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Neutral Milk HotelNMH Vinyl Box Set

Label:NMH Records – NMH001
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, EP
Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Picture Disc
Box Set, Compilation
Style:Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock


In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
A1The King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. One2:00
A2The King Of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three
Written-By [King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. Two]Mangum*, Barnes*, Koster*, Spillane*
A3In The Aeroplane Over The Sea3:22
A4Two-Headed Boy4:26
A5The Fool
Written-ByS. Spillane*
A6Holland, 19453:12
A7Communist Daughter1:58
B1Oh Comely8:17
B4Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two5:18
On Avery Island
C1Song Against Sex
TromboneRick Benjamin
C2You've Passed
Bass [Fuzz Bass]Lisa Janssen
C3Someone Is Waiting2:31
C4A Baby For Pree1:21
C5Marching Theme2:59
C6Where You'll Find Me Now4:04
D1Avery Island / April 1st
Trombone [Trombone On Avery Island]Rick Benjamin
Written-By [Avery Island]Schnieder*
D2Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone
Bass [Fuzz Bass On Gardenhead]Lisa Janssen
Trombone [Trombone On Gardenhead]Rick Benjamin
D3Three Peaches4:01
D5April 8th2:47
D6Pree-Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye
Performer [Various Indonesian Instruments], Written-ByAaron Reedy, Dane Terry, Hilarie Sidney, Jeff Mangum, Lisa Janssen, Marisa Bissinger
Ferris Wheel On Fire
E1Oh Sister3:37
E2Ferris Wheel On Fire3:46
E4April 8th2:31
F1I Will Bury You In Time2:12
F3A Baby For Pree / Glow Into You2:45
F4My Dream Girl Don't Exist
Recorded ByRecordist Unknown*
Everything Is
G1Everything Is3:33
G2Here We Are (For W. Cullen Hart)2:33
H1Tuesday Moon
Tape [Dream Tape]Yvonne Grzenkowicz
H2Ruby Bulbs
DrumsBill Doss
VoiceShannon Willis
H3Snow Song3:42
H4Aunt Eggma Blow Torch5:00
You've Passed / Where You'll Find Me Now
IYou've Passed4:25
JWhere You'll Find Me Now4:40
Little Birds
KLittle Birds (Unfinished Version One)
Recorded ByRobert Schneider
LLittle Birds (Unfinished Version Two)
Recorded ByLance Bangs
Holland, 1945 / Engine
MHolland, 19453:15

Companies, etc.



In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, LP with deluxe gatefold jacket
Recorded in the Elephant 6 Recording Company July-Sept. 1997
All songs © 1996/1997 the egg as a whole music
Published by Egg As A Whole Music / BMG Songs Inc.
Mastered in Denver, CO.

Avery Island, LP with deluxe gatefold jacket, and additional artwork. Includes a full-size insert.
Recorded at Elephant 6 and Dane and Marisa's House Feb-May 1995 except Marching Theme which occured in June of 1994. Produced on 4-track.
All songs © 1994, 1995 the egg as a whole music
Published by egg as a whole music/BMG Songs, Inc.
This album issued under license from NMH.
Mastered in Denver, CO.

Ferris Wheel On Fire EP, 10-inch; eight never before released acoustic recordings, 1992-1995
E3, E4, F4: 1992
E2 & F2: 1993
F1: 1994
E1 & F3: 1995
F4 recorded live at Aquarius Records

Everything Is, 10-inch; featuring the four songs from the original EP, plus two unreleased songs, and new artwork
Recorded on four-track. Remixed at Garden Gate Studio, from the original cassette masters.

Little Birds, 7-inch; two recordings of Little Birds, one live in Athens (recorded the day it was written, December 1998) and one never before released studio recording
Little Birds is dedicated to Matthew Shepard

Where You'll Find Me Now / You've Passed, 7-inch; two unreleased 4-track recordings of these songs
Recorded at my dad's house, Ruston Louisiana, October-December 1994 on 4-track cassette
Engineered at Garden Gate Studio

Holland / Engine, 7-inch picture disc; with a previously unreleased recording of Engine and a poster

Both 10"s and the Little Birds 7" each include a small insert card with credits and artwork.

In addition, the box set includes a small insert card with additional thanks and credits, and two additional 24" x 24" posters; one of the box cover art and one of the flying gramophone art.

Track durations are not listed on the release.
Some of the release titles are not given within the box/on the media.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (In The Areoplane... A-side) runout): MRG 136 Aʳᵉ¹ ② GOLDEN GS 1938.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (In The Areoplane... B-side) runout): MRG 136 B GOLDEN GS 1938.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C (On Avery Island A-side) runout): MRG-103-A RE-1 L-45845 SAE MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D (On Avery Island B-side) runout): MRG-103-B RE-1 L-45845-X SAE MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E (1992-1995 side one) runout): NMH 001 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F (1992-1995 side two) runout): NMH 001 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G (1991-1993 side 1) runout): NMH001C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H (1991-1993 side 2) runout): NMH001D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I ("You've Passed") runout): NMH 001 E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J ("Where You'll Find Me Now") runout): NMH001 F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side K (Little Birds white side) runout): NMH001 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side L (Little Birds black side) runout): NMH001 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side M ("Holland, 1945") runout): NMH001 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side N ("Engine") runout): NMH001 J

