Aimee Mann Comes Alive

Singer-songwriter to release live CD/DVD

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Back in June, Aimee Mann played a three-night stand in Brooklyn. On November 2nd, she'll release the fruits of those performances in the form of the Live at St. Ann's Warehouse CD and DVD.

"There was a big crane and people bustling around wearing headsets," Mann says of the filming, "and suddenly I felt like, 'Oh, this had better be good.' It was a ninety-degree New York night and the venue didn't have any air conditioning. There were definitely some long periods where my manager would come up and say, 'Your face is shiny. We need to powder you.' And I'd have the indignity of having powder applied to my face in front of people."

The DVD features interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as performances of two new songs, "Going Through the Motions" and "King of the Jailhouse." The CD set is abbreviated but also spans Mann's solo career.

"I try to pick songs that I think people might possibly know, like a couple songs from the Magnolia soundtrack, any song that was released as a single or I played on David Letterman," Mann says. "It's hard to put a greatest hits together when you don't have any hits -- you have to aim in a different direction. But there's songs I know that people request or sometimes there's songs I feel like playing. My catalog is heavily skewed with super-slow ballads, so there's a lot of those that made the cut."

Mann is winding up her summer tour. She finishes Sunday in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Aimee Mann tour dates:

8/27: Petaluma, CA, McNear's Mystic Theater
8/28: Ventura, CA, Ventura Theater
8/29: San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House

Live at St. Ann's Warehouse CD track listing:

The Moth
Sugar Coated
Driving Sideways
Amateur
Wise Up
Save Me
Stupid Things
Pavlov's Bell
Long Shot
4th of July
Invisible Ink

Live at St. Ann's Warehouse DVD track listing:

The Moth
Calling It Quits
Sugar Coated
Going Through the Motions
Humpty Dumpty
Amateur
Wise Up
Save Me
Stupid Thing
Pavlov's Bell
Long Shot
4th of July
Red Vines
Invisible Ink
King of the Jailhouse
Deathly
Real Bad News

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