The JamBase List | My Morning Jacket Archive Wish List

We were very excited back on Tuesday when My Morning Jacket revealed the launch of a new live archival series. MMJ official recordings have been few and far-between, which is a shame considering how good of a live act they are.

While little info about what's in store the program has been announced, we wanted to help the process by putting together a wish list of 10 releases we'd like to see from the My Morning Jacket live archival series. Let's get down to it:

10. April 21, 2006 - Rites Of Spring: Nashville, TN

In 2006 MMJ were starting to blow up after the release of the well-received Z the previous year. This short but sweet performance includes rare covers of The Flying Burrito Brothers's "Older Guys" and "Head Held High" by Velvet Underground as well as takes on a whopping six tracks from Z.

9. August 18, 2012 - Merriweather Post Pavilion: Columbia, MD

In 2012 Jim James and Co. launched the Spontaneous Curation series of shows in which fans helped pick each night's setlist. One of our favorite performances from this era took place at Merriweather and featured an interesting "Cobra" > "Run Thru" > "Cobra" and a fun cover of "Rock The Casbah" that saw Band of Horses front man Ben Bridwell bring his two young daughters on stage as the two bands collaborated.

8. September 27, 2003 - Headliner's: Louisville, KY

Following the release of their major label debut, It Still Moves, My Morning Jacket came home to Louisville for a two-night stand at Headliner's. We went with the second show of the run thanks to its ridiculous setlist. Plus, we'd love a soundboard of Jim James performing "Time Of The Season" (The Zombies) by himself.

7. May 31, 2011 - Palace Theater: Louisville, KY

Here's another album release celebration in the band's hometown of Louisville as this time they had just released Circuital and were performing in front of a worldwide webcast audience. There's plenty of highlights, but this show deserves the treatment if only for Erykah Badu's exceptional guest spot.

6. June 25, 2005 - Pearl St.: Northampton, MA

MMJ's 2005 visit to Pearl St. contains a nice mix of Z and It Still Moves material and rare covers of Prince's "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" and The Drifters's "This Magic Moment."


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