Live at Schuba's Tavern

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Live At Schuba's Tavern
Live album by
RecordedDecember 8, 2000
Genre Alternative country
Label Digital Club Network
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Live At Schuba's Tavern
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Live at Schuba's Tavern is a live album by alternative country band The Handsome Family recorded at Schuba's Tavern in Chicago, Illinois. It was released 2002 by Digital Club Network. It contains songs as well as short jokes or stories told by the band.


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Track listing

  1. "Amelia Earhart Vs. The Dancing Bear" - 3:21
  2. "The Good Toothpicks" - 0:18
  3. "So Much Wine" - 3:57
  4. "The Czar Bar" - 1:02
  5. "Tinfoil" - 2:41
  6. "A Beautiful Thing" - 3:45
  7. "Vienna Sausage Hotline" - 0:53
  8. "The Giant of Illinois" - 3:12
  9. "My Sister's Tiny Hands" - 3:18
  10. "Names For All His Shirts" - 0:36
  11. "Cathedrals" - 3:51
  12. "Weightless Again" - 3:44
  13. "Bony Bread" - 0:24
  14. "Winnebago Skeletons" - 3:45
  15. "Drunk by Noon" - 2:49
  16. "Magic Balls, Introduction" - 0:58
  17. "The Sad Milkman" - 3:18
  18. "Magic Balls, Conclusion" - 2:07
  19. "I Know You Are There" - 3:21
  20. "Down in the Ground" - 3:10
  21. "Arlene" - 3:46
  22. "Moving Furniture Around" - 3:50
  23. "Freebird" - 0:16
  24. "My Ghost" - 2:44
  25. "The Woman Downstairs" - 4:25

Tracks 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 18 and 23 are conversations on stage or with the audience.

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