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Being There is the second album by Chicago-based rock band Wilco. Despite its release as a nineteen-song double album, Being There was sold at a single album price due to a deal between lead singer Jeff Tweedy and Reprise Records. Released on October 29, 1996, the album was an improvement for the band in both sales and critical reception as compared with their first album, A.M..

Taking its name from the 1979 film Being There, the self-produced effort featured… read more



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  • Avatar for RIPELIVEJAM
    @jakobdorof: sunken treasure and dreamer in my dreams?? yeah real huge cliff there...
  • Avatar for jakobdorof
    except "Lonely 1," of course
  • Avatar for jakobdorof
    falls off a damn cliff after disc one
  • Avatar for meister333
    third favorite wilco album
  • Avatar for H30
    This albums deserves way more cred. It may not be as consistent as YHF, but it's standout tracks surpass that of the other albums.
  • Avatar for richardneal
    I love the live-in-the-studio feel of this album.
  • Avatar for MantaRay6916
    Undeniably kickass. I love Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Summerteeth, but "I Got You" and "Dreamer in my Dreams" are way too fun. And the slower, sparser songs are some of their prettiest.
  • Avatar for mo_chan
    great album. <3 I LOVE it.
  • Avatar for herodotus
    Being There & Summerteeth FTW.
  • Avatar for mrliberfarb
    Their best album.

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