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New Music: Bill Fay collaborates with Jeff Tweedy, covers Wilco

on August 16, 2012, 4:01pm

bill fay life is people New Music: Bill Fay collaborates with Jeff Tweedy, covers Wilco

After a 40-year hiatus from recording, iconic English singer-songwriter Bill Fay will return with a new full-length LP, Life is People, on August 21st via Dead Oceans. Making up for lost time, Fay has already released two cuts from the 12-track album, which he recorded alongside producers Joshua Henry and Matt Deighton (Oasis, Paul Weller, Mother Earth). “This World” features vocals from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who previously covered Fay’s “Be Not So Fearful” in the Wilco documentary film I Am Trying To Break Your Heart. Returning the favor, Fay covered Wilco’s “Jesus, Etc.”, from the classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Both tracks are prime examples of Fay’s earnest and emotional folk/rock that would go on to influence the likes of Nick Cave and Jim O’Rourke.

Bill Fay feat. Jeff Tweedy – “This World”

“Jesus, Etc.” (Wilco cover)

Life Is People Tracklist:
01. There Is A Valley
02. Big Painter
03. The Never Ending Happening
04. This World
05. The Healing Day
06. City Of Dreams
07. Be At Peace With Yourself
08. Jesus, Etc.
09. Empires
10. Thank You Lord
11. Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)
12. The Coast No Man Can Tell

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