Chronology:Meet James Ensor

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Song name Run time Releases Year Differences from other versions
Meet James Ensor (Dial-A-Song) 1:35

Power Of Dial-A-Song 1993 Guitar section is automated
Meet James Ensor (Demo) 1:39

John Henry Demos 1993 The instrumental bridge features a screeching electric guitar.
Meet James Ensor (Demo 2) ? TMBG Clock Radio ? Guitar section is sung by the Johns
Meet James Ensor 1:33

John Henry, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants 1994  
Meet James Ensor (Live) 1:29

REV 105 Radio Archive, Volume 1 1995 This is a stripped down version of the song with just the two Johns and an accordion recorded in REV 105's Minneapolis studio. Flansburgh sings with Linnell joining in to help simulate the guitar solo near the end. Linnell comes in a bit early on the accordion then too, but catches himself for the ending.
Meet James Ensor (Live STD) 1:30

Severe Tire Damage, TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 7A 1998 Johns and accordion. Guitar section is sung by the Johns.