Wilco: Let Me Come Home (Instrumental version)


lon_rainy_streetHeavenly. As peaceful and lovely as a Saturday morning thunder shower in the spring time, this little gem is nestled into the YHF demos’ second half snuggly between “Heavy Metal Drummer” and the instrumental version of “Cordoruoy Cutoff Girl” (which later got transmogrified somehow into “Radio Cure”). While there may not be a whole lot to it, the simple  marriage of piano and cello results in something sublime. It would probably be best to categorize it as a lullabye, but you won’t want to fall asleep as you listen. Rather, it has a tendancy to induce nostalgic visions as it washes peacefully over you.

Some (many?) will call this forgettable incidental music. But for me, it’s the sort of thing I’m hoping will be playing in my mind as I fall asleep for the last time, ushering me peacefully into eternity. At two minutes and thirty seconds, the only bad thing I can find to say about it is that it is far too short. I’ve been known to put this one on repeat and just meditate for awhile, I dig it that much.

One last thing: the instrumental version is far preferable to the “vocalized” demo available elsewhere, and supposedly released on some compilation or another. I’ll just leave it at that.

“Let Me Come Home” is a forgotten little classic in Wilco’s back pocket. You’d do well to seek it out.

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