13 September 2012

MY MORNING JACKET: Sorting Out The Setlist

My Morning Jacket
My Morning Jacket at Outside Lands 2010
Photo by: Sara Wilson

The day is coming, the day is near. The day is finally here and I am going to see My Morning Jacket for the first time at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

Their latest record Circuital was my #1 album of 2011 where I declared that "My Morning Jacket is the best American rock band that we have today."

At least on record. Now I finally get to see if their live performance will match the quality of their records and there are no doubts from fans and critics alike that their live shows are every bit as good as the albums.

For their three-night stand at the Wiltern, My Morning Jacket are doing three nights with no repeats. A unique setlist for each night. Nights one and two are in the books and Pet Bear Sounds is going to do a little process of elimination and see what My Morning Jacket have in store for us tonight.

Why do this? Because of the numerous neurotic qualities that I possess.

Below are the setlists from each night according to www.setlist.fm, in parantheses is where the song appears in the My Morning Jacket catalog (unless it's a cover), below the setlist are the studio albums with the songs used in the first two Wiltern shows crossed out.

If you're a little OCD like me, you'll enjoy this.

Night 1: 11 September 2012

  1. Circuital (Circuital)
  2. It Beats 4 U (Z)
  3. You Wanna Freak Out (C)
  4. Lowdown (At Dawn)
  5. I'm Amazed (Evil Urges)
  6. Lay Low (Z)
  7. War Begun (The Tennessee Fire)
  8. I Will Sing You Songs (It Still Moves)
  9. Master Plan (ISM)
  10. Old September Blues (TTF)
  11. Rocket Man (Elton John cover)
  12. Strangulation! (AD)
  13. Evelyn Is Not Real (TTF)
  14. Easy Morning Rebel (ISM)
  15. Anytime (Z)
  16. The Day Is Coming (C)
  17. Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2 (EU)
  18. Gideon (Z)
  1. Butch Cassidy (TTF)
  2. Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (C)
  3. It Makes No Difference (The Band cover)
  4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince cover)
  5. Phone Went West (AD)
Circuital - 4 songs
Evil Urges - 2 songs
Z - 4 songs
It Still Moves - 3 songs
At Dawn - 3 songs
The Tennessee Fire - 4 songs
Covers - 3 songs

Night 2: 12 September 2012

  1. Rollin' Back (ISM)
  2. The Way He Sings (AD)
  3. First Light (C)
  4. Aluminum Park (EU)
  5. What A Wonderful Man (Z)
  6. Picture of You (TTF)
  7. Slow Slow Tune (C)
  8. Carried Away (Carl Broemel cover)
  9. Heartbreakin' Man (TTF)
  10. Smokin' From Shootin' (EU)
  11. O Is The One That Is Real (from 2002 split EP with Ohia)
  12. Evil Urges (EU)
  13. Tyrone (Erykah Badu cover)
  14. Cobra (Chocolate and Ice EP)
  15. Run Thru (ISM)
  1. Hopefully (AD)
  2. I Will Be There When You Die (TTF)
  3. Steam Engine (ISM)
  4. Isn't It A Pity (George Harrisson cover)
  5. Honest Man (AD)
  6. Rock The Casbah (The Clash cover)
  7. Mahgeetah (ISM)
Circuital - 2 songs
Evil Urges - 3 songs
Z - 1 songs
It Still Moves - 4 songs
At Dawn - 3 songs
The Tennessee Fire - 3 songs
EP - 2
Covers - 4 songs

So, what songs does that leave for My Morning Jacket's final night at the Wiltern?

Circuital (2011)

  1. Victory Dance
  2. Circuital
  3. The Day Is Coming
  4. Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
  5. Outta My System
  6. Holdin' On To Black Metal
  7. First Light
  8. You Wanna Freak Out
  9. Slow Slow Tune
  10. Movin' Away

Evil Urges (2008)

  1. Evil Urges
  2. Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 1
  3. Highly Suspicious
  4. I'm Amazed
  5. Thank You Too!
  6. Sec Walkin'
  7. Two Halves
  8. Librarian
  9. Look At You
  10. Aluminum Park
  11. Remnants
  12. Smokin' From Shootin'
  13. Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2
  14. Good Intentions

Z (2005)

  1. Wordless Chorus
  2. It Beats 4 U
  3. Gideon
  4. What A Wonderful Man
  5. Off The Record
  6. Into The Woods
  7. Anytime
  8. Lay Low
  9. Knot Comes Loose
  10. Dondante

It Still Moves (2003)

  1. Mahgeetah
  2. Dancefloors
  3. Golden
  4. Master Plan
  5. One Big Holiday
  6. I Will Sing You Songs
  7. Easy Morning Rebel
  8. Run Thru
  9. Rollin' Back
  10. Just One Thing
  11. Steam Engine
  12. One In The Same

At Dawn (2001)

  1. At Dawn
  2. Lowdown
  3. The Way He Sings
  4. Death Is The Easy Way
  5. Hopefully
  6. Bermuda Highway
  7. Honest Man
  8. X-mas Curtain
  9. Just Because I Do
  10. If It Smashes Down
  11. I Needed It Most
  12. Phone Went Dead
  13. Strangulation!
  14. (hidden track)

The Tennessee Fire (1999)

  1. Heartbreakin' Man
  2. They Ran
  3. The Bear
  4. Nashville To Kentucky
  5. Old Sept. Blues
  6. If All Else Fails
  7. It's About Twilight Now
  8. Evelyn Is Not Real
  9. War Begun
  10. Picture of You
  11. I Will Be There When You Die
  12. The Dark
  13. By My Car
  14. Butch Cassidy
  15. I Think I'm Going To Hell
  16. (untitled)

Night 3: 13 September 2012 (Prediction)

Looks like My Morning Jacket are playing about a 22ish song set that is sprinkled with a few covers. So, by process of elimination, you can start to see the setlist that should emerge tonight. Here's what I'm hoping!
  • Victory Dance
  • Outta My System
  • Movin' Away
  • Holdin' On To Black Metal
  • Highly Suspicious
  • Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 1
  • Thank You Too!
  • Wordless Chorus
  • Off The Record
  • Run Thru
  • Dodante
  • Into The Woods
  • Dancefloors
  • Golden
  • One Big Holiday
  • At Dawn
  • X-mas Curtain
  • Nashville To Kentucky
  • I Think I'm Going To Hell
Splash three or four covers into the set and there you have it.

Going through this, I'm reminded of the impressive and extensive My Morning Jacket catalog. Really, really excited! See you at the show!

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