Reblogging Gust Funnel's recommendation on the Man in the Sand DVD. I really enjoyed it too. Mermaid Avenue was introduced to me by Bryan Kenna and Matt Ziser and both discs are two of my favorites. I gravitate to more of the Wilco songs on the album, partly because of the style and partly because of the subject matter that Tweedy preferred vs. what Billy Bragg liked. However, the discs are "must owns."
Enjoy the DVD and buy the albums. Here are a few of my favorites:
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Billy Bragg & Wilco - At My Window Sad And Lonely