Wilco are getting ready to release expanded reissues of their first two albums, 1995’s AM and 1996’s Being There. Those two albums show a very different version of Wilco — when they were still growing out of the ashes of alt-country wonders Uncle Tupelo, and when sonic experimentation had not yet become a huge part of their songs. They’ve just shared “Myrna Lee,” a previously-unreleased song from the AM sessions that shows just how much more country Wilco used to be. Wilco multi-instrumentalist John Stirratt sings lead on the song. Listen to it below.
The expanded AM and Being There reissues are out 12/1 on Rhino, and they’ll be available in a few different versions, all of which will feature demos, outtakes, and alternate takes.