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BeaconsOfAncestorship

BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP
June 22-23, 2009
Thrill Jockey, thrill 210

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Songlist:
1. High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In
2. Prepare Your Coffin
3. Northern Something
4. Gigantes
5. Penumbra
6. Yinxianghechengqi
7. The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One
8. Minors
9. Monument Six One Thousand
10. de Chelly
11. Charteroak Foundation

ALazarusTaxon

A LAZARUS TAXON
August 22, 2006
Thrill Jockey, thrill 152

Spanning three CDs and one DVD, this set sums up just about all of Tortoise’s extra-curricular activity during their 16-year career, previously only available for two-months-salary prices on eBay. The set is centered around the Rhythms, Resolutions and Clusters LP, which went out of print almost directly upon its release after their first album in 1995, and includes the lost Mike Watt remix track, which arrived too late to be pressed on the LP, and had to be respooled from a broken DAT by Bundy K. Brown just to be included here! The rest of the set is filled out by 7″ and 12″ EP, compilation, and Japanese bonus tracks. And then there’s the DVD, the piece de resistance, as they say. Over two hours long, the disc includes all of Tortoise’s music videos; a couple of more conceptual short films using Tortoise’s music; and several live sets, including one long set from 1994, and a one-time only live collaboration with Fred Anderson and the Chicago Underground Quartet. The whole thing comes packaged in a striking hard cardstock box, printed with photography by the Swiss photographer Arnold Odermatt.

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Songlist Disc 1:
1. Gamera
2. The Source of Uncertainty
3. Blackbird
4. Sexual For Elizabeth
5. To Day Retreival
6. Whitewater
7. Didjeridoo
8. Autumn Sweater
9. Wait
10. A Grape Dope
11. Restless Waters
12. Vaus
13. Blue Station

Songlist Disc 2:
1. Madison Area
2. TNT (Takemura Remix)
3. Why We Fight
4. Elmerson, LIncoln, and Palmieri
5. Peering
6. Goiriri
7. As You Said
8. CTA
9. Deltitnu
10. Adverse Camber
11. Cliff Dweller Society
12. Waihopai

Songlist Disc 3:
1. Alcohall
2. Your New Rod
3. Cobwebbed
4. The Match Incident
5. Tin Can Puerto Rican Remix
6. Not Quite East of Ryan
7. Initial Gesture Protraction
8. Cornprone Brunch Watt Remix

brave

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
January 24, 2006
Collaboration between Tortoise and Will Oldham
Overcoat Recordings
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Songlist:
1. Cravo E Canela
2. Thunder Road
3. It’s Expected I’m Gone
4. Daniel
5. Love Is Love
6. Pancho
7. That’s Pep
8. Some Say (I Got Devil)
9. Cavalry Cross
10. On My Own

around_you

IT’S ALL AROUND YOU
April 6, 2004
Thrill Jockey, thrill 115
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Songlist:
1. It’s All Around You
2. The Lithium Stiffs
3. Crest
4. Stretch (You Are All Right)
5. Unknown
6. Dot/Eyes
7. On The Chin
8. By Dawn
9. Five Too Many
10. Salt The Skies

standards

STANDARDS
2001
US, Thrill Jockey, thrill 089
UK, Warp, 81
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Songlist:
1. Seneca
2. Eros
3. Benway
4. Firefly
5. Six Pack
6. Eden 2
7. Monica
8. Blackjack
9. Eden 1
10. Speakeasy

tnt

TNT
1998
Thrill Jockey, thrill 050
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Songlist:
1. TNT
2. Swing from the Gutters
3. Ten-Day Interval
4. I Set My Face to the Hillside
5. A Simple Way to Go Faster
than Light that Does Not Work
6. The Suspension Bridge at Iguazu Falls
7. Four-Day Interval
8. In Sarah, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Women and Men
9. Almost Always is Nearly Enough
10. Jetty
11. Everglade

remixed

REMIXED
1996
Remixes from the 1996 12″ series
Thrill Jockey, thrill 12.9
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Songlist:
1. Djed
2. Tjed
3. Bubble Economy
4. Learning Curve
5. Galapagos (version one)
6. Reference Resistance Gate
7. Taut & Tame
8. Find the One

millions

Millions Now Living Will Never Die
1996
Thrill Jockey, thrill 025
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Songlist:
1. Djed
2. Glass Museum
3. A Survey
4. The Taut And Tame
5. Dear Grandma And Grandpa
6. Along The Banks Of Rivers

digest

A Digest Compendium of the Tortoise’s World
1996
Japanese-only
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Songlist:
1. Tin Cans & Twine
2. Tin Cans & Twine (Puerto Rican Mix)
3. Alcohall
4. Night Air
5. Gooseneck
6. Onions Wrapped in Rubber
7. Spiderwebbed
8. Your New Rod
9. Ry Cooder (the Beer Incident)
10. Not Quite East of the Ryan
11. Reservoir
12. Cornpone Brunch
13. Whitewater
14. Initial Gesture Protraction

rhythms

Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters
1995
Thrill Jockey, thrill 019
OUT OF PRINT

Songlist:
1. Alcohall
2. Your New Rod
3. Cobwebbed
4. The Match Incident
5. Tin Cans (The Puerto Rican Mix)
6. Not Quite East Of The Ryan
7. Initial Gesture Protraction

st

TORTOISE
1994
Thrill Jockey, thrill 013
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Songlist:
1. Magnet Pulls Through
2. Night Air
3. Ry Cooder
4. Onions Wrapped In Rubber
5. Tin Cans & Twine
6. Spiderwebbed
7. His Second Story Island
8. On Noble
9. Flyrod
10. Cornpone Brunch