standard cd in 2 pocket cardboard wrap. for wilco, the release of 'the whole love' represents more than just the eighth studio album from this innovative chicago rock band. it signifies yet another new chapter in the band's constantly evolving, enduring and storied career. just as their departure from warner bros for the release of 'yankee hotel foxtrot' created a thrilling story, now 'the whole love', on their newly launched dbpm records, sets one of contemporary music's most creative and independent-minded bands on a wide open road. recorded in their northside chicago loft, the 12 new songs on 'the whole love' capture the balance between the band's art sensibilities, their fondness traditional american music and their love of classic guitar-driven pop rock. 'the whole love' is a veritable sonic stew, showcasing wilco's far-reaching musical prowess (multiple guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and percussion plus mellotron, strings, loops and more) perfectly accompanying jeff tweedy's provocative and insightful lyrics.