JAY BENNETT – “Kicking at the Perfumed Air” & “Whatever Happened I Apologize” with the film “Where are you, Jay Bennett?” (RSD Vinyl)


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JAY BENNETT "Kicking at the Perfumed Air" & "Whatever Happened I Apologize" with the film "Where are you, Jay Bennett?"

Note: Filed with Wilco



Release Date: 4/23/2022

Format: 2 x LP

Label: What Were We Thinking

Quantity: 3000

Release type: 'RSD First' Release

A special double LP Record Store Day 2022 exclusive, featuring two albums by the late Jay Bennett (Wilco) alongside the 2021 feature-length documentary "Where are you, Jay Bennett?," packaged in a gatefold jacket. "Where are you, Jay Bennett?" is a feature-length documentary on Jay Bennett, a legendary musician who, as a member of Wilco, was a large part of the genius behind their three seminal albums (Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot — he co-wrote most of Summerteeth and YHF with Jeff Tweedy) as well as the Mermaid Avenue/Woody Guthrie sessions with Billy Bragg, and who went on to a critically acclaimed solo career, before dying tragically at the age of 45 "Whatever Happened I Apologize" is best described by Brian Robbins of JamBands.com: "a departure from much of his past work. Simply put, the master of what-this-track-needs-is-one-more-weird-noise-and-it'll-be-perfect (and staunch defender of vinyl) has offered up a digital-only acoustic album much of it just the man, his guitar, and some pretty open emotions.” "Kicking at the Perfumed Air" is a beautiful collection of personal songs that Jay Bennett was working on when he died. Released posthumously, the album was praised for its subtle beauty. Pitchfork said: "But Perfumed works simply because Bennett was such a keen craftsman, his mournfulness so elegantly expressed, and as such, nevertheless serves as a fitting elegy for an under-appreciated and occasionally misunderstood songsmith and musician taken too soon." Whatever Happened I Apologize:


1 Another Town Another Ride Another Window 3:05 2 I Don't Have The Time 1:51 3 I'll Decorate My Love 3:42 4 The Engines Are Idle 4:51 5 How Dull They Make The Razor 3:01 6 Without The Benefit Of Sight 4:39 7 Hank 2:23 8 Talk And Talk And Talk 4:55 9 Wicket World 3:51 10 Little Blue Pills Kicking at the Perfumed Air 1 Diamond Smiles 2 Second-Last Call 3 Twice A Year 4 Mirror Ball 5 Footprints 6 Hotel Song 7 Invitation 8 When Heaven Hel The World 9 M Plates 10 Cartoon Physics 11 Beer