Wilco ‎– A.M.

Reprise Records ‎– 9 45857-2
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Recorded at Easley Recording, Memphis, TN
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC.
Mixed by Richard Dodd at Masterphonics and Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN
Tracks 8,11,13 mixed by Brian Paulson at Battery Studios, Nashville
Radio courtesy of Robert G. Tweedy

Thanks to Tony Margherita, Bob Andrews, Bob & Jo Tweedy, Sue Miller, $ Bill and Helen Johnston, Stephanie Dominguez, Don & Sue Coomer, Ruth Nichols, Avery Stirratt, Jennifer Allen, Richard Dodd, Paul Heck at Red Hot, Doug Schoemer, Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, Gravity Strings in St. Louis, Doug and Davis at Easley Recording, Michael Praytor, Daniel Herbst, Jenni George, Frank Riley, Josh Grier, Joe McEwen, Molly Reve-Morrison, Deb Bernardini, Bill Bentley and Peter Standish.<br>
Very special thanks to Jay Bennett.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-45857-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 1 45857-2 SRC##01 M1S15
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 1 45857-2 SRC##01 *M3 S3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 1 45857-2 SRC##01 M1S3

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Wilco A.M.(File, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24 ) Nonesuch none 2013
518084-1 Wilco A.M.(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180 + CD, Album) Nonesuch 518084-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
CDW 45857 Wilco A.M.(CD, Album) Sire, Reprise Records CDW 45857 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
9 45857-2 Wilco A.M.(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 45857-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
518084-1, 547896-1 Wilco A.M.(LP, Album, Club, RE, Red) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 518084-1, 547896-1 US 2015 Sell This Version



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January 2, 2019

This is the bands first offering and as far as I’m concerned, it’s their best effort. All of the songs are extremely playable, mixing rock, country, blue eyed soul and R&B.

It’s not uncommon for a bands first outing to be so great, after all they spent so much time perfecting these songs, playing them over and over, building a following, and then nailing each song because they know them so well. I just wish they’d done the same with the following albums. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great songs on each and every album, but not as here, a consistent body of work.

"Shouldn’t Be Ashamed" could be anyone’s banner song. It says so much with a simple chord and a raunchy voice, in only three and a half minutes. "Passenger Side" simply cracked me up, pure lyrical lamentations regarding the loss of a stoner’s driving license. And who hasn't caught the driver swerving from side to side with their eyes closed? "That’s Not The Issue" is finger picking, head bopping at it’s very best. Dig this one with an attitude and vibe.

This release from Wilco was as a refreshing piece of work as it was discovering Cracker for the first time. It's impossible not to love this record, the lyrics, the spirit or the light handed atmosphere the band create.

*** The Fun Facts: As to the band's name, it referenced the CB radio voice procedure for "Will Comply", a choice which lead singer and guitarist Jeff Tweedy has called "fairly ironic for a rock band to name themselves."

Review by Jenell Kesler