Playing Favorites (10,000 Maniacs Album)
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Playing Favorites 10,000 Maniacs Album
Playing Favorites
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
RecordedSeptember 13, 2014
VenueReg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown, New York
GenreAlternative rock, folk rock
10,000 Maniacs chronology
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Playing Favorites
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Playing Favorites is a live album by 10,000 Maniacs released in 2016. The album was recorded on September 13, 2014 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Jamestown, New York. This is their first live album with current lead vocalist Mary Ramsey and also marks the return of founding member John Lombardo who contributes lead vocals on "My Mother the War".[1]

Track listing

  1. "What's the Matter Here" (Rob Buck, Natalie Merchant) - 5:11
  2. "Like the Weather" (Merchant) - 4:10
  3. "Love Among the Ruins" (Jerome Augustyniak, Buck, Dennis Drew, Steve Gustafson, John Lombardo, Mary Ramsey, Jules Shear) - 4:15
  4. "Trouble Me" (Drew, Merchant) - 3:25
  5. "More Than This" (Bryan Ferry) - 4:08
  6. "Can't Ignore the Train" (Lombardo, Merchant)  - 3:29
  7. "Stockton Gala Days" (Augustyniak, Buck, Drew, Gustafson, Merchant) - 7:38
  8. "Because the Night" (Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen) - 5:38
  9. "Rainy Day" (Augustyniak, Buck, Drew, Gustafson, Lombardo, Ramsey) - 6:56
  10. "Candy Everybody Wants" (Drew, Merchant) - 3:21
  11. "My Sister Rose" (Augustyniak, Merchant) - 4:19
  12. "Hey Jack Kerouac" (Buck, Merchant) - 3:46
  13. "These Are Days" (Buck, Merchant) - 5:03
  14. "My Mother the War" (Lombardo, Merchant, Michael Walsh) - 4:42


10,000 Maniacs
Additional musicians
  • Melanie Luciano - backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Bryan Eckenrode - cello
  • Oliver Chezliak - trombone
  • Eric Crittenden - alto saxophone
  • Robert Browning - tenor saxophone
Additional album credits
  • Produced and by Armand John Petri and 10,000 Maniacs
  • Recorded September 13, 2014 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown, New York
  • Engineered and mixed by Armand John Petri
  • Additional recording and mixing at the Fun House, Silver Creek, New York
  • Mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios, New York


  1. ^ "10,000 Maniacs bring the folk to City Winery show". New York Daily News.

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