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
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
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
material and rare covers of Prince's "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" and The
Drifters's "This Magic Moment."