Morning Better Last!

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Morning Better Last!
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Studio album by
LabelStates Rights
ProducerDavid Longstreth
Dirty Projectors chronology
The Glad Fact
Morning Better Last!
Slaves' Graves and Ballads
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 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.

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
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.