I Don't Like The Way This World's A-Treatin' Me (Ltd RSD L10")

Woody Guthrie

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Omnivore Recordings
April 13, 2019

Format: Vinyl (10")



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There are few names woven more tightly into the fabric of American music, politics, and history than Woody Guthrie.

In 1952, Guthrie wrote and recorded a song at home titled ''I Don't Like The Way This World's A-Treatin' Me.'' The track appears on vinyl for the first time on a limited edition 10'' of the same name for Record Store Day 2019. Also found on this special release is a second version of the demo with new accompaniment from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who, along with Billy Bragg and Wilco, released a series of acclaimed albums featuring their interpretations of unearthed Guthrie lyrics. Mermaid Avenue, the first in the series, was nominated for a Grammy® in 2000.

If those two tracks weren't enough, I Don't Like The Way This World's Treatin' Me includes two versions of ''Beech Haven Ain't My Home'' (aka ''Old Man Trump''), whose lyrics were discovered within the Woody Guthrie Archives and chronicle the time the Guthrie family lived under landlord Fred Trump. As two drafts of the lyrics exist, the Riot-Folk Musician's Collective's Ryan Harvey combined them, with music composed by Johnny Irion (husband and musical partner of Woody's granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie). This release contains a version by Harvey featuring Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Auidoslave), and another from Irion's band U.S. Elevator.

Available exclusively for Record Store Day as a 10'' EP, I Don't Like The Way This World's A-Treatin' Me is not only an historic, but a musical document, released in conjunction and with full cooperation from the Woody Guthrie Archives. As stated in the album's notes: ''These songs were mostly written well over half a century ago, but they are songs for our times to be sure.''
It is truly time for this music to be heard.

* Limited edition vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.
* Features the first official release of Guthrie's 1952 demo on vinyl, plus a version with new accompaniment from Jeff Tweedy (Wilco).
* Also features two versions of ''Beech Haven Ain't My Home'' (aka ''Old Man Trump'') by Ryan Harvey (with Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello) and U.S. Elevator.

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Catalogue number 101063PMI
Barcode 0816651010639
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 253mm x 3mm x 253mm