Neutral Milk Hotel - The Collected Works of Neutral Milk Hotel (Box Set) {PRE-ORDER}

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***PRE-ORDER***BOX SET COMES OUT FEBRUARY 24, 2023***

The two full-length records that Jeff Mangum made as Neutral Milk Hotel sound
both in and out of time. Like translations of a shared subconscious, 1996’s On Avery
Island and 1998’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea give voice to the perennial spirit of
youthful epiphany, of beginning to see the world clearly, to process and express it—
no matter when you encounter them. With lo-fi indie rock, accordion, singing saw,
tape collages, the so-called “zanzithophone” and beyond, Neutral Milk Hotel created
an eternal entry into their Elephant 6 scene and an enduring feeling of possibility. 

Mangum was born in the small city of Ruston, Louisiana, coming of age within the
’80s and ’90s indie and punk undergrounds, a movement of teenagers recording in
their bedrooms, sharing zines and trading tapes, listening to hardcore and
experimental music on college radio. For all the mythology Mangum’s elusive
persona has accrued, it’s the beguiling songs themselves that have resonated so
deeply for generations. In 2011, Mangum collected nearly all of the band’s recorded
output in a limited-edition box set (self-released under Neutral Milk Hotel Records,
a small operation helmed by Mangum and his mother) which is now being updated
for wide reissue by the band’s longtime label Merge Records.

CONTENTS:
Black matte box is a 2-piece telescoping casewrapped package. Outer shrink-
wrap includes a front sticker with “Neutral Milk Hotel,” and a back sticker
listing box contents.

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea LP is 11 tracks pressed 33RPM to black vinyl in a
gatefold jacket + printed insert for full album download.

On Avery Island 2-LP is 12 tracks pressed to double black vinyl in a gatefold
jacket + 11 x 11 printed insert + printed insert for full album download.
Sides A, B and C pressed 45RPM. Side D pressed 33RPM.

Live at Jittery Joe’s 12-inch picture disc is 11 tracks pressed 33RPM to a full
color picture disc in a heavyweight poly jacket + printed insert for full album
download.

Ferris Wheel on Fire 10-inch is 8 tracks pressed 45RPM to black vinyl in a printed
jacket + postcard insert + printed insert for full album download.

Everything Is 10-inch is 7 tracks pressed 45RPM to black vinyl in a printed jacket
+ postcard insert + printed insert for full album download.

“Little Birds” 7-inch is 2 tracks pressed 45RPM to black vinyl in a printed
jacket + printed insert for full album download. 7-inch housed in a heavy-
weight poly jacket.

“You’ve Passed” 7-inch is 2 tracks pressed 45RPM to black vinyl in a printed
jacket + printed insert for full album download. 7-inch housed in a heavy-
weight poly jacket.

“Holland, 1945” 7-inch is 2 tracks pressed 45RPM to black vinyl in a printed
jacket + printed insert for full album download. 7-inch housed in a heavy-
weight poly jacket.

2 folded posters, each printed one side and each 24 x 24 inches when flat.

1 postcard, printed front and back with box set information and sized 3.75 x 5
inches.