AVAILABLE APRIL 7 EXCLUSIVELY AT JIMMYEATWORLD.COM
“The songs on Clarity convey acute self-awareness along with flashes of grace and insolence: the album is a pitch-perfect teenage plaint, though the concert made a case for continuing relevance beyond graduation.”–THE NEW YORK TIMES
For anyone who was unable to get a ticket to JIMMY EAT WORLD’s completely sold-out CLARITY x 10 tour, April 7 will provide some solace in the form of CLARITY LIVE, a digital-only document of the tour’s finale’ recorded March 7 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe AZ.
Available exclusively at JIMMYEATWORLD.COM, CLARITY LIVE will be available in multiple formats ranging from DRM-free MP3 to 24 bit/48K sample rate WAV files. In addition to the March 7 final front-to-back live performance of the CLARITY album, CLARITY LIVE will feature two bonus tracks recorded during the encore of that show, as well as a digital booklet featuring photos from the tour.
Additionally, JIMMY EAT WORLD will celebrate the April 7 release of CLARITY LIVE with an encore performance streamed live from from UNIT 2 in TEMPE on JIMMYEATWORLD.COM.Â The band previewed the CLARITY x 10 tour in a similar manner, using USTREAM.tv to stream live video of one of the tour’s rehearsals.
CLARITY x 10 was a series of ten one-time-only shows during which JIMMY EAT WORLD commemorated the 10th anniversary of its 1999 masterpiece CLARITY by playing the record in its entirety each night. The ten shows began February 23-the 10th anniversary of Clarity’s actual release date-at Terminal 5 in New York and concluded with the March 7 homecoming show at which the CLARITY LIVE album was recorded.
Criminally ignored upon its 1999 release, CLARITY has since amassed cult status as an overlooked masterpiece. The media ultimately came around to the record when it was recently reissued, with a 4.5 star BLENDER review hailing it as “masterful” and ALTERNATIVE PRESS calling it “one of the most beloved albums of the ’90s.” Ironically, it was CLARITY’s initial failure that put JIMMY EAT WORLD on the path to its eventual mainstream success: Left to its own devices after being dropped by Capitol, the band built up a base via relentless touring which funded the recording of its platinum-plus 2001 breakthrough BLEED AMERICAN.
The complete track listing for CLARITY LIVE is as follows:
Table For Glasses
Lucky Denver Mint
Your New Aesthetic
Believe In What You Want
Just Watch The Fireworks
For Me This Is Heaven
Goodbye Sky Harbor
What I Would Say To You Now *
No Sensitivity **
*Original studio version on split single with Jejune (1998)
** Original studio version on split EP with Jebediah (2000)