JEFF TWEEDY To­gether at Last

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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

Jeff Tweedy has proven him­self a pro­lific song­writer over the years, so it’s a bit puz­zling why the Wilco man has de­cided to re­lease an al­bum that trawls his back cat­a­logue. The first in an acous­tic series recorded at the Chicago band’s HQ The Loft, these ar­range­ments are largely with­out em­bel­lish­ment. Tweedy utilises his gui­tar ex­pertly on the del­i­cate flut­ter of Muz­zle

of Bees and Ashes of Amer­i­can Flags, but there is a ho­mogeny to the track­list­ing’s pur­pose­ful re­straint. His voice is a lit­tle more frayed around the edges these days – I’m

Al­ways In Love is sung in a lower key – but re­mains em­i­nently lis­ten­able. If noth­ing else it’s a re­minder of his lyri­cal prow­ess, but as a must-have col­lec­tion, it’s one for fans only. LAU­REN MUR­PHY

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