Neutral Milk Hotel ‎– On Avery Island

Merge Records ‎– MRG103LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram

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A1 Song Against Sex 3:41
A2 You've Passed
Bass [Fuzz] – Lisa Janssen
A3 Someone Is Waiting 2:30
A4 A Baby For Pree 1:21
A5 Marching Theme 2:58
A6 Where You'll Find Me Now 4:04
B1 Avery Island / April 1st 1:48
B2 Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone
Bass [Fuzz] – Lisa Janssen
B3 Three Peaches 4:01
B4 Naomi 4:52
B5 April 8th 2:47
B6 Pree-Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye
Written-By, Performer [Various Indonesian Instruments] – Aaron Reedy, Dane Terry, Hilarie Sidney, Jeff Mangum, Lisa Janssen, Marisa Bissinger

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Recorded on 4-Track at Elephant 6 and Dane and Marisa's house Feb - May, 1995 except "Marching Theme" which occured in June of 1994. All songs (C) 1994, 1995 The egg as a whole music.

B6 is an abridged version on the vinyl release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 73855 01031 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): MRG-103-A RE-1 L-45845
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): MRG-103-B RE-1 L-45845-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B, Stamped): SAE MASTERING

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MRG103LP, MRG 103LP Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island(LP, Album) Merge Records, Merge Records MRG103LP, MRG 103LP US 1996 Sell This Version
none Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island(14xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256) Fire Records none UK & Europe 2011
MRG103 CD Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island(CD, Album, RE, Jew) Merge Records MRG103 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
NMH001 Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island(LP, Album, Gat) NMH Records NMH001 US 2011 Sell This Version
MRG103LP Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island(LP, Album, RE) Merge Records MRG103LP US 2009 Sell This Version


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February 16, 2019
edited 1 day ago
This is not necessary for its own entry. The only difference is a signature.
EDIT: I see this has now been fixed and addressed.


December 25, 2017
Easily the best sounding record I own and my favorite album of all time. To fully understand this album, you MUST listen on vinyl. That's the only way the tape overdrive production will sound right. It's exceptionally rich, bassy, and punches you in the gut with its unforgiving volume. If you've ever been unsure about this album compared to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, buy this pressing. It's has flawless sound quality, beautiful packaging, and is a hefty 180 grams.


February 18, 2017
My copy came with a plastic record sleeve that has a pink tint. Does anybody know if it's this pressing?


May 17, 2015
edited over 4 years ago

Thick in the borders, very nice to handle. Sounds good too.