dBpm announced that they will be releasing Chicago 2017, Daniel Johnston’s final performance in Chicago on vinyl, a live show at the Vic Theatre in 2017 as a session with Tweedy (Jeff and Spencer Tweedy, James Elkington, Liam Kazar, and Darin Gray.
To preview the record, they released Johnston’s hit “Worried Shoes” live at the Vic Theatre.
Chicago 2017 was recorded by Tom Schick and will be available at the Wilco Store and indie retailers. The release will be limited to 2000black, blue, and white splatter vinyl-only copies.
Proceeds from this release will be for Hi, How Are You Project (HHAY), the non-profit started with the support of Daniel and his family. The nonprofit aims to start conversations around mental health issues by funding and creating thoughtful media content, projects, and events.
Chicago 2017 Tracklist:
1.The Story Of An Artist
2. Like A Monkey In A Zooe
3. Casper The Friendly Ghost
4. Hey Joe
5. Worried Shows
6. Cold Hard World
7. Crazy Love
1.Girl Of My Dreams
2. Walking The Cow
3. Funeral Home
4. I’m So Tired
5. Speeding Motorcycle
6. True Love Will Find You In The End / Spirit World Rising / Funeral Home
Tom Gimbel, Daniel’s longtime manager and co-founder of HHAY said “Jeff Tweedy and Wilco have been incredible ambassadors of Daniel’s music for years. So many fans have discovered Daniel’s work through covers and interviews by notable artists such as Jeff and Wilco – and we are certainly grateful. I think this album captures the perfect Daniel Johnston setlist and does so with Jeff and the band’s expert musicianship and thoughtful arrangements. I’m so glad that this show from Daniel’s last tour was recorded with such care. It’s something fans will be able to enjoy forever.”
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy added, “There is and was only one Daniel and to be able to work with him and help present his music was a huge honor for me and the band, one for which we are all very thankful.“
Ahead of the record’s release, HHAY will host their annual benefit for the third consecutive year on January 22nd at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The Hi, How Are You concert features Cage The Elephant, White Denim, Tunde Adebimpe, plus more special guests.
By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca