Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Ethan Hawke’s 2001 directorial debut ‘Chelsea Walls’ with the soundtrack by Jeff Tweedy available on vinyl for the first time. In addition to Tweedy and Kotche’s score, the soundtrack also features music by Billy Bragg and Wilco, plus vocal contributions by cast members Leonard, Jimmy Scott, and Steve Zahn. Accompanying the release are new liner notes by Hawke and Kotche, as well as a conversation between Tweedy and set producer Cheryl Pawelski.
The collection includes two previously unreleased songs from those recording sessions: a cover of Wilco’s “Promising” as sung by actor Robert Sean Leonard, and an extended version of Tweedy and Glenn Kotche’s “Finale”. Check out the trailer for this release here.
Chelsea Walls follows five artists living in the legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York. As a longtime fan of Wilco, Hawke asked Tweedy to score the film. The frontman accepted and reached out to Kotche to help write and record the project, which was largely improvised. Shortly afterwards, Kotche formally joined Wilco, making his first recorded appearance on their 2001 staple Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Heavyweight double vinyl produced by Omnivore Recordings in 2022.