Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985–2003

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Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985–2003
Greatest hits album by Yo La Tengo
Released March 22, 2005
Recorded 1985–2003
Genre Indie rock
Length 118:04
Language English
Label Matador
Yo La Tengo chronology
Summer Sun
(2003)
Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985–2003
(2003)
Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[2]

Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985–2003 is a best-of compilation album of songs by the band Yo La Tengo. It was available in two or three disc editions where the third CD was A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities 1986–2002.

The front and rear cover art is reminiscent of The Beatles' Second Album in style, color and layout of band photographs.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Shaker" (from the Shaker EP, 1993) - 3:20
  2. "Sugarcube" (from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, 1997) - 3:22
  3. "Barnaby, Hardly Working" (from President Yo La Tengo, 1989) - 4:36
  4. "Little Eyes" (from Summer Sun, 2003) - 4:22
  5. "Stockholm Syndrome" (from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, 1997) - 2:53
  6. "Our Way to Fall" (from And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, 2000) - 4:20
  7. "From a Motel 6" (from Painful, 1993) - 4:11
  8. "Swing For Life" (from May I Sing With Me, 1992) - 5:16
  9. "Tom Courtenay" (from Electr-O-Pura, 1995) - 3:32
  10. "Lewis" (from New Wave Hot Dogs, 1987) - 2:30
  11. "I Heard You Looking" (from Painful, 1993) - 7:02
  12. "You Can Have It All" (from And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, 2000) - 4:37
  13. "Did I Tell You" (from Fakebook, 1990) - 3:28
Disc two
  1. "The River of Water" (from The River of Water/A House Is Not a Motel - 7", 1985) - 2:31
  2. "Autumn Sweater" (from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, 1997) - 5:19
  3. "Big Day Coming" (from Painful, 1993) - 4:14
  4. "Pablo and Andrea" (from Electr-O-Pura, 1995) - 4:17
  5. "Drug Test" (from President Yo La Tengo, 1989) - 4:08
  6. "Season of the Shark" (from Summer Sun, 2003) - 4:29
  7. "Upside-Down" (from May I Sing With Me, 1992) - 2:41
  8. "The Summer" (from Fakebook, 1990) - 2:39
  9. "Tears Are in Your Eyes" (from And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, 2000) - 4:35
  10. "Blue Line Swinger" (from Electr-O-Pura, 1995) - 9:30
  11. "The Story of Jazz" (from New Wave Hot Dogs, 1987) - 3:35
  12. "Nuclear War" (version 1) (from the Nuclear War EP, 2002) - 7:35
  13. "By the Time It Gets Dark" (from the Little Honda EP, 1997) - 3:02
A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities 1986–2002

As indicated by its title, these songs are outtakes and rarities. Some tracks were previously released as indicated.[3]

  1. "Stay Away From Heaven" - the film The Invisible Circus
  2. "Pencil Test"* - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One session track
  3. "Almost True"* - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out session track
  4. "Tom Courtenay" (acoustic version) - Camp Yo La Tengo - EP
  5. "Big Day Coming" (demo)*
  6. "Dreaming" (Sun Ra cover) - the film Ode
  7. "Bad Politics" - Tom Courtenay single
  8. "Blue-Green Arrow" - from Earworm 7"
  9. "Decora" (acoustic)* - KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session, circa '95
  10. "Out the Window" (original version) - That is Yo La Tengo - EP
  11. "Weather Shy" from the film The Invisible Circus
  12. "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac cover) - Chemical Imbalance cover mount 7"
  13. "Autumn Sweater" (Kevin Shields remix) - Autumn Sweater EP
  14. "Ashes on the Ground" - From A Motel 6 EP
  15. "Mr. Ameche Plays the Stranger" - Camp Yo La Tengo EP
  16. "Magnet" - the NRBQ tribute album The Q People

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