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Long Tall Weekend

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Long Tall Weekend
Studio album by They Might Be Giants
First released July 19, 1999
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Tracks 15 Last album Factory Showroom
Label eMusic Length 33:28 Next album Mink Car

Long Tall Weekend is They Might Be Giants' seventh studio album, released by eMusic on July 19, 1999. The album made music history by becoming the first full-length online-only album ever to be released by a major artist.

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Release[edit]

The band marked the release of the album with a release party show at Irving Plaza. After the show, eMusic representatives tossed goodie bags filled with eMusic T-shirts and Long Tall Weekend CDs, which were packaged in makeshift paper sleeves. Only a limited number of CDs was produced.

In addition to the CDs from the release party, a special edition of the CD was packaged with the program for Wired magazine's 1999 "Reader's Raves Awards" ceremony. This CD had all the same tracks as the eMusic version. These CDs have the Wired magazine logo just above the track listing on the front of the CD and have "for promotional use only" in the fine print at the bottom of the CD.

Downloads[edit]

According to Gigantic, downloads of Long Tall Weekend through eMusic's subscription-based service caused TMBG to be the most legally[1] downloaded artist on the Internet in 1999. That feat was repeated by the band in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Drinkin' 1:32 
2 (She Thinks She's) Edith Head 2:32 
3 Maybe I Know 2:04 
4 Rat Patrol 2:04 
5 Token Back To Brooklyn 1:01 
6 Older 1:56 
7 Operators Are Standing By 1:24 
8 Dark And Metric 1:40 
9 Reprehensible 3:17 
10 Certain People I Could Name 3:30 
11 Counterfeit Faker 2:12 
12 They Got Lost 4:38 
13 Lullabye To Nightmares 2:28 
14 On Earth My Nina 1:24  N/A
15 The Edison Museum 1:59 

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