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A double album set

This compilation combines the band’s first two albums (They Might Be Giants and Lincoln) with the EP and remix collection Miscellaneous T, with two tracks omitted overall – “(She Was A) Hotel Detective (Single Mix)” and the original album mix of “Don’t Let’s Start” (other versions of these songs exist on the compilation). Added to this were previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Available in FLAC and 320kbs MP3 format.

TRACK LIST
Disc 1
1. Everything Right Is Wrong Again
2. Put Your Hand In The Puppet Head
3. Number Three
4. Don't Let's Start
5. Hide Away Folk Family
6. 32 Footsteps
7. Toddler Hiway
8. Rabid Child
9. Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes
10. (She Was A) Hotel Detective
11. She's An Angel
12. Youth Culture Killed My Dog
13. Boat Of Car
14. Absolutely Bill's Mood
15. Chess Piece Face
16. Hope That I Get Old Before I Die
17. Alienation's For The Rich
18. The Day
19. Rhythm Section Want Ad
20. We're The Replacements
21. When It Rains It Snows
22. The Famous Polka
23. (Untitled)
24. For Science
25. The Biggest One
26. Kiss Me Son Of God (Alternate Version)
27. Mr. Klaw
28. Critic Intro
29. Now That I Have Everything
30. Mainstream U.S.A.
31. Fake Out In Buenos Aires
32. Greek #3
33. Hope That I Get Old Before I Die (Original Version)
34. I'm Def
35. Don't Let's Start (Demo Version)
36. '85 Radio Special Thank You

Disc 2
1. Ana Ng
2. Cowtown
3. Lie Still, Little Bottle
4. Purple Toupee
5. Cage & Aqarium
6. Where Your Eyes Don't Go
7. Piece Of Dirt
8. Mr. Me
9. Pencil Rain
10. The World's Address
11. I've Got A Match
12. Santa's Beard
13. You'll Miss Me
14. They'll Need A Crane
15. Shoehorn With Teeth
16. Stand On Your Own Head
17. Snowball In Hell
18. Kiss Me, Son Of God
19. Hello Radio
20. It's Not My Birthday
21. I'll Sink Manhattan
22. Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon
23. The World's Address (Joshua Fried Remix)
24. Hey Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal
25. Lady Is A Tramp
26. Birds Fly
27. Kitten Intro
28. Weep Day
29. The Big Big Whoredom
30. I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You (Adaptation)
31. Become A Robot
32. Which Describes How You're Feeling
33. Swing Is A Word
34. Doris Cunningham
35. Counterfeit Fake
36. Schoolchildren Singing 'Particle Man'