Being There turned 21 this year, so it’s officially old enough to go out there and have one on its own. To celebrate, the reissue adds a 15-pack of bonus tracks including alternate versions of “I Got You” and “Say You Miss Me,” plus never-before-released recordings like “Dynamite My Soul” and “Better When I’m Gone.” Also included in all formats of Being There – Deluxe Edition is Wilco’s 1996 session from KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show, and in the CD and digital versions you’ll also get Wilco’s raucous 20-song set from the Troubadour in Los Angeles, November 12, 1996. In-depth liner notes from journalist Steven Hyden are the proverbial straw that stirs the drink.
A.M. – Deluxe Edition brings eight unreleased tracks including an early version of “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” and “When You Find Trouble,” the last studio recording by Uncle Tupelo. As John Stirratt put it in his notes for the reissue, “Listening back to records 15 to 20 years later, I’m always taken with the confident but guileless quality of bands in their 20s, that strange mixture of innocence and conviction… we were barely a band at that point, just trying to make some noise.”
A rare Jeff Tweedy solo tour in Ireland and the UK this winter supporting Together At Last. Tickets on sale here.
30 Jan — Vicar Street — Dublin, IE
31 Jan — Queen’s Hall — Edinburgh, UK
01 Feb — Albert Hall — Manchester, UK
03 Feb — Barbican — London, UK
Together At Last is the new Jeff Tweedy solo acoustic record featuring 11 intimate recordings of previously released Wilco, Loose Fur and Golden Smog songs.
A new Wilco song called “All Lives, You Say?” is available for immediate download with a charitable contribution via Bandcamp. Thank you for supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center to the tune of $26,879. Update: on Nov. 1, 2017, an additional $4,561 was donated to Life After Hate. All future proceeds will go to Life After Hate.
“My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America – we know better. We can do better.” – Jeff Tweedy
Solid Sound Festival Roadcase recordings are available now. Relive Friday’s set featuring front-to-back performances of Being There and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot plus Wilco’s deep Saturday set and the festival finale with Tweedy & Friends.
Check out Jeff Tweedy’s “Laminated Cat” from his WFUV session at Solid Sound Festival.
Listen to Wilco cover Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” and a new version of “If I Ever Was A Child” for Spotify Singles Sessions.