Wilco Detail 20th Anniversary Rarities Box Set and Best-Of Compilation

Wilco Detail 20th Anniversary Rarities Box Set and Best-Of Compilation
Wilco had already announced plans to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a pair of compilations: one a best-of collection and the other a box set of rarities. Now, the alt-country lifers have shared the details of these archival releases, both of which will arrive on November 17 via Nonesuch.

The best-of is a 38-song collection called What's Your 20?, which is available digitally or in a two-CD package. It includes tracks from all of Wilco's studio albums, plus a couple from their Woody Guthrie-celebrating project Mermaid Avenue with Billy Bragg.

The tracklist can be seen below; it spans Wilco's discography chronologically, with the first disc covering up to 2000 and the second disc focusing on 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and after.

The rarities set, meanwhile, is called Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994–2014, and it's available in a whopping four-CD or four-LP set, as well as a digital bundle. It includes live tracks, demo cuts and rare recordings culled from throughout the group's career and features appearances from Feist, Fleet Foxes and Andrew Bird.

See the tracklist below.

Both collations were produced by Cheryl Pawelski, who said this about Alpha Mike Foxtrot: "Like a lot of fans, I had collected these straggling tracks over the past two decades of following Wilco's every move. Alpha Mike Foxtrot includes almost every unique, essential performance that appeared on soundtracks, tribute albums and B-sides — and there are probably a few surprises for even the sharpest collector. This set presents an alternate history of the band, kind of a sideways view, and ultimately, it's a super-fun listening experience."

Both sets can be pre-ordered from Nonesuch's online store (and other online retailers). Pre-orders of Alpha Mike Foxtrot come with an instant download of the track "A Magazine Called Sunset."

Along with the new releases, Wilco will hold what's being called the Wilco Winterlude, a six-night residency at their hometown of Chicago's Riviera Theatre. Each night will feature a different setlist focusing on songs from different eras of the band's career.

Tour dates:

10/21 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10/22 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10/23 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
10/25 Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art
10/28 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
10/29 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
12/03 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
12/05 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
12/06 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
12/08 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
12/09 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
12/11 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
12/12 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

What's Your 20?:

CD 1:

1. I Must Be High
2. Box Full of Letters
3. Passenger Side
4. Casino Queen
5. Misunderstood
6. Red-Eyed and Blue
7. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
8. Monday
9. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
10. Sunken Treasure
11. California Stars
12. Hesitating Beauty
13. A Shot In the Arm
14. Can't Stand It
15. She's a Jar
16. I'm Always In Love
17. How To Fight Lonliness
18. Via Chicago
19. Airline to Heaven

CD 2:

1. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
2. I'm the Man Who Loves You
3. War on War
4. Jesus, Etc.
5. Ashes of American Flags
6. Heavy Metal Drummer
7. Hummingbird
8. Theologians
9. Handshake Drugs
10. The Late Greats
11. Hate It Here
12. Impossible Germany
13. Walken
14. Wilco (The Song)
15. You and I
16. You Never Know
17. I Might
18. Born Alone
19. Whole Love

Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994–2014:

CD 1:

1. Childlike and Evergreen (Demo)
2. Someone Else's Song (Demo)
3. Passenger Side (Demo)
4. Promising
5. The T.B. Is Whipping Me (with Syd Straw)
6. I Must Be High (Live)
7. Casino Queen (Live)
8. Who Were You Thinking Of (Live)
9. I Am Not Willing
10. Burned
11. Blasting Fonda
12. Thirteen
13. Don't You Honey Me
14. The Lonely 1 (White Hen Version)
15. No More Poetry
16. Box Full of Letters (Live)
17. Red-Eyed and Blue (Live)
18. Forget the Flowers (Live)
19. Sunken Treasure (Live)
20. Monday (Demo)

CD 2:

1. Passenger Side (Live)
2. Outtasite (Outta Mind) (Live)
3. I Got You at the End of the Century (Live)
4. Outta Mind (Outta Site) (Live)
5. James Alley Blues (with Roger McGuinn) (Live)
6. At My Window Sad and Lonely (Jeff Tweedy Solo Version)
7. California Stars (Live)
8. One Hundred Years from Now
9. A Shot in the Arm (Remix)
10. ELT (King Size Demo Version)
11. Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (again) (David Kahne Remix)
12. She's a Jar (Austin Demo Version)
13. Tried and True
14. Student Loan Stereo
15. True Love Will Find You in the End
16. I'm Always in Love (Live)
17. Via Chicago (Austin Demo Version)
18. Can't Stand It (Live)
19. Airline to Heaven (Alternate Version)
20. Any Major Dude Will Tell You

CD 3:

1. I'm the Man Who Loves You (Live)
2. The Good Part
3. Cars Can't Escape
4. Camera
5. Handshake Drugs (First Version)
6. A Magazine Called Sunset
7. Bob Dylan's 49th Beard
8. Woodgrain
9. More Like the Moon
10. Let Me Come Home
11. Old Maid
12. Hummingbird (Alternate Version)
13. Spiders (Kidsmoke) (Live)
14. Hell Is Chrome (Live)
15. At Least That's What You Said (Live)
16. The Late Greats (Live)
17. Just a Kid (With the Blisters)
18. Kicking Television

CD 4:

1. Panthers
2. Theologians (Live)
3. Another Man's Done Gone (Live)
4. I'm a Wheel (Live)
5. How to Fight Loneliness (Live)
6. One True Vine
7. The Thanks I Get
8. Let's Not Get Carried Away
9. Hate It Here (Live)
10. Impossible Germany (Live)
11. I Shall Be Released - with Fleet Foxes (Live)
12. What Light
13. Jesus, Etc. - with Andrew Bird (Live)
14. Glad It's Over
15. Dark Neon
16. The Jolly Banker
17. Unlikely Japan
18. You and I - with Feist (Live)
19. I Love My Label