Mr. E's Beautiful Blues

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"Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"
Single by Eels
from the album Daisies of the Galaxy
Released 14 February 2000 (UK)
Format CD, 7"
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:58
Label DreamWorks
Eels singles chronology
"Cancer for the Cure"
"Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"
Alternative cover
CD 2 cover

"Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" is a song by the American rock band Eels. It was the first single to be released from their 2000 album, Daisies of the Galaxy.

Background and production[edit]

It was produced and co-written by Michael Simpson of the Dust Brothers. Mark Oliver Everett wrote the song after finishing writing the album, and the record company insisted he put it on the album as well. He was against this idea, considering it a disruption of the album's flow, but made the compromise by putting it in as a bonus track.[1]


The single reached No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]


The song features prominently in the 2000 film Road Trip, and is used in part in the 2008 film Charlie Bartlett. In his autobiography, Everett states that letting the song being used for the Road Trip is one of the few real regrets he has ever had. He only agreed to it because the record company threatened to not release the album if he did not go along with the recording of the video clip, and at this point the album had been gathering dust for over 7 months. He hated shooting the video, and as of 2008, he had never actually seen the movie.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" – 3:58
  2. "Birdgirl on a Cell Phone" (previously unreleased) – 3:05
  3. "Last Stop: This Town" (video)
CD 2
  1. "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" – 3:58
  2. "Hospital Food" (Live from the BBC) – 3:24
  3. "Cancer for the Cure" (video)
  • Side A : "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"
  • Side B : "Birdgirl On A Cell Phone" (previously unreleased)


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