Tracklist

CD 1: Mike Mills Presents
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Drifter
Green on Red 2:35
2 Thirteen
Big Star 2:56
3 American Music
The Blasters 3:18
4 Two Angels
The Jayhawks 4:05
5 Medicine Show
The Dream Syndicate 8:51
6 I Will Dare
The Replacements 3:18
7 Death Travels West
The Embarrassment 4:52
8 Closer to the Stars
Soul Asylum 2:52
9 Crazy
Pylon 3:13
10 And She Rides
The Long Ryders 4:27
11 You're My Blessing
Miracle Legion 3:25
12 Til Morning Comes
Love Tractor 6:09
13 Absolutely Sweet Marie
Jason & The Scorchers 3:13
14 Boy in the Well (live)
R.E.M. 5:22
CD 2: Michael Stipe Presents
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Reverse (live)
Now It's Overhead 5:17
2 Coming Down
Karen Elson 3:21
3 Knew You When
Papercranes 3:12
4 Nights of the Living Dead
Tilly and the Wall 3:56
5 Je T'Aime Scumbag
The Citizens Band 3:30
6 H the President (live)
Flash to Bang Time 3:48
7 Mercedes Children
The Checks 4:09
8 Aunt Avis
Vic Chesnutt 3:04
9 Favorite Writer (live)
Magnapop 2:31
10 Hidden Song
Angela McCluskey 2:23
11 No Boys (live)
Leona Naess 5:02
12 In the Sun (live)
Joseph Arthur 6:36
13 Wing (live)
Patti Smith 4:51
14 We Are Nowhere and It Is Now (live)
Bright Eyes 4:03
15 Boy in the Well (live)
R.E.M. 5:22
CD 3: Peter Buck Presents
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Poor Man's Shangri-La
Ry Cooder 5:26
2 New Jesus
The Turn-Ons 3:18
3 There Goes the Sun
Pernice Brothers 3:36
4 Meadow
Espers 4:11
5 The Losing Kind
John Doe 2:33
6 Poor Old Soul, Part 1
Orange Juice 2:29
7 Rock Bottom Riser
Smog 5:41
8 Factory
Martha Wainwright 3:32
9 Darlinghurst Nights
The Go‐Betweens 5:52
10 My Soul, My Soul
Richard Thompson 5:32
11 Pencil Rot
Stephen Malkmus 4:07
12 Lazy Line Painter Jane
Belle and Sebastian 5:49
13 Put You to Sleep
Jeff Klein 4:03
14 Jacksonville
Sufjan Stevens 5 5:26
15 Boy in the Well (live)
R.E.M. 5:22

Credits

CD 1: Mike Mills Presents

composer:
Chris Bell (singer/songwriter/guitarist of Big Star) (track 2)
Alex Chilton (track 2)
Paul Westerberg (track 6)
Dave Pirner (track 8)
Bob Dylan (1966-02 – 1966-03) (track 13)
lyricist:
Dave Pirner (track 8)
Bob Dylan (1966-02 – 1966-03) (track 13)
publisher:
Dwarf Music (1966 –) (track 13)
cover recording of:
later translated versions:
13 (track 2)
recording of:
I Will Dare (track 6)
Thirteen (Big Star) (track 2)

CD 2: Michael Stipe Presents

bass:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (2004-09-15) (track 15)
keyboard:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (2004-09-15) (track 15)
background vocals:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (2004-09-15) (track 15)
composer:
Conor Oberst (track 14)
lyricist:
Conor Oberst (track 14)
vocals:
Michael Stipe (2004-09-15) (track 15)
writer:
Vic Chesnutt (track 8)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 14)
recorded at:
live recording of:
recording of:
Aunt Avis (track 8)

CD 3: Peter Buck Presents

violin:
Julianne Carney (track 14)
Rob Moose (track 14)
cello:
Maria Bella Jeffers (track 14)
viola:
Marla Hansen (track 14)
background vocals:
Katrina Kerns (track 14)
composer:
Sufjan Stevens (track 14)
Bill Callahan (track 7)
engineer:
Sufjan Stevens (track 14)
guest performer:
Monica Queen (track 12)
lyricist:
Bill Callahan (track 7)
producer:
Sufjan Stevens (track 14)
recording engineer:
Sufjan Stevens (track 14)
recording of:
Jacksonville (track 14)
Rock Bottom Riser (track 7)