Chronology:Don't Let's Start

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Song name Run time Releases Year Differences from other versions
Don't Let's Start (1985 Demo) 1:14; 1:06 on the 1985 Demo Tape

1985 Demo Tape; Then: The Earlier Years 1985 Synth-filled demo with far fewer lyrics than its album counterpart (No verses, only the choruses and bridge).
Don't Let's Start (WFMU Demo) 2:39

Dial-A-Song; The Frank O' Toole Show 1986 Resembles the studio version in instrumentation. Linnell sings "wooo" at the end and also interjects "uh" and "eh" throughout the song.
Don't Let's Start 2:36

They Might Be Giants, A User's Guide to They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity 1986 Much more audible synth bass compared to the single mix
Don't Let's Start (Single Mix) 2:35

Don't Let's Start (EP); Don't Let's Start (Album); Miscellaneous T; Then: The Earlier Years, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants 1987 The main difference between this mix and the album version is in the "I don't want to live in this world anymore" section. This version adds a bass synth that plays underneath Linnell's vocal. Overall, the instrumentation in this mix is a little more spaced out, and the mix contains more reverb.
Don't Let's Start (Live NYC) 2:42

Live!! New York City 10/14/94, WLIR 92.7 Bootleg '98 1994
Don't Let's Start (Live) 2:27

First Album Live 2013 Recorded live on the 2013 tour.