With its sophomore effort, the double album Being There, Wilco maintained the gravitas of roots music it established on A.M. without being hemmed in by it, creating the 21st century version of folk music it later perfected on records like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and The Whole Love.
Being There mixes happy-go-lucky rockers (Monday) and ballads (Red-Eyed And Blue) with two signature songs from the Wilco canon – Misunderstood and Sunken Treasure. Being There (Deluxe Edition) builds on the original with 15 bonus tracks released for the first time, including alternate versions of tracks “I Got You” and “Say You Miss Me.” The CD version also features Wilco’s 20-song performance at the Troubadour from November 12, 1996, combining songs from A.M. (“I Must Be High” and a full-throttle punk version of “Passenger Side,”) Being There (“Kingpin” and “Forget The Flowers”) and a few Uncle Tupelo tracks (“The Long Cut” and “Gun.”)
Also included on all formats are four songs the band played on radio station KCRW on November 13, 1996. As a touring band, many of these songs can be found on Wilco’s current set-list as notable fan favorites that have evolved over the years.