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Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

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Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

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Set List

  • "On The Ropes"
  • "Accident Prone"
  • "Peach Blossom"
  • "New Alphabet"

The last few years have found Mark Oliver Everett of Eels doing more than a bit of summing up. That includes an autobiography, Things the Grandchildren Should Know, as well as an anthology of the band's past work — all while putting out an inter-related trilogy of new studio albums.

When it came time to make a new Eels record — titled Wonderful, Glorious — Everett felt no urge to adhere to an overarching concept. In this installment of World Cafe, he and his band interpret songs from the new album live.

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