Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Absolutely Cuckoo
5 1:35
2 I Don’t Believe in the Sun
4.5 4:16
3 All My Little Words
5 2:46
4 A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
4.5 2:42
5 Reno Dakota
4 1:05
6 I Don’t Want to Get Over You
5 2:23
7 Come Back From San Francisco
4.5 2:48
8 The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
3.5 3:43
9 Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits
4 2:25
10 The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
4 1:11
11 I Think I Need a New Heart
4 2:33
12 The Book of Love
4 2:42
13 Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
4 2:34
14 How Fucking Romantic
3.5 0:59
15 The One You Really Love
4 2:53
16 Punk Love
4 0:58
17 Parades Go By
3.5 2:57
18 Boa Constrictor
3.5 0:59
19 A Pretty Girl Is Like…
3.5 1:51
20 My Sentimental Melody
5 3:08
21 Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing
4 2:27
22 Sweet‐Lovin’ Man
5 4:59
23 The Things We Did and Didn’t Do
4.5 2:11
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Roses
3 0:28
2 Love Is Like Jazz
3 2:57
3 When My Boy Walks Down the Street
3.5 2:38
4 Time Enough for Rocking When We’re Old
3.5 2:04
5 Very Funny
4 1:27
6 Grand Canyon
3.5 2:28
7 No One Will Ever Love You
4 3:14
8 If You Don’t Cry
5 3:07
9 You’re My Only Home
3.5 2:18
10 (Crazy for You but) Not That Crazy
3.5 2:19
11 My Only Friend
4 2:01
12 Promises of Eternity
4 3:46
13 World Love
4.5 3:07
14 Washington, D.C.
4 1:53
15 Long‐Forgotten Fairytale
4 3:37
16 Kiss Me Like You Mean It
4 2:01
17 Papa Was a Rodeo
3.5 5:02
18 Epitaph for My Heart
3.5 2:50
19 Asleep and Dreaming
4 1:53
20 The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
5 2:46
21 The Way You Say Good‐Night
5 2:45
22 Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
3.5 2:01
23 I Shatter
5 3:09
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Underwear
4 2:50
2 It’s a Crime
5 3:55
3 Busby Berkeley Dreams
3.5 3:37
4 I’m Sorry I Love You
3.5 3:06
5 Acoustic Guitar
3.5 2:38
6 The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
4.5 3:11
7 Love in the Shadows
4 2:54
8 Bitter Tears
4 2:51
9 Wi’ Nae Wee Bairn Ye’ll Me Beget
3.5 1:56
10 Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
4.5 2:20
11 Experimental Music Love
3 0:30
12 Meaningless
4 2:08
13 Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
4.5 1:46
14 Queen of the Savages
3.5 2:13
15 Blue You
3.5 3:03
16 I Can’t Touch You Anymore
4.5 3:06
17 Two Kinds of People
4 1:10
18 How to Say Goodbye
3.5 2:48
19 The Night You Can’t Remember
4.35 2:18
20 For We Are the King of the Boudoir
3.5 1:15
21 Strange Eyes
4 2:02
22 Xylophone Track
3.5 2:47
23 Zebra
3.5 2:16

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–23)
guest violin:
Ida Pearle (violinist) (track 8)
guest lead vocals:
LD Beghtol (tracks 3, 20)
Dudley Kludt (tracks 8, 14)
Shirley Simms (tracks 7, 18)
lead vocals:
Claudia Gonson (tracks 5, 22)
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 9–13, 15–17, 19, 21, 23)
lyricist:
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–23)
later translated versions:
El libro del amor (track 12)
Todas mis palabras (track 3)
recording of:
Absolutely Cuckoo (track 1)
Boa Constrictor (track 18)
Parades Go By (track 17)
Punk Love (track 16)
Reno Dakota (track 5)
Sweet-Lovin’ Man (track 22)
The Book of Love (track 12)

CD 2

bass:
John Woo (track 4)
arranger:
Chris Ewen (track 12)
Claudia Gonson (tracks 5, 13)
Daniel Handler (track 19)
composer:
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–23)
guest keyboard:
Daniel Handler (track 19)
guest lead vocals:
LD Beghtol (tracks 1, 21)
Dudley Kludt (tracks 5, 15)
Shirley Simms (tracks 7, 16–17)
guest performer:
Chris Ewen (track 12)
lead vocals:
Claudia Gonson (tracks 8, 14)
Stephin Merritt (tracks 2–4, 6, 9–13, 17–20, 22–23)
lyricist:
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–23)
later translated versions:
Bésame con ganas (track 16)
Qué gracioso (track 5)
recording of:
Asleep and Dreaming (track 19)
Grand Canyon (track 6)
I Shatter (track 23)
If You Don’t Cry (track 8)
Love Is Like Jazz (track 2)
My Only Friend (track 11)
Papa Was a Rodeo (track 17)
Roses (track 1)
Very Funny (track 5)
Washington, D.C. (track 14)
World Love (track 13)

CD 3

guitar:
Claudia Gonson (track 10)
arranger:
Chris Ewen (track 2)
Claudia Gonson (track 3)
composer:
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–23)
guest theremin:
Chris Ewen (track 15)
guest accordion:
Daniel Handler (track 23)
guest harmonium:
LD Beghtol (track 22)
guest lead vocals:
LD Beghtol (tracks 8, 20)
Dudley Kludt (tracks 2, 15)
Shirley Simms (tracks 4, 21)
guest performer:
Chris Ewen (track 2)
lead vocals:
Claudia Gonson (tracks 5, 10, 23)
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1, 3, 6–7, 9–14, 16–19, 22)
lyricist:
Stephin Merritt (tracks 1–23)
other vocals:
Claudia Gonson (track 15)
later translated versions:
Ropa interior (track 1)
Sí, oh sí (track 10)
recording of:
Acoustic Guitar (track 5)
Bitter Tears (track 8)
Blue You (track 15)
How to Say Goodbye (track 18)
It’s a Crime (track 2)
Meaningless (track 12)
Strange Eyes (track 21)
Two Kinds of People (track 17)
Underwear (track 1)
Xylophone Track (track 22)
Yeah! Oh, Yeah! (track 10)
Zebra (track 23)