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.
eMusic advertised the album as including "songs already considered classics among TMBG fans".Maybe I Know", one of the earliest songs in the band's live repitoire), and many others were originally demoed or produced around the John Henry or Factory Showroom sessions in the mid-90s, and had been previously featured on Dial-A-Song.Indeed, some of the songs on Long Tall Weekend had already been in rotation in the band's live show for years (including "
The band marked the release of the album with a release party show at . 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 were 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.
According to Gigantic, downloads of Long Tall Weekend through eMusic's subscription-based service caused TMBG to be the most legally downloaded artist on the Internet in 1999. That feat was repeated by the band in 2000.
|2||(She Thinks She's) Edith Head||2:32|
|3||Maybe I Know||2:04|
|5||Token Back To Brooklyn||1:01|
|7||Operators Are Standing By||1:24|
|8||Dark And Metric||1:40|
|10||Certain People I Could Name||3:30|
|12||They Got Lost||4:38|
|13||Lullabye To Nightmares||2:28|
|14||On Earth My Nina||1:24|
|15||The Edison Museum||1:59|