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NMH Vinyl Box Set (2×LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, 2×10", 45 RPM, EP, 2×7", 45 RPM, 7", 45 RPM, Picture Disc, Box Set, Compilation, Cover Variant White Ink / Metallic Silver Background)NMH RecordsNMH001US2014
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NMH Vinyl Box Set (2×LP, Album, Reissue, 10", 45 RPM, EP, 10", 45 RPM, 2×7", 45 RPM, 7", 45 RPM, Picture Disc, Box Set, Compilation, Cover Variant, Metallic Silver Ink On Black Background)NMH RecordsNMH001US2014
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NMH Vinyl Box Set (2×LP, Album, Reissue, 10", 45 RPM, EP, 10", 45 RPM, 2×7", 45 RPM, 7", 45 RPM, Picture Disc, Box Set, Compilation, Repress)NMH RecordsNMH001US2015
augustwildflower's avatar
Edited 22 days ago
I, too, purchased this set directly from NMH and it was well worth the price if if you're a crazed fan like I am. The vinyl is fairly quiet and it's packed with great music. The full length studio albums sound incredible and there is lovely art and small details to surprise and delight you. For example, the singles are completely different versions vs. what was on the album. 10/10
Grunkle_Chubs's avatar
It's still available on their website as of the time I post this for $100. Always check to see if something like this is unavailable on official websites before purchasing something on Discogs.
simonworkman's avatar
If anyone has a copy of the "Little Birds" 7-inch they'd be willing to sell send me a message! I bought my box used and it was missing that single.
chilledpunkrock's avatar
Edited 2 years ago
Two questions, hoping someone can answer:

1) I bought this set used today and it's missing one of the posters, the one that isn't of the art on the outside of the box. Does anyone know if it's possible to get that poster separately?

2) Does anyone have recommendations for outer sleeves that could fit the box? Looking at the box set sleeves available on Amazon it seems like they're all just a little too small for how wide this is. Mine has some wear at the sides and I'd like to mitigate that as much as I can. I have a few other sets that also don't have sleeves right now that I'd like cover up.
volumiser's avatar
Found a used copy for $18. One of my prized possessions, and a fantastic release too! Shame it's not as hyped as Aeroplane.
merlin149's avatar
Hi all, you can still purchase this box set from NMH on their website for $100 as of June of 2019
leonthepro's avatar
Edited 4 years ago
Original review for the 2015 box.
An impressive piece added to my collection, but was it worth it? To first comment on the package and visuals I have to say that this is a beautiful box. The 2 LPs have thick and sturdy gatefolds that feel premium with lyrics inside, likewise with the EPs and singles that come with their own 7" plastic sleeves for outer protection. These will last a lifetime over Im sure. The only less than stellar part is the paper steps of sorts, that hold and separate the different sleeves in the box. Its thin and hollow but serves its purpose if you are careful. Mine was already damaged when it arrived however. To fix bends I recommend stuffing the hollow areas with cardboard or other filling material. This should help keep its shape. The extras like title cards and posters are all nice as well.
To comment on the music Id say its very well made for this set. I cant compare with any originals so dont take it as a definitive best version. But on its own the pressing is quiet enough and mastering just right for this type of music. The only negative might be if you look carefully at the deadwax in a strong light you can see the bubble like surface which usually indicate bad vinyl used or wrong temperatures set on the press itself but luckily it still plays rather silent except for the runout grooves where the blury surface is. The deadwax might be better on the 2011 box but the loud mastering would cover it up even if it was an issue, at least for AOtS which GOLDEN did a stellar job on as usual. SAEs mastering for Avery Island has Jeff Magnums voice a little weaker at times but its still good. Both can get a little taken back and sound less dynamic when it gets busy but it could just be a stylistic choice for all I know. My favorite song, Holland 1945 I feel especially lacks those dynamics and needs more bass. The 45RPM single actually sounds better on that track despite being a picture disc and closer to the spindle. But you can see that the groove space is much wider on the single and therefore has wider cuts and better dynamics. A smart resolve for those who really like that song, I just wish it wasnt a picture disc.
In the end I have mixed thoughts. The overall quality is good but I dont find myself taking it out too often. Its a bit of a hassle depending on what you want to play. But if you really gush over all of NMHs work then this is absolutely something you will love. The rest would do best by just sticking to the albums you like for now, the asking price of around 150$ is too high to justify a handful of plays. I myself am still glad to have it and hope to appreciate its entirety more in the future.

Edit: The runouts match the original press exactly so I think its more likely they made new stamps from those. Some also say the 2009 reissue of AOtS sounds better in that regard so pick that up if you dont want the box.
Despite that I think its a smart resolve. Having original cuts in the box to please the purists while also adding upgrades in the form of the singles for those wanting the better sound on a few lacking tracks.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 speaker towers
Custom HQ made speaker cables
AbstinencePistols's avatar
Anyone know anything else about this and You've Passed, like where they were sold, how many at each show and the like? I went to see them in Columbus and I didn't see either of these at the merch table, nor did I see empty spaces for them leading me to believe they weren't at my show.

At least I hope not, I'd be so upset if they were and I just missed it.
bencarter87's avatar
I love the boxset. It is pretty great, but I have Version 1 of the "new" version which "preceded the larger, and now sold out, pressing of the NMH 001 box set. There are 200 available of each version" This quote is taken from the releases page. I want to make a new version, but I am really bad at submissions and do not know precisely where to begin.
aejonesia's avatar
I agree with the previous reviews re the fit and finish of this set and the great sound quality. I didn't own a turntable until I heard about and purchased this vinyl-only set.