Wilco Detail Deluxe Reissues of First Two LPs, ‘A.M.,’ ‘Being There’

Wilco Detail Deluxe Reissues of First Two LPs, ‘A.M.,’ ‘Being There’

Wilco will reissue their first two albums, A.M. and Being There, on December 1st via Rhino. The new editions will feature an array of bonus tracks, including alternate takes, unreleased songs and live recordings. A live rendition of the band’s gritty and lonesome A.M. track, “Passenger Side,” recorded in Los Angeles in 1996, is available to stream below.

The deluxe editions of both albums are available to pre-order. The new version of A.M. will be released on CD and double LP, while Being There will be released as a five-CD collection or a four LP set. Digital versions of both albums will be available, while limited-edition color vinyl copies can be purchased on the Wilco website

Following the dissolution of their previous band, Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt and drummer Ken Coomer helped form Wilco and released their debut album, A.M. in 1995. The new reissue will feature eight unreleased bonus tracks, including an early version of “Outtasite (Outta Mind),” and Uncle Tupelo’s last studio recording, “When You Find Trouble.”

Stirratt wrote new liner notes for the reissue as well, and in them, he says of A.M., “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, and this is one of those records – we were barely a band at that point, just trying to make some noise.”

Wilco released Being There, a double album, in 1996. The expanded edition of that record includes a full disc of outtakes, alternate versions and demos, plus a 20-song live set recorded at the Troubadour in Los Angeles November 12th, 1996, and a four-song set recorded the following day at the Santa Monica radio station KCRW.

A.M. Deluxe Edition Track List

1. “I Must Be High”
2. “Casino Queen”
3. “Box Full Of Letters”
4. “Shouldn’t Be Ashamed”
5. “Pick Up The Change”
6. “I Thought I Held You”
7. “That’s Not The Issue”
8. “It’s Just That Simple”
9. “Should’ve Been In Love”
10. “Passenger Side”
11. “Dash 7”
12. “Blue Eyed Soul”
13. “Too Far Apart”
Bonus Material
14. “When You Find Trouble” – Uncle Tupelo
15. “Those I’ll Provide”
16. “Lost Love” – Golden Smog (Take 1 Vocal 2)
17. “Myrna Lee”
18. “She Don’t Have To See You” – Golden Smog
19. “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” – Early Version (Take 6)
20. “Piss It Away”
21. “Hesitation Rocks”

Being There Deluxe Edition Track List

Disc One: Original Album
1. “Misunderstood”
2. “Far, Far Away”
3. “Monday”
4. “Outtasite (Outta Mind)”
5. “Forget The Flowers”
6. “Red-Eyed And Blue”
7. “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)”
8. “What’s The World Got In Store”
9. “Hotel Arizona”
10. “Say You Miss Me”

Disc Two: Original Album
1. “Sunken Treasure”
2. “Someday Soon”
3. “Outta Mind (Outta Sight)”
4. “Someone Else’s Song”
5. “Kingpin”
6. “(Was I) In Your Dreams”
7. “Why Would You Wanna Live”
8. “The Lonely 1”
9. “Dreamer In My Dreams”

Disc Three: Outtakes/Alternates/Demos
1. “Late Blooming Son”
2. “I Got You” – Dobro Mix Warzone
3. “Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind” – Alternate
4. “Far Far Away (Dark Side Of The Room)”
5. “Dynamite My Soul”
6. “Losing Interest”
7. “Why Would You Wanna Live” – Alternate
8. “Sun’s A Star”
9. “Capitol City”
10. “Better When I’m Gone”
11. “Dreamer In My Dreams” – Alternate Rough Take
12. “Say You Miss Me” – Alternate
13. “I Got You” – Alternate
14. “Monday” – Party Horn Version
15. “I Can’t Keep From Talking”

Disc Four: Live at the Troubadour 11/12/96 (Part One)
1. “Sunken Treasure”
2. “Red-Eyed And Blue”
3. “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)”
4. “Someone Else’s Song”
5. “Someday Soon”
6. “Forget The Flowers”
7. “New Madrid”
8. “I Must Be High”
9. “Passenger Side” – Punk Version
10. “Passenger Side”
11. “Hotel Arizona”
12. “Monday”
13. “Say You Miss Me”

Disc Five: Live at the Troubadour 11/12/96 (Part Two)
1. “Outtasite (Outta Mind)”
2. “The Long Cut”
3. “Kingpin”
4. “Misunderstood”
5. “Far, Far Away”
6. “Give Back The Key To My Heart”
7. “Gun”
Live On KCRW 11/13/96
8. “Sunken Treasure”
9. “Red-Eyed And Blue”
10. “Far, Far Away”
11. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

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