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Joco Live

by Jonathan Coulton

Well-crafted geek pop: a new album featuring 16 of Jonathan Coulton's best-known songs recorded at various shows throughout his December 2012 tour.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Artificial Heart (Instrumental) - Live 2014
2:14 album only
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2. Code Monkey - Live 2014
3:06 album only
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3. Sticking It to Myself - Live 2014
2:09 album only
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4. Big Bad World One - Live 2014
2:45 album only
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5. Shop Vac - Live 2014
3:26 album only
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6. Want You Gone - Live 2014
2:23 album only
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7. Je Suis Rick Springfield - Live 2014
3:28 album only
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8. A Talk With George - Live 2014
3:09 album only
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9. Good Morning Tucson - Live 2014
2:30 album only
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10. Glasses - Live 2014
2:56 album only
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11. Blue Sunny Day - Live 2014
3:36 album only
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12. Mandelbrot Set - Live 2014
3:50 album only
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13. You Ruined Everything - Live 2014
2:56 album only
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14. Zombie Instructions (Talking) - Live 2014
3:17 album only
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15. Re: Your Brains - Live 2014
5:02 album only
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16. Gratuitous Applause (Clapping) - Live 2014
1:25 album only
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17. Still Alive - Live 2014
3:40 album only
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18. I Feel Fantastic - Live 2014
3:36 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
JoCo Live is a new album from Jonathan Coulton, featuring songs recorded at various shows throughout his December 2012 tour. It rocks.

These are not just board outputs, these are full-on multi-track recordings. We brought them home, picked the best ones, and then worked hard to make them sound as good as possible. Since you asked, yes, we did fix a few mistakes. And we used undisclosed STUDIO SWEETENING MAGIC sometimes, but only in the interests of improving quality (as opposed to outright lying), and never when it took anything away from that feeling of seeing us play live on a stage. So yes, we also left some mistakes in. And we've discovered that we like to play these songs very fast, sometimes too fast (see track 18: "I Feel Fantastic").

These songs were recorded in 2012 by Scott Bozack at Big Gig Productions. They were mixed and made better by Christian Cassan at The Secret Garden in Brooklyn. The album was mastered by Ed Littman. Adam Bernstein played the bass, the mandolin, and the backing vocals. Christian Cassan played the drums. Jonathan Coulton played the guitar and sang the songs.

The venues where these recordings happened (I think - honestly it got a little fuzzy in there, but this is what I think is true). We picked between the best performances, the best sounding recordings, the most exciting tempos, etc. As it turns out, we had a very good night in Dallas. Artificial Heart - Granada Theater, Dallas (and some elements of the space jam stolen from The State Theater, St. Petersburg); Code Monkey - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta; Sticking It To Myself - Granada Theater, Dallas; Big Bad World One - Granada Theater, Dallas; Shop Vac - Granada Theater, Dallas; Want You Gone - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta; Je Suis Rick Springfield - Granada Theater, Dallas; A Talk With George - The Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Good Morning Tucson - The Shrine, Tulsa; Glasses - The Shrine, Tulsa; Blue Sunny Day - Um, not sure; Mandelbrot Set - Granada Theater, Dallas; You Ruined Everything - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta; Re: Your Brains - Granada Theater, Dallas; Still Alive - Granada Theater, Dallas; I Feel Fantastic - Granada Theater, Dallas.

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