Wilco‘s landmark Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is getting a massive special edition release to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was released on April 23, 2002. Out on Nonesuch, the record will be released as seven special editions, and the newly remastered version will be part of each set. The largest, the Super Deluxe Edition, can include either 11 vinyl LPs, 1 CD, or 8 CDs, and features 82 previously unreleased tracks. The Super Deluxe, Super Deluxe CD, 7 LP Deluxe, Digital Deluxe, 2 LP, 2 CD Expanded, and Digital editions will all release on September 16. They are all available for digital pre-order now.
Wilco’s version of “Reservations” from a July 2002 show in St. Louis is available now. It was initially on Snoozin’ at The Pageant — Live 7/23/02 at The Pageant, St. Louis, MO, and is part of the Super Deluxe LP, Deluxe LP, CD, and digital sets.
“It was as fascinating to me as anything being made by actual musicians using actual instruments,” Jeff Tweedy said in his 2017 memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back). “I wanted to know why it was so hypnotic to me. Why could I listen to hours of this stuff, even though I had no clue what any of them were saying. That question became the foundation for Yankee Hotel Foxtrot … the way people communicated or ultimately failed to communicate.”
Wilco are celebrating Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by playing it in full at shows at United Palace in New York City, and in three consecutive nights from April 22-24 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
Wilco Tour Dates
Tuesday, April 19 – New York, NY, United Palace
Wednesday, April 20 – New York, NY, United Palace
Friday, April 22 – Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre
Saturday, April 23 – Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre
Sunday, April 24 – Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theatre