Morning Better Last!

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Morning Better Last!
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Studio album by Dirty Projectors
Released 2003
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Indie rock
Length 53:36
Label States Rights
Producer David Longstreth
Dirty Projectors chronology
The Glad Fact
Morning Better Last!
Slaves' Graves and Ballads
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Morning Better Last! is a compilation album released in September 2003.[2] It brings together three tapes recorded by David Longstreth in the period 2001 to 2002.[3] A year later they were compiled and released by States Rights Records on CD-R and as a digital download from iTunes.[4] The album features guest appearances by Hank Miller, Liz Tung and Lucy Greene.[4]

Both "After Santa Monica Boulevard" and "Dahlonegabhama" were reused for the song "Tour Along The Potomac" on The Getty Address, while "Here Comes The Summer King" is an up-tempo version of "Three Brown Finches" on The Glad Fact. In 2006, Longstreth commented on the material, explaining that the record "is like 1/40th of a whole bunch of four track recordings I made in 2002".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Longstreth.

No. Title Length
1. "The Softer Shell" 4:33
2. "Brother Had a Birthday" 1:49
3. "The Enterprising Catalyst" 2:15
4. "Grandfather's Jacket" 2:06
5. "After Santa Monica Boulevard" 1:54
6. "Dahlonegabhama" 1:44
7. "Further On Down the Strip" 1:21
8. "Katydids Calling" 2:10
9. "Twenty-Foot Stalks (exit 14)" 1:34
10. "We Could Cling" 2:25
11. "The Love-Prayer Book" 0:37
12. "To Give It Weight (Then He Gave It Cartilage)" 2:34
13. "Here Comes The Summer King" 2:22
14. "Her Freezing and Thawings" 3:38
15. "Hildegarde vs. Beach Boys" 1:33
16. "We Two Feared the Storm" 2:33
17. "How Does My Mind Work?" 3:50
18. "I Am Going to See It" 2:31
19. "Fake Folks" 2:50
20. "The Disordered Sprawl" 1:44
21. "Like Once Heated Milk" 5:04
22. "O! You Hungering Infants" 1:21
23. "Morning Had Better Last!" 0:59
Total length: 53:36


  1. ^ "Morning Better Last! – Dirty Projectors". AllMusic. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Morning Better Last! - Dirty Projectors". AllMusic. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Sawada, Stephen (October 2006). "Dirty Projectors and Mariah Carey?". Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Dirty Projectors - Morning Better Last". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-11-18.