Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting the finishing touches on a solo disc that counts Sheryl Crow among its collaborators. Crow, who passed through Wilson’s hometown of Minneapolis in early September, lends her pipes to “Sugar,” a piano ballad planned for the as-yet-untitled CD.
Preceding Wilson’s forthcoming long-player is a self-released, two-song disc titled “Ballroom Sessions.” Consisting of the tracks “Free Life” and “Come Home Angel,” the single was just made available through Semisonic’s As previously reported, Wilson recorded a new song, “Willie The King, for the Nettwerk America children’s album “For The Kids,” released yesterday (Nov. 5). The compilation is part of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s ongoing campaign to restore and nurture music education programs in the U.S. public school system.
In related news, a retrospective highlighting Semisonic’s MCA output, “Millennium Collection — 20th Century Masters,” hits shelves on Feb. 4.