Early Recordings (My Morning Jacket album series)

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Early Recordings
Compilation album by My Morning Jacket
Released The Sandworm Cometh - November 15, 2004
Learning - November 23, 2004
Recorded 1997 - 1999[1]
Genre Indie rock, psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia, southern rock
Length 39:58 (Chapter 1)
53:09 (Chapter 2)
Label Darla
Producer Jim James
My Morning Jacket chronology
Acoustic Citsuoca
Early Recordings
Album cover of Chapter 2: Learning album

Early Recordings is a compilation album series by Louisville, Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket. It was released in 2004 on Darla Records. The two constituent albums, called chapters, are called The Sandworm Cometh and Learning respectively. Danny Cash created the graphic design to both albums and played bass and keyboard on the second. J. Glenn performed drums for the series and Johnny Quaid played guitar. "Two-Tone" Tommy played bass for the first album, but Quaid took over for the second.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Sandworm Cometh: Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Learning: Allmusic 4/5 stars link

The Sandworm Cometh[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim James, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Weeks Go by Like Days"     4:16
2. "What Will I Do?"     1:35
3. "White Rabbit" (Jefferson Airplane cover) Grace Slick 2:29
4. "Downtown"     1:36
5. "I Just Wanted to Be Your Friend"     2:29
6. "Time Never Gets"     1:43
7. "They Ran" (Acoustic)   3:34
8. "Evelyn" (Be-Mixed)   2:31
9. "Isobella"/"The What Umbrella"     3:04
10. "Josta Dreams and Bitter Hands"     1:41
11. "Sleep Walk"/"Olde Sept. Blues (Ga-Ed Out)" (Santo & Johnny cover ("Sleep Walk")) Johnny Farina, Santo Farina ("Sleep Walk") 5:44
12. "When Will They Come?"     2:17
13. "Somebody Cares About the Maestro"     2:01
14. "Rocket Man" (Elton John cover) Elton John, Bernie Taupin 4:59
Total length:

All tracks on "The Sandworm Cometh" were performed by Jim James except for "Weeks Go by Like Days", which included Johnny Quaid on guitar, Two Tone Tommy on bass, and J. Glenn on drums.


Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim James, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tonite I Want 2 Celebrate W/ You!"     2:26
2. "Just One Thing" (demo)   2:32
3. "Take My Breath Away" (Berlin cover) Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock 5:57
4. "West End Girls" (Pet Shop Boys cover) Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant 5:34
5. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (cover of The Mamas & The Papas version) Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt 4:28
6. "Death Is the Easy Way" (demo)   3:13
7. "Bermuda Hwy" (live)   3:35
8. "Nothing 2 Me"     3:04
9. "I Won't Cry!"     2:26
10. "Why Don't U Love Me" (Hank Williams cover) Hank Williams 4:08
11. "That Someone Else Was You"     2:12
12. "Tyrone" (Erykah Badu cover) Erykah Badu, Norman Hurt 5:12
13. "I Will Be There When You Die/Sunrides and the Girls Scream" (live)   5:15
14. "Good Nights and Happy Trails!!!!!"     3:07
Total length:


  • J. Glenn – drums
  • Johnny Quaid – guitar
  • Two-Tone Tommy – bass


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