Venue Songs

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Venue Songs
Live album by They Might Be Giants
Released December 10, 2004
Recorded July 9–September 30, 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:20
Label Idlewild Records
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(2004)
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(2005)
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(2014)

Venue Songs is a 2004 album by the group They Might Be Giants. Although technically it is a live album, as all the tracks were performed live, it is different from a standard live album in that, instead of live versions of the band's popular songs, it is composed of all new songs. At each stop of their 2004 tour, They Might Be Giants wrote, arranged and performed a new song dedicated to that venue. Each song came together in one day as a surprise to the audience.

Initially, the album was only released in MP3 format from They Might Be Giants' online music store with the purchase of $9.99 or more during the 2004 holiday season. It is now available on They Might Be Giants' online music store in MP3 or FLAC format for purchase by itself.

In 2005, Venue Songs was re-released as a CD/DVD combo. It included studio versions of some of the venue songs, and other non-album tracks. The DVD includes music videos for some of the venue songs as well as other bonus videos.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Celebrate Brooklyn" – 1:30
  2. "Starr Hill Music Hall" – 1:55
  3. "Sokol Auditorium" – 1:13
  4. "Houston-Meridian Theme" – 1:35
  5. "T-H-E-G-A-R-A-G-E" – 1:11
  6. "Richard's On Richards" – 2:00
  7. "The Stone Pony" – 1:05
  8. "The Egg" – 1:21
  9. "Leeds Irish Center" – 2:01
  10. "Anaheim House of Blues" – 1:04
  11. "House of Blues" – 2:09
  12. "The Blue Note" – 1:35
  13. "The Catalyst" – 2:03
  14. "First Avenue Stage" – 0:51
  15. "Mr. Small's Theatre" – 1:22
  16. "City Limits" – 1:55
  17. "Fillmore" – 1:01
  18. "Gibson Lounge" – 1:13
  19. "Music Farm" – 1:06
  20. "Trees" – 0:44
  21. "West Hollywood House of Blues" – 1:41
  22. "Variety Playhouse" – 2:04
  23. "The Downtown" – 1:04
  24. "Toad's Place" – 1:41
  25. "At The As-tore-eye-yea" – 1:19
  26. "Lincoln Theater" – 1:41
  27. "Recher Theatre" – 2:52
  28. "Mississippi Nights" – 1:16
  29. "T.L.A." – 1:33
  30. "Stubbs" – 2:45
  31. "The Orange Peel" – 1:30
Notes
  • Some tracks are recorded from their respective show's soundcheck, rather than the show itself.
  • New York City's Irving Plaza venue song was not included on this release, and no song was written for Nashville, even though it had a date on the tour.
  • While the official track names on the compilation are the cities in which songs were performed in, they are referred to by the venue names on setlists.

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