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Published on November 6th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson


Deluxe Edition of Wilco’S A.M. to Feature Song Originally Recorded by Blue Mountain

Rhino Records will issue deluxe editions of Wilco’s first two albums, 1995’s A.M. and 1996’s Being There, on December 1. Paste has shared a previously unreleased outtake from the A.M. sessions that included as a bonus track on the upcoming expanded release.

One of eight bonus tracks added to the A.M. deluxe edition, the previously unheard “Myrna Lee” which was written by co-founding bassist John Stirratt. The recording never made it to an official Wilco release, but Stirratt’s twin sister Laurie Stirratt recorded the song with her band Blue Mountain for their 1997 Homegrown album.

Laurie Stirrat, aside from her success with Blue Mountain, is a locally renowned musician and co-owner of Rip It Up in Water Valley, Mississippi. In further music trivia, previous to Blue Mountain and Wilco, the Stirrat twins played together in Oxford band The Hills along with Cary Hudson. While living in Oxford in the late 80s, John Stirrat also worked at Gin Alley Compact Discs located on the Square.

(source) The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.

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