‘alpha mike foxtrot’ is a brand new 4-cd/limited 4-lp box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives.
along with a new greatest hits release, this is the first compilation of wilco’s music of any kind. “like a lot of fans, i had collected these straggling tracks over the past two decades of following wilco’s every move,” pawelski said. “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.” alpha mike foxtrot features 64 pages of liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from tweedy, notes by band members nels cline and john stirratt, and reflections from members of wilco’s extended professional family. the booklet also showcases dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band’s career.