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Published: 2008/02/20

Via Chicago: Another Round of Wilco Rarities

Wilcos career spanning , multi-night run at Chicagos The Riviera Theatre continued last night with another sold-out, two-set show. The entire performance was broadcast on WXRT and Jeff Tweedy joked he was glad Wilco got to promote material from their first two albums because they werent able to the first time around. He also took the opportunity to wish his kids goodnight over the radio.

The group continued to breakout rarities, including the A.M tracks I Must Be High, which was last played in 1996, and Hotel Arizona, which was retired for over a decade before last Friday. During set one, the group debuted Leave Me Like You Found Me, the only track off 2007s Sky Blue Sky the group has yet to play live, and later offered one of that albums b-sides, The Thanks I Get.’ The performance showcased Wilco at its most jam-friendly, particularly an elongated take on Spiders (Kidsmoke) that segued out of Reservations and versions of Outta Mind (Outta Site) that bookended the bands performance. The Tonal Pros Horn Section also returned for a handful of songs, including Was I In Your Dreams?, Hate It Here, The Thanks I Get, Walken, I’m The Man Who Loves You and I’m A Wheel. The sextet is only five songs away from performing every track included on a proper Wilco album.

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