The Normal Years

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The Normal Years
The Normal Years.jpg
Compilation album by Built to Spill
Released April 30, 1996
Recorded 1994-1996
Genre Rock
Length 39:06
Label K Records
Built to Spill chronology
There's Nothing Wrong with Love
(1994)
The Normal Years
(1996)
Perfect from Now On
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Normal Years is a compilation album of singles, live songs, songs on other compilations, and previously unreleased recordings by indie rock band Built to Spill. The album consists of songs that were recorded between 1993 and 1995 by various incarnations of the band, although most feature the There's Nothing Wrong with Love lineup. Doug Martsch is the only person present on all the recordings. The Normal Years was released in 1996 on the K Records label.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Doug Martsch, except track 4 by Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair, some lyrics on track 5 by James Christenson
Guitar and vocals by Doug Martsch on all tracks
  1. "So & So So & So from Wherever Wherever"
  2. "Shortcut"
    • Originally appeared on Rotating Tongues, recorded by Todd Dunnigan in late 1992 at Audio Lab in Boise, Idaho.
    • Ralph Youtz - drums
  3. "Car"
    • Originally appeared on Atlas/Face single, recorded by Calvin Johnson in late 1993
    • Andy Capps – drums
    • Brett Nelson – bass
  4. "Some Things Last a Long Time"
  5. "Girl"
    • Originally appeared on an Atlas/Face single, recorded by Calvin Johnson in late 1993
    • Andy Capps – drums
    • Brett Nelson – bass
  6. "Joyride"
    • Originally appeared on a K Records single, recorded by Calvin Johnson in late 1993
  7. "Some"
    • Recorded live at Chicago Filmmaker in mid-1995, recorded by Aadam Jacobs
    • Andy Capps – drums
    • James Bertram – bass
    • David Schneider – drums
  8. "Sick & Wrong"
    • Originally appeared on a K Records single, recorded by Calvin Johnson in late 1993
    • Andy Capps – drums
    • Brett Nelson – bass
  9. "Still Flat"
  10. "Terrible/Perfect"
    • Originally appeared on a 1995 Saturnine single, recorded by Calvin Johnson.
    • Andy Capps – drums
    • Brett Nelson – bass

Additional personnel[edit]

  • John McMahon III – "Unrepresented Built to Spill member"
  • Erik Payne – Album art
  • "the bear" – Inspiration
  • Tina Herschelman – Type & layout
  • Karena Youtz – Cover photo
  • Bart Kline – Roadie #1
  • James Christenson – Roadie #2

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