27

Mar

1999

Wilco

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK

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03/27/99 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK

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Set One

Via Chicago 347

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How To Fight Loneliness 276

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Hotel Arizona 245

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Red-Eyed And Blue 150

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I Got You (At the End of the Century) 231

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Say You Miss Me 234

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A Shot In The Arm 302

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We're Just Friends 179

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Hesitating Beauty 204

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Christ For President 180

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Passenger Side 223

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Forget The Flowers 157

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New Madrid 251

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Monday 263

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Can't Stand It 234

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In A Future Age 179

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She's A Jar 300

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Summer Teeth 232

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When You Wake Up Feeling Old 213

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Outtasite (Outta Mind) 202

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Casino Queen 288

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California Stars 288

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Show Notes

Before embarking the following month on a proper tour in support of the release of Summerteeth (a tour that would last for most of 1999), Wilco played a few "showcase" shows, including this one at Shepherds Bush Empire in London.  As evidenced by this recording, as well as the one from New Orleans (which also exists in the nugs.net archive), these shows kept things pretty "close to the vest", presenting the new material in arrangements that were very close to the recorded versions (in contrast to the looser approach that would prevail later in the year).  With Jay Bennett spending more time behind the keyboards, and the continued use of Leroy Bach as an additional sideman, the band was able to reproduce the lush sounds heard on the album, which was released three weeks prior.  In addition to the new Summerteeth material, other highlights include powerful versions of "Hotel Arizona" and "Hesitating Beauty".

Source recording: 2-track CDR recorded from the soundboard.  Note that the first song, "I'm Always In Love", has been omitted due to irreversible distortion inherent in the master recording.

Lineup

Jeff Tweedy: lead vocals, guitar

John Stirratt: bass, backing vocals

Jay Bennett: guitar, keyboards, backing vocals

Leroy Bach: keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

Ken Coomer: drums

Credits

Producer, Curator: Marc Prizer

Concert Sound: Adam Roehlke

Original Recording (CDR)Adam Roehlke

Post-Production: Marc Prizer, Frank Silvestry

For Wilco: CJ Myers, Josh Grier