Full Show Friday | My Morning Jacket New Years Eve At MSG

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One of the biggest gigs of My Morning Jacket’s career took place on December 31, 2008; when the Louisville rockers rang in the New Year at Madison Square Garden in New York City. MMJ didn’t disappoint on that fateful night by performing a marathon show that included special guests, fun covers and a hearty mix of classic originals and beloved rarities.

[Photo by Dave Vann –More Here]

Jim James and Co. were joined by a full horn section for portions of both sets and vocalist Nicole Atkins dueted with Double J on covers of both “You’re All I Need” and “Islands In The Stream.” Other covers included “Move On Up,” “Express Yourself,” “I’m A Wanderer,” “Celebration,” “Get Down On It,” “Bring It On Home To Me” and “Cold Sweat.” In addition, My Morning Jacket dusted off “Dancefloors” and “Cobra” at “the world’s greatest arena.”

Taper Scott Bernstein’s audience recording puts us right back in the Garden that night. Stream below or head to archive.org to download it.

We also highly recommend giving Wesley Hodges’ review a read and checking out Dave Vann’s photos.

My Morning Jacket :: 12.31.08 :: Madison Square Garden :: New York City

Set One: Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)*, Evil Urges*, Off The Record, Gideon, The Way That He Sings, Thank You Too, I’m Amazed, Golden w/Will Johnson, Librarian, You’re All I Need (Marvin Gaye) w/Nicole Atkins*, Express Yourself (Charles Wright)*, Wonderful Man, Lay Low, Phone Went West, Look At You, Dondante, Smoking from Shootin > Touch Me Part 2 > Run Thru, I’m A Wanderer (Dion)*, Dancefloors*, Mahgeetah

Set Two: Countdown > Celebration (Kool & The Gang)* > Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)*, Wordless Chorus, Highly Suspicious, Cobra, Islands In The Stream w/Nicole Atkins (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers), Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)*, Cold Sweat (James Brown)*, Anytime, One Big Holiday

*-w/NYE horns