Credits + Notes
33 1/3 RPM
Someone Else's Song (Live)
Promising (Previously Unreleased)
I Got You (Live)
Don't You Honey Me (Previously Unreleased)
Passenger Side (Live)
The Lonely 1 (Alternative Version)
Jeff Tweedy: vocal, guitar
Jay Bennett: guitar, keyboards, vocal
John Stirratt: bass, vocal
Ken Coomer: drums
with special guests:
Bob Egan: lap steel, pedal steel, guitar
Max Johnston: dobro on "Promising"
"Someone Else's Song" recorded 18 March 1997 on Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, Canada by Doug McClement for Much Music. Filmed on a ski slope during a layover on our way to France. Just Prior to this, Bob had failed to land an ill-advised jump, throwing himself off balance and into a snow bank an impressive six feet away. Our most famous performance.
"Promising" recorded at Easley Studios, Memphis, sometime in 1994. Engineered by Brian Paulson. Max Johnston getting the most from just a few notes.
"Kingpin" recorded 31 March 1997 for 2 Metre Sessions, VARA Radio, Netherlands. Engineered by Han Nuyten for Bullett Sound. This was our soundcheck for a radio/TV performance in Holland. Good enough for us, but apparently old Han had gotten up on the wrong side of the futon. Also of interest: Ken's playing rented drums with sticks fashioned our of Fig Newtons.
"I Got You" recorded 9 July 1997 at Lounge Ax, Chicago, live to DAT by Adam Jacobs. Affectionately known as the "Shakey's Pizza" version. Jay normally plays banjo here. Unfortunately, all tapes documenting this were pureed into a very flavorful ice cream topping at Bob's 40th birthday party.
"Don't You Honey Me" recorded at the Warzone, Chicago, in 1996. The only existing DAT of this was taped over with an episode of Clarissa Explains It All. Luckily, we found this rough mix on cassette being used to level a table at John's parent's house.
"Passenger Side" was recorded 10 May 1997 at the Fillmore, San Francisco. Live Mix by Adam Roehlke. An homage, if you will, to Defend The Keg, our favorite band. Or at least our favorite band name.
"The Lonely 1" (White Hen Version) recorded at Chicago Recording Company in 1996 by Chris Sheppard. The Background noise on this version was recorded with a portable Marantz tape deck during a walk for a pack of smokes in downtown Chicago. Cut randomly and pasted back together, we left this off Being There initially because Warner legal warned us that played backwards they could make out the home address of marketing exec. Jo Lenardi. She's since moved, freeing us to release it at last.
Photo Credits: Marina Chavez--front | Steve Truesdell--back
Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company. ©ⓟ 1997 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.