A.M. & Being There Deluxe, out Dec. 1

Where were you when you first heard A.M. and Being There? Revisit — or discover for the first time — the beginnings of Wilco with new deluxe editions of the band’s first two albums, out December 1.

Preorder A.M. or Being There deluxe on CD or vinyl through the Wilco store and get the John Stirratt penned A.M. outtake “Myrna Lee” instantly, plus, downloads of “Sunken Treasure (Live on KCRW 11/13/96)” and “Passenger Side (Live At The Troubadour 11/16/96).”

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.”

Preorder in the Wilco Store.
A.M. Amazon | iTunes | Digital
Being There Amazon | iTunes | Digital

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