost Is Born sessions, included with The Wilco Book.
2005 A Ghost Is Born (bonus EP)
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD, download
Also known as Panthers EP. Free download for purchase of A Ghost Is Born.
2007 Sky Blue Sky (bonus EP)
  • Released: May 15, 2007
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Formats: CD
Originally only available with purchase of Sky Blue Sky at independent record stores.
Re-issued during the European segment of the Sky Blue Sky tour with bonus tracks.
2012 iTunes Session
  • Released: January 24, 2012
  • Label: dBpm
  • Formats: Download
Available only at the iTunes Store.
Includes new recordings of seven previously released songs plus a recording of Cruel to Be Kind with Nick Lowe on lead vocals.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Main

[17]
US
Mod

[18]
US
Rock

[3]
US
Triple-A

[19]
UK
[9][20]
1995 "Box Full of Letters" A.M.
1997 "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" 22 39 16 120 Being There
1999 "Can't Stand It" 67 Summerteeth
"A Shot in the Arm" 120
2002 "War on War" 115 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2004 "I'm a Wheel" 85 A Ghost Is Born
2009 "You Never Know" 40 1 Wilco (The Album)
"You and I" 32
2011 "I Might" The Whole Love
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Miscellaneous[edit]

These songs have not appeared on an official album by Wilco. The song "The T.B. Is Whipping Me" with Syd Straw was the first-ever release by Wilco.

Year Song Album Comments
1994 "The T.B. Is Whipping Me"[21] Red Hot + Country with Syd Straw; cover of the Ernest Tubb song
1995 "Childlike and Evergreen" Soil Samples 7" Split promo single with Poster Children
1996 "Burned"[22] I Shot Andy Warhol soundtrack Cover of the 1966 Buffalo Springfield song.
1997 "Promising"[23] All Over the Place 10" Promo, Chelsea Walls soundtrack Recorded at Easley Studios, Memphis, 1994
"Don't You Honey Me"[24] All Over the Place 10" Promo Recorded at the Warzone, Chicago, 1996
1999 "100 Years From Now"[25] Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Cover of the 1968 The Byrds song.
2000 "Any Major Dude Will Tell You"[26] Me, Myself & Irene soundtrack Cover of the 1974 Steely Dan song.
2002 "Cars Can't Escape" Offered as a free Wilcoworld.net Roadcase download for owners of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
"When the Roses Bloom Again"[23] Chelsea Walls soundtrack From the Mermaid Avenue sessions, has been covered by Sally Timms and Laura Cantrell
2003 "Old Maid"[27] You Can Never Go Fast Enough: a tribute album to the film Two-Lane Blacktop.
"Let Me Come Home"[28] Amos House Collection, Vol. 3, a charity album for the Amos House.
2004 "Just a Kid"[29] The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music From the Movie and More. Co-written by Jeff & Spencer Tweedy
2006 "Thirteen" Big Star, Small World Big Star tribute album
"James Alley Blues" The Harry Smith Project: The Anthology Of American Folk Music Revisited Live recording
2007 "Let's Not Get Carried Away"[13] iTunes version of Sky Blue Sky
"The Thanks I Get"[30] Available as free download to owners of Sky Blue Sky Used in a Volkswagen commercial.
"One True Vine" Sky Blue Sky Bonus EP
2008 "I Shall Be Released"[31] Offered as a free download to fans who promised to vote in the 2008 United States presidential election. With the Fleet Foxes. Cover of the 1967 Bob Dylan song.
"Glad It's Over"[32] Heroes (TV series) Original TV Soundtrack Outtake from Sky Blue Sky recording sessions
2009 "The Jolly Banker"[33] Available for download with a suggested donation of two dollars towards the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. Cover of the 1940 Woody Guthrie song. Feist is credited with providing percussion.[34]
"Dark Neon" Available with iTunes Preorders of Wilco (the Album)

Videography[edit]

Year DVD Comments
1999 Man in the Sand Documentary about the making of Mermaid Avenue.
2002 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco Black-and-white documentary directed by Sam Jones.
2007 Shake It Off Performance DVD included with purchase of the special edition of Sky Blue Sky.
2009 Ashes of American Flags Live concert DVD filmed February 2008 released on Record Store Day, April 18, 2009.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kot, Greg (August 15, 2001). "Wilco's shot in the arm". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 26, 2001.  Last accessed July 8, 2007. Via the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Recording Industry Association of America.  Last accessed July 27, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d "Artist Chart History – Wilco". Billboard.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Wilco – Music Charts". acharts.com.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Wilco". Musicline.de. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Discografie Singles". Dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Discography Singles". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyhit.com.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  9. ^ a b c d Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. OCLC 64098209. 
  10. ^ a b Kot 2004. p. 125
  11. ^ Kot 2004. p. 167
  12. ^ Herrera, Monica (July 7, 2010). "Wilco Fulfills Nonesuch Contract, Starts Own Label?". Billboard.  Last accessed September 12, 2010.
  13. ^ a b c Cohen, Jonathan (April 13, 2007). "Wilco: In The Comfort Zone". Billboard.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  14. ^ a b Martens, Todd (September 25, 2011). "Wilco is maturing, but it is not growing soft". Los Angeles Times.  Last accessed October 7, 2011.
  15. ^ "Wilco's new "The Whole Love" takes a bow at No. 5 with 82,000, marking the fourth top 10 effort for the band". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  16. ^ Kot 2004. p. 152
  17. ^ "Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. April 19, 1997. 
  18. ^ "((( Wilco > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  19. ^ "Chart Beat: Darius Rucker, Mariah Carey, Wilco – Chart Beat". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  20. ^ "UK Chart Log". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  21. ^ "Red Hot + Country – Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved September 1, 2007. 
  22. ^ "I Shot Andy Warhol – Overview". Allmusic.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  23. ^ a b "Chelsea Walls Soundtrack > Overview". Allmusic. 
  24. ^ "Wilco – All Over The Place". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  25. ^ "Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons > Overview". Allmusic.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  26. ^ "Any Major Dude Will Tell You". Ascap.com.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  27. ^ "You Can Never Go Fast Enough > Overview". Allmusic. [dead link] Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  28. ^ "Amos House Collection, Vol. 3 > Overview". Allmusic. [dead link] Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  29. ^ "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music From the Movie and More > Overview". Allmusic.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  30. ^ "Wilco – News". Wilcoworld.net.  Last accessed July 8, 2007.
  31. ^ Solarski, Matthew (2008-09-23). "Plan to Vote? Get Wilco/Fleet Foxes' Dylan Cover MP3". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  32. ^ "Heroes Original TV Soundtrack > Overview". AllMusic. 
  33. ^ "Wilco – The Jolly Banker". Wilcoworld.net. Retrieved May 1, 2009. 
  34. ^ "Download: Wilco and Feist Cover Woody Guthrie". Spin. 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 

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