For those who haven’t heard the originals, this is as opportune a moment as any to unearth some of the strongest songs in either artist's back catalogue from a pair of albums that tend to merit small mention in discussion of their discographies.»
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record store day 2012 release. for the first time, nonesuch releases the complete recordings from the project in one box set. 'mermaid avenue: the complete sessions' includes: 'mermaid avenue'. 'mermaid avenue vol 2' (remastered). 'mermaid avenue vol 3'; a third disc of 17 previously unreleased recordings made during the mermaid avenue sessions. 'man in the sand', the 1999 full-length documentary of the mermaid avenue sessions. 48 page full-colour booklet with liner notes by geoffrey himes and greil marcus, full lyrics, archival photographs, and facsimiles of lyric sheets and sketches by woody guthrie. musicians: jeff tweedy (guitars, harmonica, lead vocals), billy bragg (guitars, lead vocals), jay bennett (guitars, keyboards, percussion, background vocals), ken coomer (drums, percussion), john stirratt (bass, background vocals). guest artists: natalie merchant (vocals), corey harris (guitar, lap steel, vocals), eliza carthy (violin), ben ivitsky (viola), bob egan (pedal steel).
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