The National ‎– Juicy Sonic Magic

4AD ‎– 4AD0198MCE
3 × Cassette, Album

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9/24 Part 1
A1 Nobody Else Will Be There
A2 The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
A3 Walk It Back
Lyrics By [Article Excerpt] – Ron Suskind
A4 Guilty Party
A5 Don't Swallow The Cap
A6 Bloodbuzz Ohio
A7 I Need My Girl
A8 Green Gloves
9/24 Part 2
B1 Brainy
B2 Slow Show
B3 All The Wine
B4 I'll Still Destroy You
B5 Dark Side Of The Gym
B6 Day I Die
B7 Carin At The Liquor Store
B8 Graceless
B9 Rylan
9/25 Part 1
C1 Light Years
C2 The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
C3 Walk It Back
Lyrics By [Article Excerpt] – Ron Suskind
C4 Guilty Party
C5 I Should Live In Salt
C6 Don't Swallow The Cap
C7 Afraid Of Everyone
C8 I Need My Girl
C9 This Is The Last time
C10 Wasp Nest
9/25 Part 2
D1 Born To Beg
D2 Sorrow
D3 Apartment Story
D4 Pink Rabbits
D5 England
D6 Day I Die
D7 Rylan
D8 Fake Empire
D9 About Today
9/24 Part 3
E1 Fake Empire
E2 Light Years
E3 Mr. November
E4 Terrible Love
E5 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
9/25 Part 3
F1 About Today
F2 Lemonworld
F3 Mr. November
F4 Terrible Love
F5 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

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Released for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019.

"About Today" is split between sides D and F.

On back of slipcase :
"The National
Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
September 24-25, 2018
The Mike Millard Method"

On sticker on shrink :
"Made in Canada"

Recorded live from the audience with vintage AKG 451E microphones (CK-1 cardioid capsules) and a Nakamichi 550 portable cassette recorder

Small portions of the show missed when cassette tapes were flipped have been patched with a second audience recording made by Bruce Wagman

"Walk It Back" [...] includes an excerpt from the article entitled "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush" by Ron Suskind, first published in the New York Times Magazine

All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (except for Ron Suskind, published by Music of Virtual (BMI) administered outside North America by Touch Tones Music Ltd.).
©℗ 2019 4AD under exclusive license from The National

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 191400019881
  • Barcode (Printed): 1 91400 01988 1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The National Juicy Sonic Magic (Live in Berkeley, September 24-25, 2018)(45xFile, AAC, Album, 256) 4AD none 2019
none The National Juicy Sonic Magic(45xFile, FLAC) 4AD none US 2019


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December 31, 2019
I am shocked at the poor sound quality of this recording. I'm hoping the concert sounded better than this.


December 6, 2019
29.99 at a few stores in nyc, maybe more outside


November 30, 2019
What was the cost of this in yer record stores yesterday? Wasn't available at mine.. (just curious)