(*Just released project artwork.)
From Billy Bragg's website:
"To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Woody’s birth, Nonesuch Records will be releasing ‘Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions’, a four disc set, comprising of remastered versions of Mermaid Avenue Volumes Iand II as well as a new collection of 17 songs from the original sessions,‘Mermaid Avenue Volume III’. The fourth disc will contain ‘Man in the Sand’,Kim Hopkins’ 1999 film, which documents the collaboration between Woody, Wilco and me," said Billy Bragg about the release.
This is just the latest in a string of recent Woody Guthrie tributes, which includes a museum and archive and some star-studded tribute compilations. Although a firm release date has yet to be announced Woody’s birthday on July 14th might be just the ticket.