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The Calculation
Blue Lips
Folding Chair
Laughing With
Human of the Year
Two Birds
Dance Anthem of the 80's
Genius Next Door
One More Time with Feeling
Man of a Thousand Faces
Special Edition-only bonus tracks:
Time Is All Around
The Sword & the Pen
Online-only bonus tracks:
Riot Gear
The Flowers
(live / preorders only)
Regina's 5th LP is scheduled to be released in June 2009, along with a 2-disc CD/DVD "Special Edition" featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 videos, and other bonus material.

The downloadable version (via iTunes) features 2 additional bonus tracks (one of which is available only on orders placed prior to the release date).

Orders for the "Special Edition" placed directly from Warner Bros. Records also receive a 14" x 14" lithograph (first 1000 numbered).

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2005-01-21 New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom

(opening for Mates of State)
Recorded by Mister Crimson
Carbon Monoxide
Pound of Flesh
Poor Little Rich Boy
Genius Next Door
Bobbing for Apples
The Flowers
"open" This was the song's debut, if I'm not mistaken
Fidelity Also the debut for this one (not counting The Next Big Thing, recorded before but broadcast after this show)

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2005-01-20 New York, NY | The Next Big Thing (WNYC)

These are the earliest available recorded performances of both "Fidelity" and "Pound of Flesh" (taped prior to her show on 1/21/2005 at the Bowery Ballroom).
Pound of Flesh
Genius Next Door

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OpenID luminousmotion said...

Where can I download this?

February 10, 2010 1:53 PM  
Blogger afraidtorejoice said...

I have heard these recordings on the forums but have no way to save it. Amazing. I was wondering if there was any way for me to get a copy of the mp3, of at least the Fidelity recording. It is so beautiful. I am making a mix for a friend going through a rough time and this would mean so much.

April 10, 2010 1:22 PM  

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2004-07-10 New York, NY | Tonic

2003-10-03 New York, NY | Tonic

Genius Next Door

Written by: regina spektor

Available Recordings: Click to view

Lyrics (fan transcription):
Some said the local lake had been enchanted
others said it must have been the weather
the neighbors were trying to keep it quiet
but I swear I could hear the laughter
so they jokingly nicknamed it the porridge
cause overnight that lake had turned as thick as butter
but the local kids would still go swimming, drinking
saying that to them it doesn’t matter

if you just hold in your breath til you come back up in full
hold in your breath til you thought it through, you fool

the genius next door was bussing tables
wiping clean the ketchup bottle labels
getting high and mumbling german fables
didn’t care as long as he was able
to strip his clothes off by the dumpsters
at night while everyone was sleeping
and to wade midway into that porridge
just him and the secret he was keeping

hold in your breath til you come back up in full
hold in your breath til you thought it through, you foolish child

in the morning the film crews start arriving
with coffee, donuts, and reporters
the kids were waking up hungover
the neighbors were starting up their cars
the garbagemen were emptying the dumpsters
atheists were praying full of sarcasm
and the genius next door was sleeping
dreaming that the antidote was orgasm

hold in your breath til you come back up in full
hold in your breath til you thought it through, you foolish child…

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