Live at Jittery Joe's

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Live at Jittery Joe's
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Live album by Jeff Mangum
Released August 28, 2001
Recorded March 7, 1997
Genre Indie rock, folk
Length 48:16
Label Orange Twin Records
Jeff Mangum chronology
Orange Twin Field Works: Volume I
Live at Jittery Joe's
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[2]

Live at Jittery Joe's is an album released in 2001 by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel to battle the high prices of bootlegs on eBay. Filmmaker Lance Bangs recorded it at the Athens, GA venue Jittery Joe's on March 7, 1997 during a live solo performance; this location was the original Jittery Joe's at 243 W. Washington St., not one of the current locations. Jeff had not prepared a set list, so some of the songs were chosen by the audience. A noisy child can be heard throughout the performance (most notably during "Oh Comely").

Most of the songs included on this album had studio versions on the earlier Neutral Milk Hotel releases except "I Will Bury You in Time" (which appears on several live bootlegs) and the cover of Phil Spector's "I Love How You Love Me." This album contains a different, earlier version of "Two Headed Boy Part 2" than appears on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The performance is also noteworthy for being the public debut of "Oh Comely." The CD version has a QuickTime video of the performance on the enhanced section.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Introduction" 0:26
2. "A Baby for Pree/Glow into You" 3:50
3. "Two-Headed Boy" 5:40
4. "I Will Bury You in Time" 2:51
5. "Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone" 3:44
6. "Two-Headed Boy, Pt. Two" 5:37
7. "I Love How You Love Me" (Phil Spector) 3:26
8. "Engine" 5:13
9. "Naomi" 5:19
10. "Jesus Christ" (Later retitled "The King of Carrot Flowers, Part II" and released on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea as the first part of track 2) 1:25
11. "Up and Over We Go" (Later retitled "The King of Carrot Flowers, Part III" and released on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea as the second part of track 2.) 2:52
12. "Oh Comely" 7:56


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