Song of the Day #5,020: ‘Wind Out’ – R.E.M.

‘Wind Out’ (or ‘Windout’ as it appears on the album liner notes) is a track included on R.E.M.’s 1987 collection of odds and ends, Dead Letter Office.

In the album’s entertaining liner notes, written by guitarist Peter Buck with a fair amount of self-deprecating wit (thought not in this case), the song is described this way:

This is one of our earliest songs, written in the summer of 1980. We recorded it for our second album. In retrospect, I think that it would have fit on Reckoning very well, but at the time we decided not to included it.
> a soundtrack that shall remain nameless.

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