Jeff Tweedy

Chelsea Walls

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Record Label
Omnivore Recordings

About this item

Soundtrack from Academy Award-nominated actor Ethan Hawke’s 2001 film.

Songs written by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy with the score performed by Tweedy and Glenn Kotche Featuring two previously unissued bonus tracks. Includes performances by Wilco, Billy Bragg, Robert Sean Leonard, “Little” Jimmy Scott, and more.

Packaging features new liner notes from Ethan Hawke, Glenn Kotche, and a conversation between Jeff Tweedy and Grammy®-winning set producer Cheryl Pawelski “It was pivotal for me. There was a burst of creativity that continues to this day because I took the last remaining guardrails off of what I’d been willing to allow myself to do.” –Jeff Tweedy

The same year of his Oscar®-nominated performance in Training Day, Ethan Hawke made his full-length film directorial debut with Chelsea Walls (starring Kris Kristofferson, Uma Thurman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Sean Leonard, and more). A fan of Wilco, Hawke approached Jeff Tweedy about scoring the film, and Tweedy agreed. Around this time, Tweedy had collaborated with musician and producer Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Stereolab) for a special live performance. As fate would have it, O’Rourke had been working with Glenn Kotche, and O’Rourke introducing Tweedy to Kotche would lay the groundwork for the trio’s work together on the debut album by their band, Loose Fur. Tweedy also asked Kotche to work with him on an improvised soundtrack to the movie he had agreed to score.


1. Opening Titles
2. Red Elevator
3. Promising
4. Frank’s Dream
5. When The Roses Bloom Again
6. Jealous Guy
7. The Wallman
8. The Lonely 1
9. Hello, Are You There?
10. Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
11. Finale
12. End Credits
13. Finale (Extended) [Bonus Track]
14. Promising [Bonus Track]

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