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Best Of The Early Years

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Best Of The Early Years
Collection by They Might Be Giants
First released November 23, 1999
Release details / collectors: Show | Hide
Tracks 10 (8 on cassette)
Label BMG Special Products <7551745604> Length 25:47 (20:32 on cassette)


Purchase[edit]

Seller Format Price Link
Amazon
CD 99¢ Purchase

Description[edit]

Best Of The Early Years is essentially a lightweight version of Then: The Earlier Years, as Live is a scaling back of Severe Tire Damage. Featuring only 10 tracks in contrast to Then's almost overwhelming 72, it includes six songs from They Might Be Giants, three from Lincoln and one Don't Let's Start B-side. This release is presumably aimed at those new to TMBG, providing a sampling of the band's better-known tracks from this time period.

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Track listing[edit]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Ana Ng 3:23

 

2 Purple Toupee 2:40

 

3 Youth Culture Killed My Dog 2:51

 

4 Don't Let's Start (Single Mix) 2:35

 

5 Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head 2:12

 

6 (She Was A) Hotel Detective 2:10

 

7 Everything Right Is Wrong Again 2:20

 

8 Cowtown 2:21

 

9 We're The Replacements
CD only
1:50

 

10 Hide Away Folk Family
CD only
3:21

 


Alternate track order[edit]

Cassette cover
# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Don't Let's Start (Single Mix) 2:35

 

2 Ana Ng 3:23

 

3 Youth Culture Killed My Dog 2:51

 

4 We're The Replacements 1:50

 

5 Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head 2:12

 

6 Purple Toupee 2:40

 

7 (She Was A) Hotel Detective 2:10

 

8 Everything Right Is Wrong Again 2:20

 

9 Cowtown 2:21

 

10 Hide Away Folk Family 3:21

 


Trivia[edit]

  • The CD was released with two different track orders. At Amazon.com, the CD with the alternate track order has been discontinued, though the reason is unknown.